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A Facilitatory Effect of Perceptual Incongruity on Target-Source Matching in Pictorial Metaphors of Chinese Advertising : EEG Evidence (2020)


Cao, Shuo; Wang, Yanzhang; Wang, Huili; Chen, Hongjun; Zhang, Guanghui; Kritikos, Ada (2020). A Facilitatory Effect of Perceptual Incongruity on Target-Source Matching in Pictorial Metaphors of Chinese Advertising : EEG Evidence. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 16 (1), 1-12. DOI: 10.5709/acp-0279-z


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All authors or editors: Cao, Shuo; Wang, Yanzhang; Wang, Huili; Chen, Hongjun; Zhang, Guanghui; Kritikos, Ada

Journal or series: Advances in Cognitive Psychology

eISSN: 1895-1171

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 16

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 1-12

Publisher: University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw

Publication country: Poland

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5709/acp-0279-z

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/69007


Abstract

Using evoked response potentials, we investigated the implicit detection of incongruity during target-source matching in pictorial metaphors of Chinese advertising. Participants saw an image of a product (the target in a visual metaphorical relationship), and then made a same-different judgment in response to a second image (the source in a visual metaphorical relationship) which was (in)congruous to the first image in terms of shape and/or function. We collected behavioral (button-press reaction time and accuracy), and neural (N270, delta and theta band activity) measures. The time-frequency analysis showed faster processing of incongruous visual information. Moreover, shape and conceptual incongruity were associated with increased N270 amplitude as well as delta (1-3 Hz) and theta (4-8 Hz) band power. Noticeably, compared with conceptual incongruity, shape incongruity evoked a larger N270 amplitude and stronger delta and theta band oscillation. In addition, the average topographical analysis revealed a frontal and central distribution of the power activity. The analysis of attitudes towards the advertising metaphor pictures also proved the supportive role played by incongruity. In conclusion, incongruity facilitates target-source matching in pictorial metaphors of Chinese advertising. The findings obtained from the study are important to metaphor designs of advertising pictures.


Keywords: perceptual psychology; visual perceptions; advertising; metaphors

Free keywords: target-source matching; advertising pictorial metaphor


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Reporting Year: 2020

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