Since roughly the mid-twentieth century, conventional cognitive science holds that cognition is primarily (or exclusively) a brain function, and that the body is mainly an input-output mechanism; the body does not constitute a significant part of cognitive work.
This adds greatly to the erroneous "mind-body" split. The body is involved in cognition just as much as "the mind." It is a mistake to situate cognition solely in the brain, when it is the whole mind-brain-body-social group-nature setting that we are in. We are always embedded in nature.
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