Minds in Space

Andy Clark*

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In what ways might real spatiality impact cognition? One way is by providing a resource for the intelligent offloading of computational work. Space is a prime resource for cognitive niche construction. In this chapter I examine some of the many ways this might work, and then pursue some structural analogies between what David Kirsh (1995) has called 'the intelligent use of space' and the intelligent use of language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition
EditorsEmile Van Der Zee
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780191720444
ISBN (Print)9780199553242
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Augmented reality
  • Cognition
  • Language
  • Mind
  • Niche construction
  • Space


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