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Layer 3: The Body – A Behavioural Medium of Responses to Sensory Experiences


The body has an internal and external plane. The internal plane regulates what is going on inside of us. The external plane relates to elements from the outside world that influence the body and visa versa that the body influences. On the internal plane, we can observe highly sensitive child behaviours using the traditional holistic … Continue reading

Gifted and Very Active Young Children | Creatingcurriculum’s Blog


Young gifted children, especially those who suffer from Psychomotor Overexcitability*, can be very active, always on the go and wanting to be constantly engaged in an activity. Many parents of young gifted children who are very active despair that their child won’t sit still at the dinner table, eagerly rush into things before they’ve heard … Continue reading

A sensorial universal language?


It just occurred to me that sensorial intelligence could be the universal language Chomsky discussed. I have for years been opposed to the idea of a universal language, my opposition stemming from an understanding of language as existing within the mental structures of thoughts, informed by culture. From this lens, the idea of a universal … Continue reading

CEP818 – Embodiment


Chapter 5 • Embodied Thinking Embodied Thinking involves two skills which generally feed into each other – Kinesthetic Thinking and Empathizing. Kinesthetic thinking means thinking with the body, including the sensations of muscle, skin and sinew; and the feelings in the body of movement, balance, and tensions. For example, in his thought experiments, Einstein imagined … Continue reading

antheosophia: free people, embodied thinking, flourishing wisdom


Excerpt from : http://www.antheosophia.org/guidedtour.htm an theo sophia: (an thay oe soe fee uh) [[Greek anth flowering, flourishing + eo self- (sui), dawn, shining + sophia wisdom]] 1 wisdom flowering 2 wisdom about flourishing human beings 3 the essential, embodied wisdom of a flowering, luminous human being Greetings! This is a legacy website I (Kye Nelson) … Continue reading

Would We be Smart if We Did Not Have Bodies? on Vimeo


Would We be Smart if We Did Not Have Bodies? on Vimeo on Vimeo Would We be Smart if We Did Not Have Bodies? from Justin Matthews on Vimeo. via Would We be Smart if We Did Not Have Bodies? on Vimeo.

APS Observer – The Body of Knowledge: Understanding Embodied Cognition


The cold shoulder. A heavy topic. A heroic white knight. We regularly use concrete, sensory-rich metaphors like these to express abstract ideas and complicated emotions. But a growing body of research is suggesting that these metaphors are more than just colorful literary devices — there may be an underlying neural basis that literally embodies these … Continue reading

Embodied Cognition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)


Cognition is embodied when it is deeply dependent upon features of the physical body of an agent, that is, when aspects of the agent’s body beyond the brain play a significant causal or physically constitutive role in cognitive processing. In general, dominant views in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science have considered the body … Continue reading

Six Views of Embodied Cognition


The emerging viewpoint of embodied cognition holds that cognitive processes are deeply rooted in the body’s interactions with the world. This position actually houses a number of distinct claims, some of which are more controversial than others. This paper distinguishes and evaluates the following six claims: 1) cognition is situated; 2) cognition is time-pressured; 3) … Continue reading

Your clever body: Thinking from head to toe – life – 21 October 2011 – New Scientist


Article reblogged: Your clever body: Thinking from head to toe – life – 21 October 2011 – New Scientist. There’s more to your mind than your brain – your body plays a part in everything from social savvy to mathematical ability See more: Try seven of our favourite tactile illusions, including the rubber hand illusion … Continue reading

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