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Puddles, Parties, and Professors: Linking Word Categorization to Neural Patterns of Visuospatial Coding

Susanne Quadflieg, Joset A. Etzel, Valeria Gazzola, Christian Keysers, Thomas W. Schubert, Gordon D. Waiter, C. Neil Macrae
2011 Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience  
., party), and powerful nouns (e.g., professor) are associated with "up," "underfoot" (e.g., carpet), negative (e.g., accident), and powerless nouns (e.g., assistant) are associated with "down."  ...  information to separate location and valence, but not power word judgments.  ...  This work was supported by a British Academy Small Research Grant awarded to S. Q. and a Royal Society-Wolfson Fellowship awarded to C. N. M.  ... 
doi:10.1162/jocn.2011.21628 pmid:21268671 fatcat:3mkfksxkyrg6fnqds3x4lbaioy