- The role of language categorization on social attention
- The role of social variables in pupil dilatation
- The role of language in shaping face processing and the Other-Race effect
I obtained a master’s degree in ‘Neuroscienze e riabilitazione Neuropsicologica’ in 2017 (Unipd) and a PhD in Psychological Sciences in 2023 (Unipd; supervisor: Prof. Eduardo Navarrete). Currently, I’m a Research Fellow at the Department of Developmental and Social Psychology (DPSS), University of Padova, Italy. My main research interests lie on the role of language in social categorization, its consequences on several cognitive domains, and how language can interface with other social variables, such as race.
International collabrations: Dr. Mikel Santesteban (from ‘The Bilingual Mind’ research group; University of the Basque Country), Dr. Cristina Baus ( from Universitat de Barcelona, Department of Cognition, Development and Educational Psychology, Barcelona)and Dr. Elena Pagliarini (from Departament de Filologia Catalana; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
Other research interests: ‘Foreign Language Effect’ and Italian regional languages | Impact of linguistic labels on attentional mechanisms | Language switching | Production and perception of lie.