Dominique Makowski

Dominique Makowski
Nanyang Technological University | ntu · Division of Psychology

PhD
Hard at work with the Reality Bending team (https://realitybending.github.io/)

About

44
Publications
34,877
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
1,660
Citations
Introduction
Trained as a neuropsychologist, psychotherapist, I am currently a postdoc at the Clinical Brain Lab' in Singapore working on the neuroscience of deception. https://dominiquemakowski.github.io/ 👈 (and https://twitter.com/Dom_Makowski)
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - present
Nanyang Technological University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Neuroscience of Deception
October 2017 - October 2018
Paris Descartes, CPSC
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturer in Neuropsychology (196 hours of class) to third-year students and master students.
Education
September 2014 - June 2017
French Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AFTCC)
Field of study
  • Psychotherapy
September 2014 - September 2017
Paris Descartes, CPSC
Field of study
  • Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
September 2012 - June 2014
Paris Descartes, CPSC
Field of study
  • Neuropsychology and Cognitive Psychology

Publications

Publications (44)
Article
Few studies have investigated the link between episodic memory and presence: the feeling of “being there” and reacting to a stimulus as if it were real. We collected data from 244 participants after they had watched the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. They answered questions about factual (details of the movie) and temporal memory (order of the scen...
Article
The ability to modulate our emotional experience, depending on our current goal and context, is of critical importance for adaptive behavior. This ability encompasses various emotion regulation strategies, such as fictional reappraisal, at stake whenever engaging into fictional works (e.g., movies, books, video games or virtual environments). Neuro...
Article
Full-text available
NeuroKit2 is an open-source, community-driven, and user-centered Python package for neurophysiological signal processing. It provides a comprehensive suite of processing routines for a variety of bodily signals (e.g., ECG, PPG, EDA, EMG, RSP). These processing routines include high-level functions that enable data processing in a few lines of code...
Article
Full-text available
The conceptualization of deception as a dispositional trait is under-represented in the literature. Despite scientific evidence supporting the existence of individual differences in lying, a validated measure of dispositional deception is still lacking. This study aims to explore the structure of dispositional deception by validating a 16-item ques...
Preprint
Complexity quantification, through entropy, information and fractal dimension indices, is gaining a renewed traction in psychophysiology, as new measures with promising qualities emerge from the computational and mathematical advances. Unfortunately, few studies compare the relationship and objective performance of the plethora of existing metrics,...
Preprint
Full-text available
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) can be estimated using a myriad of mathematical indices, but the lack of systematic comparison between these indices renders the evaluation and interpretation of results difficult. In this study, we assessed the relationship between 57 HRV metrics collected from 302 human recordings using a variety of structure-analysis...
Article
Full-text available
Visual illusions are fascinating phenomena that have been used and studied by artists and scientists for centuries, leading to important discoveries about the neurocognitive underpinnings of perception, consciousness, and neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or autism. Surprisingly, despite their historical and theoretical importance as...
Preprint
Full-text available
While electroencephalography (EEG) signals are commonly examined using conventional linear methods, there has been an increasing trend towards the use of complexity analysis in quantifying neural activity. On top of revealing complex neuronal processes of the brain that may not be possible with linear approaches, EEG complexity measures have also d...
Preprint
Full-text available
The see package is embedded in the easystats ecosystem, a collection of R packages that operate in synergy to provide a consistent and intuitive syntax when working with statistical models in the R programming language (R Core Team, 2021). Most easystats packages return comprehensive numeric summaries of model parameters and performance. The see pa...
Article
Full-text available
The see package is embedded in the easystats ecosystem, a collection of R packages that operate in synergy to provide a consistent and intuitive syntax when working with statistical models in the R programming language (R Core Team, 2021). Most easystats packages return comprehensive numeric summaries of model parameters and performance. The see pa...
Article
Full-text available
Mind wandering, defined as focusing attention toward task unrelated thoughts, is a common mental state known to impair memory encoding. This phenomenon is closely linked to boredom. Very few studies, however, have tested the potential impact of boredom on memory encoding. Thus, the present study aimed at manipulating mind wandering and boredom duri...
Article
