• Ph.D. Experimental Psychology

  • M.Sc. Cognitive Sciences

  • B.Sc. Psychology

Full-time associate professor

  • Department of ​​Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Psychology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM.

Member of the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, UAEM.

My research focuses on the study of perceptual, predictive, attentional, and emotional mechanisms under the embodied cognition framework.



I am very happy to share our Embodied Cognitive Sciences web page which is a collaborative project that started in 2021 with my students from the School of Psychology, UNAM. The main aim of this project is to share our passion for analyzing, discussing, and trying to understand cognition from an embodied, grounded, and situated perspective.

* Página web sobre Ciencias Cognitivas Corporizadas completamente en español:


XVI Curso de Actualización en Psicobiología y Neurociencias: "Neurociencias Cogintivas"

Thursday September 30 (10:00 - 12:00 hrs, CT)

Conectividad funcional y los procesos cognitivos

"La percepción como un problema de inferencia: evidencia de la corteza visual primaria"

Dra. Alejandra Ciria

Happy to announce our recent publication in Neural Computation!

Ciria, A., Schillaci, G., Pezzulo, G., Hafner, V., & Lara, B. (2021). Predictive Processing in Cognitive Robotics: A Review. Neural Computation, 33(5): 1402–1432. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/neco_a_01383


Call for papers!

I would like to announce a special issue on "Prediction and Perception in Humans and Robots" for the journal IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems.

The general topic revolves around perceptual optimization processes related to attentional and predictive mechanisms.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Guest editors:

  • Alejandra Ciria

  • Guido Schillaci

  • Bruno Lara

  • Emily S. Cross

  • Angelo Cangelosi