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How Metaphorical Thinking Influence Information Processing Ability: A Study using EEG Technique | Abstract
International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology

International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology
Open Access

ISSN: 2469-9837

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Abstract

How Metaphorical Thinking Influence Information Processing Ability: A Study using EEG Technique

Navaneedhan G and Kamalanabhan TJ

Metaphorical thinking is a soft thinking technique connecting two different universes of meaning. The human mind tends to look for similarities. Human cognition is conscious as well as sub-conscious, concrete as well as abstract, intuitive enabling an individual to process knowledge, attention, memory, problem solving, decision making, reasoning, computation etc. through the senses they perceive. Hence, metaphorical thinking acts as a catalyst to promote all these processes mentioned. The present study is focused to find out the influence of metaphorical thinking amounting to neuronal activity in the prefrontal regions of the brain where most of the learning takes place. The present study is designed by recording the EEG data while the teachers were asked to read the metaphorical thinking statements incorporated in the lesson plan. Metaphorical thinking promotes active thinking in the subjects though thinking is always an integral activity of the living brain.

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