Institutions: McGill University, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Research interests: Social cognitive neuroscience; Emotional communication; Nonverbal behaviour; Prosody; Acquired language impairment
Marc Pell’s Neuropragmatics and Emotion Lab specializes in how we communicate emotions, attitudes, and other intentions while speaking. The broad aim of his research is to understand how healthy and brain-damaged adults communicate their emotions and intentions to others, how these meanings are interpreted in spoken language, and what brain regions underlie these expressive and receptive abilities. While much of Marc Pell’s research focuses on prosody and the human voice, related studies which examine how adults communicate through facial expressions or through nonliteral forms of language content are also underway.