On Distributed Cognition

Nervous systems do not form representations of the world, they can only form representations of interactions with the world.[9]

The emphasis on finding and describing “knowledge structures” that are somewhere “inside” the individual encourages us to overlook the fact that human cognition is always situated in a complex sociocultural world and cannot be unaffected by it.

— Hutchins, 1995 p. xiii

 

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_cognition

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