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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


The Contribution of Pragmatic Skills to Cognition and Its Development: Common Perspectives and Disagreements

Giovanni Pezzulo

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/9780262034326.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

From both an evolutionary and a developmental perspective, sensorimotor skills precede “higher” cognitive abilities. According to traditional cognitive theories, abilities such as thinking, planning, ... More


Sensorimotor Contingencies and the Dynamical Creation of Structural Relations Underlying Percepts

Jürgen Jost

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/9780262034326.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

A cognitive system is coupled to its environment via a sensorimotor loop. It receives signals from, and in turn acts upon, the environment, and the resulting actions influence the structure of future ... More


Extending Sensorimotor Contingencies to Cognition

Alexander Maye and Andreas K. Engel

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/9780262034326.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

An emerging view in cognitive science considers cognition as “enactive” (i.e., skillful activity involving ongoing interactions with the external world). A key premise of this view is that cognition ... 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


Implications of Action-Oriented Paradigm Shifts in Cognitive Science

Peter F. Dominey, Tony J. Prescott, Jeannette Bohg, Andreas K. Engel, Shaun Gallagher, Tobias Heed, Matej Hoffmann, Günther Knoblich, Wolfgang Prinz, and Andrew Schwartz

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/9780262034326.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

An action-oriented perspective changes the role of an individual from a passive observer to an actively engaged agent interacting in a closed loop with the world as well as with others. Cognition ... More


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