It is known that concepts with similar attributes (color, shape... Etc.) are represented in a similar manner in the brain. However, is there any evidence of abstract relations, such as the as causal relation between two events are also represented in similar manners?

For a example, the relation between a switch and a light (wherein the tilting of the switch causes the light to turn on), should have the same representation as a knob and a light (wherein the turning of the knob causes the light to turn on).

What experimental setup could be used to test this with fMRI?

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    $\begingroup$ I have been informed that experiments are currently being run investigating this. I'll answer this question once the results are published. $\endgroup$ – Seanny123 Jun 23 '16 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ While you're at it, could you also elaborate a little more on the question? It is not entirely clear to me yet. $\endgroup$ – Robin Kramer Jun 24 '16 at 14:11
  • $\begingroup$ @RobinKramer is it better now? $\endgroup$ – Seanny123 Jun 26 '16 at 3:21
  • $\begingroup$ Hi Seanny, is there any update on the research? I'm rather interested now :) $\endgroup$ – Robin Kramer Nov 22 '16 at 17:27
  • $\begingroup$ @RobinKramer unfortunately none that I know of... This might remain unanswered for some time. $\endgroup$ – Seanny123 Nov 23 '16 at 4:16

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