The embodied mind provides a unique sophisticated treatment of the spontaneous and reflective dimension of human experience the authors argue that only by having a sense of common ground between mind in science and mind in experience can our understanding of cognition be more complete toward that end they develop a dialogue between cognitive science and buddhist meditative psychology and . Amazoncom the embodied mind cognitive science and human experience mit press audible audio edition francisco j varela evan thompson eleanor rosch toby sheets university press audiobooks audible audiobooks. The embodied mind approaches cognitive science from an experiential view thereby urging scientific cognitive theories to be mindful of the importance of including our embodied human experience in cognitive science. A new edition of a classic work that originated the embodied cognition movement and was one of the first to link science and buddhist practices this classic book first published in 1991 was one of the first to propose the embodied cognition approach in cognitive science it pioneered the connections between phenomenology and science and between buddhist practices and science . Francisco j varela 1946 2001 was director of the centre national de recherche scientifique professor of cognitive science and epistemology crea at the ecole polytechnique paris and cofounder of the mind and life institute
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