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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

Perkins, K.*, Dils, A.T.*, & Flusberg, S.J. (2020). The perceived threat of demographic shifts depends on how you think the economy works. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430220951621

Flusberg, S.J., Dils, A.T., & Perkins, K.M. (2018). Folk economic beliefs moderate the perceived threat of demographic changes. Proceedings of the 40th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Madison.

Dils, A.T., Niedopytalski, S.+, Arroyo, J.+, & Flusberg, S.J. (2017). The temporal cheerleader effect: Attractiveness judgments depend on surrounding faces through time. Proceedings of the 39th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London.

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.

Contact

Alexia Toskos Dils, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Chair, Institutional Review Board
School of Natural and Social Sciences
735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY 10577

Office: Natural Sciences 2050
Lab: Natural Sciences 2030
Email: alexia.toskos@purchase.edu

Office Hours

  1. W:9:00am to 10:30am or by appointment

Education

  • BS, Indiana University
  • PhD, Stanford University

Wednesday Office Hours

9:00am to 10:30am or by appointment