Lecture by Prof. Stefano Cappa “Brain and meaning”
Prof. Stefano Cappa is from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
Lecture abstract: There are multiple approaches to the investigation of the representation of meaning in the brain(patient studies, functional imaging, neurophysiology). They all need to make reference to models of conceptual
knowledge, developed by cognitive psychologists, which make different predictions about the neurobiological
organization of this central aspect of cognition. Recently, the main debate has focused on the contrast between "embodied" versus amodal, symbol-based views for cognition. Stefano Cappa reviewed selected aspects of this debate, with a special emphasis on the role of neuropsychological evidence.