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Dr Louise Connell

Dr Louise Connell

Senior Lecturer

Fylde College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YF

+44 (0)1524 593885

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 people 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.

 

Selected Publications

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Do you see what I'm singing?: visuospatial movement biases pitch perception

Connell, L., Cai, Z. G. & Holler, J. 02/2013 In : Brain and Cognition. 81, 1, p. 124-130 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Strength of perceptual experience predicts word processing performance better than concreteness or imageability

Connell, L. & Lynott, D. 12/2012 In : Cognition. 125, 3, p. 452-465 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A taste of words: linguistic context and perceptual simulation predict the modality of words

Louwerse, M. & Connell, L. 03/2011 In : Cognitive Science. 35, 2, p. 381-398 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Louise Connell's Publications

2014

The role of body and environment in cognition

Lynott, D. (ed.), Connell, L. (ed.) & Holler, J. (ed.) 08/2014 Frontiers. 267 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Commentary and rejoinder on Lynott et al. (2014)

Williams, L. E., Corker, K. S., Lynott, D., Wortman, J., Connell, L., Donnellan, M. B., Lucas, R. E. & O'Brien, K. S. 2014 In : Social Psychology. 45, 4, p. 321-326 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Replication of “Experiencing physical warmth promotes interpersonal warmth” by Williams & Bargh (2008)

Lynott, D., Corker, K., Wortman, J., Connell, L., Donnellan, M. B., Lucas, R. & O'Brien, K. S. 2014 In : Social Psychology. 45, 3, p. 216-222 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Time does not flow without language: spatial distance affects temporal duration regardless of movement or direction

Cai, Z. G., Connell, L. & Holler, J. 10/2013 In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 20, 5, p. 973-980 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The role of body and environment in cognition

Lynott, D., Connell, L. & Holler, J. 22/07/2013 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 4, 3 p.465

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Flexible and fast: linguistic shortcut affects both shallow and deep conceptual processing

Connell, L. & Lynott, D. 06/2013 In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 20, 3, p. 542-550 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Modality exclusivity norms for 400 nouns: the relationship between perceptual experience and surface word form

Lynott, D. & Connell, L. 06/2013 In : Behavior Research Methods. 45, 2, p. 516-526 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Accent imitation positively affects language attitudes

Adank, P., Stewart, A. J., Connell, L. & Wood, J. 21/05/2013 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 4, 10 p.280

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Do you see what I'm singing?: visuospatial movement biases pitch perception

Connell, L., Cai, Z. G. & Holler, J. 02/2013 In : Brain and Cognition. 81, 1, p. 124-130 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Reasoning as we read: establishing the probability of causal conditionals

Haigh, M., Stewart, A. J. & Connell, L. 01/2013 In : Memory and Cognition. 41, 1, p. 152-158 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Strength of perceptual experience predicts word processing performance better than concreteness or imageability

Connell, L. & Lynott, D. 12/2012 In : Cognition. 125, 3, p. 452-465 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

When does perception facilitate or interfere with conceptual processing?: the effect of attentional modulation

Connell, L. & Lynott, D. 2/11/2012 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 3, 474

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A functional role for modality-specific perceptual systems in conceptual representations

Connell, L., Lynott, D. & Dreyer, F. 13/03/2012 In : PLoS ONE. 7, 3, 7 p.e33321

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Modelling the IAT: Implicit Association Test reflects shallow linguistic environment and not deep personal attitudes

Lynott, D., Connell, L., O'Brien, K. S. & Kansal, H. 2012 Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Miyake, N., Peebles, D. & Cooper, R. (eds.). Austin, TX, p. 1948-1953 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2011

Modality switching costs emerge in concept creation as well as retrieval

Connell, L. & Lynott, D. 05/2011 In : Cognitive Science. 35, 4, p. 763-778 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A taste of words: linguistic context and perceptual simulation predict the modality of words

Louwerse, M. & Connell, L. 03/2011 In : Cognitive Science. 35, 2, p. 381-398 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Conditional advice and inducements: are readers sensitive to implicit speech acts during comprehension?

Haigh, M., Stewart, A. J., Wood, J. S. & Connell, L. 03/2011 In : Acta Psychologica. 136, 3, p. 419-424 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Embodied conceptual combination

Lynott, D. & Connell, L. 25/11/2010 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 1, 212

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The effect of prosody on conceptual combination

Lynott, D. & Connell, L. 08/2010 In : Cognitive Science. 34, 6, p. 1107-1123 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Look but don't touch: tactile disadvantage in processing modality-specific words

Connell, L. & Lynott, D. 04/2010 In : Cognition. 115, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Is a bear white in the woods?: parallel representation of implied object color during language comprehension

Connell, L. & Lynott, D. 1/06/2009 In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 16, 3, p. 573-577 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Modality exclusivity norms for 423 object properties

Lynott, D. & Connell, L. 05/2009 In : Behavior Research Methods. 41, 2, p. 558-564 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Representing object colour in language comprehension

Connell, L. 03/2007 In : Cognition. 102, 3, p. 476-485 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

A model of plausibility

Connell, L. & Keane, M. T. 2/01/2006 In : Cognitive Science. 30, 1, p. 95-120 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

What plausibly affects plausibility?: concept coherence and distributional word coherence as factors influencing plausibility judgments

Connell, L. & Keane, M. T. 03/2004 In : Memory and Cognition. 32, 2, p. 185-197 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Current Students

Research students currently supervised by Louise Connell include: