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Professor Kenny Coventry holds a Chair in Psychology. He joined UEA in 2012 as inaugural Head of School following posts at Dundee, Plymouth, and Northumbria Universities. His main research interest is the relationship between language and perception, which has been funded by major grants from the ESRC, AHRC, EPSRC, and European Commission. He is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPSsS), and recipient of the 2015 British Psychological Society Cognitive Prize.
Coventry, K. R., Griffiths, D., & Hamilton, C. J. (2014). Spatial demonstratives and perceptual space: Describing and remembering object location. Cognitive Psychology, 69, 46-70.
Coventry, K. R., Christophel, T., Fehr, T., Valdés-Conroy, B., & Herrmann, M. (2013). Multiple routes to mental animation: Language and functional relations drive motion processing for static images. Psychological Science, 24 (8), 1379-138.
Coventry, K. R., Valdés, B., Castillo, A., & Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2008). Language within your reach. Near-far perceptual space and spatial demonstratives. Cognition, 108, 889-895.
Coventry, K. R., & Garrod, S. C. (2004). Saying, Seeing and Acting. The psychological semantics of spatial prepositions. Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis: Hove and New York.
For more information about Professor Coventry’s research and for a full publication list, please visit: www.kennycoventry.org/.
Key Research Interests
Professor Coventry's main research interest is how different supposed 'modules' in the mind/brain map onto one another. This has been manifest in a long-standing interest in the relationship between language and the vision and action systems. His research on this topic has been continuously funded by external grants since 2001 (from the ESRC, AHRC, EPRSC, and European Commission). A second main research interest is how cognition and emotion interaction in decision making under conditions of uncertainty (specifically during gambling).
Coordinator, Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network Deictic Communication (DCOMM) (2016-20). €3.46 Million.
PI, Marie Curie Initial Training Network Lanpercept (2012-16). €4.15 Million.
Professor Coventry contributes to MSc Cognitive Neuroscience; PSY-4003Y Psychology of the Individual: Development, Personality, Brain and Cognition
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Early Language Development in the Digital Age
1/11/19 → 31/10/23
University of East Anglia Brain Imaging Centre
Penny, W., Coventry, K., Hornberger, M., Pomeroy, V. & Spencer, J.
21/08/19 → 20/08/24
Improving methods of communicating climatic uncertainties to aid decision-making
Coventry, K., Lorenzoni, I. & Harold, J.
30/06/17 → 30/07/18
Deictic Communication – A Multidisciplinary Training
Coventry, K., Cangelosi, A., Capirci, O., Caselli, C., Diessel, H., Guijarro, P., Hoelscher, C., Kray, C., Muller, F., Stellin, G., Vulchanova, M. & Wallentin, M.
1/02/16 → 31/01/20
Vulnerable and disengaged young people fund
31/03/14 → 31/03/15
Age effects on processing spatial relations within different reference frames: The role of executive functionsMarkostamou, I. & Coventry, K. R., 19 Sep 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.
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Children’s use of demonstrative words: spatial deictics beyond infancyGuijarro-Fuentes, P., Gudde, H. B., Gonzalez-Pena, P. & Coventry, K. R., 4 Nov 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Child Language.
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Naming spatial relations across the adult lifespan: At the crossroads of language and perceptionMarkostamou, I. & Coventry, K., Mar 2022, In: Neuropsychology. 36, 3, p. 216-230 15 p.
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The extended development of mapping spatial demonstratives onto spaceGonzález-Peña, P., Coventry, K. R., Bayliss, A. P. & Doherty, M. J., Mar 2022, In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 215, 105336.
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Analogical levelling in the Majorcan Catalan demonstrative systemTodisco, E., Guijarro-Fuentes, P. & Coventry, K. R., 2021, In: Probus. 33, 1, p. 33-56 24 p.
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