Body Specificity Hpothesis: Different Bodies Develop Correspondingly Different Brains and Minds
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- body-specificity hypothesis (BSH); concepts; embodied cognition; handedness
This electronic document is a “live” template. In the current research of cognitive psychology, the field of embodied cognition has become an important part of cognitive science. The introduction of the body-specific hypothesis adds important pieces to the puzzle of the theoretical structure of embodied cognition. The body-specific hypothesis (Casasanto, 2009) suggests that the content of our mind depends to a great extent on our body structure. In this article, we reviewed studies for neurological and brain imaging and behavioral evidence to support the body-specific hypothesis based on the hands and other body parts including foot laterality, general fluency and pain perception. In terms of handedness, we mainly focused on the perspective of action verbs, action and emotion valence, approach motivation and motor control, visuospatial attention and metaphor explanation. In terms of some studies, though did not mention the body specific theory explicitly, they provided supportive results towards the theory. For evidence of other parts of the body, we try to find the relationship between metaphors and other body experiences other than handedness, so as to expand the boundaries of the body specificity hypothesis. While providing evidence for the body specificity hypothesis (BSH), we also try to prove that the body experience influences human cognition through the above content, that is, cognition is embodied. Additionally, we also offered possible research directions for the further exploration and application of the hypothesis, including cross-cultural examination, motivational or emotional factors, and the effect of neuro abnormality.
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TY - CONF AU - Quan Tang AU - Tingjun Li AU - Junyan Fang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/24 TI - Body Specificity Hpothesis: Different Bodies Develop Correspondingly Different Brains and Minds BT - Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 198 EP - 206 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211220.034 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211220.034 ID - Tang2021 ER -