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Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Patrick Haggard


This book is dedicated to exploring how much of higher cognitive function can be explained by reduction to simpler sensorimotor processes. It uses a series of specific cognitive domains to examine the sensorimotor bases of human cognition. The first section deals with the common neural processes for primary and ‘cognitive’ processes. It examines the key neural systems and computational architectures at the interface between cognition, sensation, and action. The second section deals with specific themes in abstract cognition: the origins of action, and the conceptual aspects of sensory, particu ... More

Keywords: cognitive function, human cognition, neural systems, computational architectures, sensation, action, somatosensory processing, abstraction, cognitive–sensorimotor interface, self-consciousness

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Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780199231447
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.001.0001


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Patrick Haggard, author

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Section 1 Sensorimotor Toolboxes

Section 2 Abstraction from Sensorimotor Foundations

Section 3 Self and Other

Section 4 Conceptual and Symbolic Thought