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Embodiment of abstract concepts: good and bad in right- and left-handers.
- D. Casasanto
- PsychologyJournal of experimental psychology. General
- 1 August 2009
Right- and left-handers implicitly associated positive valence more strongly with the side of space on which they could act more fluently with their dominant hands, providing evidence for the perceptuomotor basis of even the most abstract ideas.
Time in the mind: Using space to think about time
Structural integration in language and music: Evidence for a shared system
- Evelina Fedorenko, Aniruddh D. Patel, D. Casasanto, J. Winawer, E. Gibson
- LinguisticsMemory & cognition
Evidence is provided for an overlap in structural processing between language and music in terms of subject- and object-extracted relative clause conditions in the out-of-key condition than in the in-key and auditory-anomaly conditions.
The Hands of Time: Temporal Gestures in English Speakers
Do English speakers think about time the way they talk about it? In spoken English, time appears to flow along the sagittal axis (front/back): the future is ahead and the past is behind us. Here we…
Similarity and proximity: When does close in space mean close in mind?
- D. Casasanto
- PsychologyMemory & cognition
- 1 September 2008
Three experiments tested the relationship between similarity and spatial proximity that is encoded in metaphors in language and suggested that the authors' sense of similarity arises from the ability to combine available perceptual information with stored knowledge of experiential regularities.
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Whorf? Crosslinguistic Differences in Temporal Language and Thought
- D. Casasanto
- 1 December 2008
The idea that language shapes the way we think, often associated with Benjamin Whorf, has long been decried as not only wrong but also fundamentally wrong-headed. Yet, experimental evidence has…
When You Think About It, Your Past Is in Front of You
- Juanma de la Fuente, Julio Santiago, Antonio Román, C. Dumitrache, D. Casasanto
- PsychologyPsychological science
- 22 July 2014
Results support the temporal-focus hypothesis, demonstrating that the space-time mappings in people’s minds are conditioned by their cultural attitudes toward time, that they depend on attentional focus, and that they can vary independently of thespace- time mappings enshrined in language.
Functional MRI predicts post-surgical memory following temporal lobectomy.
- Marcie L. Rabin, V. Narayan, J. Detre
- Medicine, PsychologyBrain : a journal of neurology
- 1 October 2004
It is suggested that mesial temporal memory activation detected by fMRI during complex visual scene encoding correlates with post-surgical memory outcome and supports the notion that this approach will ultimately contribute to patient management.
Neural Dissociations between Action Verb Understanding and Motor Imagery
- Roel M. Willems, I. Toni, P. Hagoort, D. Casasanto
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience
- 1 October 2010
It is suggested that implicit simulation and explicit imagery cued by action verbs may involve different types of motor representations and that the construct of “ mental simulation” should be distinguished from “mental imagery” in embodied theories of language.
Space and Time in the Child's Mind: Evidence for a Cross-Dimensional Asymmetry
Native Greek-speaking children watched movies of two animals traveling along parallel paths for different distances or durations and judged the spatial and temporal aspects of these events, showing a reliable cross-dimensional asymmetry.