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Sensory-Motor Grounding of Semantic Representation

We study whether, what, how and when words and signs (in British Sign Language) evoke sensory-motor experiences.

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Key References

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Ostarek, M. Vigliocco G. (in press). Reading “sky” and seeing a cloud: On the relevance of events for perceptual simulation. JEP:LMC.

Meteyard, L., Zokaei, N., Bahrami, B. & Vigliocco, G. (2008). Now you see it: visual motion interferes with lexical decision on motion words. Current Biology, 18(17) R732-733.

Siri, S., Tettamanti, M., Cappa, S. Della Rosa, P., Saccuman, C., Scifo, P. & Vigliocco, G. (2008). The neural substrate of naming events. Cerebral Cortex, 18, 171-177.

Vinson, D., Perniss, P., Fox, N. Vigliocco, G. (in press). Action-Sentence Compatibility in Sign Language? A study of British Sign Language

Speed, L. & Vigliocco, G. (2014). Eye Movements Reveal the Dynamic Simulation of Speed in Language. Cognitive Science. 38, 367-382.