Quantum Mechanical Words and Mathematical Organisms

My post appeared on the Scientific American Guest Blog this morning.  Here’s the link:

Quantum Mechanical Words and Mathematical Organisms

Embodied and dis-embodied meaning

I found a short paper today by Mark Andrews, Stefan Frank and Gabriella Vigliocco focused on reconciling two trends in the study of meaning in cognitive science.  These two trends are represented by embodied cognition theories (which treat meaning as a simulation of perceptual and motor states) and by computational or distributional accounts of meaning […]