Dr Louise ConnellReader
My research interests surround cognitive science and embodied cognition. Specifically, I'm interested in how mental representations and conceptual thought are grounded and how we access and use these representations in language. Some recent work has examined how modality-specific language (describing what we see, hear, touch, taste, and smell) is processed, how information about space and time is represented, how people combine concepts into new entities, and how statistical information from language influences our conceptual processing.
Leverhulme Trust research grant F/00 120/CA (Principal Investigator, 2011-13) £129,000: From mind to hand: Gesture and the spatial grounding of mental representations. Co-I Judith Holler (MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen).
British Academy research grant SG090343 (Principal Investigator, 2010) £5,200: Multimodal conceptual representations of size. Co-I Dermot Lynott (University of Manchester).
ESRC research grant RES-000-22-3248 (Principal Investigator, 2009-10) £100,000: Modality specific representations in conceptual combination. Co-I Dermot Lynott (Uni of Manchester).
ESRC research grant RES-000-22-2407 (Principal Investigator, 2008) £100,000: The role of perceptual modalities in conceptual processing.
Selected Publications Show all 36 publications
Interoception: The forgotten modality in perceptual grounding of abstract and concrete concepts
Connell, L.M., Lynott, D.J., Banks, B. 30/01/2018 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences.
Do we know what we're simulating?: information loss on transferring unconscious perceptual simulation to conscious imagery
Connell, L., Lynott, D. 08/2016 In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 42, 8, p. 1218-1232. 15 p.
Embodied semantic effects in visual word recognition
Connell, L., Lynott, D. 15/12/2015 In: Conceptual and interactive embodiment. London : Routledge
Space-time interdependence: evidence against asymmetric mapping between time and space
Cai, Z.G., Connell, L. 03/2015 In: Cognition. 136, p. 268-281. 14 p.
I see/hear what you mean: semantic activation in visual word recognition depends on perceptual attention
Connell, L., Lynott, D. 04/2014 In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 143, 2, p. 527-533. 7 p.
Principles of representation: why you can't represent the same concept twice
Connell, L., Lynott, D. 07/2014 In: Topics in Cognitive Science. 6, 3, p. 390-406. 17 p.
H2020: LANGBOOT: Language bootstraps cognitive complexity
01/06/2017 → …
If it Looks Like a Duck: Emergent Categorical Structure in the Human Conceptual System
01/04/2016 → 31/08/2018
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