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[Xmca-l] Re: Psychology - escaped from within the skull



Apropos of Greg's post and grasping an argument, this wikipedia entry on
enactivism indicates links to issues long under discussion on xmca. I take
this point of view to be one championed by Zinchenko, Zaporozhets, and
others of that generation of cultural-historical scholars in Russia,
Ukraine, and....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enactivism

mike
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enactivism

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
wrote:

> A propos Peter's post, I thought others might appreciate this interview
> with Guy Claxton, author of *Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs
> Your Body More Than It Thinks*
>
> http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/intelligence-flesh
>
> I thought it was a very thoughtful take on the important role of the body
> in thinking. My favorite was the fact that neurons responsible for grasping
> are activated when subjects are asked to evaluate the goodness of a
> sentence "he grasped the argument."
>
> Suggests to me that the body is involved in much more than "just" those
> things that we would normally call "bodily things"...
>
> -greg
>
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> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Anthropology
> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> Brigham Young University
> Provo, UT 84602
> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
>



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It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
object that creates history. Ernst Boesch