Graduated from Heriot Watt University, Faculty of Life Sciences, with First-class honours degree in Applied Psychology in 2013. In 2015, completed her master’s degree in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at University of Amsterdam (UvA). In the final year of her masters, she has been awarded the NWO talent grant which offers talented and ambitious young researchers a platform to pursue a scientific career and carry out high-quality PhD research. In her PhD, Eliska explores the role of pupil-synchronization in trust and deception. This innovative research is the first to measure pupil dynamics in real-life interactions while employing the newest neuroscientific tools available to study these processes (e.g. pupillometry, fMRI). The PhD project aims to provide implications for further clinical research in pathologies such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social Anxieties.
Supervisior: Dr. Mariska Kret.
PhD student Eliska Prochazkova about our experiment at Lowlands festival. August 19th-21st 2016.