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ERIC Number: EJ1117054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Embodiment and Performance
Bessell, Jacquelyn; Riddell, Patricia
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v23 n4 p326-334 2016
Evidence suggests that some cognitive processes are based on sensorimotor systems in the brain (embodied cognition). The premise of this is that "Biological brains are first and foremost the control systems for biological bodies". It has therefore been suggested that both online cognition (processing as we move through the world) and offline cognition (processing through reflection) might be body-based. We tested whether acting out or thinking movements relevant to a poem would therefore improve memory for the poem. Here, we discuss the results of this study in relation to embodied cognition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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