Spatial Representations Elicit Dual-Coding Effects in Mental Imagery

@article{Verges2009SpatialRE,
  title={Spatial Representations Elicit Dual-Coding Effects in Mental Imagery},
  author={Michelle Verges and Sean Duffy},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={1157-72}
}
Spatial aspects of words are associated with their canonical locations in the real world. Yet little research has tested whether spatial associations denoted in language comprehension generalize to their corresponding images. We directly tested the spatial aspects of mental imagery in picture and word processing (Experiment 1). We also tested whether spatial representations of motion words produce similar perceptual-interference effects as demonstrated by object words (Experiment 2). Findings… CONTINUE READING