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Bambini, Valentina; Canal, Paolo; Resta, Donatella; Grimaldi, Mirko – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
Several theoretical proposals tried to account for the meaning open-endedness of metaphors in literature and for the effortful process they trigger in readers. However, very few experiments have tackled the neurophysiological underpinnings of literary metaphor. Here we used Event-Related brain Potentials (ERPs) to explore the temporal dynamics of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Physiology, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Literature