%A Dr. Michael L. Anderson %J Artificial Intelligence %T Embodied cognition: A field guide %X The nature of cognition is being re-considered. Instead of emphasizing formal operations on abstract symbols, the new approach foregrounds the fact that cognition is, rather, a situated activity, and suggests that thinking beings ought therefore be considered first and foremost as acting beings. The essay reviews recent work in Embodied Cognition, provides a concise guide to its principles, attitudes and goals, and identifies the physical grounding project as its central research focus. %N 1 %P 91-130 %V 149 %D 2003 %L cogprints3949