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    Predicting attitudinal and behavioral responses to COVID-19 pandemic using machine learning
    with Tomislav Pavlović, Flavio Azevedo, Koustav De, Julián C. Riaño-Moreno, Marina Maglić, Theofilos Gkinopoulos, Patricio Andreas Donnelly-Kehoe, César Payán-Gómez, Guanxiong Huang, Jaroslaw Kantorowicz, Michèle D. Birtel, Philipp Schönegger, Valerio Capraro, Hernando Santamaría-García, Meltem Yucel, Agustin Ibanez, Steve Rathje, Erik Wetter, Dragan Stanojević, Jan-Willem van Prooijen, Eugenia Hesse, Christian T. Elbaek, Renata Franc, Zoran Pavlović, Panagiotis Mitkidis, Aleksandra Cichocka, Michele Gelfand, Mark Alfano, Robert M. Ross, Hallgeir Sjåstad, John B. Nezlek, Aleksandra Cislak, Patricia Lockwood, Koen Abts, Elena Agadullina, David M. Amodio, Matthew A. J. Apps, John Jamir Benzon Aruta, Sahba Besharati, Alexander Bor, Becky Choma, William Cunningham, Waqas Ejaz, Andrej Findor, Biljana Gjoneska, Estrella Gualda, Toan L. D. Huynh, Mostak Ahamed Imran, Jacob Israelashvili, and Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Nexus. forthcoming.
    At the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 became a global problem. Despite all the efforts to emphasize the relevance of preventive measures, not everyone adhered to them. Thus, learning more about the characteristics determining attitudinal and behavioral responses to the pandemic is crucial to improving future interventions. In this study, we applied machine learning on the multi-national data collected by the International Collaboration on the Social and Moral Psychology of COVID-19 (N = 51,404) to …Read more
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    Exploration of self- and world-experiences in depersonalization traits
    with Anna Ciaunica, Elizabeth Pienkos, Estelle Nakul, and Luis Madeira
    Philosophical Psychology 36 (2): 380-412. 2023.
    This paper proposes a qualitative study exploring anomalous self and world-experiences in individuals with high levels of depersonalization experiences. Depersonalization (DP) is a condition characterized by distressing feelings of being a detached, neutral and disembodied onlooker of one’s mental and bodily processes. Our findings indicate the presence of a wide range of anomalous experiences traditionally understood to be core features of DP, such as disembodiment and disrupted self-awareness.…Read more
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    When the Window Cracks: Transparency and the Fractured Self in Depersonalisation
    with Anna Ciaunica and Jane Charlton
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 20 (1): 1-19. 2021.
    There has recently been a resurgence of philosophical and scientific interest in the foundations of self-consciousness, with particular focus on its altered, anomalous forms. This paper looks at the altered forms of self-awareness in Depersonalization Disorder (DPD), a condition in which people feel detached from their self, their body and the world (Derealisation). Building upon the phenomenological distinction between reflective and pre-reflective self-consciousness, we argue that DPD may alte…Read more
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    The functions of imitative behaviour in humans
    with Anna Ciaunica and Antonia F. De C. Hamilton
    Mind and Language 33 (4): 378-396. 2018.
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    The Bodily Social Self: A Link Between Phenomenal and Narrative Selfhood
    with Manos Tsakiris
    Review of Philosophy and Psychology 3 (1): 125-144. 2012.
    The Phenomenal Self (PS) is widely considered to be dependent on body representations, whereas the Narrative Self (NS) is generally thought to rely on abstract cognitive representations. The concept of the Bodily Social Self (BSS) might play an important role in explaining how the high level cognitive self-representations enabling the NS might emerge from the bodily basis of the PS. First, the phenomenal self (PS) and narrative self (NS), are briefly examined. Next, the BSS is defined and its po…Read more
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    More of myself: Manipulating interoceptive awareness by heightened attention to bodily and narrative aspects of the self
    with Vivien Ainley, Lara Maister, Jana Brokfeld, and Manos Tsakiris
    Consciousness and Cognition 22 (4): 1231-1238. 2013.
    Psychology distinguishes between a bodily and a narrative self. Within neuroscience, models of the bodily self are based on exteroceptive sensorimotor processes or on the integration of interoceptive sensations. Recent research has revealed interactions between interoceptive and exteroceptive processing of self-related information, for example that mirror self-observation can improve interoceptive awareness. Using heartbeat perception, we measured the effect on interoceptive awareness of two exp…Read more
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    Beyond the colour of my skin: How skin colour affects the sense of body-ownership
    with Ana Tajadura-Jiménez and Manos Tsakiris
    Consciousness and Cognition 21 (3): 1242-1256. 2012.
    Multisensory stimulation has been shown to alter the sense of body-ownership. Given that perceived similarity between one’s own body and those of others is crucial for social cognition, we investigated whether multisensory stimulation can lead participants to experience ownership over a hand of different skin colour. Results from two studies using introspective, behavioural and physiological methods show that, following synchronous visuotactile stimulation, participants can experience body-owner…Read more