Body in the Mind
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Course Number: LPSY 3032
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
How is thinking related to perception and bodily action? In this course we will explore theories of ‘embodied cognition' that have emerged in the 21st century, and consider the challenges they face. If concepts are built upon perception and action, how can people conceptualize abstract things that they can never see or touch? Where earlier body-based theories of concepts have fallen short, how can contemporary embodiment theories contribute to a coherent account of language, perception, and cognition?
Open to Undergraduate students.