Representation of Categories Metaphorical Use of the Container Schema

  title={Representation of Categories Metaphorical Use of the Container Schema},
  author={Inge Boot},
In the present study we investigated whether the mental representation of the concept categories is represented by the container image schema (Lakoff & Johnson, 1980). In two experiments participants decided whether two pictures were from the same category (animal or vehicle). Pictures were presented inside or outside a frame that should activate the container schema. We found that performance to pictures was influenced by the frame in congruence with the metaphorical mapping (same category… CONTINUE READING
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