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How the Body Shapes the Mind

Shaun Gallagher


This book contributes to the idea that to have an understanding of the mind, consciousness, or cognition, a detailed scientific and phenomenological understanding of the body is essential. There is still a need to develop a common vocabulary that is capable of integrating discussions of brain mechanisms in neuroscience, behavioral expressions in psychology, design concerns in artificial intelligence and robotics, and debates about embodied experience in the phenomenology and philosophy of mind. This book helps to formulate this common vocabulary by developing a conceptual framework that avoids ... More

Keywords: body image, body schema, proprioception, deafferentation, Molyneux, neonate imitation, phantom limb, autism, schizophrenia, agency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199271948
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199271941.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shaun Gallagher, author
Department of Philosophy, University of Central Florida
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