Simone Schnall is the Director of the Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Laboratory, and studies the relationship between cognitive and affective processes. In particular, she is interested in how embodiment informs and constrains thought and feeling. Currently, she is investigating the interactions between bodily cues, affective states and cognitive variables such as perception, attention and memory.
Support for Schnall's research has been provided by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the National Science Foundation (USA), National Institute of Mental Health (USA), and private foundations. Altogether Schnall has been awarded over 1.5 million dollars in research funding since 2003. Schnall's research findings routinely receive coverage in the popular press, such as the New York Times, Economist, New Scientist, Times Higher Education and many international news media.