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Dr Louise Connell

Senior Lecturer

Louise Connell


Tel: +44 1524 593885

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.


Research Grants

Leverhulme Trust research grant F/00 120/CA (Principal Investigator, 2011-13) £129,000: From mind to hand: Gesture and the spatial grounding of mental representations. Co-I Judith Holler (MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen).

British Academy research grant SG090343 (Principal Investigator, 2010) £5,200: Multimodal conceptual representations of size. Co-I Dermot Lynott (University of Manchester).

ESRC research grant RES-000-22-3248 (Principal Investigator, 2009-10) £100,000: Modality specific representations in conceptual combination. Co-I Dermot Lynott (Uni of Manchester).

ESRC research grant RES-000-22-2407 (Principal Investigator, 2008) £100,000: The role of perceptual modalities in conceptual processing.


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