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Common brain activation and connectivity patterns supporting the generation of creative uses and creative metaphors.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Neuropsychologia [Neuropsychologia] 2023 Mar 12; Vol. 181, pp. 108487. Date of Electronic Publication: 2023 Jan 17.


Abstract: Recent studies and reviews suggest that creative thinking is at least partly a domain-general cognitive ability, dependent on consistent patterns of brain activity including co-activation of the executive control and default mode networks. However, the...

Perplexity as a provocation: revisiting the role of metaphor as a 'place holder' for the potential of COVID-19 antibodies.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Medical humanities [Med Humanit] 2023 Mar; Vol. 49 (1), pp. 64-69. Date of Electronic Publication: 2022 May 30.


Abstract: This article revisits long-standing critiques of the role of metaphor in immunological discourse. Drawing on Alfred North Whitehead's speculative philosophy of organism, I focus on the use of metaphor to explain the process by which COVID-19 vaccine re...

Collective Memory: Metaphor or Real?

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Integrative psychological & behavioral science [Integr Psychol Behav Sci] 2023 Mar; Vol. 57 (1), pp. 189-204. Date of Electronic Publication: 2022 Mar 24.


Abstract: Collective memory researchers predominantly in the cultural and social sciences have commonly understood the concept of collective memory as a mere metaphor, as something not existing in itself as memory but useful only as a tool for referring to the w...

How do Humans Overcome Individual Computational Limitations by Working Together?

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Cognitive science [Cogn Sci] 2023 Jan; Vol. 47 (1), pp. e13232.

Abstract: Since the cognitive revolution, psychologists have developed formal theories of cognition by thinking about the mind as a computer. However, this metaphor is typically applied to individual minds. Humans rarely think alone; compared to other animals, h...

"More than conquerors": a qualitative analysis of war metaphors for patients with cancer.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer [Support Care Cancer] 2022 Dec 27; Vol. 31 (1), pp. 87. Date of Electronic Publication: 2022 Dec 27.

Abstract: Purpose: Meaning-making is fundamental to the cancer experience and communication within cancer care is saturated with metaphors. The objective of this study was to better understand the impact and function of war metaphors among patients with cancer.M...

Pathologies and the Healing of the soul: medical terms as metaphors in philosophy.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Medicine, health care, and philosophy [Med Health Care Philos] 2022 Dec; Vol. 25 (4), pp. 579-586. Date of Electronic Publication: 2022 Jul 18.


Abstract: This paper critically examines the metaphorical use of medical terms in philosophy. Three examples selected from distinct philosophical contexts demonstrate that such terms have been employed as metaphors both to describe the practice of philosophising...

The Language of Pain: Is There a Relationship Between Metaphor Use and Adjustment to Chronic Pain?

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) [Pain Med] 2022 Dec 01; Vol. 23 (12), pp. 2073-2084.

Abstract: Objective: Metaphor, frequently used in chronic pain, can function as a communicative tool, facilitating understanding and empathy from others. Previous research has demonstrated that specific linguistic markers exist for areas such as pain catastrophi...

The Garden and the Orchestra: Generative Metaphors for Conceptualizing the Complexities of Well-Being.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): International journal of environmental research and public health [Int J Environ Res Public Health] 2022 Nov 05; Vol. 19 (21). Date of Electronic Publication: 2022 Nov 05.

Abstract: Our understanding of well-being, and related concepts such as health and flourishing, is shaped by the metaphors through which we think about such ideas. Current dominant metaphors-including a pyramid, ladder, and continuum-all have various issues. As ...

Expectations for therapy in pediatric rehabilitation: reframing meaning through metaphor.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Disability and rehabilitation [Disabil Rehabil] 2022 Nov; Vol. 44 (23), pp. 7134-7144. Date of Electronic Publication: 2021 Oct 06.

Abstract: Purpose: To propose a holistic approach and an accompanying tool to facilitate conversations about expectations of therapy in pediatric rehabilitation based on meanings generated through metaphor.Methods: In this study, five parents and nine service pr...

Storylines, metaphors, and solutions in the work-readiness literature: A frame analysis.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Nurse education today [Nurse Educ Today] 2022 Dec; Vol. 119, pp. 105593. Date of Electronic Publication: 2022 Oct 11.


Abstract: Aim: To investigate how the literature frames the reported poor work-readiness of new graduate nurses and the solutions it recommends.Design: Critical frame analysis of work-readiness literature storylines.Methods: Deductive and inductive analysis of w...