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Brain Lang. 2005 May;93(2):140-51.

Conceptual information on objects' locations.

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Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy. annamaria.borghi@unibo.it

Abstract

According to traditional views, basic and subordinate concepts elicit perceptual information, superordinate concepts abstract information. Two experiments showed that also superordinate concepts activate perceptual and contextual information. In Experiment 1 participants evaluated the adequacy of Scene- and Object-like locations ascribed to basic and superordinate concepts. Superordinate concepts were judged faster when paired with Scene-like locations, where many exemplars can coexist, than with Object-like locations. The results were replicated and extended in the second experiment with a location production task. Theoretical accounts for the results are discussed.

PMID:
15781302
DOI:
10.1016/j.bandl.2004.09.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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