Framing the debate

Arthur Glenberg, Manuel De Vega, Arthur C. Graesser

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2 Scopus citations


This chapter provides precise definitions of the terms symbol, grounding, and embodiment. It then offers examples of the embodied theories that are consistent with the definitions - Barsalou's perceptual symbol system and Roy's robot. It then enumerates several debate questions that will aid in the study of these terms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSymbols and Embodiment
Subtitle of host publicationDebates on Meaning and Cognition
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191696060
ISBN (Print)9780199217274
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012


  • Barsalou
  • Embodiment
  • Grounding
  • Perceptual symbol system
  • Robot
  • Roy
  • Symbol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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