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DECEMBER 2013 – New paper accepted in Cognitive Psychology.

A seven experiment paper examining the relationship between spatial demonstratives (this and that) and perception/memory for space reveals that languages are more similar than they initially seem.

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JANUARY 2013 – New 4 million Euro Marie Curie ITN grant commences

The EU has invested more than €4 million (Euro) in LanPercept, a new Marie Curie Initial Training Network that will develop cutting-edge techniques to study human abilities to map visual information and language. The four-year collaboration starts in January 2013. Prof … Continue reading

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AUGUST 2012 – Embodied and Situated Language Processing Conference (ESLP 2012) comes to Newcastle.

AUGUST 2012 – Kenny is chairing the Embodied and Situated Language Processing Conference ESLP 2012) to be held in Newcastle Upon Tyne, August 28th-30th, 2012. This event, previously hosted in San Diego in 2010 and Bielefeld in 2011, brings together … Continue reading

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JUNE 2012 – On the move…Kenny accepts new post at University of East Anglia

Kenny accepts a new post at the University of East Anglia (http://www.uea.ac.uk/). He will start his new role as Chair in Psychology/Head of the (new) School of Psychology commencing 1st October.

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APRIL 2012 – Moscow visit to Russian State University for the Humanities.

APRIL 2012 – Kenny will be visiting Moscow as a keynote speaker at the Conference on Interdisciplinarity in Cognitive Science Research, to be held at the Russian State University for the Humanities. He will talk about the mapping between spatial language and … Continue reading

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MARCH 2012 – Kenny invited to European Parliament in Brussels

MARCH 2012 – Kenny goes to Brussels to the European Parliament to attend a European Research Leadership in Robotics working lunch debate. The debate, organised by Professor Ioannis A. Tsoukalas (MEP) and Professor Angelo Cangelosi (Plymouth University), brings together European and US scientists, industry … Continue reading

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MARCH 2012 – Kenny gives talk with Alastair Campbell on decision making.

MARCH 2012 – Kenny gives a talk with Alastair Campbell (former advisor to PM Tony Blair), on the science of decision making. The event was organised by Newcastle Science City, and staged in association with the Newcastle Scienve Festival. Kenny talked about the … Continue reading

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DECEMBER 2011 – New film showcases work on mapping between language and perception.

Have you ever wondered whether the language you speak affects the way you think? Have you ever thought about the relationship between language and your perceptual systems? A new film, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, showcases some … Continue reading

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