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    Metaphorical Accounting: How Framing the Federal Budget Like a Household's Affects Voting Intentions.Paul H. Thibodeau & Stephen J. Flusberg - 2017 - Cognitive Science 41 (S5):1168-1182.
    Political discourse is saturated with metaphor, but evidence for the persuasive power of this language has been hard to come by. We addressed this issue by investigating whether voting intentions were affected by implicit mappings suggested by a metaphorically framed message, drawing on a real-world example of political rhetoric about the federal budget. In the first experiment, the federal budget was framed as similar to or different from a household budget, though the information participants received was identical in both conditions. (...)
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    War Metaphors in Public Discourse.Stephen J. Flusberg, Teenie Matlock & Paul H. Thibodeau - 2018 - Metaphor and Symbol 33 (1):1-18.
    War metaphors are ubiquitous in discussions of everything from political campaigns to battles with cancer to wars against crime, drugs, poverty, and even salad. Why are warfare metaphors so common, and what are the potential benefits and costs to using them to frame important social and political issues? We address these questions in a detailed case study by reviewing the empirical literature on the subject and by advancing our own theoretical account of the structure and function of war metaphors in (...)
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    Compound Words Reflect Cross‐Culturally Shared Bodily Metaphors.Kevin J. Holmes, Stephen J. Flusberg & Paul H. Thibodeau - 2018 - Cognitive Science 42 (8):3071-3082.
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    The Depression Schema: How Labels, Features, and Causal Explanations Affect Lay Conceptions of Depression.Paul H. Thibodeau, Mira J. Fein, Elizabeth S. Goodbody & Stephen J. Flusberg - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Massive Redeployment or Distributed Modularity?Alexia Toskos Dils & Stephen J. Flusberg - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (4):292-293.
    In distinguishing itself from other distributed approaches to cognition, Anderson's theory of neural reuse is susceptible to some of the same criticisms that have been leveled at modular approaches. Specifically, neural reuse theories state that: (1) the of a given brain circuit is fixed, rather than shaped by its input, and (2) that high-level cognitive behaviors can be cleanly mapped onto a specific set of brain circuits in a non-contextualized manner.
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    Environmental Inversion Effects in Face Perception.Nicolas Davidenko & Stephen J. Flusberg - 2012 - Cognition 123 (3):442-447.
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