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Meet our lab members:

Devin Terhune, PhD – Lab director                          email: d.terhune@gold.ac.uk   www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/staff/terhune-devin/   www.researchgate.net/profile/Devin_TerhuneDevin's photograph

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, UoL, where I teach undergraduate and postgraduate statistics. I am also an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and Its Disorders at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Prior to coming to Goldsmiths in 2015, I was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford (2010-2015), where I worked with Prof. Roi Cohen Kadosh. Before that, I completed my PhD in 2010 with Prof. Etzel Cardeña in the Department of Psychology at Lund University in Lund, Sweden.

My research applies a range of methods to understand the characteristics and neurocognitive bases of time perception and suggestion and  suggestibility. I also have strong interests in depersonalization/derealization, mind wandering, metacognition, and different facets of awareness. A considerable amount of my research is concerned with intra-individual variability and heterogeneity in these phenomena. Alongside my research, I am also an Associate Editor for Consciousness and Cognition.


Renata Sadibolova, PhD                                           email: r.sadibolova@gold.ac.uk   renatasadibolova.home.blog   www.researchgate.net/profile/Renata_SadibolovaRenata's photograph

I am a postdoctoral researcher interested in neurophysiology of time perception and factors contributing to timing variability. My methods include psychophysics, EEG, and the fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) developed for use with patients in Ken Kishida’s lab. My earlier work with Prof. Matthew Longo at Birkbeck, UoL focused on body representation and somatoperception.

 


Naya Polychroni                                                                email: p.polychroni@gold.ac.uk   www.researchgate.net/profile/Naya_PolychroniNaya's photograph

I am a PhD candidate researching neurophysiological bases of meta-awareness during mind wandering with Dr Devin Terhune and Dr Maria Herrojo-Ruiz. Aside from my interests in consciousness and metacognition, I am also interested in time perception and the sense of agency.

 


Bianca Elena Ivanof                                                          email: bivan001@gold.ac.uk   www.researchgate.net/profile/Bianca_Elena_IvanofBianca's photograph

I am a PhD candidate investigating the sense of agency with Dr James Moore and Dr Devin Terhune. The sense of agency refers to the feeling of being in the driving seat when it comes to our actions and their consequences – the sense of ‘I was the one who did this’ that we have (under normal circumstances) when we successfully pick up a glass of water or submit an important piece of work, for instance. As part of my PhD, I am investigating a well-known method used in the measurement of the sense of agency called the Libet clock. Apart from this, I also have an interest and experience in advanced statistics and all aspects of open research. In the past, I investigated and published work on curiosity and memory as part of my BSc dissertation supervised by Dr Giulia Galli, Senior Lecturer at Kingston University, London.


Isa Steinecker                                                                            

I recently completed the MSc. in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Goldsmiths and I currently work in TAS lab as a Research Assistant. My projects include decoding temporal representations using multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) and investigating the role of neural oscillations in time perception.

 


Rachel Woodham                                                                     

I recently completed the MSc. in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Goldsmiths. At present, I am continuing my research into sub-second time perception and dissociative traits as a Research assistant in the lab.

 

 


Lillian Wieder                                                                             

I completed the BSc in Clinical Psychology at Goldsmiths and I continue working in the TAS lab as a Research Assistant. My main research interests concern the dissociative disorders and the role suggestibility plays within them. I am currently studying the factors that contribute to dissociative tendencies in the general population. I am also interested in trauma, attachment, memory, metacognition, time-perception and identity.

 


Steliana Yanakieva                                                                    

I have recently completed an MSc in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience at Goldsmiths. My research involves the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to modulate time perception. My broader research interests include consciousness, working memory and psychedelics.

 

 


Cami Delaye                                                                               

I am currently completing the MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Goldsmiths. I am studying the effects of Nitrous Oxide on time perception under the supervision of Devin Terhune and Renata Sadibolova. My broader research interests include psychopharmacology, more precisely how psychedelic substances can help us understand consciousness, and how they could be used to develop new treatments for a wide range of mental illnesses.

 


Stella Sun                                                                                  

I am currently doing the MSc in Music Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths. I am studying the effects of brain stimulation on our timing abilities and precision.

 

 


Ryan Stewart                                                                             

I am currently completing my BSc in Psychology at Goldsmiths. I am particularly interested in using brain stimulation to learn more about cognition. For my final year project, I am using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to investigate phosphene thresholds in a case of acquired synaesthesia, under the supervision of Dr Devin Terhune.

 


Helen Vu                                                                                     

Currently completing my BSc in Psychology at Goldsmiths, I am interested in the research area concerning the potential applicability of brainwave entrainment as a cognitive enhancement technique using binaural auditory beat stimulation. Under the supervision of Dr Devin Terhune, I am investigating the effect of Beta frequency binaural beats on spontaneous blinking (an indirect measure of dopaminergic activity) and time perception.

 


Curtis Widmer                                                                           

I am a third-year undergraduate student interested in metacognition. My third-year dissertation involves investigating the accuracy of our subjective judgements on our performance, and whether the accuracy of our judgements is domain-specific or domain-general.

 


Lab Alumni 

Jacopo Barone, Graduate Research Assistant

Ethar Bashir, MSc Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience

Sofia Bergman, MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology

Francis Boyce, MSc Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience

Mariliza Bozinaki, MSc Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience

Jenny Chan, MA, Research Intern

Kongway Chong, MSc Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience

Pablo Guillermo Vazquez Benitez, visiting PhD student

Henry Harrington, BSc Psychology

Francesca Herve, MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology

Ryan Parsons, MSc Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience

Melania Parzonka, BSc Psychology

Simone Quinn, BSc Psychology

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