Professor Zoe Kourtzi

Professor of Experimental Psychology at Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

Professor of Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

Professor Zoe Kourtzi is Professor of Experimental Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on imaging the neural processes in the human brain that mediate complex, adaptive cognitive functions and behaviour.

The aim of her work is to understand the neural processes that mediate complex cognitive functions (i.e. object categorization, recognition, perceptual decisions) and their experience-based and developmental neural plasticity. In particular, we combine multimodal brain imaging methods (structural and functional MRI, EEG, MEG), established behavioural paradigms from cognitive psychology and state-of-the art mathematical algorithms to understand the link between brain structure, neural function and behaviour.

The development of these multidisciplinary and advanced tools has direct applications for translational research in ageing and neurological disorders with potential impact for the prevention and treatment of nervous system disorders.