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INS Presents: Metaphors Are Not Just Nice, But Necessary
A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes one concept in terms of another (e.g., Time is money, This pandemic is a war, That man has a trophy wife). Metaphors, far from appearing only in literary texts, are ubiquitous, and help us understand complex concepts, such as time, relationships and even this ongoing pandemic. This talk will provide an overview of the different types of metaphors (e.g., X is Y metaphors, noun-noun metaphors, conceptual metaphors) and their relationship with cognitive functions (e.g., inhibition, memory), gestures and mental health.
About the speaker
Dr. Juana Park is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at AUS. Dr. Park’s research interests include complex word processing, figurative language comprehension, embodied cognition, bilingualism and gestures. She received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Alberta, her MSc in Research in Cognitive Psychology at Université Paris V (Paris Descartes), and her Licentiate Degree in Psychology at Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is also a registered psychologist in Argentina. Before working at AUS, she taught 15 different psychology courses in English, French and Spanish at the Department of Psychology of the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean, MacEwan University and Universidad de la Marina Mercante.
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