Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021)

The Challenge that Abstract Concepts Pose for Simulation-based Theories

Authors
Hecun Liu1, *, Bolin Yang2
1School of Human Health Science, Purdue university, West lafayette, Indiana 47907, United States.
2School of Mary Star of the Sea, 2500 N. Taper Ave. San Pedro, California, 90731, United Sates.
*Corresponding author Email: liu3166@purdue.edu by11835@marystarhigh.com
Corresponding Author
Hecun Liu
Available Online 24 December 2021.
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.211220.102How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Embodied cognition; Emotion; Abstract concept
Abstract

According to recent studies on embodied cognition, we believe that cognitive activities of the brain are closely related to people’s modality-specific area, non-modality-specific area, and people’s perceptual-motor experience. To better understand how people relate abstract concepts to real experiences, we analyze the metaphorical hypothesis, the situational hypothesis, and the affective false correlation studies. We find that both the metaphor hypothesis and the situational hypothesis have some limitations. In addition, we have found that emotions contribute to the understanding of abstract concepts. So we further discuss and analyze the emotion hypothesis. Finally, we conclude that abstract concepts cannot be fully understood by relying on a single method; Instead, the interplay of metaphors, situations, and emotions helps shape people’s existing perceptions. Overall, this work provides people new insights into understanding the relationship between abstract concepts and human experience. The study also sheds light on how diverse the brain is in understanding things.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
24 December 2021
ISBN
10.2991/assehr.k.211220.102
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.211220.102How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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