Changing your mind, by moving your body -- Changing your body, by moving your mind


EmbodiedFit is a fitness and movement program that is based on empirical evidence from neuroscience, coordination dynamics, complex systems, as well as a philosophical framework of embodied mind, or embodied cognition.  The central tenet is that part of who you are (your cognitive processes like perception, attention, memory, emotional regulation, decision making, reasoning) has a lot to do with your body and how you move it!




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The brain is a complex adaptive system that exists in a body, which moves around in an external world. This view is called embodied mind, and we can now measure what effects different types of movements and fitness exercises have on the brain.

For full show notes visit: In this episode, Michael Mannino discusses 'embodied cognition,' the idea that the mind is not only connected to the body, but that the body influences the mind. His work explores the notion that who you are (your cognitive processes like perception, attention, memory, decision making, reason) has a lot to do with the body and how you move it.  Podcast video: Article:

Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.
— Aldous Huxley Article: