ZOOM SEMINAR: "The Musical Mind: From Mental Representation to Embodied and Extended Cognition"

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Via Zoom
  • Lecturer: Timothy Justus, Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS. Associate Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Pitzer College, Claremont
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  • Organiser: Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)
  • Contact person: Klas Holm
  • Seminarium

Timothy Justus, SCAS and Pitzer College, gives a seminar on "The Musical Mind: From Mental Representation to Embodied and Extended Cognition". The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.


Many theoretical shifts in the philosophy of cognitive science can be illuminated through the study of the arts. In this talk, I give an overview of the embodied, embedded, enacted, and extended mind with a focus on musical perception and performance. Such 4E perspectives claim that, at least under certain limited circumstances, mental representations and processes are dependent upon—or even constituted by—the body and/or the external world. These views stand in contrast to the standard, paradigmatic cognitive science of the mid to late twentieth century, which restricted cognitive activity to mental representations and processes entirely inside the brain. Consistent with the broader approach of my project, this talk examines concepts of embodiment and cognitive extension from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing upon scholarship in philosophy, musicology, psychology, and neuroscience.

For more information and the Zoom link, please see the enclosed PDF file or http://www.swedishcollegium.se/subfolders/Events.html.

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