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  Why your body can jog your mind

Macedonia, M., & Repetto, C. (2017). Why your body can jog your mind. Frontiers in Psychology, 8: 362. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00362.

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Macedonia, Manuela1, 2, Author              
Repetto, Claudia3, Author
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1Max Planck Research Group Neural Mechanisms of Human Communication, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_634556              
2Department of Information Engineering, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria, ou_persistent22              
3Department of Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy, ou_persistent22              

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Free keywords: embodiment; gesture theory; physical exercise; learning and memory; educational method; body and mind
 Abstract: Philosophical tradition influences the way we think about body and mind (Rogers, 1936). We have a body to move around and a mind to think and to learn (Descartes, 1637). At school, we sit, listen, and read, but we are not allowed to move. However, cognitive science has shown that our body is tightly linked to the mind (Wilson, 2002; Pecher and Zwaan, 2005; Gärtner, 2013). In this paper, we provide evidence that better learning is achieved if the body supports the mind. We review studies showing how physical movement impacts brain functions and structures, and why physical movement is beneficial to learning. Thereafter, we explain how the body supports the mind in difficult cognitive tasks. Finally, we discuss how the body can be employed as a tool in second language learning and mathematics.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2016-10-242017-02-242017-03-09
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Rev. Method: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00362
PMID: 28337170
PMC: PMC5343044
Other: eCollection 2017
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Title: Frontiers in Psychology
  Abbreviation : Front Psychol
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Publ. Info: Pully, Switzerland : Frontiers Research Foundation
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 8 Sequence Number: 362 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 1664-1078
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/1664-1078