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Unformatted text preview: 02.04.10 Image Schemas-break the spacial relations down to parts which were similar-1975 you could not describe these without talking about the body, (up, down) not objectively out there in the world-before enlightenment theory said all was objective -take the concept into path into has a goal which crosses the boundary-if you're trying to schematize you, you can write it down-example: container schema to goal cont interior cont interior reg sub-region-There is a body schema which is neurally realized ( topographic map of body in brain)-What makes it topographic is the neurons that are next to each other in your body are next to each other in the brain-How is this possible? chemical gradiance (different concentration of chemicals) that determine axonal growth-Why are maps important for image schemas? Given the body schema there is enough info to characterize above and below-mirror neurons: there is a paripersonal space; ex: if a bug is close to your skin they fire as if the bug...
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2010 for the course COGSCI 101 taught by Professor Lakoff during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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