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Hearing Metaphors Activates Brain Regions Involved in Sensory Experience


February 7, 2012

image showing regions of the brain New brain imaging research reveals that a region of the brain important for sensing texture through touch, the parietal operculum, is also activated when someone listens to a sentence with a textural metaphor. The same region is not activated when a similar sentence expressing the meaning of the metaphor is heard. Full Story

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