The Visual Language of Comics
Neil Cohn is an American cognitive scientist internationally recognized for his research on the overlap of the structure and cognition of sequential images and language. He received his doctorate in Psychology from Tufts University working with the renowned linguist Ray Jackendoff. Having originally started working in the comic industry as a teenager, his creative work includes We the People (with Thom Hartmann, 2004), Meditations (2005), and A User’s Guide to Thought and Meaning (by Ray Jackendoff, 2012). In 2003 he released his first book on this research, Early Writings on Visual Language, and his most recent book, The Visual Language of Comics (Bloomsbury, 2013), introduces a broad framework for studying visual narratives in the cognitive sciences. His work is online at www.visuallanguagelab.com.