chapter  5
Motor measures of embodiment: The case of number concepts
ByClaudia Gianelli, Martin H. Fischer
Pages 13

At its core, embodied cognition postulates that our conceptual knowledge remains associated with the sensory and motor features that were present during its acquisition. This postulate implies that quantitative object features, such as their size or mass, and the intensity of their associated actions, such as their spatial scale and speed, should activate each other, thereby establishing tight and bi-directional links between sensory and motor processing as an obligatory part of cognition.