Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Psychology's Larry Barsalou, a leading researcher of grounded cognition, is interviewed by Science Watch:
"For the past 50 years, theories have assumed that the brain is an information processing device somewhat similar to a computer, and that the information processing properties of the brain are separate from the brain's systems for perception, action, and introspection. These new theories propose instead that the cognition is deeply grounded in these systems, relying heavily on simulations of perception and action, being grounded in the body, and being situated in the environment."
Barsalou's paper "Grounded Cognition" was just named a "fast-breaking paper" by Science Watch, due to its high number of citations. Read more.