How Moving is Sometimes Thinking

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Shaun Gallagher


I argue that different types of movement—gesture, marking, blocking, dancing, and whole-body engagements—can contribute to (or scaffold, or enable) thinking or can even constitute thinking in various forms of problem solving, memory, and reasoning ability. But I also argue that not all movement is thinking; specifically, resisting the threat of pan-narrativism, movement does not constitute narrative, although narrative reflects the structure of action.

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Gallagher, Shaun. 2020. “How Moving Is Sometimes Thinking”. idea journal 17 (02):58-68.
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