Volume 9 · Number 1 · Pages 86–87
Tool-use Leads to Bodily Extension, but not Bodily Incorporation: The Limits of Mind-as-it-could-be?

Tom Froese

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Investigating Extended Embodiment Using a Computational Model and Human Experimentation” by Yuki Sato, Hiroyuki Iizuka & Takashi Ikegami. Upshot: Sato and colleagues make use of an innovative method that combines robotics modeling and psychological experimentation to investigate how tool use affects our living and lived embodiment. I situate their approach in a general shift from robotics to human-computer interface studies in enactive cognitive science, and speculate about the necessary conditions for the bodily incorporation of tools.

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Froese T. (2013) Tool-use leads to bodily extension, but not bodily incorporation: The limits of mind-as-it-could-be? Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 86–87. http://constructivist.info/9/1/086

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