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What is a balance schema?

 

Definition
 

A balance schema is a force schema that

 
  • provides an understanding of physical or metaphorical counteracting forces
  • is based on a prototypical schema consisting of countervailing forces acting on a target that is a

    • point
    • line, or
    • plane
  • is based on bodily experience, such as maintaining

    • erect posture
    • normal bodily states, such as temperature, and
  • may be applied metaphorically to provide an understanding of other experiences, such as balance of the visual field with respect to art.
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of balance schemata:
 
Generic
  A balance schema is a kind of
 
Source
 

Johnson 1987 74–75, 80, 85


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