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  1. Grasping the Pain: Motor Resonance with Dangerous Affordances.Filomena Anelli, Anna M. Borghi & Roberto Nicoletti - 2012 - Consciousness and Cognition 21 (4):1627-1639.
    Two experiments, one on school-aged children and one on adults, explored the mechanisms underlying responses to an image prime followed by graspable objects that were, in certain cases, dangerous. Participants were presented with different primes and objects representing two risk levels . The task required that a natural/artifact categorization task be performed by pressing different keys. In both adults and children graspable objects activated a facilitating motor response, while dangerous objects evoked aversive affordances, generating an interference-effect. Both children and adults (...)
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    Grasping Language – A Short Story on Embodiment☆.Doreen Jirak, Mareike M. Menz, Giovanni Buccino, Anna M. Borghi & Ferdinand Binkofski - 2010 - Consciousness and Cognition 19 (3):711-720.
    The new concept of embodied cognition theories has been enthusiastically studied by the cognitive sciences, by as well as such disparate disciplines as philosophy, anthropology, neuroscience, and robotics. Embodiment theory provides the framework for ongoing discussions on the linkage between “low” cognitive processes as perception and “high” cognition as language processing and comprehension, respectively. This review gives an overview along the lines of argumentation in the ongoing debate on the embodiment of language and employs an ALE meta-analysis to illustrate and (...)
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    Stable and Variable Affordances Are Both Automatic and Flexible.Anna M. Borghi & Lucia Riggio - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
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    Learning to Manipulate and Categorize in Human and Artificial Agents.Giuseppe Morlino, Claudia Gianelli, Anna M. Borghi & Stefano Nolfi - 2015 - Cognitive Science 39 (1):39-64.
    This study investigates the acquisition of integrated object manipulation and categorization abilities through a series of experiments in which human adults and artificial agents were asked to learn to manipulate two-dimensional objects that varied in shape, color, weight, and color intensity. The analysis of the obtained results and the comparison of the behavior displayed by human and artificial agents allowed us to identify the key role played by features affecting the agent/environment interaction, the relation between category and action development, and (...)
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    God: Do I Have Your Attention?Lorenza S. Colzato, Ilja van Beest, Wery P. M. van den Wildenberg, Claudia Scorolli, Shirley Dorchin, Nachshon Meiran, Anna M. Borghi & Bernhard Hommel - 2010 - Cognition 117 (1):87-94.
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  6. Walking Boosts Your Performance in Making Additions and Subtractions.Filomena Anelli, Luisa Lugli, Giulia Baroni, Anna M. Borghi & Roberto Nicoletti - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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    Kids Observing Other Kids' Hands: Visuomotor Priming in Children.Marco Tullio Liuzza, Annalisa Setti & Anna M. Borghi - 2012 - Consciousness and Cognition 21 (1):383-392.
    We investigated motor resonance in children using a priming paradigm. Participants were asked to judge the weight of an object shortly primed by a hand in an action-related posture or a non action-related one . The hand prime could belong to a child or to an adult. We found faster response times when the object was preceded by a grasp hand posture . More crucially, participants were faster when the prime was a child’s hand, suggesting that it could belong to (...)
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    Religion and Action Control: Faith-Specific Modulation of the Simon Effect but Not Stop-Signal Performance.Bernhard Hommel, Lorenza S. Colzato, Claudia Scorolli, Anna M. Borghi & Wery P. M. van den Wildenberg - 2011 - Cognition 120 (2):177-185.
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    The Embodied Mind Extended: Using Words as Social Tools.Anna M. Borghi, Claudia Scorolli, Daniele Caligiore, Gianluca Baldassarre & Luca Tummolini - 2013 - Frontiers in Psychology 4.
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  10. Keep Away From Danger: Dangerous Objects in Dynamic and Static Situations.Filomena Anelli, Roberto Nicoletti, Roberto Bolzani & Anna M. Borghi - 2013 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.
  11. Words as Tools and the Problem of Abstract Words Meanings.Anna M. Borghi & Felice Cimatti - 2009 - In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. pp. 31--2304.
     
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    A Marriage is an Artefact and Not a Walk That We Take Together: An Experimental Study on the Categorization of Artefacts. [REVIEW]Corrado Roversi, Anna M. Borghi & Luca Tummolini - 2013 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 4 (3):527-542.
    Artefacts are usually understood in contrast with natural kinds and conceived as a unitary kind. Here we propose that there is in fact a variety of artefacts: from the more concrete to the more abstract ones. Moreover, not every artefact is able to fulfil its function thanks to its physical properties: Some artefacts, particularly what we call “institutional” artefacts, are symbolic in nature and require a system of rules to exist and to fulfil their function. Adopting a standard method to (...)
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  13. The Body and the Fading Away of Abstract Concepts and Words: A Sign Language Analysis.Anna M. Borghi, Olga Capirci, Gabriele Gianfreda & Virginia Volterra - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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    Are Abstract Action Words Embodied? An fMRI Investigation at the Interface Between Language and Motor Cognition.Katrin Sakreida, Claudia Scorolli, Mareike M. Menz, Stefan Heim, Anna M. Borghi & Ferdinand Binkofski - 2013 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.
