Embodied Interactions in Cognitive Manufacturing
Paper in proceedings, 2020

This paper presents a discussion on the role of embodied interaction with a basis in social embodiment effects and how they can be viewed in light of manufacturing ergonomics. The social embodiment effects are four statements, grounded in empirical findings, which highlight the interplay of social stimuli, embodied responses, and cognitive processing. They suggest and base an argument for how embodiment is central to cognitive processing, how bodily states interact extensively with cognitive states, and ultimately how embodied interaction is ubiquitous in human cognition. The paper further presents a view on how human based manufacturing can be studied in light of this argument, exploring other areas where social embodiment has been further researched, with an aim to suggest examples of where social embodiment effects might be found in manufacturing ergonomics and form a basis for future investigations.

Social embodiment.cognition


Human based manufacturing.ergonomics


Peter Thorvald

University of Skövde

Jessica Lindblom

University of Skövde

Ari Kolbeinsson

University of Skövde


2194-5357 (ISSN) 2194-5365 (eISSN)

Vol. 953 419-426

International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Washington DC, USA,

Subject Categories

Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Interaction Technologies

Human Aspects of ICT



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