Conceptual and Biofunctional Embodiment: A Long Story on the Transience of the Enduring Mind

Show simple item record Iran-Nejad, Asghar Irannejad, Auriana B.
dc.contributor.other University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.contributor.other University of Alabama Birmingham 2021-07-28T14:27:03Z 2021-07-28T14:27:03Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Iran-Nejad, A., Irannejad, A. (2017): Conceptual and Biofunctional Embodiment: A Long Story on the Transience of the Enduring Mind. Frontiers in Psychology. Volume 7.
dc.description.abstract We examine how embodiment in biological activity is different from conceptual embodiment as reflected in classic, modern, and postmodern perspectives on tacit knowledge. The central theme of the essay is how understanding is embodied conceptually and biofunctionally. We focus (a) on how biofunctional understanding (BU) is different from conceptual understanding (CU) and (b) on how the overall differences between these two types of embodied understanding are complementary. We show here from a conceptual perspective that embodiment theories have diverged on the meaning of embodiment; but convergence may be more likely across future perspectives if we first redefine the construct of tacit knowledge as tacit understanding and then define (explicit) CU as being directly grounded in tacit understanding, for the purpose of comparison with BU defined as being grounded in biological activity. We illustrate the complementary differences between conceptual and biofunctional embodiment of understanding first in the absence of language and then using a particular statement format and the implicit analogy of biofunctional embodiment in other bodily systems. We conclude with a suggestion about the directly uncovered but highly related embodiment of language in a section on future research. en_US
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Frontiers Media
dc.subject biofunctional understanding
dc.subject conceptual understanding
dc.subject embodied understanding
dc.subject ongoing biofunctional activity
dc.subject momentary constellation firing
dc.subject ease of understanding dimension
dc.subject collective organization
dc.subject collective announcement
dc.subject 6 VIEWS
dc.subject MEMORY
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject REFLECTION
dc.subject COGNITION
dc.subject CYCLE
dc.subject Psychology, Multidisciplinary
dc.subject Psychology
dc.title Conceptual and Biofunctional Embodiment: A Long Story on the Transience of the Enduring Mind en_US
dc.type text
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01990

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