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First and Second Language Acquisition of Spatial Language

 

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I am a Professor of Cognitive Science and Director of the Cognition and Communication Research Centre,  in the School of Psychology and Sport Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK. I am also currently a Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Germany where I collaborate with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft SFB-TR8 Spatial Cognition Research Centre at Bremen University.

History

I studied psychology at Glasgow University, receiving my first degree in 1988, followed by a PhD in Cognitive Science and Psychology from Edinburgh University in 1992. After a short period lecturing at Dundee University, I moved to Plymouth University in 1993 where I was first a Senior Lecturer, then Principal Lecturer, then Reader in Cognitive Science. I moved to Northumbria University in 2005.

Research

My main research interest is how different supposed 'modules' in the mind/brain map onto one another. This has been manifest in a long-standing interest in the relationship between language and perception. A second interest is how cognition and emotion interact in decision making under conditions of uncertainty (specifically during gambling). Finally, partly emanating from my experiences as a musician, I am also interested in how what we hear and what we see interact during musical performance (and musical improvisation in particular). More information about my research can be found here.

Contact Details

I can be contacted by e-mail at the following addresses:

kenny+dot+coventry+at+northumbria+dot+ac+dot+uk

kenny+dot+coventry+at+gmail+dot+com