From novel to familiar: Tuning the brain for metaphors

  title={From novel to familiar: Tuning the brain for metaphors},
  author={Eileen R. Cardillo and Christine E. Watson and Gwenda L. Schmidt-Snoek and Alexander Kranjec and Anjan Chatterjee},
Metaphors are fundamental to creative thought and expression. Newly coined metaphors regularly infiltrate our collective vocabulary and gradually become familiar, but it is unclear how this shift from novel to conventionalized meaning happens in the brain. We investigated the neural career of metaphors in a functional magnetic resonance imaging study using extensively normed new metaphors and simulated the ordinary, gradual experience of metaphor conventionalization by manipulating participants… CONTINUE READING


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