van Rooij, Bongers, and Haselager's dynamical account of imagined action show[s] how radical embodied cognitive science can explain cognition as the unfolding of a brain-body-world system, and not as mental gymnastics.To me, it is a little odd to suggest that cognitivists want to explain cognition as mental gymnastics; cognition just is mental gymnastics. It's what the cognitivists think cognition is. And, I take it that RECSers hypothesize that cognition is the unfolding of a brain-body-world system, which a cognitivist might call "behavior".
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Chemero, 2009, on Explaining Cognition
Tony now and again writes of "explaining cognition as mental gymnastics". So, for example, on p. 43, he writes,