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The Activity Modalities – a neurobiological perspective on coordination, action, and thinking
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

It is by now well established that thinking is intrinsically related to action: “I do not separate thought from behavior” (Piaget, 1962). Action in turn is not possible without coordination: “I do not see any way to avoid the problem of coordination and still understand the physical basis of life” (Pattee, 1976, p. 176). Thus, mental functions like thinking are ultimately dependent on our neurobiological faculties for coordinating actions. Hence, a central research problem is to unveil the nature of these faculties, which is in focus for this contribution.

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Neurobiology, Coordination, Functional organs, Thought and action, Activity modalities, Vygotsky, Luria, homorphism, Complex Functional Systems, Kant
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Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120084OAI: diva2:840048
ICOT The 17th International Conference on Thinking, Bilbao, Spain, 29th June – 3rd of July 2015
Available from: 2015-07-06 Created: 2015-07-06 Last updated: 2015-09-09

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