Constraining Theories of Embodied Cognition

  title={Constraining Theories of Embodied Cognition},
  author={A. Markman and C. M. Brendl},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={10 - 6}
  • A. Markman, C. M. Brendl
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • Influences of perceptual and motor activity on evaluation have led to theories of embodied cognition suggesting that putatively complex judgments can be carried out using only perceptual and motor representations. We present an experiment that revisited a movement-compatibility effect in which people are faster to respond to positive words by pulling a lever than by pushing a lever and are faster to respond to negative words by pushing than by pulling. We demonstrate that the compatibility… CONTINUE READING
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