Emotion simulation during language comprehension.

  title={Emotion simulation during language comprehension.},
  author={David Havas and Arthur M. Glenberg and Mike Rinck},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  volume={14 3},
We report a novel finding on the relation of emotion and language. Covert manipulation of emotional facial posture interacts with sentence valence when measuring the amount of time to judge valence (Experiment 1) and sensibility (Experiment 2) of the sentence. In each case, an emotion-sentence compatibility effect is found: Judgment times are faster when facial posture and sentence valence match than when they mismatch. We interpret the finding using a simulation account; that is, emotional… CONTINUE READING

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