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Feiyang’s PhD research draws on the embodied cognition approach to study metaphors. Inspired by Lakoff and Johnson’s famous argument that metaphors allow us to make sense of abstract concepts in terms of concrete experiences, she is currently investigating if the effects of embodied metaphors are moderated by levels of construal (how individuals perceive, comprehend and interpret the world around them). She is also interested in how contrasting metaphors are represented in our mind and how cultural differences may interact with them.
Feiyang holds an LSE PhD Studentship, an MSc in Social and Public Communication from the LSE and a BA in Journalism from Zhejiang University.
Conceptual metaphor theory;
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