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 [email protected]
a2 Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221–0376 [email protected]


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.