Zhenguang G. Cai

Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages / Brain and Mind Institute, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prior to joining CUHK, I was a lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, an ESRC Future Research Leader fellow at t the Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, a postdoc at the School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, and a postdoc at the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester. I did my PhD in psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh.

My research interests include language processing and time perception. In language processing, I have used structural priming to look at lexical and syntactic representation and processing in both comprehension and production. More recently, I have taken an interest in how interlocutors model each other in language communication and how cognitive plasticity may shape language learning even in adulthood. In time perception, I am interested in the mechanics of Bayesian inference in interval timing and how time interacts with non-temporal dimensions.

Peer-reviewed journal papers/book chapters

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PhD thesis

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  • Cai, Z. G., Wang, R., Liu, H., & Speekenbrink, M. (2017) Task-oriented Bayesian inference in interval timing: People use their prior reproduction experience to calibrate time reproduction. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society
  • Cai, Z. G., & Connell, L. (2012). Space-time interdependence and sensory modalities: Time affects space in the hand but not in the eye. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Connell, L., Cai, Z. G., & Holler, J. (2012). Do you see what I'm singing? Visuospatial movement biases pitch perception. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Peer-reviewed publication in Chinese

  • Lu, B., & Cai, Z. (2010). Reading guide. In Hawkins, J. A. Efficiency and Complexity in Grammars. Shijie Tushu Chuban Gongsi, Beijing. [陆丙甫,蔡振光.(2010).导读. 霍金斯,《语法的效能与复杂度》,北京,世界图书出版公司出版.]
  • Lu, B., & Cai, Z. (2009). Chunking and structural complexity of linguistic units. Shijie Hanyu Jiaoxue (Chinese Teaching in the World), 23, 3-16. [陆丙甫,蔡振光.(2009). “组块”与语言结构难度. 世界汉语教学,第一期,3-16]]
  • Cai, Z., & Dong, Y-P. (2007). Representing lexical semantics in the Competition Model: animacy per se as a cue. Modern Languages, 45-52. [蔡振光,董燕萍.(2007). 双语句子理解中的语言迁移.现代外语,第三期, 45-52.]
  • Dong, Y-P., & Cai, Z. (2007). Representing lexical semantics in the Competition Model: argument specification satisfaction as a cue. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 169-176. [董燕萍,蔡振光.(2007). 竞争模型中的语义线索:论元特征满足度. 外语教学与研究,169-176.]
  • Cai, Z., & Dong, Y-P. (2007). Transfer of sentence processing strategies for Chinese-English bilinguals. Foreign Languages, 30, 251-261. [蔡振光,董燕萍.(2007).竞争模型中的语义线索:纯生命性.外国语, 第二期, 45-52.]
  • Cai, Z., & Dong, Y-P. (2005). Recalling words not presented in lists: Mental representation of Chinese compounds. Journal of PLA University of Foreign Languages, 28, 58-61. [蔡振光,董燕萍.(2005).从汉英虚假记忆的表外词语介入看汉语复合词的词汇表征.解放军外国语学院学报,28 (2):58-61.]

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