The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition
Edited by Lawrence Shapiro
Routledge – 2014 – 400 pages
Embodied cognition is one of the foremost areas of study and research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology and cognitive science. The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key philosophers, topics and debates in this exciting subject and essential reading for any student and scholar of philosophy of mind and cognitive science.
Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into six parts:
The early chapters of the Handbook cover empirical and philosophical foundations of embodied cognition, focusing on Gibsonian, phenomenological and cybernetic approaches. Subsequent chapters cover additional, important themes common to work in embodied cognition, incuding embedded , extended and enactive cognition as well as chapters on embodied cognition and empirical research in perception, language, reasoning, social and moral cognition, emotion, consciousness, memory and learning and development.
Introduction Lawrence Shapiro Part 1: Historical Underpinnings 1. Phenomenology and Embodied Cognition Shaun Gallagher 2. A Ten Commandments for Ecological Psychology Claire Michaels and Zsolt Palatinus Part 2: Perspectives on Embodied Cognition 3. Extended Cognition Ken Aizawa 4. Complex Dynamical Systems Modeling in the Cognitive Sciences Anthony Chemero and Michael Richardson 5. The Role of the Motor System in Cognitive Functions Laila Craighero 6. Embedded and Situated Cognition Michael Dawson 7. Brain in a Vat or Body in a World? Brainbound versus Enactive Views of Experience Evan Thompson and Ezequiel Di Paolo Part 3: Applied Embodied Cognition: Perception, Language and Reasoning 8. Music Perception and Embodied Music Cognition Marc Leman and Pieter-Jan Maes 9. Enactive Vision Erik Myin and Jan Degenaar 10. Perception and/for/with/as Action Cedar Reiner and Jeanine Stefanucci 11. Different Bodies, Different Minds: The Body Specificity of Language and Thought Daniel Casasanto 12. Embodiment and Language Comprehension Michael Kaschak, John L. Jones, Julie Carranza, and Melissa R. Fox 13. Embodiment and Language Claudia Scorolli 14. Linking Words to World: An Embodiment Perspective Chen Yu 15. Gesture in Reasoning: An Embodied Perspective Martha Alibali, Rebecca Boncoddo, and Autumn Hostetter 16. The Embodied Dynamics of Problem Solving: New Structure from Multi-Scale Interactions Jay Dixon, Damian Kelty-Stephen, and Jason Anastas 17. Grounded Mathematical Reasoning Mitchell Nathan 18. Embodied Interaction, Coordination and Reasoning in Computer Gameplay Tarja Susi Part 4: Applied Embodied Cognition: Social and Moral Cognition and Emotion 19. Embodied Cognition and Theory of Mind Shannon Spaulding 20. When Bodies Interact… Culture is Born Tamer Soliman and Art Glenberg 21. Morality in the Flesh: A Review of Psychological Literature Chen-Bo Zhong and Brendan Strejcek 22. Body and Emotion Michelle Maiese 23. Embodied Emotion Concepts Paula Niedenthal, Adrienne Wood, and Magdalena Rychlowska 24. Embodiment in the Construction of Emotion Experience and Emotion Understanding Suzanne Oosterwijk and Linda Feldman Barrett Part 5: Applied Embodied Cognition: Memory, Attention and Group Cognition 25. Visual Experience Michael Madary 26. First-order Embodiment, Second-order Embodiment, Third-order Embodiment Thomas Metzinger 27. Acting for Bodily Awareness Frederique de Vignemont 28. Memory and Action Katinka Dijkstra and Rolf Zwaan 29. The Embodiment of Attention in the Action-Perception Loop Michael Spivey and Stephanie Huette 30. Embodied Remembering John Sutton and Kellie Williamson 31. Embodiment, Cognition and the World Wide Web Paul Smart 32. The Constitution of Group Cognition Gerry Stahl 33. Varieties of Group Cognition Georg Theiner Part 6: Meta-Topics 34. Cognition Gary Hatfield 35. Revolution, Reform, or Business as Usual? The Future Prospects for Embodied Cognition Michael Wheeler. Index
Lawrence Shapiro is a professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA. He has authored many articles spanning the range of philosophy of psychology. His most recent book, Embodied Cognition (Routledge, 2011), won the American Philosophical Association’s Joseph B. Gittler award in 2013.