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DEMERTZI Athina

GIGA  /  Consciousness-Physiology of Cognition

ULiège address
Bât. B34 Consciousness-Physiology of Cognition
Quartier Hôpital
avenue de l'Hôpital 11
4000 Liège
Belgique
Local
Niveau +1, local 1/29C
ULiège phone number
+32 4 3663470
Email
Conseil sectoriel à la recherche et à la valorisation
Sciences de la Santé
University degrees
2012: PhD Medical Sciences (Université de Liège, Belgium)
University degrees
2007: MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology and Psychopathology (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
University degrees
2005: "Ptychio" Psychology (4-year undergraduate studies) (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Biography

I am a FNRS Research Associate (tenured PI) in the domains of Clinical and Cognitive neuroscience. I head the Physiology of Cognition Research Lab. With my team, we investigate the conditions which constitute the human mind in health and disease by means of high- and low-tech methodologies. Our work is relevant for the scientific investigations of human consciousness and for medical and public stakeholders.

I have been trained as a psychologist, with specialization in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology. I aim at comprehending the neural basis of (self)consciousness in health and in disease. For that matter, I have conducted behavioral and neuroimaging studies in physiological (hypnosis), pathological (brain injury) and pharmacological (anesthesia) conditions. As this type of research touches upon philosophical and ethical issues, the entailing socio-ethical implications interest me deeply.

Research field

  • Neurosciences cognitives
  • Sciences cognitives
  • Imagerie médicale, radiologie, tomographie
  • Phénoménologie
  • Émotion et cognition
  • Neurologie
  • Physiologie générale

Duties or mandates

  • FNRS Research Associate