Andrea Flumini

Andrea Flumini
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Experimental Psychology and Physiology of Behaviour

PhD in Psychology

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Prior research on sound-symbolism has demonstrated the existence of sound-shape correspondences using ad hoc figures in double forced-choice paradigms. This led sound-symbolic skeptics to affirm that the reported effects were due to the properties of the figures shown or to the structure of the task used. In the present study, we hypothesized that...
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Studies on affordances typically focus on single objects. We investigated whether affordances are modulated by the context, defined by the relation between two objects and a hand. Participants were presented with pictures displaying two manipulable objects linked by a functional (knife-butter), a spatial (knife-coffee mug), or by no relation. They...
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In keeping with the idea that observing objects activates possible motor responses, several experiments revealed compatibility effects between the hand posture used to report a choice and some characteristics of the stimuli. The real-time dynamics of such compatibility effects are currently unknown. We tracked the time course of a categorization ex...
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Correlational evidence suggests that the experience of reading and writing in a certain direction is able to induce spatial biases at both low-level perceptuo-motor skills and high-level conceptual representations. However, in order to support a causal relationship, experimental evidence is required. In this study, we asked whether the direction of...
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Does reading and writing direction (RWD) influence the aesthetic appreciation of photography? Pérez González showed that nineteenth-century Iranian and Spanish professional photographers manifest lateral biases linked to RWD in their compositions. The present study aimed to test whether a population sample showed similar biases. Photographs with le...
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The mental representation of both time and number shows lateral spatial biases, which can be affected by habitual reading and writing direction. However, this effect is in place before children begin to read. One potential early cause is the experiences of looking at picture books together with a carer, as those images also follow the directionalit...
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The paper focuses on concepts and words referring to odors and to objects that have an odor. We argue that odors are an interesting object of study since they are evanescent, and since odor words do not refer to concrete and manipulable objects, but to scents evoked by objects. A second reason why odors are interesting is that some languages, as th...
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¿Cómo hacen contacto nuestros conceptos con las entidades del mundo exterior a las que se refieren? Harnad (1990) bautizó esta cuestión con el nombre de " Symbol Grounding Problem " , que podemos traducir con cierta dificultad como " el problema del anclaje de los símbolos ". Éste es, sin lugar a dudas, uno de los problemas centrales de la ciencia...
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Does the habitual reading and writing direction (RWD) affect the aesthetic appreciation of visual art? Pérez González (2012) showed that 19th century Iranian and Spanish professional photographers manifest lateral biases linked to RWD in their compositions. The present study aimed to test whether the general public shows similar biases, and under w...
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The existence of sound-to-shape correspondences has been demonstrated in the literature on sound-symbolism using double forced-choice paradigms and ad hoc figures. In two experiments, we tested if the sound-shape correspondence effect would be observed when participants were required to name one by one figures of every-day entities. Additionally, a...
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Is the direction of the script able to cause spatial biases in the mental models that understanders build when listening to language? In order to answer this question, we manipulated experimentally the experience of reading a script with different directionalities. Spanish monolinguals read either normal (left-to-right), mirror reversed (right-to-l...
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Substantial evidence suggests that conceptual processing of manipulable objects is associated with potentiation of action. Such data have been viewed as evidence that objects are recognized via access to action features. Many objects, however, are associated with multiple actions. For example, a kitchen timer may be clenched with a power grip to mo...
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The TIME IS SPACE metaphor consists in the use of a spatial mental time line (either left-right or front-back) to represent time. One of the issues still to be resolved is whether these space-time mappings can be automatically activated independently from the goals of the task. Prior attempts to settle this issue have failed to match adequately the...
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Prior research has linked visual perception of tools with plausible motor strategies. Thus, observing a tool activates the putative action-stream, including the left posterior parietal cortex. Observing a hand functionally grasping a tool involves the inferior frontal cortex. However, tool-use movements are performed in a contextual and grasp speci...
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Four experiments (E1-E2-E3-E4) investigated whether different acquisition modalities lead to the emergence of differences typically found between concrete and abstract words, as argued by the words as tools (WAT) proposal. To mimic the acquisition of concrete and abstract concepts, participants either manipulated novel objects or observed groups of...
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Le scienze del linguaggio contemporanee hanno accettato il convenzionalismo. Una prospettiva alternativa suggerisce che la forma fisica delle parole può intrattenere una relazione non arbitraria con il significato indicato, secondo un processo detto simbolismo fonetico. La conferma empirica che lo sviluppo linguistico è supportato da processi fonet...
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In this article I propose to near a philosophical approach focused on the objective aspects of language to one based on the biologically derived epistemology drawn by the Neurosciences. This is made through the genetic/genealogic investigation of speech pursued by Maurice Merleau-Ponty. His phenomenology has re-introduced the body into the contempo...

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