Introduction to Embodied Cognitive Science

Explore key theoretical trends that underpin embodied cognitive science and develop a framework with which to distinguish and define an embodied perspective.  Describe the scope and interdisciplinary nature of cognitive science, and identify the main theoretical trends emerging in embodied cognitive science. Learn and discuss the key differences between an embodied perspective compared to the traditional stance. Use the interdisciplinary tools of an embodied cognitive approach to consider open problems and challenges and offer potential solutions. Demonstrate this understanding through weekly written exercises and a final paper. Prior experience in cognitive science (any discipline) is highly advantageous but not essential.

Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

Due to the highly interactive and group-based nature of the course, the number of students is limited to 9 and preference will be given to students with a background in one of the disciplines that form the cognitive sciences.

Please consult with Prof Froese before enrolling.