Lawrence Barsalou is professor of psychology at the University of Glasgow in the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology. He received a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, San Diego, in 1977 and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Stanford University in 1981. Since then, Barsalou has held faculty positions at Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Chicago, joining the University of Glasgow in 2015. Barsalou’s research addresses the nature of human conceptual processing and its roles in perception, memory, language, thought, social interaction, health cognition, and contemplative processes. A central theme of his research is that the cognition is grounded in multimodal simulation, situated action, and embodiment. His current research focuses on understanding health behaviors from the perspective of grounded cognition, including habits, stress, and eating.

This profile was last updated on January 1, 2020

Mind & Life Connections


2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Measuring, Understanding, and Changing Mental Habits

Lawrence Barsalou

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2019 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel: Translating Neuroscience

Moderators: Andrew Dreitcer, Elissa Epel
Panel: Anil Seth, Clifford Saron, Daniel Siegel, Lawrence Barsalou, Yoona Kang, Norman Farb, Elissa Epel

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Education