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    Can Object Affordances Impact on Human Social Learning of Tool Use?Pierre O. Jacquet, Alessia Tessari, Ferdinand Binkofski & Anna M. Borghi - 2012 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (4):227-228.
    The author describes and sociocognitive skills that he argues as being necessary for tool use. We propose that those skills could be based on simpler detection systems humans could share with other animal tool users. More specifically, we discuss the impact of object affordances on the understanding and the social learning of tool use.
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    Action and Language Integration: From Humans to Cognitive Robots.Anna M. Borghi & Angelo Cangelosi - 2014 - Topics in Cognitive Science 6 (3):344-358.
    The topic is characterized by a highly interdisciplinary approach to the issue of action and language integration. Such an approach, combining computational models and cognitive robotics experiments with neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and linguistic approaches, can be a powerful means that can help researchers disentangle ambiguous issues, provide better and clearer definitions, and formulate clearer predictions on the links between action and language. In the introduction we briefly describe the papers and discuss the challenges they pose to future research. We identify (...)
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    Disentangling the Sense of Ownership From the Sense of Fairness.Luca Tummolini, Claudia Scorolli & Anna M. Borghi - 2013 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (1):101-102.
    Both evolutionary and developmental research indicate that humans are adapted to respecting property rights, independently (and possibly orthogonally) of considerations of fairness. We offer evidence from psychological experiments suggesting that enforcing one's rights and respecting others' possessions are basic cognitive mechanisms automatically activated and grounded in humans' sensory-motor system. This may entail an independent motivation that is more profound than considerations of fairness and impartiality.
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    Which Body for Embodied Cognition? Affordance and Language Within Actual and Perceived Reaching Space.Ettore Ambrosini, Claudia Scorolli, Anna M. Borghi & Marcello Costantini - 2012 - Consciousness and Cognition 21 (3):1551-1557.
    The mental representation of one’s own body does not necessarily correspond to the physical body. For instance, a dissociation between perceived and actual reach-ability has been shown, that is, individuals perceive that they can reach objects that are out of grasp. We presented participants with 3D pictures of objects located at four different distances, namely near-reaching space, actual-reaching space, perceived-reaching space and non-reaching space. Immediately after they were presented with function, manipulation, observation or pointing verbs and were required to judge (...)
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    Body Image and Body Schema: The Shared Representation of Body Image and the Role of Dynamic Body Schema in Perspective and Imitation.Alessia Tessari & Anna M. Borghi - 2007 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (2):221-222.
    Our commentary addresses two issues that are not developed enough in the target article. First, the model does not clearly address the distinction among external objects, external body parts, and internal bodies. Second, the authors could have discussed further the role of body schema with regard to its dynamic character, and its role in perspective and in imitation.
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    Meaning and Motor Actions: Artificial Life and Behavioral Evidence.Domenico Parisi, Anna M. Borghi, Andrea Di Ferdinando & Giorgio Tsiotas - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (2):139-140.
    Mirror neurons may play a role in representing not only signs but also their meaning. Because actions are the only aspect of behavior that are inter-individually accessible, interpreting meanings in terms of actions might explain how meanings can be shared. Behavioral evidence and artificial life simulations suggest that seeing objects or processing words referring to objects automatically activates motor actions.
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    The Modality-Switch Effect: Visually and Aurally Presented Prime Sentences Activate Our Senses.Elisa Scerrati, Giulia Baroni, Anna M. Borghi, Renata Galatolo, Luisa Lugli & Roberto Nicoletti - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    TRoPICALS: A Computational Embodied Neuroscience Model of Compatibility Effects.Daniele Caligiore, Anna M. Borghi, Domenico Parisi & Gianluca Baldassarre - 2010 - Psychological Review 117 (4):1188-1228.
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    Verb Concepts From Affordances.Sinan Kalkan, Nilgün Dag, Onur Yürüten, Anna M. Borghi & Erol Şahin - 2014 - Interaction Studies 15 (1):1-37.
    In this paper, we investigate how the interactions of a robot with its environment can be used to create concepts that are typically represented by verbs in language. Towards this end, we utilize the notion of affordances to argue that verbs typically refer to the generation of a specific type of effect rather than a specific type of action. Then, we show how a robot can form these concepts through interactions with the environment and how humans can use these concepts (...)
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    Verb Concepts From Affordances.Sinan Kalkan, Nilgün Dag, Onur Yürüten, Anna M. Borghi & Erol Şahin - 2014 - Interaction Studiesinteraction Studies Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems 15 (1):1-37.
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  25. Abstract Concepts and Aging: An Embodied and Grounded Perspective.Anna M. Borghi & Annalisa Setti - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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  26. Commentary: Weighty Data: Importance Information Influences Estimated Weight of Digital Information Storage Devices.Anna M. Borghi - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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  27. Square Bananas, Blue Horses: The Relative Weight of Shape and Color in Concept Recognition and Representation.Claudia Scorolli & Anna M. Borghi - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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