London, Mar 25 (ANI): Our bodies and their relationship with the environment govern even our most abstract thoughts, which include thinking up random numbers or deciding whether to recount positive or negative incidents, a new research suggests.
"Advocates of traditional accounts of cognition would be surprised," says Tobias Loetscher at the University of Melbourne in Parkville, Australia. "They generally consider human reasoning to involve abstract cognitive processes devoid of any connection to body or space."
Up till now, it had been claimed that human bodies contribute only to their most basic interactions with the environment, that is sensory and motor processes, reports New Scientist.
However, in the study, Loetscher and his colleagues have linked humans' ability to think of random numbers to bodily movements. (ANI)