The relation between body semantics and spatial body representations.

  title={The relation between body semantics and spatial body representations.},
  author={Michiel van Elk and Olaf Blanke},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  volume={138 3},
The present study addressed the relation between body semantics (i.e. semantic knowledge about the human body) and spatial body representations, by presenting participants with word pairs, one below the other, referring to body parts. The spatial position of the word pairs could be congruent (e.g. EYE / MOUTH) or incongruent (MOUTH / EYE) with respect to the spatial position of the words' referents. In addition, the spatial distance between the words' referents was varied, resulting in word… CONTINUE READING

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