Collaborative Gestures in Embodied Math Learning Games

Math teachers use gestures when confronting math problems. For example, a teacher might gesture a geometric shape with their hands, and other teachers might echo this same gesture with their hands. Or a teacher might propose a rotation of a shape using a sweeping around hand gesture, and another teacher …

Now Featured—Movement Matters: How Embodied Cognition Informs Teaching and Learning

Cognitive psychology has undergone a paradigm shift in the ways we understand how knowledge is acquired – away from brain-bound models towards an embodied view. Learning occurs through the body and is grounded in both perception and action. That is, cognition is deeply dependent upon the learner’s physical experiences.  Embodied learning shifts the …

Neural Mechanisms Online: James Haxby will livestream on June 3rd.

The next Neural Mechanisms Online webinar “Hyperalignment: Modeling shared information encoded in idiosyncratic cortical topographies” will be delivered by James V. Haxby on June 3rd. See below for details about the free talk and how to join. Hyperalignment: Modeling shared information encoded in idiosyncratic cortical topographies James V. Haxby (Dartmouth …

Cognitive Science of Philosophy Symposium: Moral Dilemmas

Welcome to the Brains Blog’s Symposium series on the Cognitive Science of Philosophy. The aim of the series is to examine the use of diverse methods to generate philosophical insight. Each symposium is comprised of two parts. In the target post, a practitioner describes their use of the method under …

Luis Favela and Edouard Machery will livestream “The Untenable Status Quo: The Concept of Representation in the Neural and Psychological Sciences” on May 20th. See below for details.

The next Neural Mechanisms Online webinar “The Untenable Status Quo: The Concept of Representation in the Neural and Psychological Sciences” will be delivered by Luis Favela and Edouard Machery on May 20th. See below for details about the free talk and how to join. The Untenable Status Quo:The Concept of …

Susanna Schellenberg will livestream “Subjective Perspectives and Perceptual Variance” on May 6

The next Neural Mechanisms Online webinar “Subjective Perspectives and Perceptual Variance” will be delivered by Susanna Schellenberg on May 6th. See below for details about the free talk and how to join.  Subjective Perspectives and Perceptual Variance Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers) 6 May 2022 h14-16 Greenwhich Mean Time / 16-18 …

Sabrina Coninx will livestream “The notorious neurophilosophy of pain: A family resemblance approach to idiosyncrasy and generalizability” on April 22

The next Neural Mechanisms Online webinar “The notorious neurophilosophy of pain: A family resemblance approach to idiosyncrasy and generalizability” will be delivered by Sabrina Coninx on Friday the 22nd. See below for details about the free talk and how to join. The notorious neurophilosophy of pain: A family resemblance approach …

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