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Embodied and situated cognition predicts direct interactions between sensorimotor and cognitive processing. This perspective presents evidence of such interactions by focusing on sensory and memory processing in young adults and the mechanisms underpinning these interactions. These embodied and situated mechanisms bring up not only fundamental epistemological questions about the notion of representation and modularity of cognitive functions, but also on applied issues, especially when the embodied and situated approach is considered according to a principle of epistemic fertility. This fertility is highlighted with the study of cognitive aging, as aging is marked by concomitant changes in sensorimotor and memory processing.