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Immersive Metaphoric Experiences for Well-Being

Project description

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.

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Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 212 933,76