Masahiro Takimoto is a professor at College of Science and Engineering at Aoyama Gakuin University. His research area so far has been the application of cognitive linguistics to teaching L2 abstract concepts. The primary way of its processing is associated with spatial concept projection, through which learners understood the abstract concepts in terms of the embodied cognition utilizing spatial concepts. His current research interests are focused on analyzing the spatial concept-oriented metaphor approach from the perspectives of brain neural basis to confirm whether it is a neuroscientifically proven approach to improving learners’ L2 language proficiency.
Ph.D., The University of Tokyo