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 Isabella Colic

Isabella Colic

Research student, School of Psychology

Email
colici@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

Overview

My main research interest concerns decision-making processes and how these unfold in the brain over time and which areas they involve. Decision-making mechanisms are usually studied with techniques such as behavioural experiments and fMRI, but I would like to uncover their characteristics by using magnetoencephalography as my primary methodology.

Undergraduate Education

I graduated summa cum laude in Psychological Sciences and Techniques at the University of Bologna in 2018 with a dissertation on episodic memory and episodic future thinking.

Postgraduate Education

In July 2020, I received my MSc in Cognitive Science at the University of Trento and my thesis included both behavioural and MEG data about how the category of a distractor impacts visual working memory performance.

Awards/External Committees

  • 2017: Scholarship awarded to meritorious students at the University of Bologna.
  • 2017: Conference funding awarded to selected students at the University of Bologna to attend the VI Congress of the Italian Society of Neuropsychology in Palermo, Sicily.
  • 2018: Conference funding awarded to selected students at the University of Bologna to attend the IV ESCAN conference in Leiden, Netherlands.

Employment

  • From 2012 to Present: Fiction writer for In.edit Edizioni, a publishing agency based in Italy.

Research

Research interests

My main research interest concerns decision-making processes and how these unfold in the brain over time and which areas they involve. Decision-making mechanisms are usually studied with techniques such as behavioural experiments and fMRI, but I would like to uncover their characteristics by using magnetoencephalography as my primary methodology.

Research Topics and Related Papers

  • Visual working memory and distractibility(Papers in preparation)

Teaching

I am a postgraduate teaching assistant for first year students attending the BSc in Psychology. My main responsibilities include seminar presentations, essay marking and assisting on exams.

Supervisors

Dr Jiaxiang Zhang

Dr Jiaxiang Zhang

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Aline Bompas

Senior Lecturer, Joint-Lead for Cognitive Neuroscience

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