Research Fellows

Our CogNovo Research Fellows are drawn from across the world and from many disciplines and research interests

Raluca Briazu

Raluca Briazu

I am primarily interested in the role counterfactual thinking plays in deception and, aim to develop novel measurement techniques to aid this field of study (more)

PROJECT 18: The role of counterfactual thinking in deception

david bridges

I am interested in the shared and unique aspects of human mind and exploring the basis of talent and outstanding ability (more)

PROJECT 15: Predicting creativity from spatial ability & personality

Thomas Colin

Thomas R. Colin

My work at CogNovo is centered on the field of developmental robotics. I am working on project #11, where I aim to build curious and creative robots (more)

PROJECT 11 : Developing creativity in cognitive robots

Guy Edmonds

My research interests revolve around exploring and understanding the affective potential of the moving image, especially historical moving images. (more)

PROJECT 10: Early cinema and cognitive creativity

Kathryn B. Francis

Kathryn B. Francis

I am interested in the way in which people make decisions in difficult and emotionally aversive situations. (more)

PROJECT 19: Moral cognition: An interdisciplinary investigation of judgement versus action

Christopher Germann

I am interested in the workings of the 5-HT system and its contributions to perception and cognition (for instance, creativity and neuroplasiticity). Furthermore, philosophy of science and mind capture my deepest curiosity. (more)

PROJECT 14: Irrationality and decision-making

Joana Galvão

Joana Galvão

I am interested in how the brain works; my master thesis investigated the impact of intrinsically generated pictorial insight on memory encoding. I am also a filmmaker and writing my first screenplay. (more)

PROJECT 13: Creative technologies for behaviour change

Agi Haines

Agi Haines

The main focus of Agi's work is the design of the human body (more)

PROJECT 24: Ideas exchange: Understanding The Human Object

Chun-Wei Hsu

Chun-Wei Hsu

I am interested in how people conduct high-level cognition in complex social interaction and the combination of social and high-level function also is a close fit with my interests. (more)

PROJECT 2: Creative Cognition and Deceptive Communication

Ivana Kajic

Ivana Kajić

I am a computational neuroscientist with a background in computer science. My research is focused around computational modelling of higher brain functions (more)

PROJECT 4: Neurally inspired algorithms of human cognition and problem solving

Jacqueline Knight

Jacqueline Knight

Jacqueline Knight is working on Project 23. (more)

PROJECT 23: Understanding the decisive moment: a unified experience of simultaneity

Francois Lemarchand

Francois has a background in Computer Science and his passion for Neuroscience and has developed a strong interest in Artificial Neural Networks; more recently, he has focused on decision-making processes and the effect of emotions on them (more)

PROJECT 3: Modelling creative decision making

Light bulb

Frank Loesche

Frank's research interest focuses on the moment people experience that they just found a solution to a previously unsolvable problem. (more)

PROJECT 16: Unconscious creativity: The Eureka moment

Klara Łucznik

Klara Łucznik

Klara Łucznik is a psychologist and a contemporary dancer. She is interested in mental and social processes in creation and perception of dance (more)

PROJECT 7: Shared creativity in dance

Diego S. Maranan

Diego S. Maranan

Diego S. Maranan is an artist, academic, and activist who works in the area of human-technology interaction, specifically around creative practice, movement research, sustainable technology, and digital media installation (more)

PROJECT 8: Bodyshaping the mind

Jack McKay Fletcher

Jack McKay Fletcher

My research is focused on Computational Neuroscience, specifically: mining the structure of neural networks to acquire information about the activity of neurons within them. (more)

PROJECT 17: Schemata and their applications

Jack McKay Fletcher

Christos Melidis

His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Robotics and Machine Learning. In his CogNovo project, he will be searching for an intuitive interface for robotic remote control. (more)

PROJECT 25: A Framework for Intuitive Remote Robotic Control

Pinar Oztop

Pinar Oztop

I am currently interested in studying cognition of children and adolescents, creativity of children and I am also interested in critical approaches to methods of studying psychology, particularly developmental psychology.   (more)

PROJECT 6: Creativity through social interaction

Michael Sonne

Michael Sonne Kristensen

My current and previous work centres around a transdisciplinary approach to human auditory meaning making. CogNovo has given me an opportunity to explore... (more)

PROJECT 12: Creative solutions in alarm design

Eugenia Stamboliev

Eugenia Stamboliev

My professional interests circle around topics like imagination and image making, neuro­plas­ti­city, media variantology, phi­los­o­phy and history of science vis­u­al­isations and prac­tices, migration processes and trans­la­tions of any kind (more)

PROJECT 22: Hypnotic images. A story of intimate spaces, visual biases and subjectivity.

Michael Straeubig

Michael Straeubig

Michael Straeubig is a game designer/creative coder exploring games and playful experiences in various media (more)

PROJECT 9: Designing Playful Systems in Mixed Reality

Mihaela Taranu

Mihaela Taranu

I will investigate bistable visual and auditory perception in relation with executive functions, personality and creativity and look for individual differences in switching patterns in children and adults (more)

PROJECT 5: Individual differences in visual and auditory bistability

Michael Sonne

Ilaria Torre   

My first degree is in Languages and Linguistic Sciences. Apart from studying English, Russian and Spanish, I also have an MA in Phonetics and Phonology; my dissertation was on the acoustic and perceptual properties of Smiling Voice, i.e. speech uttered while smiling  (more)

PROJECT 21: Creating a voice for engagement and trust

Vaibhav Tyagi

Vaibhav Tyagi

As an engineer and a neuroscientist, I am driven by a desire to understand how creative individuals make decisions when faced with preference-based alternatives. (more)

PROJECT 1: Value judgments and creative thinking

Tara Zaksaite

Tara Zaksaite

I am interested in exploring how we learn about non-informative cues and how this relates to measures of creative thinking. (more)

PROJECT 20: Attention, associative learning and creativity