Visual motion interferes with lexical decision on motion words.
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...Expand abstract
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