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Brittany Snyder February 15, 2010 Comm 100.10 Communication as a Dynamical Self-Sustaining System: The Importance of Time- Scales and Nested Context The article, Communication as a Dynamic Self-Sustaining System by J.S. Jordan and J. Streek is aimed at providing insight onto a new way of thinking in regards to cognition and communication. The authors believe that their findings will help potentially overcome conceptual dualities such as physical–mental and mind–body, which have impeded both our ability to lay a foundation for meaning as well as to integrate interdisciplinary research in cognition and communication. This is done in three sections throughout the article. The notions of embodiment and nested time-scales of interaction and how they are related to embodied cognition is examined first. Then the Wild Systems Theory is looked at as well as clarification on how the authors “believe it affords a scale-up from the multiscale inter- actions that constitute individual cognitive systems to the multiagent interactions that constitute communicative systems.” Lastly there is a demonstration of the framework’s integrative power via a conversational analysis of a particular communicative inter- action. Nested time scales refer to the brain, body, and the world. According to Van Olden and Horden, “proponents of the embodied cognition position focus more on real-
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course BADM 197 taught by Professor Sallyw.fowler during the Spring '10 term at GWU.

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