Applications of the Extended Mind and the Mind

One way to approach the question of the extended mind is the phenomena and applications that are normally associated to it. Here, a generic list of ways of using various EM applications:

  • Notebook: extended memory, extended thinking
  • Evernote: ubiquitous and comprehensive extended memory
  • Mindmapping, MindNode: extended creativity
  • Calculator: extended calculation
  • Google, Wikipedia: extended declarative knowledge (dates, constants etc.)
  • Facebook: extended communcation, extended problem-solving
  • Diary: extended reflection

Likewise, it may be worthwhile to take a look at what we normally associate with mindcognition or intelligence, as per the previous posting.

  • memory
  • thinking
  • creativity
  • calculation
  • problem-solving
  • knowledge
  • belief
  • perception
  • understanding
  • communication
  • introspection
  • reflection

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