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Understanding the Cognitive Impact of Emerging Web Technologies: A Research Focus Area for Embodied, Extended and Distributed Approaches to Cognition

Understanding the Cognitive Impact of Emerging Web Technologies: A Research Focus Area for Embodied, Extended and Distributed Approaches to Cognition
Understanding the Cognitive Impact of Emerging Web Technologies: A Research Focus Area for Embodied, Extended and Distributed Approaches to Cognition
Alongside existing research into the social, political and economic impacts of the Web, there is also a need to explore the effects of the Web on our cognitive profile. This is particularly so as the range of interactive opportunities we have with the Web expands under the influence of a range of emerging technologies. Embodied, extended and distributed approaches to cognition are relevant to understanding the potential cognitive impact of these new technologies because of the emphasis they place on extra-neural and extra-corporeal factors in the shaping of our cognitive capabilities at both an individual and collective level. The current paper outlines a number of areas where embodied, extended and distributed approaches to cognition are useful in understanding the impact of emerging Web technologies on future forms of both human and machine intelligence.
extended mind, distributed cognition, web science, embodied cognition, social information processing, collective cognition, world wide web, memory, google glass, identity, personal identity, social cognition, augmented cognition, machine intelligence
Smart, Paul
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Smart, Paul
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Smart, Paul (2013) Understanding the Cognitive Impact of Emerging Web Technologies: A Research Focus Area for Embodied, Extended and Distributed Approaches to Cognition. 1st International Web for Wellbeing & Human Performance Workshop, France.

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Alongside existing research into the social, political and economic impacts of the Web, there is also a need to explore the effects of the Web on our cognitive profile. This is particularly so as the range of interactive opportunities we have with the Web expands under the influence of a range of emerging technologies. Embodied, extended and distributed approaches to cognition are relevant to understanding the potential cognitive impact of these new technologies because of the emphasis they place on extra-neural and extra-corporeal factors in the shaping of our cognitive capabilities at both an individual and collective level. The current paper outlines a number of areas where embodied, extended and distributed approaches to cognition are useful in understanding the impact of emerging Web technologies on future forms of both human and machine intelligence.

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Published date: 20 March 2013
Venue - Dates: 1st International Web for Wellbeing & Human Performance Workshop, France, 2013-03-20
Keywords: extended mind, distributed cognition, web science, embodied cognition, social information processing, collective cognition, world wide web, memory, google glass, identity, personal identity, social cognition, augmented cognition, machine intelligence
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 350372
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/350372
PURE UUID: 107c903c-a1a4-416b-a85f-38282b298f48
ORCID for Paul Smart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-5307

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Date deposited: 21 Mar 2013 18:46
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:46

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