a growing body of new research suggests that something more collaborative is going on - that we think not just with our brains, but with our bodies.Being able to manipulate objects in a classroom helps children learn mathematics and spelling. Being able to gesture helps actors remember lines.
The greatest impact...has been in the field of neuroscience itself, where embodied cognition threatens age-old distinctions - not only between brain and body, but between perceiving and thinking, thinking and acting, even between reason and instinct - on which the traditional idea of the mind has been built.
what's going on inside the brain in large part may depend on what's going on in the body as a whole, and how that body is situated in its environment.Motion is lotion, including mental lotion.
In other words, context is everything, not just for pain, for threat, but also for thinking and learning. This fits in well with ideas from Go Animal.