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What is left and what is right? Spatial position as a context for conceptual processing.


Tonković, Mirjana
What is left and what is right? Spatial position as a context for conceptual processing. // Review of psychology, 20 (2013), 1; 37-45 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
What is left and what is right? Spatial position as a context for conceptual processing.

Autori
Tonković, Mirjana

Izvornik
Review of psychology (1330-6812) 20 (2013), 1; 37-45

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Mental representations; spatial positions; grounded cognition; abstract concepts

Sažetak
Abstract concepts are often described in terms of spatial dimensions. For example, time is represented on a horizontal line with past on the left, and future on the right. Mental number line goes form left to the right. Some studies indicate that horizontal axis is also used to describe power and affect. Theories of grounded cognition assume that metaphors describe the way in which concepts are represented in memory. Aim of this research was to test the assumptions of grounded cognition theories for abstract concepts, and to explore representation of abstract concepts on horizontal line as implied by metaphors. In first experiment we explored influence of spatial position of different word categories on speed in semantic decision task. Pairs of words were presented on a horizontal line one next to the other. Participants were faster to respond to pairs of words related to quantities when small quantities were presented on the left and large on the right. Second experiment examined influence of spatial position on speed of detection of neutral object after presentation of words from different categories. Participants were slower to identify object that appeared in position congruent with the metaphorical representation of previously presented word from categories of time and quantities. Results support the idea of perceptual processes being active during processing of concepts related to time and quantities.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
130-0000000-3295 - Integracija informacija kao osnova cjelovitog doživljavanja (Dragutin Ivanec, )

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Mirjana Tonković, (257112)

Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:


  • PsychINFO
  • PsycLit (Psychological Abstracts)
  • GESIS