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Grounding Cognition The Role of Perception and Action in Memory, Language, and Thinking

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ISBN-10: 0521168570

ISBN-13: 9780521168571

Edition: 2010

Authors: Diane Pecher, Rolf A. Zwaan

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One of the key questions in cognitive psychology is how people represent knowledge about concepts such as football or love. This text brings together theoretical arguments and empirical evidence from key researchers in the field.
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Book details

List price: $41.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Publication date: 9/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of contributors
Introduction to Grounding Cognition: the Role of Perception and Action in Memory, Language, and Thinking
Object concepts and action
Constraints on spatial language comprehension: function and geometry
Embodiment in metaphorical imagination
Passionate thoughts: the emotional embodiment of moral concepts
Grounding language in bodily states: the case for emotion
Situating abstract concepts
Dynamicity, fictivity, and scanning: the imaginative basis of logic and linguistic meaning
The emergence of grammar from perspective
Embodied sentence comprehension
On the perceptual-motor and image-schematic infrastructure of language
Connecting concepts to each other and the world
Indices