Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

The social dynamics of embodied cognition

S. Stavros Valenti a1 and Thomas A. Stoffregen a2
a1 Department of Psychology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
a2 Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221–0376


Reaching in the A-not-B situation is not the product of a single person, but rather of a person-person system. We argue that models of embodied cognition distributed over persons may be necessary to capture the essential qualities of evolving behaviors, even those as simple as perseverative reaching.