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This post introduces a (short) series of blog posts on embodied cognition all based around Macrine and Fugate's book Movement Matters: How Embodied Cognition Informs Teaching and Learning. This trend is especially relevant to those who view learning from a cognitivist perspective. "Cognitive psychology has undergone a paradigm shift in the ways we understand how knowledge is acquired... Learning occurs through the body and is grounded in both perception and action. That is, cognition is deeply dependent upon the learner's physical experiences.  Embodied learning shifts the focus from an exclusively mental effort toward an embodied, sensory-rich experience."

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