Meta PHoDcast #11: Martina Starc, psychologist

Psychologist Martina Starc discusses studies on spatial working memory and other experiments performed on live human subjects. #MetaPHoDcast

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MARTINA STARC is a psychologist working as a Junior Researcher and Teaching Assistant at the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, in the Laboratory for Cognitive Science. Her experimental research includes luring people into soundproof rooms where they play computer games while she takes precise measurements of their left pupil. Things get complicated as she employs non-invasive brain imaging (fMRI, EEG), which affords her some insight into the processes involved in spatial working memory in neurotypical individuals and those suffering from schizophrenia. When not working, she enjoys Irish dancing and daydreaming about combing llamas as a form of therapy. She recommends reading Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.


Author: LUKA AUSEC, holds a doctorate in biosciences and can fluently read DNA – and sometimes literature. Enthusiastic about bending the body and the mind in all directions – and sometimes inwards. Enjoys spreading inspiring ideas – sometimes as tweets.


Translated by: Urša Klinc.

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