• Ph.D. Experimental Psychology

  • M.Sc. Cognitive Sciences

  • B.Sc. Psychology


Full-time associate professor

Area 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, and attentional mechanisms under the embodied cognition framework.

@CIRIApsico

Posts

Special_Issue_IEEE_Prediction_and_Perception_2021.pdf

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

APRIL 30, 2021

  • Alejandra Ciria was invited to give a talk at the journal club of the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, CInC, UAEM, México.

Talk: Propiocepción: percibir en un cuerpo bajo nuestra propia piel

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

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

  • Seminar: ¿Qué caracteriza a los procesos cognitivos? La minimización del error predictivo como ejemplo representativo.

Alejandra Ciria was invited to give a talk at the "1er Ciclo de Conferencais Fronteras en la Cognición" organized by the Facultad de Psicología, Coordinación de Psicobiología y Neurociencias, UNAM, México.


OCTOBER 30, 2020

  • Seminar: Perceptual illusions

Alejandra Ciria was invited to give a talk at the Primera “Jornada Estatal del Conocimiento Virtual 2020”, organized by the Centro Morelense de Comunicación de la Ciencia.


AUGUST 8, 2020

  • Seminar: Predictive Processing: Prediction Error Dynamics

Alejandra Ciria was invited to give a talk at the weekly seminar Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy, UNAM, México.


JULY 31, 2020

  • Seminar: The Cognitive Processing Hierarchy

Alejandra Ciria was invited to give a talk at the journal club of the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, CInC, UAEM, México.


JULY 13-31, 2020

  • Neuromatch Academy

Alejandra Ciria is participating as an Observer at the Neuromatch Academy, which is a non-profit course in computational neuroscience offered online.

For more information and if you are interested in participating as an Observer go to:

https://www.neuromatchacademy.org/


JULY 17, 2020

  • Seminar: Analysis of attentional mechanisms

Bruno Lara and Alejandra Ciria organized this seminar where various papers about attention will be presented by all the members of the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, CInC, UAEM, México.


MAY 6, 2020

  • Alejandra Ciria was invited to give a talk at the journal club of the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, CInC, UAEM, México.

Talk: Perceptual Optimization Processes- Controversies on sensory attenuation and sensory enhancement


FEBRUARY 10, 2020

  • Workshop on Prediction Error

Organized by Bruno Lara and Alejandra Ciria at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin.

Talk: Controversies on sensory attenuation and enhancement


NOVEMBER 22, 2019

  • Workshop on “Predictive processes for motor and cognitive development in robots”

Guido Schillaci organized a workshop on “Predictive processes for motor and cognitive development in robots” as part of his Marie Sklodowska Curie project “Predictive Robots” at the BioRobotics Institute at Sant’Anna featuring invited talks from Bruno Lara (UAEM, Mexico) and Alejandra Ciria (UNAM, Mexico).

Talk: Predictive Autonomous Behavior, Internal Models, and Predictive Self-regulation.


NOVEMBER, 2019

  • Alejandra Ciria was invited to give a talk at the Seminar at the Cluster of Excellence “Science of Intelligence” (SCIoI) Technical University, Berlin.

Talk: Prediction Error Dynamics as a Self-regulation Mechanism

NOVEMBER, 2019

Alejandra Ciria was invited to give a talk at the Group Seminar Berlin Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Lab, Technical University, Berlin.

Talk: Predictive Processing- Open Questions


OCTOBER, 2019

  • Alejandra Ciria was invited to participate at the “The Active Self” Autumn School, Herrsching, Germany. “The Active Self” is an interdisciplinary network of more than 20 projects investigating the sensorimotor grounding of the human minimal self. Funded by the DFG.

Poster presentation: Predictive Autonomous Behavior and Predictive Self-regulation


FEBRUARY, 2018

  • Alejandra Ciria was invited to give a talk at the Science Art & Cognition, International Workshop, Centro Internacional de Ciencias. UAEM-UNAM

Talk: Perception as an Inference Problem



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