List of John Benjamins publications for which Yu Cao plays a role.
2023. Move in a crowd: Social crowding and metaphorical perspectives on the movement of events in time. Review of Cognitive Linguistics: Online-First Articles
When spatializing time, individuals can either say that they walk towards the future as though time is a stationary landscape (called ego-moving perspective), or that the future time moves towards them (called time-moving perspective). A substantial body of experimental research has shown that… read more | Article
Losing your footing, losing your morality: The embodied effect of physical slant on moral judgment. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 17:2, pp. 497–5102019.
What influences how people render their moral judgment? Focusing specifically on the conceptual metaphors “moral is upright” and “immoral is tilted”, we sought to investigate whether physical slant can influence people’s harsh moral judgment. Experiment 1 induced physical slant by having… read more | Article
The Wheel of Time: The relationship between religious experiences and Chinese Buddhists’ spatial representations of time. Pragmatics & Cognition 26:2/3, pp. 197–2142019.
Previous research suggests that both patterns in orthography and cultural-specific associations of space-time affect how people map space onto time. In the current study, we focused on Chinese Buddhists, an understudied population, investigating how religious experiences influence their mental… read more | Article