According to embodied cognition theory, our physical embodiment influences how we conceptualize entities, whether natural or supernatural. In serving central explanatory roles, supernatural entities (e.g., God) are represented implicitly as having unordinary properties that nevertheless do not violate our sensorimotor interactions with the physical world. We conjecture that other supernatural entities are similarly represented in explanatory contexts.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
|State||Published - Dec 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Behavioral Neuroscience