Using Movement to Think: body motion can affect higher order thought,!

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These articles are getting to the core of my interest in embodied learning. Now I need to start relating these to my last post and the questions there: what is the relevance of embodied cognition and kinesthetic learning to education?

What I want to do is work out how we can apply what we are starting to know about the role of the body in cognition in order to change the way we are teaching and learning

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/2009/05/more-about-embodied-cognition-moving-your-body-helps-you-solve-problems.html

http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/2007/09/conflict-is-it-.html

Body movements can influence problem solving

http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/body-movements-can-influence-problem-solving-researchers-report-21025.html

“The mind has a body of its own”: about body maps (how the body maps the brain).
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400064694/allennicholsprod (book)
http://www.thebodyhasamindofitsown.com/ (blog)
http://mindblog.dericbownds.net/2007/09/blakeslees-on-bodys-own-mind.html (review)
lalala I’m so happy to have found these articles! I feel like a pig in mud :)

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