Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

The TEC as a theory of embodied cognition


Daniel C. Richardson a1 and Michael J. Spivey a1
a1 Psychology Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 dcr18@cornell.edu spivey@cornell.edu http://susan.psych.cornell.edu/home http://www.psych.cornell.edu/faculty/people/Spivey_Michael.htm

Abstract

We argue that the strengths of the Theory of Event Coding (TEC) can usefully be applied to a wider scope of cognitive tasks, and tested by more diverse methodologies. When allied with a theory of conceptual representation such as Barsalou's (1999a) perceptual symbol systems, and extended to data from eye-movement studies, the TEC has the potential to address the larger goals of an embodied view of cognition.