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embodied cognition

the thesis that the human mind is largely determined by the structures of the human body (morphology, sensory and motor systems) and its interactions with the physical environment. This concept emerged from work in late 20th century linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive psychology. Also called embodiment.

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motor speech disorder

motor speech disorder

any of several communication disorders arising from inaccurate production of speech sounds because of lack of strength or coordination of the muscles involved in speaking, as occurs in cerebellar ataxia or Parkinson’s disease.