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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 239-252

The embodied embedded character of system 1 processing

M.A. in Philosophy at State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil

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Samuel de Castro Bellini-Leite
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1229.109345

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In the last thirty years, a relatively large group of cognitive scientists have begun characterising the mind in terms of two distinct, relatively autonomous systems. To account for paradoxes in empirical results of studies mainly on reasoning, Dual Process Theories were developed. Such Dual Process Theories generally agree that System 1 is rapid, automatic, parallel, and heuristic-based and System 2 is slow, capacity-demanding, sequential, and related to consciousness. While System 2 can still be decently understood from a traditional cognitivist approach, I will argue that it is essential for System 1 processing to be comprehended in an Embodied Embedded approach to Cognition.

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