Kevin Connolly





I am a cognitive scientist and philosopher who works on learning. My research focuses especially on perception-based learning, as found in experts from wine tasters to radiologists to bird watchers. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Minerva Schools at KGI, a new university founded on the principles of the science of learning. Before that, I was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. I live in Philadelphia.



Perceptual Learning: The Flexibility of the Senses

Forthcoming, Oxford University Press


The Interdisciplinary Study of Perceptual Learning

£48,000 from the Cambridge New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project




Sensory Substitution and Perceptual Learning.” Forthcoming in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation, Fiona Macpherson (ed.). Oxford University Press. 

Sensory Substitution and Non-Sensory Feelings” (with David Suarez, Diana Acosta Navas, and Umut Baysan). Forthcoming in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation, Fiona Macpherson (ed.). Oxford University Press.

Perceptual Learning.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (2017)

Perceptual Learning and the Contents of Perception.” Erkenntnis. (2014)

Multisensory Perception as an Associative Learning Process.” Frontiers in Psychology. (2014)

Which Kantian Conceptualism (Or Nonconceptualism)?” The Southern Journal of Philosophy. (2014)

Making Sense of Multiple Senses.” In Consciousness Inside and Out: Phenomenology, Neuroscience, and the Nature of Experience, Richard Brown (ed.), Springer. (2014) 

How to Test Molyneux’s Question Empirically.” i-Perception. (2013)

Does Perception Outstrip Our Concepts in Fineness of Grain?” Ratio. (2011)



You can hear me on NPR/WHYY talking about some of my research (or read about it in the Philly Voice).