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Where Action Meets Linguistic Meaning

Title: Where Action Meets Linguistic Meaning: Embodied Experience and Sentence Comprehension.
Name(s): Borreggine, Kristin L., author
Kaschak, Michael P., professor directing thesis
Kelley, Colleen M., committee member
Plant, Ashby E., committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: How is knowledge accessed when recognizing an object, understanding a concept, or comprehending a sentence? We look at the relationship between linguistic meaning and neural systems of perception and action. More specifically, we look at how these systems of perception and action are closely tied to sensorimotor experiences or bodily interactions with the world, and that these sensorimotor experiences are reactivated during the comprehension of sentences. We further investigated the specificity of the phenomena referred to as Action Sentence Compatibility Effect (ACE), which suggests that language processing affects planning and execution actions to investigate questions regarding the specificity of this motor compatibility effect. In three experiments we examine how the urgency of the action described in the sentences modulates the temporal specificity of both the perceptual and motor information necessary to plan and execute actions, the role perspective taking has in the comprehender's interpretation of the sentence, and establishing more precise time measures during the comprehender's preparation and execution of the motor response.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3515 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2007.
Date of Defense: September 6, 2007.
Keywords: ACE
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Michael P. Kaschak, Professor Directing Thesis; Colleen M. Kelley, Committee Member; Ashby E. Plant, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Borreggine, K. L. (2007). Where Action Meets Linguistic Meaning: Embodied Experience and Sentence Comprehension. Retrieved from