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Research interests

My research explores the structure and cognition of drawings and visual narratives. In particular, my work argues that drawings and sequential images are structured and processed using similar principles and mechanisms as verbal and signed languages. My work explores these "visual languages" across all levels of structure. I use linguistic theory to detail the structure of these systems, and corpus analysis to examine how they differ across cultures. Finally, I use psychological methods of experimentation, primarily cognitive neuroscience (EEG), to examine how people's brains process individual and sequential images.

My work can be found online at: http://www.visuallanguagelab.com

Career

2014-2015. Postdoctoral Fellow. Institute for Neural Computation, UCSD.
2012-2013. Postdoctoral Fellow. Center for Research in Language, UCSD. (Advisors: Marta KutasJeff Elman)

Current courses

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External positions

Consultation (BBC News Labs)

1 Mar 201931 Mar 2019

Consultation and promotion (LingoZING Holdings LTD)

1 Jul 2015 → …

Keywords

  • visual language
  • visual narrative
  • multimodality
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • linguistics
  • cross-modal cognition
  • drawing
  • visual communication

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Research Output

  • (Pea)nuts and bolts of visual narrative: structure and meaning in sequential image comprehension

    Cohn, N., Paczynski, M., Jackendoff, R., Holcomb, P. J. & Kuperberg, G. R., Aug 2012, In : Cognitive Psychology. 65, 1, p. 1-38 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • The grammar of visual narrative: Neural evidence for constituent structure in sequential image comprehension

    Cohn, N., Jackendoff, R., Holcomb, P. J. & Kuperberg, G. R., Nov 2014, In : Neuropsychologia. 64, p. 63-70 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Explaining 'I Can't Draw': Parallels between the Structure and Development of Language and Drawing

    Cohn, N., 2012, In : Human Development. 55, 4, p. 167-192 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    What is your neural function, visual narrative conjunction? Grammar, meaning, and fluency in sequential image processing

    Cohn, N. & Kutas, M., 2017, In : Cognitive research: principles and implications. 2, 1, p. 27

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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    Activities

    • 15 Publication peer-review
    • 15 Invited talk
    • 8 Hosting an academic visitor
    • 8 Oral presentation

    Rabia Ergin

    Neil Cohn (Host)
    11 Apr 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitorScientific

    The grammar of visual narratives.

    Neil Cohn (Speaker)
    22 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Complexity in visual narrative grammar

    Neil Cohn (Speaker)
    27 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    John Bateman

    Neil Cohn (Host)
    12 Sep 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitorScientific

    Matthew Crocker

    Neil Cohn (Host)
    25 Apr 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitorScientific

    Press / Media

    The Lisa Show

    Neil Cohn

    22/01/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    The Language of Comics

    Neil Cohn

    7/05/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    Back to the Caveman: Are Emojis Replacing Words?

    Neil Cohn

    10/07/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The psychology of comics

    Neil Cohn

    1/03/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    All smilies; are emoji meanings changing how we date?

    Neil Cohn

    2/05/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Prizes / Recognition

    ERC Starting Grant

    Neil Cohn (Recipient), 2019

    Prize

    FABBS Early Career Impact Award

    Neil Cohn (Recipient), 23 Dec 2019

    Prize: Other marks of recognition