Hey! I’m a Ph. D. Student at the Department of Psychology, Cornell University. I’m a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Cornell University and the Co-Mind Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles. My main research interests lie in the foundations of modern culturally-transformed human cognition, especially through symbol use, language and categorization. Having a background in Philosophy of Science, I’m also interested in data-driven exploration of scientific activity. I like to tackle these topics through a combination of theory-driven hypothesis formation and computational data analysis.


  • Cognitive Science
  • Data Analysis
  • Language Evolution
  • Language and Cognition
  • Science of Science


  • Ph. D. in Psychology, Current

    Cornell University

  • MA in Philosophy, 2015

    Universidad de Chile

  • BA in Philosophy, 2012

    Universidad de Chile

Recent Publications

Open science and modified funding lotteries can impede the natural selection of bad science

Assessing scientists using exploitable metrics can lead to the degradation of research methods even without any strategic behaviour on …

Cultural evolution of categorization

Categorization is a fundamental function of minds, with wide ranging implications for the rest of the cognitive system. In humans, …

Exploratory mapping of theoretical landscapes through word use in abstracts

We present a case study of how scientometric tools can reveal the structure of scientific theory in a discipline. Specifically, we …

Interacting Timescales in Perspective-Taking

Through theoretical discussion, literature review, and a computational model, this paper poses a challenge to the notion that …