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Table 2. 

Questions from the Shape Retrieval Task that Participants Performed while Undergoing fMRI

List of Questions for Experiment 1
Could you cut something with a CHULGE? 
**Could you poke a hole with a CHULGE? 
Could you roll a CHULGE down a hill? 
Could you use a CHULGE as a weapon? 
Does a CHULGE have corners? 
**If you flipped a CHULGE over, would it stand up straight? 
**Is a CHULGE bulging? 
Is a CHULGE bumpy? 
**Is a CHULGE cubic? 
Is a CHULGE flimsy? 
Is a CHULGE fragile? 
Is a CHULGE made up of smaller parts? 
Is a CHULGE rounded? 
Is a CHULGE sharp? 
Is a CHULGE symmetrical? 
**Is a CHULGE tied together? 
Would a CHULGE be easy to wrap up (e.g., as a present)? 
Would you be able to spin a CHULGE? 
Would you call a CHULGE curved? 
**Would you consider a CHULGE to be flat? 
 
List of Replacement Questions for Experiment 2 
**Could you poke a hole in a piece of paper with a SPOON? 
**Does a SPOON have any protrusions from its main body? 
**If you flipped a SPOON upside down, would it stand up straight? 
**Is a SPOON smooth? 
**Is a SPOON square? 
**Would you be able to pinch a SPOON with two fingers? 
List of Questions for Experiment 1
Could you cut something with a CHULGE? 
**Could you poke a hole with a CHULGE? 
Could you roll a CHULGE down a hill? 
Could you use a CHULGE as a weapon? 
Does a CHULGE have corners? 
**If you flipped a CHULGE over, would it stand up straight? 
**Is a CHULGE bulging? 
Is a CHULGE bumpy? 
**Is a CHULGE cubic? 
Is a CHULGE flimsy? 
Is a CHULGE fragile? 
Is a CHULGE made up of smaller parts? 
Is a CHULGE rounded? 
Is a CHULGE sharp? 
Is a CHULGE symmetrical? 
**Is a CHULGE tied together? 
Would a CHULGE be easy to wrap up (e.g., as a present)? 
Would you be able to spin a CHULGE? 
Would you call a CHULGE curved? 
**Would you consider a CHULGE to be flat? 
 
List of Replacement Questions for Experiment 2 
**Could you poke a hole in a piece of paper with a SPOON? 
**Does a SPOON have any protrusions from its main body? 
**If you flipped a SPOON upside down, would it stand up straight? 
**Is a SPOON smooth? 
**Is a SPOON square? 
**Would you be able to pinch a SPOON with two fingers? 

“Chulge” and “spoon” here are example items—we asked the same list of 20 questions of all 12 object categories in each experiment. The lists differ slightly across experiments to maintain plausibility. As such, for Experiment 2, we replaced questions from Experiment 1 that we did not think were suitable for the objects in Experiment 2. Those questions are indicated by **.

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