Creating metaphors: The neural basis of figurative language production

  title={Creating metaphors: The neural basis of figurative language production},
  author={Mathias Benedek and Roger E Beaty and Emanuel Jauk and Karl Koschutnig and Andreas Fink and Paul J. Silvia and Beate Dunst and Aljoscha C. Neubauer},
Neuroscience research has thoroughly studied how nonliteral language is processed during metaphor comprehension. However, it is not clear how the brain actually creates nonliteral language. Therefore, the present study for the first time investigates the neural correlates of metaphor production. Participants completed sentences by generating novel metaphors or literal synonyms during functional imaging. Responses were spoken aloud in the scanner, recorded, and subsequently rated for their… CONTINUE READING
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