Dr Dermot Lynott

Visiting Researcher

Research Overview

My research falls broadly within the areas of cognitive science and embodied cognition. I am interested in how people's linguistic, bodily and environmental experience shapes their mental representations and how this affects the way they process the world around them. This research includes investigations of the grounded and situated nature of concepts, the ability of language, body and environment to shape representations and behaviour, and the interplay of linguistic and simulation systems in human cognition.

I strongly support an open science approach to research, and strive to make my work as transparent and reproducible as possible. You can access my Open Science Framework project page here, and you can read more about my research here.

I am now working at Maynooth University, but if you are interested in open science, or in topics related to any of my publications and are interested in pursuing a PhD, please email me a few lines of what you'd like to do.

Selected Publications

Registered Replication Report: Strack, Martin, & Stepper (1988)
Wagenmakers, E.J., Beek, T., Dijkhoff, L., Gronau, Q.F., Acosta, A., Adams, R.B., Albohn, D.N., Allard, E.S., Benning, S.D., Blouin-Hudon, E.M., Bulnes, L.C., Caldwell, T.L., Calin-Jageman, R.J., Capaldi, C.A., Carfagno, N.S., Chasten, K.T., Cleeremans, A., Connell, L., DeCicco, J.M., Dijkstra, K., Foroni, F., Hess, U., Holmes, K.J., Klein, O., Koch, C., Korb, S., Lewinski, P., Lund, S., Lupiáñez, J., Lynott, D., Oosterwijk, S., Özdoğru, A.A., Pacheco-Unguetti, A.P., Pearson, B., Powis, C., Riding, S., Rumiati, R.I., Senden, M., Shea-Shumsky, N.B., Sobocko, K., Soto, J.A., Steiner, T.G., Talarico, J.M., van Allen, Z.M., Vandekerckhove, M., Wainwright, B., Wayand, J.F., Zeelenberg, R., Zetzer, E.E., Zwaan, R.A. 11/2016 In: Perspectives on Psychological Science. 11, 6, p. 917-928. 12 p.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Strength of perceptual experience predicts word processing performance better than concreteness or imageability
Connell, L., Lynott, D. 12/2012 In: Cognition. 125, 3, p. 452-465. 14 p.
Journal article

Modality exclusivity norms for 423 object properties
Lynott, D., Connell, L. 05/2009 In: Behavior Research Methods. 41, 2, p. 558-564. 7 p.
Journal article

22nd Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

  • Language and Cognition
  • Perception and Action
  • Social Processes