Language and Cognition Laboratory

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Language and Cognition Laboratory
Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences Research Department 
University College London
26 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

+44-(0)20-76795345 (phone)
+44-(0)20-7436 4276 (fax) 

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Language and Cognition Laboratory


The Language and Cognition Laboratory, part of the newly established Multimodal Communication Group, investigates the cognitive and neural underpinning of human language.

Within this broad area, our research centres around developing theoretical frameworks for how humans learn, represent and use meaning informed by computational cognitive science and neuroscience. 

At present, our main areas of research comprise: 

  • Cross-modal comparisons between spoken and sign languages (as part of the activities of the Deafness, Cognition and Language (DCALResearch Centre).
  • The representation of abstract concepts
  • The sensory-motor and affective grounding of language
  • The development of computational statistical models for deriving semantic knowledge

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