Language That Puts You in Touch With Your Bodily Feelings

  title={Language That Puts You in Touch With Your Bodily Feelings},
  author={Francesco Foroni and G{\"u}n R. Semin},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={974 - 980}
Observing and producing a smile activate the very same facial muscles. In Experiment 1, we predicted and found that verbal stimuli (action verbs) that refer to emotional expressions elicit the same facial muscle activity (facial electromyography) as visual stimuli do. These results are evidence that language referring to facial muscular activity is not amodal, as traditionally assumed, but is instead bodily grounded. These findings were extended in Experiment 2, in which subliminally presented… 

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