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    Time in the Mind: Using Space to Think About Time.Daniel Casasanto & Lera Boroditsky - 2008 - Cognition 106 (2):579-593.
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  2. Metaphoric Structuring: Understanding Time Through Spatial Metaphors.Lera Boroditsky - 2000 - Cognition 75 (1):1-28.
  3. Do English and Mandarin Speakers Think About Time Differently?Lera Boroditsky, Orly Fuhrman & Kelly McCormick - 2011 - Cognition 118 (1):123-129.
    Time is a fundamental domain of experience. In this paper we ask whether aspects of language and culture affect how people think about this domain. Specifically, we consider whether English and Mandarin speakers think about time differently. We review all of the available evidence both for and against this hypothesis, and report new data that further support and refine it. The results demonstrate that English and Mandarin speakers do think about time differently. As predicted by patterns in language, Mandarin speakers (...)
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    Cross-Cultural Differences in Mental Representations of Time: Evidence From an Implicit Nonlinguistic Task.Orly Fuhrman & Lera Boroditsky - 2010 - Cognitive Science 34 (8):1430-1451.
    Across cultures people construct spatial representations of time. However, the particular spatial layouts created to represent time may differ across cultures. This paper examines whether people automatically access and use culturally specific spatial representations when reasoning about time. In Experiment 1, we asked Hebrew and English speakers to arrange pictures depicting temporal sequences of natural events, and to point to the hypothesized location of events relative to a reference point. In both tasks, English speakers (who read left to right) arranged (...)
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    Space and Time in the Child’s Mind: Evidence for a Cross-Dimensional Asymmetry.Daniel Casasanto, Olga Fotakopoulou & Lera Boroditsky - 2010 - Cognitive Science 34 (3):387-405.
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  6. How Linguistic and Cultural Forces Shape Conceptions of Time: English and Mandarin Time in 3D.Orly Fuhrman, Kelly McCormick, Eva Chen, Heidi Jiang, Dingfang Shu, Shuaimei Mao & Lera Boroditsky - 2011 - Cognitive Science 35 (7):1305-1328.
    In this paper we examine how English and Mandarin speakers think about time, and we test how the patterns of thinking in the two groups relate to patterns in linguistic and cultural experience. In Mandarin, vertical spatial metaphors are used more frequently to talk about time than they are in English; English relies primarily on horizontal terms. We present results from two tasks comparing English and Mandarin speakers’ temporal reasoning. The tasks measure how people spatialize time in three-dimensional space, including (...)
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    New Space–Time Metaphors Foster New Nonlinguistic Representations.Rose K. Hendricks & Lera Boroditsky - 2017 - Topics in Cognitive Science 9 (3):800-818.
    What is the role of language in constructing knowledge? In this article, we ask whether learning new relational language can create new ways of thinking. In Experiment 1, we taught English speakers to talk about time using new vertical linguistic metaphors, saying things like “breakfast is above dinner” or “breakfast is below dinner”. In Experiment 2, rather than teaching people new metaphors, we relied on the left–right representations of time that our American college student participants have already internalized through a (...)
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  8. Sex, Syntax, and Semantics.Lera Boroditsky, Lauren A. Schmidt & Webb Phillips - 2003 - In Dedre Getner & Susan Goldin-Meadow (eds.), Language in Mind: Advances in the Study of Language and Thought. MIT Press. pp. 61--79.
  9. How Languages Construct Time.Lera Boroditsky - 2011 - In Stanislas Dehaene & Elizabeth Brannon (eds.), Space, Time and Number in the Brain. Oxford University Press. pp. 333--341.
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    On the Experiential Link Between Spatial and Temporal Language.Teenie Matlock, Michael Ramscar & Lera Boroditsky - 2005 - Cognitive Science 29 (4):655-664.
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    Emotional Implications of Metaphor: Consequences of Metaphor Framing for Mindset About Cancer.Rose K. Hendricks, Zsófia Demjén, Elena Semino & Lera Boroditsky - 2019 - Metaphor and Symbol 33 (4):267-279.
    ABSTRACTWhen faced with hardship, how do we emotionally appraise the situation? Although many factors contribute to our reasoning about hardships, in this article we focus on the role of linguistic metaphor in shaping how we cope. In five experiments, we find that framing a person’s cancer situation as a “battle” encourages people to believe that that person is more likely to feel guilty if they do not recover than framing the same situation as a “journey” does. Conversely, the “journey” frame (...)
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    How Linguistic Metaphor Scaffolds Reasoning.Paul H. Thibodeau, Rose K. Hendricks & Lera Boroditsky - 2017 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 21 (11):852-863.
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    Linguistic Relativity.Lera Boroditsky - 2003 - In L. Nadel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Nature Publishing Group.
  14. How Deep Are Effects of Language on Thought? Time Estimation in Speakers of English and Greek.Daniel Casasanto, Olga Fotokopolou, Ria Pita & Lera Boroditsky - unknown
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    Constructing Mental Time Without Visual Experience.Rose K. Hendricks & Lera Boroditsky - 2015 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19 (8):429-430.
  16. What Thoughts Are Made Of.Lera Boroditsky & Jesse Prinz - 2008 - In G. R. Semin & Eliot R. Smith (eds.), Embodied Grounding: Social, Cognitive, Affective, and Neuroscientific Approaches. Cambridge University Press. pp. 98--115.
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    A Motion Aftereffect From Visual Imagery of Motion.Jonathan Winawer, Alexander C. Huk & Lera Boroditsky - 2010 - Cognition 114 (2):276-284.
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    Comparison and the Development of Knowledge.Lera Boroditsky - 2007 - Cognition 102 (1):118-128.
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  19. When a Bad Metaphor May Not Be a Victimless Crime: The Role of Metaphor in Social Policy.P. H. Thibodeau, James L. McClelland & Lera Boroditsky - 2009 - In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. pp. 809--814.
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    First, We Assume a Spherical Cow..Lera Boroditsky & Michael Ramscar - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (4):656-657.
    There is an old joke about a theoretical physicist who was charged with figuring out how to increase the milk production of cows. Although many farmers, biologists, and psychologists had tried and failed to solve the problem before him, the physicist had no trouble coming up with a solution on the spot. “ First,” he began, “we assume a spherical cow... ” [Tenenbaum & Griffiths].
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