- The Course Reader, available at Copy Central on Hearst & Euclid.
- Online readings, available below. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
- Book: "From Molecule to Metaphor: A Neural Theory of Language" (in revision), available below.
- Terry Regier. 1996. The Human Semantic Potential, Chapter 1. MIT Press.
- Charles Stevens. 1979. The Neuron. Scientific American, September 1979.
- G. Buccino et al. 2001. Short Communication: Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: an fMRI study. European Journal of Neuroscience (13), 2001. (local copy)
- Maxwell Cowan. 1979. The Development of the Brain. Scientific American,September 1979.
- Mark H. Johnson. Functional Brain Development in Humans. 2001. Nature Reviews/Neuroscience, July 2001. (local copy)
- Heinrich Reichert. 1992. Motor Systems. Introduction to neurobiology, Chapter 5. Oxford University Press.
- K. Plunkett and J. Elman. 1997. Exercises in Rethinking Innateness: A Handbook for Connectionist Simulations, Chapter 1 and Appendix B. MIT Press.
- Jerome Feldman. 1988. Computational constraints on higher neural representations. In E. Schwartz (ed.). Proceedings, System Development Foundation Symposium on Computational Neuroscience, April 1988. Bradford Books/MIT Press.
- James A. Anderson. 1995. Gradient descent algorithms. An introduction to neural networks, Chapter 9. MIT Press.
- George Lakoff. 1987. Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind, Chapter 2. University of Chicago Press.
- Steven Pinker. 1997. How the Mind Works, 126-148. W.W. Norton & Company.
- Terry Regier. 1996. The Human Semantic Potential, Chapter 6. MIT Press.
- David Heckerman and Michael P. Wellman. 1995. Bayesian Networks. Communications of the ACM 58(5). (local copy)
- George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. 1999. Philosophy in the Flesh, Chapters 3, 4, 5, excerpt from 11 (pp. 170-194). Basic Books.
- Daniel Jurafsky and James H. Martin. 2000. Speech and Language Processing: An Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, and Speech Recognition, Chapter 9 & 11. Prentice Hall.
- Adele Goldberg. 1999. The Emergence of the Semantics of Argument Structure Constructions. The Emergence of Language. B. MacWhinney (Ed.), 1999. Lawrence Erlbaum
- Gary S. Dell, Franklin Chang and Zenzi M. Griffin. 1999. Connectionist models of language production: Lexical access and grammatical encoding. Cognitive Science 23(4), 517-542. (local copy)
- D. Bailey, J. Feldman, S. Narayanan and G. Lakoff. 1997. Modeling embodied lexical development. Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference. Stanford: Stanford University Press. (pdf) (local copy)
- R.A. Brooks, C. Breazeal (Ferrell), R. Irie, C.C. Kemp, M. Marjanovic and M.M. Williamson. 1998. Alternative essences of intelligence. Proceedings AAAI, Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference, Madison, Wisconsin. (pdf) (local copy)
- N. Badler, R. Bindiganavale, J. Bourne, M. Palmer, J. Shi and W. Schuler. 1998. A parameterized action representation for virtual human agents. Workshop on Embodied Conversational Characters, Lake Tahoe, CA. (pdf) (local copy)
- L. Shastri, D. Grannes, S. Narayanan and J. Feldman. 1999. A Connectionist encoding of parameterized schemas and reactive plans. In Hybrid Information Processing in Adaptive Autonomous Vehicles, G.K. Kraetzschmar and G. Palm (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. (pdf) (local copy)
- Srinivas Narayanan. 1999. Moving right along: A computational model of metaphoric reasoning about events. Proceedings AAAI, Orlando, Florida. (pdf) (local copy)
- Srinivas Narayanan and Daniel Jurafsky. 1998. Bayesian models of human sentence processing. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference, Madison, Wisconsin. (pdf) (local copy)
- David Bailey, Nancy Chang, Jerome Feldman and Srini Narayanan. 1998. Extending embodied lexical development. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference, Madison, Wisconsin. (pdf) (local copy)
- Nancy Chang, Tiago Maia. 2001. Grounded Learning of Grammatical Constructions. Proc. 2001 AAAI Spring Symposium on Learning Grounded Representations, 176-181. (pdf) (local copy)
(Microsoft Word Format)
Table Of Contents
- The Mystery of the Embodied Mind
- The Information Processing Perspective
- Computational Models
- The Society of Neurons (Neural Systems)
- Nature and Nurture
- Connections in the Mind
- Embodied Concepts and Their Words
- The Computational Bridge
- First Words
- Conceptual Schemas and Cultural Frames
- Learning Words for Spatial Relations
- Embodied Knowledge of Actions
- Learning Action Words
- Conceptual Systems
- Metaphor and Meaning
- Understanding as Simulation
- The Structure of Actions and Events
- Belief and Inference
- Understanding News Stories
- Combining Forms – Grammar
- The Language Wars
- Combining Meanings
- Embodied Language Understanding
- Learning Constructions
- Remaining Mysteries
- All Together Now
for additional readings, as well as the reserve readings