TY - JOUR

T1 - The role of perceptual and action effector strength of graphs and bases of mathematical metaphors in the metaphorical processing of mathematical concepts

AU - Khatin-Zadeh, Omid

AU - Farsani, Danyal

AU - Hu, Jiehui

AU - Marmolejo-Ramos, Fernando

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2023 Khatin-Zadeh, Farsani, Hu and Marmolejo-Ramos.

PY - 2023/1/1

Y1 - 2023/1/1

N2 - Metaphors that describe an abstract concept in terms of a motion concept are widely used to enhance our understanding of abstract concepts. These metaphors are used not only in our daily language but also in learning mathematics. As an example, in the process of understanding the abstract representation of a mathematical concept, a graphical representation may play the role of a mediatory domain. This graphical representation could have a high degree of perceptual and action effector strength. This is particularly the case when a gestures (as a motion) is used to depict the graphical representation. After looking at this example, we discuss perceptual and action effector strength of the base domains of several mathematical metaphors that describe mathematical concepts in terms of spatial and motion concepts. Then, based on the data in the Lancaster Sensorimotor Norms, it is suggested that high degrees of perceptual and action effector strength of the base domains of these metaphors play an important role in the grounding of abstract mathematical concepts in the physical environment.

AB - Metaphors that describe an abstract concept in terms of a motion concept are widely used to enhance our understanding of abstract concepts. These metaphors are used not only in our daily language but also in learning mathematics. As an example, in the process of understanding the abstract representation of a mathematical concept, a graphical representation may play the role of a mediatory domain. This graphical representation could have a high degree of perceptual and action effector strength. This is particularly the case when a gestures (as a motion) is used to depict the graphical representation. After looking at this example, we discuss perceptual and action effector strength of the base domains of several mathematical metaphors that describe mathematical concepts in terms of spatial and motion concepts. Then, based on the data in the Lancaster Sensorimotor Norms, it is suggested that high degrees of perceptual and action effector strength of the base domains of these metaphors play an important role in the grounding of abstract mathematical concepts in the physical environment.

KW - action effector strength

KW - embodiment

KW - mathematical concepts

KW - mathematical metaphors

KW - perceptual strength

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85168628729&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1178095

DO - 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1178095

M3 - Artículo

AN - SCOPUS:85168628729

SN - 1664-1078

VL - 14

JO - Frontiers in Psychology

JF - Frontiers in Psychology

M1 - 1178095

ER -