Special Issue – Embodied Minds: From Cognition to Artificial Intelligence
Guest Editors – Gianluca Borghini, Klaus Gramann, Tzyy-Ping Jung & Michelle Liou
Supporting Guest Editor – Hong-Hsiang Liu

Scientists in the field of human cognition have conventionally viewed the mind as a computer distinct from the body; however, mental processes and bodily states are actually intertwined. As asserted by Lakoff and Johnson in their seminal work Philosophy in the flesh (1999), reason is shaped by internal sensations from our bodies and external experiences via the neural structure of our brains. There is a growing body of compelling evidence supporting claims that the human body is indeed a component of consciousness rather than a servant of the mind. Nonetheless, a comprehensive understanding of mental functioning in real-life will require highly detailed analysis of the interactions between the mind and body. This special issue of Sensors focuses on the mind-body interactions elicited by exposing subjects to natural stimulation or by prompting subjects to perform sensory-guided movements.

Innovative work from the perspectives of cognition or methodology is acceptable. Preferably, analysis is based on signals from at least two devices, such as EEG in conjunction with ECG and respiration, or fNIRS in conjunction with GSR. Topics include but are not limited to:
– Embodied Cognition
– Brain–Computer Interface
– Signal Processing
– Convolutional Neural Networks
– Natural Stimulation
– Simultaneous Recording.
Research findings or techniques applicable to clinical, sport, education, or health settings would be of particular interest.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021. Questions about this special issue should be directed to Dr. Hong-Hsiang Liu (honghsiangliu@stat.sinica.edu.tw) or Mr. Lucien Xu (lucien.xu@mdpi.com).