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NOTE: The examples-page for this metaphor (started 5 Sep 2012) excludes the main special case of it, namely Cognizing as Seeing.


COPYRIGHT: John Barnden, 1997. This page of the databank may be freely copied for non-commercial research/instructional use provided this copyright notice is included.



DESCRIPTION OF METAPHOR:

Cognizing as Physically Sensing

Under this metaphor, thinking, believing, understanding, or other cognitive activities/states are portrayed as physically sensing, in some form (or as the ability to physically sense).


MOST COMMON SPECIAL CASE:

Cognizing as Seeing


SOME OTHER SPECIAL CASES:

Cognizing as Smelling is a special case that is not very common compared to Cognizing as Seeing. It is manifested in sentences like ``Things didn't smell right to Kevin.'' There is is currently no databank description-page or examples-page for this metaphor.

Another special case, Cognizing as Being Touched, is quite common, and is a special case also of Ideas as External Entities. Manifestations of Cognizing as Being Touched are currently included in the Ideas as External Entities examples-page of the databank.

The special case Cognizing as Hearing [no databank pages] is evident in sentences like ``It sounds a good idea to me.''


OVERLAPS WITH:

Ideas as External Entities

See above for the reason.




Last modified 5 september 2012