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Human Distributed Cognition from an Organism-in-Its-Environment Perspective

Cárdenas-García, Jaime F., Ireland, Tim (2017) Human Distributed Cognition from an Organism-in-Its-Environment Perspective. Biosemiotics, 10 (2). pp. 265-278. ISSN 1875-1342. E-ISSN 1875-1350. (doi:10.1007/s12304-017-9293-8) (KAR id:62180)

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The organism-in-its-environment is recognized as the basic unit of analysis when dealing with living beings. This paper seeks to define the fundamental implications of the concept of the organism-in-its-environment in terms of the biosemiotics concept of human distributed cognition. Human distributed cognition in a biosemiotics context is defined as the ability of a self-referencing organism-in-its-environment to interact with its environment to satisfy its physiological (internal and external) and social needs to survive and sustain itself. The ontogenetic development of the organism-in-its-environment serves as the backdrop to discover the implications of distributed cognition that have general applicability in organisms, but in this paper, are made relevant to human beings.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s12304-017-9293-8
Uncontrolled keywords: Organism-in-its-environment, Distributed cognition, Ecology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Tim Ireland
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 14:54 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2023 13:07 UTC
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