Explorer in the paths of human consciousness

Explorer in the paths of human consciousness

Manos Tsakiris is a Professor of Psychology in the Royal Holloway and in the Bedford New College.

He was born in 1977 in Athens. He studied Psychology at Panteion University (1995-9), and in 1999 he continued his postgraduate studies in London, first at King’s College (MSc in Philosophy of Mental Disorder), and then at UCL (MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology). In 2006 he completed his doctoral thesis at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL).

In 2007, he became Lecturer and in 2010 Reader at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, where he founded the LAB: Lab of Action and Body. In 2013, he was elected Professor of Neuropsychology, and he became member of the Young Academy of Europe. His scientific research is focused on the understanding of the neurocognitive processes that underlie self-awareness, body image and the relation between self-awareness and social cognition.

The study of these topics at the LAB is multidisciplinary with the participation of experimental psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists and philosophers, and is funded by the European Union (European Research Council), United Kingdom (Economic and Social Research Council) and other European Foundations (Volkswagen Foundation Germany, Bial Foundation Portugal).

Since 2003, he has published over 60 scientific articles in international journals and edited volumes, he has edited two interdisciplinary volumes and has organized a series of symposia in international conferences.