Professor Louise ConnellProfessor of Cognition
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.
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.
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.
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 → 31/05/2022
If it Looks Like a Duck: Emergent Categorical Structure in the Human Conceptual System
01/04/2016 → 31/10/2018
ESRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee
- Language and Cognition
- Perception and Action