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Niia Nikolova


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I am a Research Associate at the School for Psychological Sciences & Health at the University of Strathclyde, where I work together with William McGeown to investigate the neurobiology of suggestibility and hypnosis.

As an undergraduate I studied neuroscience at McGill University, where I worked with Kathy Mullen using visual psychophysics to understand the processing of colour in the brain. In 2018, I completed a PhD at City University of London and the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, where I worked with Sir Michael Morgan and Josh Solomon to study visual motion and the interaction between attention and perception.

My current research interest is in awareness and perception, and how these change depending on internal states and external influences. Besides that, I am actively involved in science outreach, including running STEM activities in schools and organising development and public engagement events within the university.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, City University

Bachelor of Science, McGill University

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Hypnosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Alzheimer Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
Brain Engineering & Materials Science
Motion Perception Medicine & Life Sciences
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychophysics Medicine & Life Sciences
Social Adjustment Medicine & Life Sciences
Neural networks Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 2 Conference contribution book
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Poster
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
Open Access
Alzheimer Disease
Neural networks
Community Networks
Parahippocampal Gyrus

Neural and genetic bases of hypnosis and suggestibility

Nikolova, N., Ionita, I. & McGeown, W., 2 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


Activities 2019 2019

  • 2 Organiser of special symposia
  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Journal peer review
  • 1 Oral presentation

British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience

Niia Nikolova (Participant)
2 Sep 20193 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

StrathWide 2019

Christian Calvillo Munoz (Organiser), Alejandra Aranceta Garza (Organiser), Stephanie Eugenia Ordonez Sanchez (Organiser), Niia Nikolova (Organiser), Maria Katharina Weikum (Organiser), Helen Mullen (Organiser)
29 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia