Grounding conceptual knowledge in modality-specific systems

@article{Barsalou2003GroundingCK,
  title={Grounding conceptual knowledge in modality-specific systems},
  author={L. Barsalou and W. K. Simmons and A. Barbey and Christine D. Wilson},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={84-91}
}
The human conceptual system contains knowledge that supports all cognitive activities, including perception, memory, language and thought. According to most current theories, states in modality-specific systems for perception, action and emotion do not represent knowledge - rather, redescriptions of these states in amodal representational languages do. Increasingly, however, researchers report that re-enactments of states in modality-specific systems underlie conceptual processing. In… Expand
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