Chaired by G Vallet / S Ramonoël
Embodied and situated cognition sets sensorimotor processing at the core of cognition (embodied) and states a dynamic emergence of cognition according to the current context (situated). As a consequence, any sensorimotor change should have a direct repercussion on cognitive processing, making of aging a particularly relevant population to consider. Indeed, healthy aging is associated with both sensorimotor and cognitive alterations. Aging is also marked by social and contextual transition highlighting how the social context (representations, retirement) may also contribute to cognition. This symposium will explore how social and sensorimotor changes occurring in aging may contribute to the cognitive functioning of older adults, including memory, spatial navigation and cognitive reserve. The presentations will feature new behavioral and neuroimaging data as well as more theoretical considerations that open new research perspectives and clinical intervention avenues.
Keywords: embodied cognition, aging, perception, spatial cognition, social representations
Topics: Perception, Memory, Higher cognitive functions, Social Cognition, Spatial Cognition
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