Det revolutionerende ved det er, at psykologi er mere end bare abstrakte mentale processer - det er baseret på et subtilt og komplekst samspil mellem krop og sind. Efter EC-fortalernes mening er de mentale processer i hjernen altid afhængige af, hvad der sker i kroppen, og hvordan kroppen er placeret i omgivelserne. Tænkning er baseret på konstante og ubevidste indre simulationer, der er båret af alle vores sensoriske og motoriske systemer.
The architectural mnemonic was a key group of techniques employed in the art of memory. It is based on the use of places (Latin loci), which were memorized by practitioners as the framework or ordering structure that would 'contain' the images or signs 'placed' within it to record experience or knowledge. To use this method one might walk through a building several times, viewing distinct places within it, in the same order each time. After the necessary repetitions of this process, one should be able to remember and visualize each of the places reliably and in order. If one wished to remember, for example, a speech, one could break up the content of the speech into images or signs used to memorize its parts, which would then be 'placed' in the locations previously memorized. The components of the speech could then be recalled in order by imagining that one is walking through the building again, visiting each of the loci in order, viewing the images there, and thereby recalling the elements of the speech in order. A reference to these techniques survives to this day in the common English phrases "in the first place", "in the second place", and so forth. These techniques, or variants, are sometimes referred to as "the method of loci", which is discussed in a separate section below.