ecology - Culture cognition navigation Navigation Practice...

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10/14/10 1 Navigation Practice Culture, cognition, & navigation • A long history of cultural practices of navigation • characterized by the gradual crystallization of the residues of activity • leads to the development of complex cognitive ecosystem • in which individual navigators • use very simple cognitive processes • in interaction with one another and with tools • to perform complex computations. Distributed Cognition’s methodological advantage • Cognitive science explains cognition by describing networks of representations and processes. • By taking the navigation team as our unit of analysis for cognitive study • we can actually step right inside the cognitive system • and observe and record representations and processes. Position Fixing by Visual Bearings The Fix Cycle Time 30: the movie
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10/14/10 2 Computation via the propagation of representational state. • Ship position plotting
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