Fifty years ago cognitive science was born. It was an attempt to figure out what how the human mind works. The model they started with was the ”informationprocessing ”paradigm. The mind is like a computer. The senses record information , the brain process that information according to logical rules and finally give orders to our motorsystem to execute what the brain has processed. It was said that computers would become as intelligent as us. It’s not only in cognitive psycology this metaphor has influenced how we think of what our mind is. Lay people talk about ”information” that comes in to our head.
But the model got into serious trouble. Computers only manipulate symbols: how do they know the meaning of the symbols ?
In that paradigm the bodily experiences was of no importance at all.During the last decades a new paradigm arised calledEmbodied cognition. Instead of describing thinking as abstract, logical, unemotionally and rational (there are growing empirical evidence from neuroscience, neuropsychology, antropology, linguistic etc.) that our bodies have absolutely everything to do with our minds – something that philosophers like Dewey and Merleau-Ponty alredy has told us.
Sisters Hope will participate in Bloom Festival on May 27th. Our Artistic Director, Gry Worre Hallberg, will do live artistic research in conversation with Albert Sneppen, who researches cosmic collisions between neutron stars many million light-years away from Earth. Gry Worre Hallberg will challenge our ideas about the cosmos and…
lump in my throat, shallow breath, racing heart after pulling down the net from my ceiling…collecting material from outside my door, where those who visited reflected. the net had become so tangled with time, it did not want to come down…leave the nest……foggy mind, sensitive skin, heightened hearing. desire to…