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  • May 22, 2016
  • 11:07 AM

Robert Epstein’s empty essay

by Sergio Graziosi in Writing my own user manual - Sergio Graziosi's Blog

Sometimes reading a flawed argument triggers my rage, I really do get angry, a phenomenon that invariably surprises and amuses me. What follows is my attempt to use my anger in a constructive way, it may include elements of a…Read more ›... Read more »

  • May 10, 2016
  • 09:34 PM

The Face as Destiny

by John DiPrete in EmbodiCog

Here is a graphic tutorial on the large impact that small changes can make in a face's superficial architecture...... Read more »

Merton, R. (1948) The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. The Antioch Review, 8(2), 193. DOI: 10.2307/4609267  

  • June 9, 2014
  • 11:46 PM

Bouba and Kiki, among other stuff

by John DiPrete in EmbodiCog

Mental recitation of a mantra offers the same emotional resonance as the spoken pronunciation, regardless of the language. Sounds and shapes in mantras and visual images engage in brain interactions that seem to echo the cross-stitching effects of synesthesia. A listing of the most popular mantras used in Transcendental Meditation are included to illustrate this idea.... Read more »

V.S. Ramachandran. (2001) Synaesthesia -- A window into perception, thought and language. Journal of Consciousness Studies. info:/

  • June 9, 2014
  • 09:21 PM

Images to Reduce Pain

by John DiPrete in EmbodiCog

Images found to reduce pain in chronic sufferers. 10 selected pictures fit the criteria of pain reduction. Each image opens in a new window. Test them to see if their effects are real.... Read more »

  • July 2, 2013
  • 04:30 AM

Grounded vs. embodied cognition: a (hopefully uncontentious) note on terminology

by Andrew Wilson in Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists

Our Frontiers paper made the case that embodied cognition is, by definition, a fairly radical affair. We argue ...if perception-action couplings and resources distributed over brain, body, and environment are substantial participants in cognition, then the need for the specific objects and processes of standard cognitive psychology (concepts, internally represented competence, and knowledge) goes away...We argue that this is compulsory; as soon as you allow the perceived environment to play........ Read more »

  • February 12, 2013
  • 05:11 AM

'Embodied Cognition Is Not What You Think It Is' - the paper!

by Andrew Wilson in Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists

Whoops, we did it again - a paper based on the blog! This time we are in press at Frontiers in Psychology, in a Research Topic on embodied cognition, with a paper we somehow got away with calling 'Embodied Cognition is Not What You Think It Is'. This paper draws from a lot of posts on the blog on embodied cognition, perception-action and language. We have used this opportunity to tackle some key issues head on, and we like this paper a lot :) We cover all the important issues and we set up........ Read more »

  • January 24, 2011
  • 02:01 PM

Get a Grip! What You Hold Can Influence What You See

by APS Daily Observations in Daily Observations

Men are tough and women are tender. This stereotype is not only ingrained in American culture, but in our bodies as well. A new study published in Psychological Science suggests ... Read more »

Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Rule, N.O., & Ambady, N. (2011) Tough and tender: embodied categorization of gender. Psychological Science , 22(1), 26-8. PMID: 21106884  

  • January 20, 2011
  • 03:23 PM

Hand Gestures Grounded in Action

by APS Daily Observations in Daily Observations

Sometimes it’s impossible to explain something without using your hands. While these gestures may seem to be simple communicative aids, a recent study published in Psychological Science by Sian ... Read more »

Beilock, S.L., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2010) Gesture changes thought by grounding it in action. Psychological Science, 21(11), 1605-10. PMID: 20889932  

  • July 9, 2010
  • 08:42 AM

Watch where you sit, the things you touch affect your decisions and judgment

by Matt Soniak in

How you think you assess and explore new things? You might assume that you do it primarily through sight, right? If I have a cool new gadget, the first words out of your mouth would likely be, “Can I see it?” Chances are, though, that when you say that, you’ll also extend your arm and open your hand. Seeing isn’t all there is. You want to touch, feel, hold and manipulate unfamiliar things.... Read more »

Ackerman JM, Nocera CC, & Bargh JA. (2010) Incidental haptic sensations influence social judgments and decisions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5986), 1712-5. PMID: 20576894  

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