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Visual motion interferes with lexical decision on motion words.

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Embodied theories of cognition propose that neural substrates used in experiencing the referent of a word, for example perceiving upward motion, should be engaged in weaker form when that word, for example 'rise', is comprehended [1-3]. This claim has been broadly supported in the motor domain (for example [4,5]), whilst evidence is supportive, but less clear cut, for perception (for example [6-8]). Motivated by the finding that the perception of irrelevant background motion at near-threshold...

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10.1016/j.cub.2008.07.016

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Current biology : CB
Volume:
18
Issue:
17
Pages:
R732-R733
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
URN:
uuid:39e4761d-f39f-42f9-b216-bfd1c62bea5a
Source identifiers:
435616
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pubs:435616

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