Omnibrain posted a video of a laughing rat, which almost made me run out and get one for myself.
Finally, Memoirs of a Postgrad explains what embodiment means, as applied in embodied cognition but also in AI research. With mirror neurons being all the rage these days, embodied theories are everywhere. This post is a nice introduction to what the fuss is all about. It’s worth emphasising that embodiment theories preceded the discovery of mirror neurons, and indeed, it’s not clear that mirror neurons are necessary for embodied representations on a neural level.