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Abstract

‘Embodiment’ has come to represent the many ways in which the body influences the functioning of the brain and cognitive processing. This article on embodiment and early development reviews several examples of studies demonstrating embodiment in cognitive tasks. Our overall message is that what the body does during cognitive processing influences cognition in important ways. This might be especially true during early development, before actions are automatized. WIREs Cogn Sci 2011 2 117–123 DOI: 10.1002/wcs.109

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