Aleksandra Herman

Dr. Herman completed the Sussex Neuroscience 4-year PhD Programme, working with Prof. Theodora Duka and Prof. Hugo Critchley to investigate emotional and physiological factors that drive impulsive behaviours in humans. She then moved to Royal Holloway, University of London to work with Prof. Manos Tsakiris as a postdoctoral researcher. While at RHUL, she focused on the role of interoception in decision-making and the neural mechanisms that allow us to feel our internal bodily feelings. Currently, Dr. Herman is based in the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in the Laboratory of Brain Imaging where she works as an Assistant Professor. She continues her work on the body-brain interactions, also in the context of neuroplasticity. She is also a part of the Climate Change Emotions project which investigates emotions people experience towards climate change, and their relationship to mental health and climate action taking. During our conference, Dr. Herman will give a talk entitled "Studying complex phenomena-related emotions using an embodied approach"