I was researching use of hand gestures while speaking and came across this term, embodied cognition. Many of the online descriptions and examples I saw appear to clash or come across as very vague and obtuse. The term is also used in cognitive learning, philosophy, and psychology, which might lend to semantic differences in use. What I thought to be simply something like, “people express their thought patterns through physical presentation” has now left me lost and confused. Also, why do thinkers speak of it as though it were particularly novel? What implications does this show that is worthy of such outlying focus? Edit: basically, what does it mean and why do people talk about it like it’s a big deal?