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Event Date : 05 Jun, 2019 05:30 PM - 05 Jun, 2019 07:15 PM

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Understanding Embodied Cognition and Making It Tangible Through Dance Education
Dr. Carla Carmona (University of Seville)

London Branch Seminar Details

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UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL Room 804
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All are welcome. The paper is attached here

How can we, as educators, shed light on the fact that perceptual experience includes external processes, in which the body-in-action plays a central role and where there is no fracture between the body, its immediate environment and cognition? I shall discuss examples from dance practices (and other practices such as yoga) and propose a number of physical experiments that might to foster insight into embodied cognition. Apart from supporting many of the fundamental claims of sensorimotor enactivism, I shall describe a version of embodied cognition that is non-representational at root, and hence potentially supportive of a radical version of enactivism.

Carla Carmona joined the University of Seville in 2017. She is currently teaching Theory of Dialogue and Interculturality, East Asian Aesthetics, and Epistemology. Previously, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Extremadura. She was educated at the University of Seville and the University of Innsbruck. She has specialized in the philosophy of Wittgenstein, in particular in its application to arts and aesthetics, dance education, aesthetic epistemology, embodied cognition and knowing-how, the pictorial oeuvre and Weltanschauung of Egon Schiele and the intellectual and artistic atmosphere of fin-de-siècle Vienna. She currently develops her artistic practice under the name of 0|C.

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