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How the Mind Comes into Being: Introducing Cognitive Science from a Functional and Computational Perspective

Martin V. Butz and Esther F. Kutter

Abstract

For more than 2000 years Greek philosophers have thought about the puzzling introspectively assessed dichotomy between our physical bodies and our seemingly non-physical minds. How is it that we can think highly abstract thoughts, seemingly fully detached from actual, physical reality? Despite the obvious interactions between mind and body (we get tired, we are hungry, we stay up late despite being tired, etc.), until today it remains puzzling how our mind controls our body, and vice versa, how our body shapes our mind. Despite a big movement towards embodied cognitive science over the last 20 ... More

Keywords: cognition, cognitive science, behavior, embodiment, evolution, development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, attention, language, mind, consciousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198739692
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739692.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin V. Butz, author
Professor in Cognitive Modeling, Department of Computer Science and Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen, Germany

Esther F. Kutter, author
PhD student, Department of Computer Science and Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen, Germany