SIMONE SCHNALL is the director of the Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Laboratory and Fellow of Jesus College. By combining insights and methods from social psychology and cognitive science her research explores how thoughts and feelings interact. She aims to understand how people make judgments and decisions about other people, and about physical properties of the world. In particular, Schnall's research examines the role of bodily influences in the context of, first, moral judgments and behaviors, and second, perceptions of the spatial environment.
Schnall previously served as associate editor for Social Psychological and Personality Science and is a consulting editor for Perspectives on Psychological Science.
Schnall is committed to sharing her research findings with the general public. They often receive coverage in the popular media, such as the New York Times, Economist, New Scientist, Times Higher Education, the BBC and many international news media.