CSCAN ROUNDS
Friday March 14th 2014, 1:00pm
EMBODIED WORD MEANING IN LINGUISTIC AND SOCIAL CONTEXT
The embodied framework of language suggests that lexical-semantic meaning is represented in modality-specific neural substrate, e.g., using a word such as kick activates neural motor areas, while using a word like red activates visual areas in the brain. However, most words refer to objects/events that are experienced in several sensory domains (e.g., a football is both a chequered and kicked). In this talk I will present data from a number of studies exploring how multisensory representations are activated during word comprehension. I will explore how these multisensory representations may be combined during word comprehension, and look at how different components of word meaning are activated flexibly in various linguistic and social contexts.
PRESENTED BY
Dr. Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer
from the University of York
INVITED BY
Dale Barr