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The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Andreas K. Engel, Karl J. Friston, and Danica Kragic (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Cognitive science is experiencing a pragmatic turn away from the traditional representation-centered framework toward a view that focuses on understanding cognition as “enactive.” This enactive view ... More


Introduction: Where’s the Action?

Andreas K. Engel, Karl J. Friston, and Danica Kragic

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Cognitive science is witnessing a pragmatic turn away from the traditional representation-centered framework of cognition toward one that focuses on understanding cognition as being “enactive.” The ... More


Can Cognition Be Reduced to Action?: Processes That Mediate Stimuli and Responses Make Human Action Possible

Lawrence W. Barsalou

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

After treating action as peripheral for decades, cognitive scientists increasingly appreciate the fundamental roles it plays throughout cognition. This chapter proposes that the central roles of ... More


Acting Up: An Approach to the Study of Cognitive Development

Giovanni Pezzulo, Gottfried Vosgerau, Uta Frith, Antonia F. de C. Hamilton, Cecilia Heyes, Atsushi Iriki, Henrik Jörntell, Peter König, Saskia K. Nagel, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Robert D. Rupert, and Antonella Tramacere

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Despite decades of research, we lack a comprehensive framework to study and explain cognitive development. The emerging “paradigm” of action-based cognition implies that cognitive development is an ... More


Action-Oriented Understanding of Consciousness and the Structure of Experience

Anil K. Seth, Paul F. M. J. Verschure, Olaf Blanke, Martin V. Butz, Judith M. Ford, Chris D. Frith, Pierre Jacob, Miriam Kyselo, Marek McGann, Richard Menary, Ezequiel Morsella, and J. Kevin O’Regan

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The action-oriented approach in cognitive science emphasizes the role of action in shaping, or constituting, perception, cognition, and consciousness. This chapter summarizes a week-long discussion ... More


The Mindful Filter: Free Energy and Action

Karl J. Friston

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter frames key questions about embodied cognition and action in terms of active inference; namely, the premise that the brain is trying to infer the causes of its sensory input—and samples ... More


Consciousness in Action: The Unconscious Parallel Present Optimized by the Conscious Sequential Projected Future

Paul F. M. J. Verschure

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter outlines the historical cycle of the dominant views in the study of mind, brain, and behavior and the resulting trajectories taken in science. It discusses the grounded enactive ... More


Do We (or Our Brains) Actively Represent or Enactively Engage with the World?

Shaun Gallagher

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter reviews scientific discussions of several problems (free will, social cognition, perception) that reflect a representational approach to cognitive science, and contrasts them with ... More


Prediction, Agency, and Body Ownership

Jakob Hohwy

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The idea that the brain is an organ for prediction error minimization is becoming increasingly influential. Since this idea posits action as playing a central role, it has the potential to reveal new ... More


Ways of Action Science

Wolfgang Prinz

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter argues that an action-oriented view of cognition is nice to have, but not enough. The study of cognition most certainly needs to be extended to include action. However, the study of ... More


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