About My Work


With a decade of scientific research across various disciplines and using an array of qualitative and quantitative empirical methods, including conceptual discourse, imagery, and gesture analysis, social-behavioral experimental research and surveys, and neuroscience, I help bring cognitive science to the public – for transparent and effective politics, independent media reporting, autonomous citizens and voters, and successful institutions.


Elisabeth is a cognitive linguist at the University of California, Berkeley researching political thought, language, and behavior. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Numerous scientific publications and books, such as Your Brain’s Politics (Imprint Academic, 2016) and The Little Blue Book (Simon & Schuster, 2012) with George Lakoff as well as the German SPIEGEL-Bestseller Politisches Framing (v. Halem, 2016). Elisabeth is a leading expert for cognitive science framing in Europe.