Language and vertical space: on the automaticity of language action interconnections.

@article{Dudschig2014LanguageAV,
  title={Language and vertical space: on the automaticity of language action interconnections.},
  author={Carolin Dudschig and Irmgard de la Vega and M{\'o}nica de Filippis and Barbara Kaup},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={58},
  pages={151-60}
}
Grounded models of language processing propose a strong connection between language and sensorimotor processes (Barsalou, 1999, 2008; Glenberg & Kaschak, 2002). However, it remains unclear how functional and automatic these connections are for understanding diverse sets of words (Ansorge, Kiefer, Khalid, Grassl, & König, 2010). Here, we investigate whether words referring to entities with a typical location in the upper or lower visual field (e.g., sun, ground) automatically influence… CONTINUE READING