About

Hi! I’m Alexis. I study tiny humans and their development. In my free time, I dabble in blogging about my experience in Academia, rewatching early 2000s shows, making elaborate charcuterie boards, and hanging out with my dog. 

Objects | Emotion | Social Cognition

The world is full of rich social information, like emotions and group dynamics. Additionally, humans are faced with a myriad of perceptual problems we must navigate daily. I’m interested in how infants and children use social information to make sense of their perceptual world and how this information can inform their representations of – and logical reasoning about – objects and other agents.

I am currently a second year graduate student at the University of California, San Diego working with Dr. Lindsey Powell in the Social Cognition and Learning (SoCal) Lab. During my undergraduate program at Boston University, I worked with Dr. Melissa Kibbe in the Developing Minds Lab. After undergrad, I worked as the lab manager for the Johns Hopkins University Lab for Child Development directed by Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda.

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