The Link between Action and Language: Recent Findings and Future Perspectives

Claudia Repetto, Barbara Colombo, Giuseppe Riva

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This paper aims to present a critical review of studies focused on embodied cognition and, more specifically, on the relationship between language and action. A critical analysis of studies using methods such as TMS and fMRI will be presented, and results reported by the different studies will be discussed, both theoretically and methodologically. Then, in response to some inconsistency detected by the analysis of literature, Virtual Reality will be presented as a possible answer or enrichment for the study of this topic. Possible future research tracks and application are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-474
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • embodied language
  • functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • virtual reality (VR)


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