Abstract Thoughts Prompt Literal Physical Responses

When people were asked to engage in a bit of mental time travel, and to recall past events or imagine future ones, participants’ bodies subliminally acted out the metaphors embedded in how we commonly conceptualized the flow of time. ... How we process information is related not just to our brains but to our entire body. We use every system available to us to come to a conclusion and make sense of what’s going on.

2010-02-01

 body time psychology thinking brain cognition manipulation

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