Edited by Shaun Gallager

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780199271948
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603112 | DOI:

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An understanding of both the scientific and phenomenological details of embodiment helps to explain relations among consciousness, cognition and self. Clear distinctions between proprioceptive information and proprioceptive awareness, body image and body schema, movement and action can help remap discussions of brain mechanisms, behavioral expressions, and the phenomenology of embodied experience.

Keywords: consciousness; self; proprioception; body image; body schema; movement; phenomenology; neuroscience

Chapter.  7181 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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