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Metaphor and the brain

Johan Hoorn

Metaphor and the brain

behavioral and psychophysiological research into literary metaphor processing

by Johan Hoorn

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Published by J.F. Hoorn in [s.l.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Metaphor -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Discourse analysis, Literary.,
  • Reader-response criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohan Hoorn.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination348 p. :
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18962931M
    ISBN 109080371718

    In From Molecule to Metaphor, Jerome Feldman proposes a theory of language and thought that treats language not as an abstract symbol system but as a human biological ability that can be studied as a function of the brain, as vision and motor control are studied. This theory, he writes, is a "bridging theory" that works from extensive knowledge at two ends of a causal chain to explicate the. Tech Metaphors Are Holding Back Brain Research It’s easy to assume that the seat of human intelligence is similar to our increasingly smart devices. But that idea could be misdirecting neuroscience.

    Metaphor "Yea, from the table of my memory / I'll wipe away all trivial fond records, / All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past, / That youth and observation copied there, / And thy commandment all alone shall live / Within the book and volume of my brain / Unmixed with baser matter.".   Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., is a Professor Emerita of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her latest book is .

    Metaphor in Dreams, Waking, and the Brain By Gloria Sturzenacker One of the most common approaches to understanding dreams regards their content as verbal or visual metaphors. “The dreamer is faced with the task of sparking across the metaphoric gap Continue reading →. In his book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?, Seth Godin talks a lot about the term “lizard brain” 1 (also known as “reptilian brain”) to refer to the most primitive part of our brain, where the instincts that warn us of danger when it lurks reside. Actually, this lizard brain is a metaphor for the amygdala, the part of the limbic system which is responsible for processing our emotions.


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“When you read action-related metaphors,” says Valentina Cuccio, a philosophy postdoc at the University of Palermo, in Italy, “you have activation of the motor area of the brain.”. The Idea of the Brain Matthew Cobb Basic Books, $ Neuroscientists love a good metaphor.

Through the years, plumbing, telegraph wires and computers have all been enlisted to help explain how the. An examination of metaphor in poetry as a microcosm of the human imagination―a way to understand the mechanisms of creativity.

In The Spider's Thread, Keith Holyoak looks at metaphor as a microcosm of the creative Metaphor and the brain book, a psychologist and poet, draws on the perspectives of thinkers from the humanities―poets, philosophers, and critics―and from the sciences―psychologists Cited by: 3.

Some functional MRI, o fMRI, brain imaging studies have indicated, for example, that when you hear a metaphor such as "she had a rough day," regions of the brain. Contemporary metaphor theory has recently begun to address the relation between metaphor, culture and ideology.

In this wide-ranging book, Andrew Goatly, using lexical data from his database Metalude, investigates how conceptual metaphor themes construct our thinking and social behaviour in fields as diverse as architecture, engineering, education, genetics, ecology, Cited by: Contemporary metaphor theory has recently begun to address the relation between metaphor, culture and ideology.

In this wide-ranging book, Andrew Goatly, using lexical data from his database Metalude, investigates how conceptual metaphor themes construct our thinking and social behaviour in fields as diverse as architecture, engineering, education, genetics, ecology, economics, politics.

Andrew Goatly in his book Washing the Brain () considers ideological conceptual metaphors as well as Chinese conceptual metaphors. James W. Underhill, a modern Humboldtian scholar, attempts to reestablish Wilhelm von Humboldt 's concern for the different ways languages frame reality, and the strategies individuals adopt in creatively.

Definition of "metaphor" from Funk & Wagnalls Standard Desk Dictionary. Patrick Gunkel, a neuroscientist formerly at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was asked by a student to be interviewed for a classroom project. In preparation for the interview, Patrick came up with a list of metaphors for the brain.

Geary takes readers from Aristotle’s investigation of metaphor right up to the latest neuroscientific insights into how metaphor works in the brain. Romeo’s exclamation “It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!” may be one of the most well-known metaphors in literature, but metaphor is more than a device of love-struck s:   Books are repeatedly produced that each claim to explain the brain in different ways.

who has challenged the most fundamental metaphor of brain function: coding. Since its inception in the. To entertain and tickle the brain, metaphor examples sometimes compare two extremely unlike things: “Delia was an overbearing cake with condescending frosting, and frankly, I was on a diet.” “Books are mirrors of the soul.” —Virginia Woolf.

An overview of the basics of metaphorical thought and language from the perspective of Neurocognition, the integrated interdisciplinary study of how conceptual thought and language work in the brain. The paper outlines a theory of metaphor circuitry and discusses how everyday reason makes use of embodied metaphor circuitry.

A metaphor is a figure of speech that, for rhetorical effect, directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. It may provide (or obscure) clarity or identify hidden similarities between two ideas.

Metaphors are often compared with other types of figurative language, such as antithesis, hyperbole, metonymy and simile. One of the most commonly cited examples of a metaphor in English. In From Molecule to Metaphor, Jerome Feldman proposes a theory of language and thought that treats language not as an abstract symbol system but as a human biological ability that can be studied as a function of the brain, as vision and motor control are theory, he writes, is a "bridging theory" that works from extensive knowledge at two ends of a causal chain to explicate the.

An examination of metaphor in poetry as a microcosm of the human imagination—a way to understand the mechanisms of creativity. In The Spider's Thread, Keith Holyoak looks at metaphor as a microcosm of the creative imagination.

Holyoak, a psychologist and poet, draws on the perspectives of thinkers from the humanities—poets, philosophers, and critics—and from the sciences—psychologists.

Read this Business Essay and o other research documents. Metaphor-Organization as a Brain. Each week we learn more about metaphors and organizations. Of course, the metaphor that describes organizations as machine still.

In English literature, that would be considered a simile."A human brain is like a computer."Or it could be an understatement, considering the human brain is extremely powerful in ways a computer.

How the brain finds meaning in metaphor Date: April 2, Source: University of Arizona Summary: Whether you bend a rod or bend the rules, the brain processes the word 'bend' similarly, with the. Book review: ANDREW GOATLY, Washing the Brain. Metaphor and Hidden Ideology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, xvii + pp.

Book review: ANDREW GOATLY, Washing the Brain. Metaphor and Hidden Ideology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, xvii + pp Show all authors. Andreas Musolff. Andreas Musolff. Durham University See all articles by. The research on primary metaphors has intensified the study of metaphors in the brain.

Lakoff () suggest ed a “neural theory of metaphor”. In it, individual neurons in the brain. The brain is commonly referred to as a machine or a computer, a metaphor that can be traced back at least as far as Descartes. Many people find this metaphor compelling because both brains and computers receive input from the world, process that information, and produce outputs.

A human hears a sentence, comprehends it, and responds.Metaphor Simile Analogy and the Brain, Fox argues that the poetic function of language fulfils the human need to.

symbolize Metaphor simile and analogy provide examples of the ways in which. symbolic language can be used creatively The neural representations of these. processes therefore provide a means to determine the neurological basis.

There’s another domain of unique human skills, and neuroscientists are learning a bit about how the brain pulls it off. Consider the following from J. Ruth Gendler’s wonderful “The Book of Qualities,” a collection of “character sketches” of different qualities, emotions and attributes: Anxiety is .