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The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition$
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Kelly S. Mix, Linda B. Smith, and Michael Gasser

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199553242

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.001.0001

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Minds in Space

Minds in Space

(p.7) 1 Minds in Space
The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Andy Clark (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

In what ways might real spatiality impact cognition? One way is by providing a resource for the intelligent offloading of computational work. Space is a prime resource for cognitive niche construction. In this chapter I examine some of the many ways this might work, and then pursue some structural analogies between what David Kirsh (1995) has called ‘the intelligent use of space’ and the intelligent use of language.

Keywords:   space, mind, niche construction, cognition, language, augmented reality

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