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Dr. Giuseppe Leonardi

Dr. Giuseppe Leonardi

Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften > Institut für Germanistik und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft > Germanistische und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft


I’m interested in the methodological aspects of studying interactions between people. While traditionally the study of cognition is conceived as processes going on in individual brains, new perspectives tend to stress the importance of the direct, immediate (on-line) interactions with the physical/social environment the brain and the whole organism is immersed in at a given time. We need a new language and new analytical and research tools to approach this shift of emphasis. I am committed in the effort of bringing some of the already existing tools dynamical systems theory developed, into the field of psychological research.

01.10.2017 - heute

Außerordentlicher Professor

Fakultät für Psychologie,

Universität für Wirtschaft und Humanwissenschaften in Warschau

ul. Pawia 55, 01-030 Warschau

10/2016 - 20.10.2017

wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters

Paderborn University, Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften

Warburger Str. 100, Paderborn, Germany

01.10.2014 - 31.07.2017

Associate researcher

Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Modern Languages,
ul. Niepodległości 4, 61-874 Poznań

10/2011 - 09/2016


Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Institute of Philosophy,
ul. Fosa Staromiejska 1a, 87-100 Toruń

01.10.2013 - 30.09.2015

Associate Professor

Chodkowska University, Psychology Department,
ul. Jerozolimskie 200, 02-486 Warsaw

10/2014 - 09/2015


University of the Humanities SWPS,
ul. Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw

06/2014 - 06/2015

Senior Analyst

Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych (Institute for Educational Studies),
ul. Górczewska 8, 01-180 Warsaw

10/2014 - 12/2014


Warsaw International Studies in Psychology,
ul. Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warsaw

1999 - 2007

Senior Analyst

Consulting company in Strategic Marketing Stratosfera,
ul. Foksal 4, 00-366 Warsaw, Poland

1993 - 1997

PhD in Experimental Psychology

University of Trieste, Department of Psychology,
via S. Anastasio 12, 34134, Trieste, Italy

1994 - 1996

Visiting Student

Florida Atlantic University, Center for Complex Systems,
777 Glades Road – Boca Raton FL 33431, USA

1987 - 1991

Master degree in Psychology

University of Padua, Faculty of Psychology,
via Venezia 12/2, 35131 Padua, Italy


Leonardi, G. (2016). Behavioral Coordination in Mother-Infant Dyads. Cognitive Systems Modeling 5th Peripatetic Conference. 6-8 October 2016. Zakopane, Poland

Leonardi, G. (2016). The emergence of mother-infant coordination. Mind Force Conference 2016, Complexity Science in Life. 30 September- 2 October 2016. Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Italy

Leonardi, G., Nomikou, I., Rohlfing, K.J., Rączaszek-Leonardi, J. (2016). Vocal interactions at the dawn of communication: The emergence of mutualityand complementarity in mother-infant interaction. Sixth Joint IEEE International Conference of Developmental Learnig and Epigenetic Robotics. 19-22 September 2016. Cergy-Pontoise/Paris (France).

Leonardi, G., Nomikou, I., Rohlfing, K.J., (2016) Constructing communication: the development of coordination in mother-infant dyad vocalizations. Third International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition. 29 June-1July, Kingston (England)

Nomikou, I, Leonard,i G., Rohlfing, K.J., Rączaszek-Leonardi, J. (2015) Constructing interaction: the development of gaze dynamics. Perspectives on the ontogeny of mutual understanding. International Max Planck Research school for the language sciences. 1-2 October 2015 Nijmegen, (The Netherlands)

Nomikou, I., Rohlfing, K.J., Leonardi, G., Raczaszek-Leonardi, J. (2014) The development of purposeful intersubjectivity. 2nd International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition – 11-12 September 2014, Jyväskylä (Finland)

Leonardi, G. (2013) Recurrence methods in the study of human discourse. Thinking with hands, eyes and things – Trends in Interdisciplinary studies, 1st International AvantConference 2013. 8-10 November 2013 – Toruń (Poster)

Zheng, D., Leonardi, G., Newgarden, K. (2013) Virtual biosemiotics of play in World of Warcraft (WOW): an eco-dialogical recurrence quantification analytical approach. 13th Annual Gathering in Biosemiotics – 4-8 June 2013, Castiglioncello (Livorno)

Leonardi, G. (2013) Recurrence analysis as a tool to probe the dynamic signatures of language. Distributed Thinking Symposium V – The time scales of language dynamics in systemic thinking. 30-31 January 2013 – Goldsmiths, University of London


Wallot, S. & Leonardi G. (2018).Analyzing multivariate dynamics with recurrence-based analyses: A tutorial introduction to Cross-Recurrence Quantification Analysis (CRQA), Diagonal-Cross-Recurrence Profiles (DCRP), and Multidimensional Recurrence Quantification Analysis (MdRQA) in R. Frontiers in Psychology.

Wallot, S. & Leonardi G. (2018). Recurrence Plots as a Tool for Statistical Inference. Chaos. 28, 085712 (2018). DOI: 10.1063/1.5024915

Leonardi G. (2018) A Method for the Computation of Entropy in Recurrence Quantification Analysis of Categorical Time Series. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 512, 824-836. DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2018.08.058

Nomikou I., Leonardi G., Radkowska A., Rączaszek-Leonardi J., Rohlfing K.J. (2017). Taking up an active role: Emerging participation in early mother-infant interaction during Peekaboo routines. Frontiers in Psychology. 8:1656 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01656

López Pérez, D., Leonardi, G., Niedźwiecka, A., Radkowska, A., Rączaszek-Leonardi, J. & Tomalski, P. (2017) Combining Recurrence Analysis and Automatic Movement Extraction from video recordings to study behavioral coupling in face-to-face parent-child interactions. Frontiers in Psychology. 8:2228, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02228

Leonardi G., Nomikou I., Rohlfing K. J. & Rączaszek-Leonardi J. (2016). Vocal interactions at the dawn of communication: The emergence of mutualityand complementarity in mother-infant interaction. Proceeding of the Sixth Joint IEEE International Conference of Developmental Learnig and Epigenetic Robotics. 19-22 September 2016. Cergy-Pontoise/Paris.

Nomikou I., Leonardi G., Rohlfing K.J. & Rączaszek-Leonardi J. (2016). Constructing interaction: the development of gaze dynamics. Infant and CHild Development. 25(3): 277-295

Leonardi G. (2014) The viability of recurrence analysis methods for processes drawing on different time scales. Cybernetics and Human Knowing – Special Issue: Cognition, Language and the Scales of Time. 21(1-2): 158-171

Leonardi G. (2012) The study of language and conversation with recurrence analysis methods. Psychology of Language and Communication. 16 (2): 87-105

Stablum F., Leonardi G., Mazzoldi M., Umiltà C.A:, Morra S. (1994) Attention and control deficits following closed head injury. Cortex. 30(4):603-18.

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