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The brain as part of an enactive system

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Abstract


  • The notion of an enactive system requires thinking about the

    brain in a way that is different from the standard computational-

    representational models. In evolutionary terms, the brain does what it

    does and is the way that it is, across some scale of variations, because it

    is part of a living body with hands that can reach and grasp in certain

    limited ways, eyes structured to focus, an autonomic system, an upright

    posture, etc. coping with specific kinds of environments, and with other

    people. Changes to any of the bodily, environmental, or intersubjective

    conditions elicit responses from the system as a whole. On this view,

    rather than representing or computing information, the brain is better

    conceived as participating in the action.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Gallagher, S., Hutto, D. D., Slaby, J. & Cole, J. (2013). The brain as part of an enactive system. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36 (4), 421-422.

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  • 2-s2.0-84881046929

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1927&context=lhapapers

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Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 421

End Page


  • 422

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The notion of an enactive system requires thinking about the

    brain in a way that is different from the standard computational-

    representational models. In evolutionary terms, the brain does what it

    does and is the way that it is, across some scale of variations, because it

    is part of a living body with hands that can reach and grasp in certain

    limited ways, eyes structured to focus, an autonomic system, an upright

    posture, etc. coping with specific kinds of environments, and with other

    people. Changes to any of the bodily, environmental, or intersubjective

    conditions elicit responses from the system as a whole. On this view,

    rather than representing or computing information, the brain is better

    conceived as participating in the action.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Gallagher, S., Hutto, D. D., Slaby, J. & Cole, J. (2013). The brain as part of an enactive system. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36 (4), 421-422.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84881046929

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1927&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/922

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 421

End Page


  • 422

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom