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The Emerging Mind: How relationships and the embodied brain shape who we are

Renowned academic, author, and director of the Mindsight Institute Dan Siegel, visits the RSA to reveal an extremely rare thing -- a working definition of the mind.


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Carla Chapman's curator insight, October 1, 2014 11:36 AM

Do we have a good working definition of the mind?  If we don't, how can our educators reach our youth effectively?  Does the lack of a definition paralyze our teachers from developing students minds?  And how does this affect attention?

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Embodied Cognition: What It Is & Why It's Important | Psychology Today

Embodied Cognition: What It Is & Why It's Important | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Learn what embodied cognition is and why it is important. By Jeff Thompson..."Embodied cognition is the latest sexy topic in cognitive science. There is, however, a great deal of confusion about exactly what it means and how to study it. A lot of studies have hit the headlines claiming to be examples of embodiment, but if you look a little deeper they are really just business as usual with a few bells and whistles. The view of embodiment we would like to defend is a fairly radical view, with far-ranging implications for how we do cognitive science and what we will end up thinking the brain (for example) is up to."

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SMALLab Learning Launches K-12 Flow Embodied Learning Environment

SMALLab Learning Launches K-12 Flow Embodied Learning Environment | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

To celebrate the launch of Flow, K-12 teachers can propose new ideas for embodied learning. What is Embodied Learning? Embodied learning is an emerging field that blends human computer interaction with learning sciences. Cognitive scientists have discovered compelling evidence that most language and cognition is grounded in a bodily experience. This suggests that embodied, physical activities can lead to more effective learning. Embodied learning has the potential to transform K-12 learning in schools, museums, and community centers.

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Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 22, 2013 2:15 AM
This is fascinating!
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A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain |Scientific American Blog Network

A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain |Scientific American Blog Network | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Interesting read on "embodied cognition", the idea that the mind is not only connected to the body but that the body influences the mind. Insights by Lakoff and Davis, experts in the field.

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Beyond the playing field: sport psychology meets embodied cognition

Beyond the playing field: sport psychology meets embodied cognition | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2008, 19Á30 Downloaded By: [University of Chicago] At: 20:26 19 February 2008 Beyond the playing field: sport psychology meets embodied cognition Sian L. Beilock. "In contrast to traditional views of the mind as an abstract information processor,recent theories of embodied cognition suggest that our representations of objects and events are grounded in action. In this review, I document recent behavioraland neuropsychological evidence in support of an embodied viewpoint, and Iargue that sensorimotor experience plays a pivotal role in the embodied cognitionframework. As such, not only can cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience inform sport psychology theory and research, but sport psychology (and motor skill expertise research in particular) is imperative for advancing theories of embodied cognition."

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Don't just stand there, think - The Boston Globe

Don't just stand there, think - The Boston Globe | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

The brain is often envisioned as something like a computer, and the body as its all-purpose tool. But a growing body of new research suggests that something more collaborative is going on - that we think not just with our brains, but with our bodies.

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TEDx - Mary Helen Immordino-Yang - Embodied Brains, Social Minds

Talk title: Embodied brains, social minds: How admiration inspires purposeful learning The science of neurobiology is changing our understanding about social emotions, showing us how inspiration is intertwined with our biological survival as a species.

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