Dr Louise Connell


Research Overview

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.

For more information, see my website and the Embodied Cognition Lab.

Selected Publications Show all 37 publications

What have labels ever done for us?: The linguistic shortcut in conceptual processing
Connell, L.M. 11/05/2018 In: Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 11 p.
Journal article

Interoception: The forgotten modality in perceptual grounding of abstract and concrete concepts
Connell, L.M., Lynott, D.J., Banks, B. 5/08/2018 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 373, 1752, 9 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

Embodied semantic effects in visual word recognition
Connell, L., Lynott, D. 15/12/2015 In: Conceptual and interactive embodiment. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
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

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.
Journal article

ESRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee

  • Language and Cognition
  • Perception and Action