Alexia GalatiDepartment of Psychology, University of Cyprus P.O Box 20537 1678, Nicosia Cyprus Phone: +357 22892064
Email: galati [at] ucy.ac cy
Alexia Galati is a postdoctoral researcher at the Experimental Psychology Lab. She holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and a M.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University, a M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. (Honors) in Psychology from Stanford University. She’s interested in how language processing, particularly during interactive spoken dialogue, interfaces with other aspects of cognition, including multimodal processing, executive control, and memory (episodic and spatial). Her research focuses on how people represent and update the informational needs or perspective of their conversational partners, as reflected by adaptation in their speech, gestures, and memory performance.
At the Experimental Psychology Lab, she is mainly investigating how multiple sources of information (e.g., one’s egocentric experience at learning, their partner’s known viewpoint, and their alignment with spatial cues) jointly influence how people organize spatial information in memory and how they coordinate when communicating this information. She is also interested in how such social and spatial cues influence temporal aspects of perspective-taking during the interpretation of spatial descriptions. In other lines of research at EPL, she examines the sensorimotor basis of cognition; specifically, the contribution of gestures to navigation and the contribution of body movement to situational representations resulting from reading narratives.
Avraamides, M. N., Hatzipanayioti, A., & Galati, A. (accepted). What’s so difficult with adopting imagined perspectives? Cognitive Processing.
Hatzipanayioti, A., Galati, A., & Avraamides, M. N. (in press). The protagonist’s first perspective influences the encoding of spatial information in narratives. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1056194
Galati, A., & Avraamides, M. N. (2015). Social and representational cues jointly influence spatial perspective-taking. Cognitive Science. 39, 739-765. DOI:10.1111/cogs.12173
Hatzipanayioti, A., Galati, A., & Avraamides, M. N. (2014). Spatial updating in narratives. In. C. Freska, B. Nebel, M. Hegarty, & T. Barkowsky (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence: Spatial Cognition, 8684, (pp. 1–13). Heidelberg: Springer.
Galati, A., & Brennan, S. E. (2014). Speakers adapt gestures to addressees’ knowledge: Implications for models of co-speech gesture. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 29, 435-451. DOI:10.1080/01690965.2013.796397
Galati, A., & Avraamides, M. N. (2013). Flexible spatial perspective-taking: Conversational partners weigh multiple cues in collaborative tasks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7, 618. DOI:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00618
Galati, A., & Avraamides, M. N. (2013). The intrinsic structure of spatial configurations and the partner’s viewpoint shape spatial memories and descriptions. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 466-471). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Galati, A., & Avraamides, M. N. (2013). Collaborating in spatial tasks: How partners coordinate their spatial memories and descriptions. Cognitive Processing, 14, 193-195.
Avraamides, M. N., Galati, A., & Papadopoulou, C. (2013). Egocentric updating of remote locations. Psychological Research, 77, 716-727.
Galati, A., Michael, C., Mello, C., Greenauer, N. M., & Avraamides, M. N. (2013). The conversational partner’s perspective affects spatial memory and descriptions. Journal of Memory and Language, 68, 140-159.
Avraamides, M. N., Galati, A., Meneghetti, C., Pazzaglia, F., & Denis, M. (2013). Encoding and updating spatial information presented in narratives. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 642-670.
Avraamides, M. N., Adamou, C., Galati, A., & Kelly, J. W. (2012). Integration of spatial relations across perceptual experiences. In. C. Stachniss, K. Schill, & D. Uttal (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence: Spatial Cognition, 7463, (pp. 416-430). Heidelberg: Springer.
Kuhlen, A. K., Galati, A., & Brennan, S. E. (2012). Gesturing integrates top-down and bottom-up information: Joint effects of speakers’ expectations and addressees’ feedback. Language and Cognition, 4, 17-41.
Galati, A., & Samuel, A. G. (2011). The role of speech-gesture congruency and delay in remembering action events. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26 (3), 406-436.
Brennan, S. E., Galati, A., & Kuhlen, A. K. (2010). Two minds, one dialog: Coordinating speaking and understanding. In B. Ross (Ed.) Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 53, (pp. 301-345). Academic Press/Elsevier.
Galati, A., & Brennan, S. E. (2010). Attenuating information in spoken communication: For the speaker, or for the addressee? Journal of Memory and Language, 62, 35-51.