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Dr Dermot Lynott

Senior Lecturer

Dermot Lynott

Fylde College

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YF

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 594336


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. You can see more about my research here.

If you are interested in these areas or in topics related to any of my publications and are interested in pursuing a PhD, please email me.


PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising students in the areas of embodied cognition and decision making. If you are interested in these areas or in topics related to any of my publications please email me.

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Research Grants

  • Experiencing Physical Warmth Promotes Interpersonal Warmth. (2013). Center for Open Science. Principal investigator with Louise Connell and Kerry O'Brien
  • Effects of alcohol advertising in TV sport on implicit/explicit attitudes. (2012). Australian Research Council, with support from Victoria Department of Health and the Australian Drug Foundation. Co-investigator, with Kerry O'Brien, Monash University. 
  • Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship in Australian Sport : Associations with Implicit (unconscious) and Explicit Alcohol Attitudes and Drinking Behaviours.(2012). Australian National Preventative Health Agency. Co-investigator, with Kerry O'Brien, Monash University.
  • Multi-modal conceptual representations of object size. (2010). British Academy. Co-principal investigator, with Louise Connell.
  • Modality-specific processing in conceptual combination. (2009-2010). ESRC. Co-principal investigator, with Louise Connell.



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