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May 2, 2008

Episode 36 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with Art Glenberg from the University of Wisconsin's Laboratory for Embodied Cognition. Embodied Cognition is the hypothesis that our higher cognitive abilities such as language, are rooted in the perceptual and motor abilities of our bodies. Dr. Glenberg's work focuses on the evidence for this with respect to language understanding. In this interview he also shares how these ideas are being used to help children learn to read. The emphasis of this interview is on the experimental evidence in favor of embodied cognition.

This episode is a follow-up to Episode 35, which was about mirror neurons, but new listeners can enjoy this episode without listening to any previous episodes.

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