Embodied semantics for actions: Findings from functional brain imaging

@article{AzizZadeh2008EmbodiedSF,
  title={Embodied semantics for actions: Findings from functional brain imaging},
  author={L. Aziz-Zadeh and A. Damasio},
  journal={Journal of Physiology-Paris},
  year={2008},
  volume={102},
  pages={35-39}
}
The theory of embodied semantics for actions specifies that the sensory-motor areas used for producing an action are also used for the conceptual representation of the same action. Here we review the functional imaging literature that has explored this theory and consider both supporting as well as challenging fMRI findings. In particular we address the representation of actions and concepts as well as literal and metaphorical phrases in the premotor cortex. 

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