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Torna all'elenco Contributi in rivista anno 2011

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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: The mechanics of embodiment: A dialogue on embodiment and computational modeling

Anno di pubblicazione: 2011

Formato: Elettronico

Autori: Giovanni Pezzulo, Lawrence W. Barsalou, Angelo Cangelosi, Martin H. Fischer, Ken McRae, Michael J. Spivey

Affiliazioni autori: Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "Antonio Zampolli", Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; Department of Psychology; School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth; School of Psychology, University of Dundee; Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario; School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, University of California

Autori CNR:

  • GIOVANNI PEZZULO

Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Embodied theories are increasingly challenging traditional views of cognition by arguing that conceptual representations that constitute our knowledge are grounded in sensory and motor experiences, and processed at this sensorimotor level, rather than being represented and processed abstractly in an amodal conceptual system. Given the established empirical foundation, and the relatively underspecified theories to date, many researchers are extremely interested in embodied cognition but are clamoring for more mechanistic implementations. What is needed at this stage is a push toward explicit computational models that implement sensorimotor grounding as intrinsic to cognitive processes. In this article, six authors from varying backgrounds and approaches address issues concerning the construction of embodied computational models, and illustrate what they view as the critical current and next steps toward mechanistic theories of embodiment. The first part has the form of a dialog between two fictional characters: Ernest, the "experimenter," and Mary, the "computational modeler." The dialog consists of an interactive sequence of questions, requests for clarification, challenges, and (tentative) answers, and touches the most important aspects of grounded theories that should inform computational modeling and, conversely, the impact that computational modeling could have on embodied theories. The second part of the article discusses the most important open challenges for embodied computational modeling.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 1

Pagine a: 21

Pagine totali: 21

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Frontiers in Psychology Frontiers media
Paese di pubblicazione: Svizzera
Lingua: inglese

Numero volume: 2

Numero fascicolo: 5

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00005

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: Scopus [2-s2.0-80054985384]

Parole chiave:

  • rounded cognition
  • embodiment
  • simulation
  • cognitive robotics
  • computational modeling

URL: http://www.frontiersin.org/cognition/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00005/abstract

Altre informazioni: ID_PUMA: cnr.ilc/2011-A0-010

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