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    Embodied cognition is the possibility of unification of neural networks in our brain and direct interaction with the physical world. The body contains, regulates, and shapes the nature of mental activity. Arthur Glenberg argues that our brains guide the body for interacting with the social world (1). When a situation arises, one must analyze and produce a solution given the abilities that the body can perform. For example, when a human is threatened by violence, they do not have a shell to shrink into for protection, whereas a turtle has a hard shell that can protect against most predators. Rather, humans must come up with a better answer to the problem, such as running or fighting. It is theorized our brains guide the body for interaction…

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    I, and it seems a lot of philosophers do as well, have a great deal of trouble with getting a handle on what Cognition is. René Descartes states that the mind is ultimately the bit that thinks about thinking, his oft quoted “I think therefore I am” is a case in point. I also think that to have cognition one must also have intentionality, in that something must drive or exist in the conscious that supports the thoughts, beliefs, desires, hopes. This is what is missing from the aids to thought or…

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    Thought Hypothesis, wherein cognition involves the medium of representation, sharing its central properties with principles found in linguistics. I will then describe reasons for thinking that all of cognition is representational, focusing on Fodor 's processing argument, which is grounded on the nature of cognition, with its essential characteristics of productivity and systematicity. The cognitive act of rational choice and the requirements for such a capacity will also be examined.…

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    Metaphor Theory Summary

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    The Effect of an Individual’s Mood on his or her Weather preferences People have always wondered how the body and mind interacted. Some people believe that they did not interact at all. For example, Plato believed that the mind and the body were two separate entities (University of Richmond Department of Psychology, 2015). However, recently, there is evidence that a person’s body does influence his or her cognition. It is known as Embodied Cognition, which is built off Metaphor theory. Metaphor…

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    Post (2005) provides an overview of the complex approach to assessing the personalities of political leaders in hopes of developing an objective personality profile. The basic foundation involved in assessing a political personality combines identifying and evaluating the influence of key events and patterns in the individual's life chronology, a longitudinal analysis, and an in-depth examination of specific characteristics relevant to the role of a leader, a cross-sectional analysis (Post 2005,…

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    Neurosimaging

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    indeed inform and help in the formation, testing and refinement of cognitive theories. In another study (Wheeler, Petersen, & Buckner, 2000), fMRI data helped informed the theory of embodied cognition. Wheeler et al. found that the brain regions used during the encoding of visual and auditory stimuli are the same regions used to retrieve that information. As Wheeler said, “Therefore, results indicate that retrieval of vivid visual and auditory information can be associated with a reactivation…

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    were Neha P. Gothe from Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at Wayne State University, Arthur F. Kramer from Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and department of psychology at the University of Illinois, and Edward McAuley, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. This study took place at Wayne State University in the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies in Detroit Michigan. Background…

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    Introduction Millie Larsen, an 84-year-old causation female, has been admitted into the hospital for a UTI and dehydration. With staying at the hospital for two days, Millie is getting ready for discharge, but before she can be, there are a few things to teach Millie about personal tasks when at home; focusing mostly on good perineal hygiene. The specific strategies that will be used to teach her are: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. Cognitive teaching deals with the mental processes and…

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    Personal Identity is a very debatable subject. How do you know you are you, even growing up are you still the same person you were at age 5. I believe in the psychological continuity theory the survival of the psychology makes the person them. There is the opposing argument called the duplication argument, this argument says it “Relies on the transitivity of identity: If A is numerically identical to B and B is numerically identical to C, then A is numerically identical to C.” But your…

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    The cause of failure and fear in our life is due to lack of confidence. When we loose our confidence, we can’t control our emotion and we afraid for making something wrong. There are many merit that we can obtain from boosting our self confidence which is one of the strongest pillar of success. Keeping ourselves nice and pretty helps us boost our confidence. If we are confidence we can perform better and will be street out. Having a confidence means self believe and increase the faith on…

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