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02.04.10 lec notes - 02.04.10 Image Schemas-break the...

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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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