About me

LecturerSchool of PsychologyUniversity of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ. Tel: 01603 597212; email: zhenguang.cai@uea.ac.uk
Visiting ESRC Future Research Leader, Department of Experimental PsychologyUniversity College London, London, WC1H 0AP. Tel: 020 3108 5203

I am a lecturer in psychology at the School of Psychology, University of East Anglia and an ESRC Future Research Leader fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London (UCL). I was a research associate at the same department (the Word Lab) between 2014 - 2015, a research fellow at the Institute of Cognition and the School of Psychology, University of Plymouth between 2012 - 2014, a research associate in the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester between 2011 - 2012, and a PhD student at the Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh between 2007 - 2010. 

My research interests include language processing and time perception. My main focus is to investigate how an embodied cognition approach can help us to further understand language production and time perception. To this end, in language production, I investigate how conceptualization makes use of sensorimotor simulation and how such embodied conceptualization drives subsequent linguistic formulation. In time perception, I explore how time interacts with other experiential dimensions such as space and how space-time interaction is modulated by the modality (e.g., visual vs haptic) of perception.

I am looking to take in a PhD student. If you are interested, please drop me an email.