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Body language

By Drake Bennett
Globe Staff / September 27, 2009

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Metaphors show a connection between the physical and abstract worlds, but on their own they don’t tell us what causes what. Most researchers who study so-called embodied cognition argue that the prevalence of bodily metaphors and their power to shape our thinking without our awareness are evidence that human reason is largely a repurposing of the cognitive tools that evolved ... (Full article: 382 words)

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