5 Things You Didn't Know About The Cognitive Processing Of Figurative Language
Though the literal may be the rudimentary, skin and bones of human communication, what would language be without abstraction? The vividness and versatility of our vernacular undoubtedly arises from our linguistic palette of metaphorical phrases. What are the neuroanatomical foundations for the brain's differentiation between the literal and the nonliteral? Why do we comprehend these utterances differently, and what are the implications of this difference for the study of cognitive science?