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Videos from the symposium on Fresh/New Perspectives on Abstract Concepts

TRAINCREASE online symposium 15-17 March 2021

2021.03.19 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Videos from the symposium are available on the Traincrease youtube channel: Playlist link here  with timestamps in the video descriptions. 


Full program of the symposium

Using abstract concepts (e.g., "freedom") is one of the most sophisticated abilities humans possess. In this conference, some of the leading scientists in the field proposed novel perspectives on abstract concepts, their acquisition, representation, and use. The first session was dedicated to the influence of inner speech and language on abstract concepts use and representation. The second session focused on novel interactive methods to investigate abstract concepts and on abstract concepts variability across cultures and languages. Finally, the third session addressed the role of sensorimotor and interoceptive, emotional, and metacognitive aspects on abstract concepts acquisition, representation, and use.  

The conference was organised by BALLAB – Body Action Language Lab, Sapienza University of Rome, together with the IMC (Aarhus University), University of Rome and University of Manchester, as part of the TRAINCREASE project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952324.


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