Metaphors Make Brains Touchy Feely – ScienceNOW

Researchers have found that textural metaphors—phrases such as “soft-hearted"—turn on a part of the brain that’s important to the sense of touch.

In other words, a metaphor triggers both the language part of the brain and the perceptual part of the brain that deals with softness/touch as a physical property. 

Metaphors Make Brains Touchy Feely – ScienceNOW

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s