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The Language, Communication and Cognition (LCC) program explores cognitive and social aspects of human communication through a multi-method approach, combining carefully designed experiments with survey methods, corpus analyses, computational modelling, and digital ethnographic methods. Core research topics include communication & technology, cross-cultural communication, business communication, information visualisation, language production & understanding, and non-verbal communication.

New media and other digital technologies play an important role in the LCC program. New communication technologies increasingly shape how we live, learn and work, and they strongly influence how we communicate with colleagues, family and friends. Our research contributes to developing better digital communication systems, with applications in eHealth, affective computing, media, journalism, and education. Digital skills  — understanding the problems and prospects of computers and other digital technologies, and being proficient in working with them  — are among the most valued 21st century skills and they play important roles in both our research and in our teaching.

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language Social Sciences
Gestures Medicine & Life Sciences
Cues Medicine & Life Sciences
voting Social Sciences
Language Medicine & Life Sciences
communication Social Sciences
comprehension Social Sciences
linguistics Social Sciences

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Research Output 1983 2019

A breakthrough year for Cyberpsychology: More citations, more submissions - and more impact

Smahel, D., Dedkova, L., Daneback, K., Walrave, M. & Schouten, A., 2019, In : Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace. 13, 1, 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientificpeer-review

Accessibility and reference production: The interplay between linguistic and non-linguistic factors

Vogels, J., Krahmer, E. & Maes, A., 2019, The Oxford Handbook of Reference. Gundel, J. & Abbott, B. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Activation of the language control network in bilingual visual word recognition

Peeters, D., Vanlangendonck, F., Rueschemeyer, S-A. & Dijkstra, T., Feb 2019, In : Cortex. 111, p. 63-73 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Recognition (Psychology)

Added value of frailty and social support in predicting risk of 30-day unplanned re-admission or death for patients with heart failure: An analysis from OPERA-HF

Sokoreli, I., Cleland, J. G., Pauws, S. C., Steyerberg, E. W., de Vries, J. J. G., Riistama, J. M., Dobbs, K., Bulemfu, J. & Clark, A. L., 2019, In : International Journal of Cardiology. 278, p. 167-172 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Area Under Curve
Logistic Models
Marital Status

Assessing communicative aspects of patient decision aids for localized prostate cancer treatment: A systematic review

Vromans, R., van Eenbergen, M., Pauws, S., Geleijnse, G., van der Poel, H., van de Poll-Franse, L. V. & Krahmer, E., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

Being explicit about the implicit: inference generating techniques in visual narrative*

Cohn, N., 2019, In : Language and Cognition. p. 1-32

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2008 2018

Women’s and Men’s Willingness to Lead. The Role of Positive Feedback

A.P.C.I. Hong (Speaker), Per van der Wijst (Speaker), Juliëtte Schaafsma (Speaker)
8 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

John Bateman

Neil Cohn (Host)
12 Sep 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitorScientific

Conversational human voice in webcare van Nederlandse gemeenten

Christine Liebrecht (Speaker), Charlotte van Hooijdonk (Speaker)
8 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Eye Tracking Research

Rein Cozijn (Speaker)
17 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Hints spelen met een robot

Paul Vogt (Participant), Emiel Krahmer (Participant), Jan de Wit (Participant), Mirjam de Haas (Participant), Bram Willemsen (Participant)

Activity: Other activity typesOtherPopular

Projects 2017 2018

Press / Media

The Language of Comics

Neil Cohn


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other


Christine Liebrecht


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Dit is hoe storytelling werkt voor je merk

Christine Liebrecht


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

In drie stappen naar werkelijk effectieve content

Christine Liebrecht


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Back to the Caveman: Are Emojis Replacing Words?

Neil Cohn


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

De ROEM-contentmarketingfunnel: bepaal je doelen & publiek

Irma Machielse & Christine Liebrecht


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Prizes / Recognition

Best Paper Award

Thiago Castro Ferreira (Recipient), I. Calixto (Recipient), Sander Wubben (Recipient) & Emiel Krahmer (Recipient), 4 Sep 2017


digital divide

Veni: Modeling interpersonal adaptation in gesture and speech

L. Mol (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Fellowship