Natalie A. Kacinik

Associate Professor

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

A native of Toronto, Natalie Kacinik spent several years after earning her Ph.D. as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of California - Davis before starting as an assistant professor at Brooklyn College. Her 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." Other areas of interest involve memory and attention as they relate to language comprehension as well as more social aspects of communication like discourse, theory of mind and pragmatics. She is currently teaching Introductory Psychology and the Psychology of Language, but she has also taught Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology and Aging, and a doctoral seminar on Language and Communication.

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