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Raw Cognition

Rhythms as Dynamic Constraints

Carlos Vara Sánchez    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

There is increasing evidence that the rhythmic interactions between intrinsic oscillators both in the body and in the brain play a constitutive role in cognition. However, the mechanisms and extent of these interactions are yet to be fully understood. In this article, I will contend that a notion of rhythm as an open entrainment can be useful for enactive approaches to different aspects of cognition. It allows us to think of the different oscillators that we find in the body, the brain, and the environment as nested dynamic constraints that through neuronal and non-neuronal interactions tie together the different domains while retaining their specific functions.

Pubblicato
09 Dicembre 2020
Accettato
07 Agosto 2020
Presentato
13 Luglio 2020
Lingua
EN

Keywords: ConstraintRhythmEntrainmentDeweyEnactivism

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