Embodiment of emotion concepts.

@article{Niedenthal2009EmbodimentOE,
  title={Embodiment of emotion concepts.},
  author={Paula M. Niedenthal and Piotr Winkielman and Laurie Mondillon and Nicolas Vermeulen},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={
          1120-36
        }
}
Theories of embodied cognition hold that higher cognitive processes operate on perceptual symbols and that concept use involves partial reactivations of the sensory-motor states that occur during experience with the world. On this view, the processing of emotion knowledge involves a (partial) reexperience of an emotion, but only when access to the sensory basis of emotion knowledge is required by the task. In 2 experiments, participants judged emotional and neutral concepts corresponding to… 

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