Friday, 25 March 2011

The Embodied Mind

The process of the embodied mind is closely linked that that of perception and understanding of body movement as well as communication through movement. Often when communication is talked about people forget subtle things such as one's facial expression and the way they hold their body can also communicate things generally a range of emotions.

This process starts off as early development when we're children in that were learn to recognise the human face in it's most basic elements, the simplest being 3 dots, two for the eyes one for the nose. From their we learn the expressions that a face can convey this helps us to relate to one another and understand more clearly the tone of which information is being given to us, it's essentially the process of being able to read the body language of a person.

This also helps us considerably when it comes to looking at art as our mind will constantly be looking from elements that marry up to the image in our mind of a face and the various expressions that it can make.

This also goes for movement, if something is moving quickly or eratically it could give the impression to the viewer that it is excitable or dangerous. This can be applied to anything that has movement ranging from moving text to body language to moving images, the human mind can automatically build up an opinion of the subject matter and match it with an expression.

In short the Embodied mind is the process of our minds taking an object that we've seen and attaching an expression and/or personality to it based on the elements the object has such as colour, aesthetic and movement. It's also part of the process in how we make opinions and assumptions about people and objects, without it we wouldn't have art or expression, the embodied mind is an important part of what defines a person as an individual entity from the masses of other people.

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