Research Interests

Language and Perception

Kenny’s primary research interest is understanding the mapping between language and perception. To date, much of this work has focussed on spatial language – language that overtly maps onto the vision and action systems. Examples include research on spatial prepositions, spatial demonstratives, and quantifiers. His research in this field has been funded by major research grants from the ESRC, AHRC, EPSRC and the European Union.

To read about this work please view publications here.

Watch a short film about some of this research HERE.

Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty

Kenny also has a long-standing interest in the issue of how people make decisions under conditions of uncertainty, why people gamble, and why some people loose control of their gambling behaviour to the point that it becomes problematic.

To read about this work please view publications here.

Musical Interaction

Partly stemming from his experiences as an improvising musician, Kenny also researches how different information sources combine on-line in improvised musical performance, and how music interacts with moving images.

To read publications on these topics, please click on “Publications” on the top menu bar.

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