Shulan Lu, Texas A&M University-Commerce, will speak on:

Embodiment in Complex Systems: Perceiving and Enacting Actions in Virtual Environments


Classic cognitive science on higher level cognition investigated sensors and effectors in relative isolation. In contrast, embodied cognitive science takes the stance that the body, and the environment which it inhabits, are tightly coupled with the mind, and together they form a complex system for perception and action. There are significant differences in perceptual and motor feedback between the real versus virtual environments. In this talk, we will look at two questions: (a) whether there are tangible differences in how people perceive and enact actions in real versus virtual environments; (b) what conditions might promote perceiving and enacting actions in real versus virtual environments.

All students and faculty are welcome to attend!