Dr Dimitrios Kourtis

Lecturer

Psychology University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Dimitrios Kourtis

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About me

About me

I was awarded a PhD in Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Previously, I completed an MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, UK and a BEng in Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. I have worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, at the University of Ghent in Belgium and at the Donders Institute at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. I have also worked as a research associate at the University of Birmingham, UK. I joined the University of Stirling in September 2017.

Research

My main research focus is the study of joint action, primarily by means of electroencephalography (EEG). I am particularly interested to investigate how people plan to coordinate their actions and whether they form predictive representations of their co-actors' actions that may facilitate the performance of a joint task. I am also interested in other aspects of social cognition, such as joint attention, error processing and action observation in social environments. Further research interests include the study of object affordances and the effect of the direction and consistency of hand preference in motor cognition.

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Article

Mustile M, Kourtis D, Ladouce S, Learmonth G, Donaldson DI, Edwards MG & Ietswaart M (2021) Mobile EEG reveals functionally dissociable dynamic processes supporting real-world ambulatory obstacle avoidance: Evidence for early proactive control. European Journal of Neuroscience, 54 (12), pp. 8106-8119. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.15120

Teaching

Teaching

Director of the MSc Psychology (accredited conversion course)

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