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Author Seuchter, Tim, 1980- author
Title Action-related representations : an action-based approach to grounded cognition / Tim Seuchter
Imprint Düsseldorf : DUP, Düsseldorf University Press, 2020
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  P121 .S528 2020    AVAILABLE    30630020138234
Descript 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Dissertations in language and cognition ; 6
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251)
"Theories of grounded cognition state that there is a meaningful connection between action and cognition. Although these claims are widely accepted, the nature and structure of this connection is far from clear and is still a matter of controversy. This book argues for a type of cognitive representation that essentially combines cognition and action, and which is foundational for higher-order cognitive capacities. Action-related representation is a mode of representing features of the environment in terms of possible actions. Central to this concept is that even the most basic actions, such as grasping or reaching, are outcomes of representing features of the environment in relation to features and skills of the acting subject. The author discusses the hierarchical development from egocentric, context-specific action-related representations to abstract representations of general actions. Findings from Philosophy, Neuroscience and Ecological Psychology are analysed, and a novel approach to the understanding of Gibson's Theory of Affordance Perception, a key element of the concept of action-related representation, is introduced."--Back cover
Subject Linguistics
Linguistics -- Philosophy
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