IMSquared: Interactive metaphoric experiences for well-being
Our thoughts are often metaphorical and can influence our behaviour and emotions. This is in accord with cognitive science research and conceptual metaphor theory showing that abstract thinking is grounded in physical experience. Various spatial metaphors are associated with our conception of health and wellness. However, there is lack of systematic research on modelling metaphorical mapping and its reflections on the body. The EU-funded IMSquared project will fill this gap by providing a repository of interactive metaphoric experiences (IMMEs) aimed at restoring mental and physical wellness in tandem. It will also provide a brain-body-media computer interface and toolkit to extract features with therapeutic potential. Together these advances will lead to a deeper understanding of the role of interactive metaphor in recovery, particularly in the treatment of depression during neurorehabilitation and physical therapy.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology/neuroscience/cognitive neuroscience
Call for proposal
See other projects for this call