International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS)

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IJMECS Vol.14, No.5, Oct. 2022

A Bibliometric Analysis of Embodied Cognition Based on CNKI from 2005 to 2021

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Mei Liao, Jia-Fen Wu

Index Terms

Embodied cognition, Bibliometric study, Keyword Co-concurrence, BICOMB 2.0 (Bibliographic Items Co-occurrence Matrix Builder).


This bibliometric study aims at exploring the publications on embodied cognition in China based on the China Net Knowledge Index (CNKI) database between 2005 and 2021. “Embodied cognition” were keywords used for searching relevant publications in CNKI, November 6th, 2021. There are 1107 articles collected excluding English literature, conference papers, and dissertations. The free software BICOMB 2.0 is applied for data analysis. Results indicated that the number of articles is on the rise yearly since 2005. Most of the articles are seen in the core journals. The leading authors are Hao-sheng Ye, Wei Chen, and Xun-dong Zheng. The 211 level universities in China published more articles than other institutions. There are 5 major clusters representing hotspot issues: embodied cognition in linguistics, the pedagogical application of embodied cognition, cognitive psychology and the study of the embodied mind, the design of teaching environment with embodied cognition, and psychology and cognitive science. The research of embodied cognition in China is still in theoretical discussion, lacking empirical research. Thus, the interdisciplinary applications of embodied cognition in education and the theory of emotional personalization are potential issues in future research. The significance and value of this study tempts to summarize the hotspots and development trends in the field of embodied cognition in China on the basis of literature visualization with the help of scientific knowledge mapping technology, in order to provide some reference for researcher.

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Mei Liao, Jia-Fen Wu, " A Bibliometric Analysis of Embodied Cognition Based on CNKI from 2005 to 2021", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.14, No.5, pp. 34-43, 2022.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2022.05.04


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