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The role of perception in conceptual processing


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Šetić, Mia. (2016). The role of perception in conceptual processing. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij psihologije) [mentor Domijan, Dražen].

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One of the central issues in cognitive science is to understand how conceptual knowledge is represented in the mind. According to the theory of perceptual symbol systems, knowledge is grounded in modality-specific systems for perception, action and emotion. Perceptual experiences are stored in memory and they can be reactivated during conceptual processing via perceptual simulation. Important criticism of the theory is that it can explain understanding of concrete concepts because it is easy to visualize their referent objects but it is not clear how abstract concepts are processed and whether perceptual variables affect their understanding also. Aim of this research was to examine whether numerical concepts are grounded in perception.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arithmetic, Numbers, Perception, Perceptual Simulation, Conceptual Knowledge
Subjects: Psychology > Opća psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Domijan, Dražen
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij psihologije
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 12:25
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 12:25

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