The integration of figurative language and static depictions: An eye movement study of fictive motion

@article{Richardson2007TheIO,
  title={The integration of figurative language and static depictions: An eye movement study of fictive motion},
  author={D. Richardson and Teenie Matlock},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={129-138}
}
Do we view the world differently if it is described to us in figurative rather than literal terms? An answer to this question would reveal something about both the conceptual representation of figurative language and the scope of top-down influences on scene perception. Previous work has shown that participants will look longer at a path region of a picture when it is described with a type of figurative language called fictive motion (The road goes through the desert) rather than without (The… CONTINUE READING

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