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Torna all'elenco Contributi in rivista anno 2011

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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Towards a Vygotskyan Cognitive Robotics: The Role of Language as a Cognitive Tool

Anno di pubblicazione: 2011

Formato: Elettronico Cartaceo

Autori: Mirolli M., Parisi D.

Affiliazioni autori: Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Cognitive Robotics can be defined as the study of cognitive phenomena by their modeling in physical artifacts such as robots. This is a very lively and fascinating field which has already given fundamental contributions to our understanding of natural cognition. Nonetheless, robotics has to date addressed mainly very basic, low-level cognitive phenomena like sensory-motor coordination, perception, and navigation, and it is not clear how the current approach might scale up to explain high-level human cognition. In this paper we argue that a promising way to do that is to merge current ideas and methods of 'embodied cognition' with the Russian tradition of theoretical psychology which views language not only as a communication system but also as a cognitive tool, that is by developing a Vygotskyan cognitive robotics. We substantiate this idea by discussing several domains in which language can improve basic cognitive abilities and permit the development of high-level cognition: learning, categorization, abstraction, memory, voluntary control, and mental life.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 298

Pagine a: 311


New ideas in psychology Pergamon Press.
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0732-118X

Numero volume: 29

Numero fascicolo: 3

DOI: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2009.07.001

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Parole chiave:

  • Robotics
  • Cognition
  • Language
  • Vygotsky
  • Categorization
  • Learning

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0732118X09000348

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