Alexia Galati, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Psychological Science Department. She studies cognition in socially and environmentally situated contexts. Much of her work focuses on the constraints of how language users keep track of their conversational partners’ perspectives and how they adapt their linguistic and non-linguistic behavior to coordinate with one another. She uses a variety of methods, including behavioral experiments, discourse analysis, eye-tracking, mouse-tracking, perceptual paradigms and virtual reality technology.
Galati completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honors) from Stanford University, a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Stony Brook University. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cyprus, investigating various issues in spatial memory, perspective-taking and embodied cognition and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the University of California, Merced, examining the cognitive dynamics of perspective-taking.