Abstract and concrete concepts have structurally different representational frameworks.

  title={Abstract and concrete concepts have structurally different representational frameworks.},
  author={Sebastian J. Crutch and Elizabeth K. Warrington},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={128 Pt 3},
The architecture supporting our conceptual knowledge of abstract words has remained almost entirely unexplored. By contrast, a vast neuropsychological, neurolinguistic and neuroimaging literature has addressed questions relating to the structure of the semantic system underpinning our knowledge of concrete items (e.g. artefacts and animals). In the context of semantic refractory access dysphasia, a series of experiments exploring and comparing abstract and concrete word comprehension are… CONTINUE READING
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