Developmental Perspectives on Embodiment and Consciousness by Willis Overton, Ulrich Mueller, Judith Newman

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By Willis Overton, Ulrich Mueller, Judith Newman

Until lately, the physique has been principally overlooked in theories and empirical examine in psychology, really in developmental psychology. lately notwithstanding, a number of conceptions of the relation among physique and brain were constructed. universal between those conceptions is the concept that the physique performs an incredible position in our emotional, social, and cognitive lives.

This newest quantity within the Jean Piaget Society Symposia sequence illustrates alternative ways during which the concept that of embodiment can be utilized in developmental psychology and similar disciplines. It explores the position of the physique within the improvement of which means, cognizance, and mental functioning. the general aim is to illustrate how the idea that of embodiment can deepen our figuring out of developmental psychology by way of suggesting new chances of integrating organic, mental, and socio-cultural approaches.

Developmental viewpoint on Embodiment and Consciousness explores embodiment in methods. First, embodiment is tested as a situation of and influencing the actual form of mental event. this feeling of embodiment displays the hassle to place the brain again into the physique. moment, embodiment is tested as a reflective event within the experience that the brain varieties specific photographs concerning the physique. this feeling of embodiment displays the trouble to place the physique into the mind.

The publication opens with a dialogue of embodiment from a meta-theoretical viewpoint. Then the function of embodiment in grounding conceptual which means is tested. this is often by way of discussions of the function of embodiment in strengthening our figuring out of feelings, cognitive improvement, spiritual reports, and social improvement. Then the function of the physique in spatial cognition and the function of language within the improvement of complicated kinds of realization are explored. the ultimate chapters learn the impression of tradition at the conceptualization of the embodied self. The ebook concludes with an outline of the old context of the mind-body dualism and a dialogue of ways the belief of embodiment transcends this dualism.

Intended for researchers and complex scholars in developmental, cognitive, and social psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, anthropology, biology, and sociology, this new publication additionally serves as a reference for complicated classes on cognition and development.

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