LanguageNews.net

Language & linguistics news from around the world • Updated daily • Relevant stories, selected by humans (not computers)

Share this site!

News Item

  • Feb 28, 2012
  • 03:14 PM

Hearing Metaphors Activates Brain Regions Involved in Sensory Experience

ScienceDaily
New brain imaging research reveals that a region of the brain important for sensing texture through touch, the parietal operculum, is also activated when someone listens to a sentence with a textural metaphor. The same region is not activated when a similar sentence expressing the meaning of the metaphor is heard.

Add comment

Will not be published or shared

Note: Comments will appear on the site only after they are approved.

Languages

Categories