Cognitive Processing

, Volume 13, Supplement 1, pp 347–350

Toward an embodiment-disembodiment taxonomy


    • Institute of Cognitive and Brain SciencesUniversity of California
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DOI: 10.1007/s10339-012-0495-3

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Stocker, K. Cogn Process (2012) 13: 347. doi:10.1007/s10339-012-0495-3


Psychological, neuroscientific, and linguistic evidence suggests that a mental scene is in principle cognized with a mental gaze that can take on one of three forms: embodied physical gaze, embodied mental gaze, or disembodied mental gaze. Combinations of these forms also occur. A first sketch of the embodiment-disembodiment taxonomy that emerges from this threefold distinction is presented.


EmbodimentSelf-conceptAutobiographical memoryfMRITalmyan perspective point (PP)

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