Monthly Archives: February 2010

Abstract Thoughts Prompt Literal Physical Responses – NYTimes.com

“When we talk about time, we often use spatial metaphors like ‘I’m looking forward to seeing you’ or ‘I’m reflecting back on the past,’ ” said Lynden K. Miles, who conducted the study with his colleagues Louise K. Nind and C. Neil Macrae. “It was pleasing to us that we could take an abstract concept such as time and show that it was manifested in body movements.”
Abstract Thoughts Prompt Literal Physical Responses – NYTimes.com