This two-volume set provides a comprehensive overview of the multidisciplinary field of Embodied Cognition. With contributions from internationally acknowledged researchers from a variety of fields, Foundations of Embodied Cognition reveals how intelligent behaviour emerges from the interplay between brain, body and environment.

Covering early research and emerging trends in embodied cognition, Volume 1 Perceptual and Emotional Embodiment is divided into four distinct parts, bringing together a number of influential perspectives and new ideas. Part one opens the volume with an overview of theoretical perspectives and the neural basis of embodiment, before part two considers body representation and its links with action. Part three examines how actions constrain perception of the environment, and part four explores how emotions can be shaped and structured by the body and its activity.

Building on the idea that knowledge acquisition, retention and retrieval are intimately interconnected with sensory and motor processes, Foundations of Embodied Cognition is a landmark publication in the field. It will be of great interest to researchers and advanced students from across the cognitive sciences, including those specialising in psychology, neuroscience, intelligent systems and robotics, philosophy, linguistics and anthropology.

chapter |8 pages


ByYann Coello, Martin H. Fischer

part |2 pages

PART I Theoretical accounts and neural basis of embodiment

chapter 1|27 pages

Situated conceptualization: Theory and applications

ByLawrence W. Barsalou

chapter 2|21 pages

Assessing radical embodiment

ByPierre Jacob

chapter 3|16 pages

The animal-environment system

ByLuis H. Favela, Anthony Chemero

chapter 4|18 pages

Embodied cognition according to TEC (Theory of Event Coding)

ByBernhard Hommel

chapter 5|22 pages

Grounding and embodiment of concepts and meaning: A neurobiological perspective

ByRachel Moseley, Markus Kiefer, Friedemann Pulvermüller

part |2 pages

PART II The body represented

chapter 6|18 pages

Types of body representation

ByMatthew R. Longo

chapter 7|14 pages

The body schema as a condition of possibility for action

ByHong Yu Wong

chapter 8|16 pages

Bodily affordances and bodily experiences

ByFrédérique de Vignemont

part |2 pages

PART III Embodied perception

chapter 9|14 pages

How actions constrain the visual perception of space

ByNicolas Morgado, Richard Palluel-Germain

chapter 10|17 pages

How the body narrows the interaction with the environment

ByMarcello Costantini, Mog Stapleton

part |2 pages

PART IV Embodied emotion

chapter 12|23 pages

Embodied emotion: The functional mystery of embodying emotions

ByMartial Mermillod, Johan Lepage

chapter 13|16 pages

Embodying emotions: The role of bodily changes in emotional processing in normal and psychopathological populations

ByAnne Kever, Delphine Grynberg, Marie Bayot, Nicolas Vermeulen

chapter 14|17 pages

The role of the body from the inside for embodied cognition

ByOlga Pollatos