Embodied cognition is an important trend in cognitive science that consists of three general themes:
- Conceptualization: the concepts an organism can acquire are determined, limited, or constrained by the properties of the organism’s body.
- Replacement: the dynamics of an organism’s bodily interaction with the environment replaces the need for representational processing. Thus, cognition can be explained without the appeal to computational processes or representational states.
- Constitution: constituents of cognition extend beyond the brain, so the body or world does not play a mere causal role in cognitive processes.