The EC literature contains two apparently different claims.
Human cognitive systems extend into the body and
Human cognitive processes extend into the body and
Isn’t this second claim the more radical? There are lots of systems in which the
identifying process does not pervade the whole of the system, e.g. a computing
system. The CPU computes, but does the
Maybe it is not so surprising to say that the cognitive system that I am extends into my toes, but it is surprising to claim that my cognitive processing extends into my toes.