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Nikos Konstantinou

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Nikos was born in Limassol in 1978 and he holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London. He is an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Cyprus University of Technology. He spends countless hours in the lab designing and running behavioral experiments combined with neuroimaging techniques (e.g. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging). He is seeking to understand how different types of working memory (for example visual vs. verbal) interact with attention (e.g. our ability to ignore irrelevant distracting information) to give rise to our subjective experience of the world, using healthy populations and patients (e.g. social anxiety/phobia, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s). He also teaches courses related to his research interests and supervises students at the graduate and undergraduate level.

He is passionate about science communication and thinks that science is incomplete unless properly communicated. For this reason he participated in – and won – the national FameLab competition of 2013. He is currently organizing and participating in various science communication events such as FameLab, TEDxNicosia, Café Scientifiques, Mediterranean Science Festival and others.