JBBS  Vol.4 No.10 , October 2014
Metaphorical Thinking and Information Processing Ability
Abstract: Practice of Metaphorical thinking in understanding given information promotes the communication of the two hemispheres by a bundle of connecting fibres, the corpus callosum at neo cortex level and through hippocampus at the level of limbic system. Hence, metaphorical thinking helps learners to make connections and develop patterns and relationships in parallel to the language as well as symbols relevant to the given information.
Cite this paper: Navaneedhan, C. and Kamalanabhan, T. (2014) Metaphorical Thinking and Information Processing Ability. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 4, 465-469. doi: 10.4236/jbbs.2014.410045.

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