We now know that we learn through a process of cognition that is beyond just the realm of our brain. Our mind, our meaning, is formed through learning that is far more complex and interwoven with our life experience, forming three core dimensions of _life learning_.
**Embodied Cognition** Our brain and our body are inextricably interconnected. Our brain cannot process meaning without the movement of our body. To separate the two as being distinct is a fallacy that gave rise to the myth of mind-body duality. This concept helps us to understand the concept of the Whole Mind.
**Enacted Cognition** We make meaning by acting on the world, not just by observing the world. In fact, our learning is accelerate by finding a balance between acting and observing. For this reason, actively engaging in the process of doing, making and creating is essential for deeper learning. This concept helps us understand the concept of Epistemic Foraging.
**Extended Cognition** Our cognition is not just limited to our own mental capacity but includes tools that are used to help us remember, to calculate or to analyze. These tools may be as simple as a list on a piece of paper or as complex as artificial intelligence. This concept helps us understand the Extended Mind.
Here is an interview with Karl Friston where he explores these three dimensions of cognition:
YOUTUBE HW0JnjgCO3o Embodied Cognition - Karl Friston
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