Knowledge Through Motion: Concept Formation Through the Phenomenological-Neurological-Somatic


Project Summary:

This transdisciplinary project draws on: the social sciences, the humanities, neuroscience and areas that focus on certain forms of aesthetic expression, concentration and movement, perception, somatics and kinesthetics (eg. dance and yoga) and their collective relation to concept formation.

Project Description:

Research questions are: How can we efficiently acquire and comprehend difficult ideas, theories and concepts? How does movement and its perception create neurological conditions facilitating cognitive and intellectual processing when ultimately directed at the cognitive (ie, taught)? Ie, How does the phenomenology of movement inform the way the intellect handles concepts? How can knowledge acquisition and aesthetic/kinesthetic physicality be viewed as not a mutually exclusive relation but as one that allows for the opening of mental processes and neural pathways that readily prepare the mind for intellectual creativity and understanding?

Project Type:
Funded

Project Role:
Principal Investigator

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United States

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Canada

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Start Date:
Jul
2015
End Date:
Jun
2018

Funder:
York University

Year Project Started:
2015

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York University
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