From the Editors: Commentary for Embodiment Special Issue

The strand that unites all of these thoroughly enjoyable articles is the idea of embodiment - the idea that our thoughts, our cognition, are in many ways influenced, or reflective of, our pysiological experiences. We see this in the metaphors we use - for instance, depression means feeling down, while good spirits mean we're feeling on top of the world.

Embodiment research, when it works (and isn’t the subject of controversy) is a beautiful testament to the experimentalists art – ingenious, yet often simple and elegant. And down/up, sad/happy is not just figurative as this edition's contributions show.

But back to hills. Of course I could just take more exercise and get fitter.

Marc Wilson
Associate Editor