About this Research Topic
The Language and Cognition topic is primarily concerned with Language between embodied agents (humans, animals, robots etc.) and in particular the interaction of Language with other modules of Cognition, including Perception, the Motor System, Reasoning abilities, and Learning Mechanisms. By "Language" one refers to its wider sense, including natural language, sign language and other symbolic or (semi)symbolic systems of communication. Thus, this Frontiers Research Topic is envisioned to become a hub for research that explores language from an enactive perspective, employing experimental and computational methods, robot- and avatar- based embodiments, as well as simulation-based and other innovative methodologies. Some of the sub-topics involved include the symbol grounding problem, situation models, semantic language resources, categorization, compositionality, vision-language integration, social learning, grounding words in action, and their application to interactive robots and other forms of intelligent agents.
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