the object gets bigger until captured.

Yes, in the embodied cognition view (at least as I understand it), the process would be akin to “muscle memory” combined with visual clues. So for example, the body and eyes go go into the perfect position to make the “jump” in the straightest possible line, where only the object gets bigger until captured.

It kind of blew my mind really when I found it/read about it. The shift of perspective is significant; and it’s surprising when we analyze things like movement, purpose, desire, etc, when we do so mathematically or scientifically, we do so from a 3rd person persective, always. We take being the “outside observer” for granted; it’s a deep assumption built in.

But when instead one takes the 1st person perspective, and THEN notices what happens, it rather makes sense, for while launching a spacecraft may require a bunch of calculations, being a “being” with consciousness and an internal perspective an impetus that is *outside* of 3rd party control, affords a different possibility, that of the subjective point of view.

[then again, I could be entirely wrong. But you can see why embodied cognition made me jump up and go, “woah… wait… yeah… makes sense”. The theories in it are utilized primarily in CogSci and AI, particularly robotics, for that’s where it’s currently the most useful.]

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