MSc. Pavlos Topalidis

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Address Hellbrunner Straße 34
5020 Salzburg
Austria+43 (0) 662 – 8044 5143

pavlos.topalidis@sbg.ac.at

Webpage www.sleepscience.at
Date of birth 2th August 1993
Nationality Greek

EDUCATION

since October 2019 Student of the Doctoral College “Imaging the Mind” funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund, University of Salzburg, Austria.
since October 2019 Ph.D. student at University of Salzburg, Austria, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCNS), laboratory for „Sleep and Consciousness Research“. Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus.
October 2017 –
September 2019
M.Sc. Neuro-Cognitive Psychology, Elite Network of Bavaria Program, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Germany. Master thesis at Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry on „The relationship between objective sleep and activity measures and symptomatology in a sample of healthy controls and patients with mood and anxiety disorders“. Supervisors: Prof. Paul Sauseng & Dr. Victor Spoormaker.
October 2013-June 2014 Erasmus Scholarship at the University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany.
September 2012 –
June 2016
B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology University of Aberdeen, UK. Bachelor thesis topic: „The Visual Influence of Ostracism“. Supervisors: Prof. Neil Macrae & Prof. Arash Sahraie.
2008-2011 3rd High School of Katerini, Greece.

RESEARCH  & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

August 2018 –May 2019 Research Assistant at the faculty of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in collaboration with the German institute of Brain Stimulation (GCBS). Studied cognitive functions of depression and schizophrenia patients, using fMRI and transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Supervisors: Dr. Daniel Keeser & Prof. Frank Padberg.
November 2018-
July 2019
Research Assistant at the faculty of General & Experimental Psychology Psychology, at LMU. Studied the interplay of bottom-up and top-down processes in a visual search paradigm. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hermann Mueller & Dr. Marian Sauter.
April 2012 –
July 2013
Teaching Assistant in Advanced Statistics & SPSS Workshops at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Supervisor: Dr. David Sutherland.

INTERNSHIPS

June 2015 Trainee psychologist at the Mental Health Centre, Katerini, Greece.
Supervisor: Ms Nota Voura, M.Sc.
November 2016-
August 2017
Psychologist & Mental Health counsellor at the Hellenic Military Force, Greece.

PUBLICATIONS

2021 Florea, C., Topalidis, P., Hauser, T., Angerer, M., Kurapov, A., Leon, C. A. B., … & Schabus, M. (2021). Sleep during COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-cultural study investigating job system relevance. Biochemical Pharmacology, 114463.
2020 Topalidis, P., Zinchenko, A., Gädeke, J. C., & Föcker, J. (2020). The role of spatial selective attention in the processing of affective prosodies in congenitally blind adults: An ERP study. Brain Research, 146819.
2020 Pöhlchen, D., Leuchs, L., Binder, F. P., Blaskovich, B., Nantawisarakul, T., Topalidis, P., … & Czisch, M. (2020). No robust differences in fear conditioning between patients with fear-related disorders and healthy controls. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 103610.
2017 Golubickis, M., Sahraie, A., Hunt, R., Visokomogilski, A., Topalidis, P., & Macrae, N. (2017). The visual influence of ostracism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48(2), 0182-0188.
2015 Macrae, N., Mitchell, P., Tait, A., McNamara, L., Golubickis, M., Topalidis, P., & Christian, M. (2015). Turning I into me: Imagining your future self. Consciousness and Cognition, 37, 207-213.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

September 2020 Topalidis, P., Ameen, M., Hauser, T., Heib, D. & Schabus, M., (2020, 07. Investigating top-down processing from wakefulness to sleep: behavioural results of a novel auditory paradigm in wakefulness. 25th conference of the European Sleep Research Society.
April 2018 Topalidis, P., Schenk, T., Röder, B., & Föcker, J. (2018, 05). Is the processing of affective prosody influenced by spatial attention in congenitally blind individuals? 4th Conference of Visual Search and Selective Attetnion (VSSA), Ammersee, Germany.

SOFTWARE SKILLS

General Microsoft Office (Expert)
Matlab (Intermediate)
Statistics R (Intermediate)
SPSS (Advanced)
EEG acquisition Brainvision Recorder (Beginner)
EEG data processing Brainvision Analyzer (Intermediate/Advnaced)
EEGlab (Beginner)
Fieldtrip (Intermediate)
Experimental control Matlab Psychotoolbox (Beginner)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

 

  • The role of sleep in cognition
  • Information processing during sleep: memory consolidation and sensory perception
  • Un/subconscious predictive coding
  • Oscillatory brain activity
  • Psychophysiology: using physiological measures to capture mental states