Dr Clare Jonas
Lecturer, School of Psychology
Cognition and Neuroscience
Dr Clare Jonas has been a lecturer in the School of Psychology since 2015. From 2013 to 2015 she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Psychology, and before that a teaching fellow at the University of St Andrews from 2011 to 2013.
In multisensory perception, she is interested in how the different senses interact with each other through crossmodal correspondences, how unusual perceptual states such as synaesthesia and blindness can impact the way in which the senses are integrated, and the broader cognitive and perceptual correlates of synaesthesia. In metaphorical and embodied cognition, she is interested in the impact of finger-counting on the development of mathematical skills and in how we use concrete metaphors to understand abstract concepts like number, time and emotion.
Clare is a member of UEL’s Cognition and Neuroscience Research Group.
Synaesthesia, sequences, and space (in The Oxford Handbook of Synaesthesia)
Jonas, C., & Jarick, M.. 2013. Oxford University Press. 123-148.
Visuo‐spatial representations of the alphabet in synaesthetes and non‐synaesthetes
Jonas, C., Taylor, A., Hutton, S., Weiss, P., & Ward, J.. 2011. Journal of Neuropsychology. 302-322.
Grapheme-colour synaesthesia improves detection of embedded shapes, but without pre-attentive ‘pop-out’of synaesthetic colour
Ward, J. Jonas, C., Dienes, Z., & Seth, A.. 2010. <span class="is-editable-field"><span id="fld_88EC7490043B401E9DCCA373E2923347_C3E07A98847E4A94ADB7FB174FB03A13_en_1_d4c2891e8f0b4ff2a79864833018ae80_4436_edit" class="scWebEditInput scEnabledChrome" contenteditable="true">Proceedings of the Royal Society B Series</span></span>. 1021-1026.
Haptic perception and synaesthesia (in Human Haptic Perception: Basics and Applications)
Ward, J., Banissy, M., & Jonas, C.. 2008. Birkhäuser Basel. 259-265.
Jonas, C.N., & Ward, J. (2014). Number–space associations in synaesthesia are not influenced by finger-counting habits. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26(2), 232–240. doi:10.1080/20445911.2013.866119
Jonas, C.N., Taylor, A.J.G., Hutton, S., Weiss, P.H., & Ward, J. (2011). Visuo–spatial representations of the alphabet in synaesthetes and non-synaesthetes. Journal of Neuropsychology, 5(2), 302–322. doi:10.1111/j.1748–6653.2011.02010.x
Ward, J., Jonas, C.N., Dienes, Z., & Seth, A.K. (2010). Grapheme–colour synaesthesia improves detection of embedded shapes, but without pre-attentive “pop-out” of synaesthetic colour. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B Series, 277(1684), 1021–1026. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1765
Book Chapters Jonas, C.N., & Jarick, M. (2013). Synaesthesia, sequences and space. In J. Simner & E.M. Hubbard (Eds.), Oxford handbook of synaesthesia (pp. 123–149). Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199603329.013.0007
- Module co-leader (with Mary-Jane Budd) on the final year undergraduate project module.
- Module leader on PY3002
BSc (Hons) Psychology
PY5102: Researching Psychological Worlds
PY5202: Applications of Psychobiology, Individual Differences and Social Psychology
PY7154: Qualitative Methods
Co-module leader (with Mary-Jane Budd) on the final year undergraduate project module.
Final-year undergraduate and MSc student projects