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Natalie A. Kacinik

Associate Professor

Location: 5309c James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x6019
Fax: 718.951.4814

I am originally from Toronto but did my Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and was a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at UC Davis before coming to Brooklyn College. My research investigates how the mind and brain process language, ranging from simple individual words like "table" or "dog" to complex figurative expressions like "a bird in the hand is better than two in a bush." I am particularly interested in how conceptual representations are influenced by perceptual, motor, and cultural experiences (i.e., embodied cognition), as well as more social aspects of communication like discourse, theory of mind and pragmatics. I usually teach Introductory Psychology and the Psychology of Language.

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