In the last decade, embodiment has dramatically influenced our conception of cognition. Several research lines in experimental psychology and neuroscience added data supporting the idea that cognitive processes such as memory and language are influenced by the sensory-motor system. In this collection I want to put together empirical studies and theoretical contributions about the effects of the embodiment towards our ability to encode and retrieve memories.
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Shelley Halpain. Brain cells in the hippocampus. ID Number 3688. Hippocampal cells in culture with neuron in green, showing hundreds of the small protrusions known as dendritic spines. The dendrites of other neurons are labeled in blue, and adjacent glial cells are shown in red. Courtesy of Barbara Calabrese, UC San Diego. Image and Video Gallery, NIGMS. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US.
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Thomas Deerinck and Mark Ellisman, NCMIR, UCSD. Credit line and permission to use images granted by T. Deerinck.
Images of the hippocampus. (Top and bottom slightly cropped)