Hello! I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. I work primarily with Brian Scholl in the Perception & Cognition laboratory, and I collaborate with Molly Crockett and Ilker Yildirim. Before coming to Yale, I did my undergraduate work at Duke University.
My research focuses on the visual roots of social cognition. For example, I am investigating how our attention is influenced by the attention of other people, and how our perceptual system is well-tuned to extract others' intentions (e.g. Colombatto et al., in press; Colombatto et al., 2019). In another line of work, I am exploring how early visual processing may influence moral judgment. In yet another, I study how we extract social information from faces (e.g. Colombatto & McCarthy, 2017).