Radical changes in cognitive process due to technology

A jaundiced view

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Abstract

A strong case can be made that the cognitive system is designed for guiding action, not, for example, symbol manipulation. I review empirical work demonstrating the link between action and cognition with special attention to the processes of language comprehension. Next, I sketch an embodied cognition framework for integrating work on language understanding with a more general approach to cognition and action. This general approach considers contributions to action of bodily states, emotions, social and cultural processes, and learning within a framework that generates a dynamic system. This framework is used to consider the notion of distributed cognition and the prospects that technology might induce substantial changes in cognition. My assessment is that such changes are unlikely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-274
Number of pages12
JournalPragmatics and Cognition
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Action
  • Distributed cognition
  • Embodied cognition
  • Language comprehension

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Radical changes in cognitive process due to technology : A jaundiced view. / Glenberg, Arthur.

In: Pragmatics and Cognition, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2006, p. 263-274.

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