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The Extended Mind and Religious Cognition

New paper from the very excellent Joel Krueger. See also Joel’s Empathy and the Extended Mind paper from a few years back along with other papers discussing this topic. One of the primary functions of religious texts — along with the different rituals and forms of worship constructed with them — is, precisely, to take over part of…

Varieties of extended emotions

The very excellent Joel Krueger has a new paper.   AffectCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceconsciousnessdistributed knowledgeEmbodied cognitionEmotionsExtended Mindjoel kruegerJoint listeningmusicphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindSelf-regulation

Affordances and the musically extended mind

Here’s an interesting article, the first EM article of the year, from Joel Krueger (Joel by the way also contributed to the Zygon syposium on EM). CognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceconsciousnessdistributed cognitionEmbodied cognitionExtended MindExternalismjoel kruegermusicphenomenologyphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mind

Empathy and the Extended Mind

Here is the intro to Joel’s article: Often, I tell a joke and the people around me laugh. (Sometimes this laughter even appears to be sincere.) I usually take this reaction to mean that they find my comment amusing. I like to smile at babies whenever possible and relish the bright-eyed facial animation and gestures…