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Framing the debate

Arthur M Glenberg, Manuel de Vega and Arthur C Graesser

in Symbols and Embodiment

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199217274
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696060 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217274.003.0001
Framing the debate

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This chapter provides precise definitions of the terms symbol, grounding, and embodiment. It then offers examples of the embodied theories that are consistent with the definitions — Barsalou's perceptual symbol system and Roy's robot. It then enumerates several debate questions that will aid in the study of these terms.

Keywords: symbol; grounding; embodiment; Barsalou; perceptual symbol system; Roy; robot

Chapter.  4460 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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