Abstracts & Presentations





Anna Maria Borghi (University of Bologna)
From affordances to abstractness: An embodied and grounded perspective on language 

Angelo Cangelosi (Plymouth University)
Developmental Robotics for Embodied Language Learning 

Luciano Fadiga, Alessandro D'Ausilio (University of Ferrara; IIT, CTNSC@UniFe)
The common origins of language and action 

Katerina Pastra (CSRI, Athens)
Recursion all the way: in Language, Action and Semantic Association 

Friedemann Pulvermüller (Freie Universität Berlin)
Semantic grounding in mind and brain – is there an alternative? 

Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer (University of York)
Motor simulation induced by the semantic context modulates the relationship between action verbs and the perception of biological human movements  



Dorothee Beermann (NTNU, Trondheim)
Knowledge representation and Action in Language   

Leda Berio (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
Embodied Semantics and Abstract Concepts   

Christel Bidet-Ildei, Manuel Gimenes, Lucette Toussaint, Arnaud Badets (University of Poitiers)
Motor simulation induced by the semantic context modulates the relationship between action verbs and the perception of biological human movements   

Filippo Cavallo (Sant'Anna School of Advances Studies, Pisa)
Advances in robotics for active and healthy ageing 

Irene De Felice (University of Pisa)
Does language reflect affordances?   

Fabio Di Vincenzo1, Laura Desirée Di Paolo2, Giorgio Manzi1 (1Sapienza, Rome; 2University of Göttingen)
The role of technology and pedagogy in the evolution of language   

Max Garagnani (Freie Universität Berlin)
Conceptual grounding of language in action and perception: a neurocomputational model of the emergence of category specificity and semantic hubs   

Lorenzo Gregori (University of Florence)
A new IMAGACT data model to address the action verb translation challenge 

Lars Hellan (NTNU, Trondheim)
Modeling situation types in a multi-resource setting   

Monica Malvezzi (University of Siena)
Mapping human actions to robotic systems, a task based approach 

Massimo Moneglia (University of Florence)
How languages represent actions. Achievement and perspectives of the IMAGACT ontology 

Girish Nath Jha, Atul Kumar Ojha, Sharmin Muzaffar, Pitambar Behera (JNU, New Delhi)
Indo Aryan Languages on IMAGACT 

Alessandro Panunzi (University of Florence)
The basic issues of MODELACT project 

Tommaso Raso, Bruno Rocha (UFMG, Belo Horizonte)
Prosody and Pragmatic Constraints in (de)coding verbal actions   

Irene Russo (ILC-CNR, Pisa)
Disambiguating action verbs: the role of objects 

Marietta Sionti, Dirk Koester, Thomas Schack (Bielefeld University)
Correlation between manner/path languages and sensorimotor tasks   

Marco Tettamanti (San Raffaele Hospital, Milan)
Introduction to the Symposium "Grounding semantics in sensorimotor/experiential systems" 

Elena Tomasuolo, Daria Appetiti, Chiara Bonsignori, Cristiana Sanalitro, Virginia Volterra (ISTC-CNR, Rome)
Strategies of representation for action verbs in Italian Sign Language 

Miren Urteaga Aldalur, Itziar Laka (University of the Basque Country)
Syntax and the motor system: ERD of the mu wave during natural language syntactic processing 

Katharina Wendler (Bielefeld University)
Role Versus Action Mismatches In Situated Language Comprehension: A Blank Screen Study   



Sophie-Anne Beauprez (University of Poitiers)
Action verbs understanding are slowdown by sensorimotor restriction   

Lorenzo Gregori, Andrea Amelio Ravelli (University of Florence)
Multimedia content linking between IMAGACT and BabelNet ontologies 

Luigi Grisoni (Freie Universität Berlin)
Somatotopic semantic priming and prediction in the motor system 

Luisa Lugli, Elisa Scerrati, Roberto Nicoletti (University of Bologna)
A deceptive-training impacts a spatial-motor task 

Massimo Moneglia, Alessandro Panunzi, Lorenzo Gregori, Pan Yi (University of Florence)
Comparing action verbs across languages 

Maria Pozzi, Gionata Salvietti, Monica Malvezzi, Domenico Prattichizzo (University of Siena)
Simulating human and robotic hands using SynGrasp toolbox  

Elisa Scerrati, Luisa Lugli, Anna Maria Borghi, Roberto Nicoletti (University of Bologna)
Is the acoustic modality relevant for abstract concepts? An investigation with implicit measures 

Paola Vernillo (University of Florence)
Action verbs and metaphor processes