Most of our research focuses on studying the nature of mental representation, and includes investigations of
the grounded nature of concepts, the ability of language, body and environment to shape representation and behaviour,
and the interplay of linguistic and simulation systems in human cognition.
Modality-Specific Norms of Perceptual Strength
Our norms for over 1000 words (published and unpublished) are available for downloadhere.
Projects Past & Present
Exposure to alcohol advertising and sponsorship in Australian televised sport: Association with implicit and explicit alcohol cognitions and drinking
Funded by the Australian Research Council, with support from Victoria Department of Health and the Australian Drug Foundation (O'Brien, Lynott, et al.)
From mind to hand: Gesture and the spatial grounding of mental representations
Funded by the Leverhulme Trust (Connell & Holler)
Multimodal conceptual representations of size
Funded by the British Academy (Connell & Lynott)
Modality-specific representations in conceptual combination
Funded by the ESRC (Connell & Lynott)
The role of perceptual modalities in conceptual processing
Funded by the ESRC (Connell)