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Alexia Toskos Dils

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Alexia Toskos Dils was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University before coming to Purchase. Her research on human thinking has uncovered intriguing individual differences in the ways in which basic perceptual and motoric mechanisms contribute to higher-level cognitive functioning.  She is expanding this research to explore the impact of these differences on language comprehension and how cultural factors structure mental representations.

Publications

Dils, A.T., Flusberg, S. J., & Boroditsky, L. (under revision). Viewing (preparatory) actions can change what you see.

Dils, A.T., Niedopytalski, S., Arroyo, J., & Flusberg, S.J. (submitted). The temporal cheerleader effect: Attractiveness judgments depend on surrounding faces through time.

Dils, A.T., & Boroditsky, L. (2013). The motion aftereffect from mental imagery depends on speed. Proceedings of the 35th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin.

Dils, A.T., Flusberg, S. J., & Boroditsky, L. (2012). Viewing and performing actions can change what you see. Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo.

Dils, A.T., & Boroditsky, L. (2010). A visual motion aftereffect from motion language. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 16396–16400.

Dils, A.T., & Boroditsky, L. (2010). Processing unrelated language can change what you see. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17(6), 882-888.

Dils, A.T., & Flusberg, S. J. (2010). Massive redeployment or distributed modularity? A commentary on Anderson. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 33(4), 292-3.

Dils, A.T., & Boroditsky, L. (2010). A motion aftereffect from literal and metaphorical motion language: Individual differences. Proceedings of the 32nd annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland.

Flusberg, S. J., Dils, A.T., & Boroditsky, L. (2010). Motor affordances in object perception. Proceedings of the 32nd annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland.

Dils, A.T., & Boroditsky, L. (2008). Motion language shapes people’s interpretation of unrelated ambiguous figures. Proceedings of the 30th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, DC.