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Embodied Cognition

Next time someone you care about says you’re crazy because you suspect that the laws of nature have something to do with consciousness, with this being revealed by animals if one doesn’t project thoughts into their behavior, offer them a nice piece of warm apple pie with a soft delicate crust that yields with a satisfying crunch to a luscious sweet filling, to be washed down by a hot cup of coffee or warm cocoa just the way they like it. They might just say, “yea, that makes sense.”

I should have known that going through the stomach could end up being the key to NDT success in the marketplace.

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Published December 11, 2010 by Kevin Behan

5 responses to “Embodied Cognition”

  1. Algorab says:

    You’ve misread this article’, it is not about the ‘laws of nature

  2. kbehan says:

    I’m interpreting the findings being reported within the article. The anatomy of the physical body evolved in response to the laws of nature if I’m not mistaken, specifically and fundamentally, gravity, structural forces and the laws of motion. Please clarify your objection.

  3. Algorab says:

    It is a silly comment for 2 reasons. One is that these are not laws but observations of nature. Secondly it is rather dumb and obvious because unless there is someone claiming that it is of supernatural influence and gods, demons are involved then it offers no insights. The 20 000 000+ papers in Pubmed are about nature and so is any science paper ever published. It says nothing.

  4. j says:

    He! This happened to me the other day! Totally works!

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Books about Natural Dog Training by Kevin Behan

In Your Dog Is Your Mirror, dog trainer Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog’s behavior and emotion, indeed its very cognition, are driven by our emotion. The dog doesn’t respond to what the owner thinks, says, or does; it responds to what the owner feels. And in this way, dogs can actually put people back in touch with their own emotions. Behan demonstrates that dogs and humans are connected more profoundly than has ever been imagined — by heart — and that this approach to dog cognition can help us understand many of dogs’ most inscrutable behaviors. This groundbreaking, provocative book opens the door to a whole new understanding between species, and perhaps a whole new understanding of ourselves.
  Natural Dog Training is about how dogs see the world and what this means in regards to training. The first part of this book presents a new theory for the social behavior of canines, featuring the drive to hunt, not the pack instincts, as seminal to canine behavior. The second part reinterprets how dogs actually learn. The third section presents exercises and handling techniques to put this theory into practice with a puppy. The final section sets forth a training program with a special emphasis on coming when called.
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