Embodied relations are encoded in language.

@article{Louwerse2008EmbodiedRA,
  title={Embodied relations are encoded in language.},
  author={Max M. Louwerse},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={838-44}
}
Studies of embodied cognition have shown that comprehenders process iconic word pairs (attic-basement) more quickly than reverse-iconic pairs (basement-attic) when the pairs are presented to them in a vertical spatial arrangement. This effect disappears in a horizontal spatial arrangement. This has been claimed to show that comprehenders perceptually simulate these word pairs. A complementary explanation is that linguistic conceptualizations (word order) reflect prelinguistic conceptualizations… CONTINUE READING

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