Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Glenberg: What memory is for

Glenberg's embodied memory: Less than meets the eye

Robert G. Crowder a1 and Heidi E. Wenk a1
a1 Psychology Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8205


We are sympathetic to most of what Glenberg says in his target article, but we consider it common wisdom rather than something radically new. Others have argued persuasively against the idea of abstraction in cognition, for example. On the other hand, Hebbian connectionism cannot get along without the idea of association, at least at the neural level.