Sensorimotor information plays a fundamental role in cognition. This page links to the Lancaster Sensorimotor norms, which include measures of sensorimotor strength for 39,707 concepts across six perceptual modalities: touch; hearing; smell; taste; vision and interoception, and five action effectors: mouth/throat; hand/arm; foot/leg; head (excluding mouth/throat); torso. These norms provide a valuable resource to researchers in diverse areas including psycholinguistics, grounded cognition, cognitive semantics, knowledge representation, machine learning, and big data approaches to the analysis of language and conceptual representations. The paper below gives full details of the data collection procedures, provides summary descriptives of the dataset, extracts an optimal single-variable composite of the 11-dimension sensorimotor profile (Minkowski 3 strength), and demonstrates the utility of both perceptual and action strength in modelling lexical decision times and accuracy.
The Lancaster Sensorimotor Norms: Multidimensional measures of Perceptual and Action Strength for 40,000 English words.
Lynott, D., Connell, L., Brysbaert, M., Brand, J., & Carney, J. (2019, May 7)