Principal Investigator
Daniel Casasanto

How experience shapes the brain and mind.
Lab Manager
Amritpal Singh

Mental Metaphor; Bodily Relativity; Cultural Relativity
Graduate Students
Geoffrey Brookshire

Neural Basis of Emotion; Motor Experience; Language; Metaphor; Bodily Relativity
Tom Gijssels

Language; Social Neuroscience; Space and Time; Bodily Relativity
Defu Yap

Gesture; Metaphor; Iconicity in Language
Benjamin Pitt

Mental Metaphors; Cultural Relativity; Numerical Cognition; Cognitive Design
Rebecca Rosen

Racial Perception; Political Attitudes; Minority Opinion
Ché Lucero

Gesture; Language; Metaphor; Clinical Applications of Cognitive Theory
Masters Student
Srishti Goel

Bodily Relativity; Neural Basis of Cognition and Emotion
Alexander Albury

Language; Linguistic Relativity; Cognitive Neuroscience
Shreya Jaiswal

Hormones; Pro-social behavior; Social bonding; Attraction; Sexual selection; Behavioral ecology; Primates
Long Distance Operatives
Roberto Bottini (Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Trento, Trento, IT)

Metaphor; Linguistic Relativity; Cultural Relativity; Consciousness; Space and Time
Sarah Dolscheid (Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Cologne, Cologne, DE)

Linguistic Relativity; Psychophysics; Metaphor
Kyle Jasmin (Ph.D. Student, UCL, London; NIMH, Bethesda, MD)

Language; Social Neuroscience; Gesture; Metaphor; Bodily Relativity
Antonio Román (Ph.D. Student, University of Granada)

Cultural Relativity; Space and Time; Gesture
Juanma de la Fuente (Ph.D. Student, University of Granada)

Bodily Relativity; Cultural Relativity; Emotion; Motor Experience
Jonathan Kominsky (Ph.D. Student, Yale University)

Causal Cognition; Metaphor; Emotion; Bodily Relativity; Perspective Taking
Elias Blinkoff (Undergraduate, Swarthmore College)

The Think Tank; Language Development; Bilingualism; Educational Policy and Pedagogy
Research Assistants
Ethan Reeder

Metaphor; Linguistic Relativity; Cognitive Neuroscience
Clara Sava-Segal

Cognitive Neuroscience; Bilingualism; Developmental Psychology
Sumer Vaid

Consumer Neuroscience; Mathematical Cognition; Embodiment
Marianna Zhang

Language and Cognition; Metaphor
Corinne Rutledge

Experiential Relativity; Cultural Attitudes; Social Neuroscience; Neural Basis of Creativity and Emotion; Political Attitudes
Benjamin Kollek

Construal Level Theory; Bodily Relativity; Metaphor
Kamilah Scales

Emotion; Bodily Relativity; Cultural Attitudes; Language; Cognition
Lab Alumni
Amanda Dobbyn
Dayly Dickinson
Carey Cheng
Nikolai Maximay
Melissa Grossbarth
Varun Joshi
Liam Torpy
Holly Zaharchuk
Chelsea Rapoport
Paula Aguti