Francesca has a background in moral philosophy and is currently a PhD candidate in cognitive science at the Central European University. Her research interests include social cognition, developmental psychology and experimental pragmatics. Her PhD project focuses on implicit cues which signal and influence commitment and prosocial behaviour, such as partner’s reliance on one’s action, the amount of invested costs or the history of interaction with a partner. She is also interested in implicit communication and which factors affect speaker’s accountability and plausible deniability in such cases.