Visual metaphor comprehension: an fMRI study

- Batsak, B. and Orlov, O. (2018) Visual metaphor comprehension: an fMRI study In: 30th European congress of radiology, February 28–March 4, c. Vienna, Austria.

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Abstract

This work presents the results of an empirical fMRI study of understanding metaphorical images. We performed BOLD scans of 20 healthy participants in a block-design experiment. The results of mixed effects analysis showed activation patterns in somatosensory association cortical areas in both hemispheres. Also recruited were the right inferior frontal gyrus; left supramarginal and medial temporal gyri; and several zones in the hippocampal area. Thus neural processing of visual metaphors contralaterally mirrors the findings of verbal metaphor comprehension studies and supports the hypothesis that semantic system is transmodal and represented bilaterally, but with some graded functional hemispheric specialization.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Keywords: perception, semantic network, metaphor, fmri, visual stimuli, art
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 6 Applied Sciences. Medicine. Technology > 61 Medical sciences
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 7 The Arts. Recreation. Entertainment. Architecture.
Divisions: Mykola Yarmachenko Institute of special education and psychology of National academy of educational sciences of Ukraine > Department of psychological and pedagogical support of children with special needs
Depositing User: Oleg Orlov
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2018 18:49
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 05:28
URI: http://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/711535

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