Mapping the brain's metaphor circuitry: metaphorical thought in everyday reason

Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Dec 16;8:958. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00958. eCollection 2014.


An overview of the basics of metaphorical thought and language from the perspective of Neurocognition, the integrated interdisciplinary study of how conceptual thought and language work in the brain. The paper outlines a theory of metaphor circuitry and discusses how everyday reason makes use of embodied metaphor circuitry.

Keywords: conceptual metaphor theory; embodied cognition; neural circuitry.

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  • Review