Incarnated Cognition: The Brain-Body Divide is Wrong

“A broad, burgeoning field called embodied cognition… argues that cognitive processes aren’t separate from senses and motor functions… ‘The body, the gut, the senses, the immune system, the lymphatic system, are so instantaneously and so complicatedly interacting with the brain that you can’t draw a line across the neck and say ‘above the line it’s smart and below the line it’s menial’ …Most of Western culture is tilted toward an abstracted intelligence that ignores or denigrates sensorimotor knowledge” [Read Article]