Aikaterini Fotopoulou

Aikaterini (Katerina) Fotopoulou, PhD is a Senior Lecturer of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology at the Institute of Psychiatry. She is also a Research Associate at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London. Dr Fotopoulou’s team has been conducting research in the cognitive and social neuroscience of body representation in healthy volunteers, stroke patients and patients with conversion disorders. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Hope for Depression research Foundation, Dr Fotopoulou and her colleagues investigate in behavioural, EEG and fMRI studies the psychological and neural mechanisms by which social processing and related neuropeptides such as oxytocin can influence the perception of bodily feelings in healthy individuals and patients with depression. She is the co-editor of the volume From the Couch to the Lab: Trends in Psychodynamic Neuroscience (2012).