Full-text available
The use of heart rate variability (HRV) in research has been greatly popularized over the past decades due to the ease and affordability of HRV collection, coupled with its clinical relevance and significant relationships with psychophysiological constructs and psychopathological disorders. Despite the wide use of electrocardiograms (ECG) in resear...
Article
Full-text available
Episodic memory encoding is highly influenced by the availability of attentional resources. Mind wandering corresponds to a shift of attention toward task-unrelated thoughts. Few studies, however, have tested this link between memory encoding and mind wandering. The goal of the present work was to systematically investigate the influence of mind wa...
Preprint
Full-text available
The use of heart rate variability (HRV) in research has been greatly popularized over the past decades due to the ease and affordability of HRV collection, coupled with its clinical relevance and significant relationships with psychophysiological constructs and psychopathological disorders. Despite the wide use of electrocardiogram (ECG) in researc...
Article
Full-text available
A crucial part of statistical analysis is evaluating a model's quality and fit, or performance. During analysis, especially with regression models, investigating the fit of models to data also often involves selecting the best fitting model amongst many competing models. Upon investigation, fit indices should also be reported both visually and nume...
Preprint
A crucial part of statistical analysis is evaluating a model's quality and fit, or performance. During analysis, especially with regression models, investigating the fit of models to data also often involves selecting the best fitting model amongst many competing models. Upon investigation, fit indices should also be reported both visually and nume...
Article
Full-text available
In both theoretical and applied research, it is often of interest to assess the strength of an observed association. This is typically done to allow the judgment of the magnitude of an effect (especially when units of measurement are not meaningful, e.g., in the use of estimated latent variables; Bollen, 1989), to facilitate comparing between predi...
Preprint
Full-text available
A long-lasting and unresolved debate in the field of aesthetics is whether beauty is inherent to the object of appreciation or to the subject contemplating it. Several studies suggest that physical features (e.g., symmetry, contrast) of an artwork influence aesthetic rating. Nevertheless, this objectivist approach fails to explain the idiosyncratic...
Article
Full-text available
The recent growth of data science is partly fueled by the ever-growing amount of data and the joint important developments in statistical modeling, with new and powerful models and frameworks becoming accessible to users. Although there exist some generic functions to obtain model summaries and parameters, many package-specific modeling functions d...
Article
Full-text available
Correlations tests are arguably one of the most commonly used statistical procedures, and are used as a basis in many applications such as exploratory data analysis, structural modelling, data engineering etc. In this context, we present correlation, a toolbox for the R language (R Core Team, 2019) and part of the easystats collection, focused on c...
Preprint
NeuroKit2 is an open-source, community-driven, and user-friendly Python package dedicated to neurophysiological signal processing with an initial focus on bodily signals (e.g., ECG, PPG, EDA, EMG, RSP). Its design philosophy is centred on user-experience and accessibility to both novice and advanced users. The package provides a consistent set of h...
Article
Prospective memory (PM) consists of remembering to perform an action that was previously planned. The recovery and execution of these actions require attentional resources. Mindfulness, as a state or a dispositional trait, has been associated with better attentional abilities while mind wandering is linked with attentional failures. In this study,...
Preprint
Full-text available
While deception is considered as a common phenomenon with important implications, its conceptualization and study as a dispositional trait is under-represented in the literature. Critically, and despite scientific evidence supporting the existence of individual differences in lying, a validated measure of dispositional deception is still lacking. T...
Article
Full-text available
Turmoil has engulfed psychological science. Causes and consequences of the reproducibility crisis are in dispute. With the hope of addressing some of its aspects, Bayesian methods are gaining increasing attention in psychological science. Some of their advantages, as opposed to the frequentist framework, are the ability to describe parameters in pr...
Article
Emotion regulation (ER) plays an important role in psychological well-being. Therefore, its valid assessment is a crucial step in the investigation of the interindividual differences linked to effective ER. Adapting and validating a French version of the Affective Style Questionnaire (ASQ) and test its predictive power in detecting mood disorders....
Article
Bodily states are heavily intertwined with cognitive processes. A prominent communication channel between bodily signals and brain structures is provided by baroreceptors. Their phasic activity associated with the cardiac phase has been shown to modulate cognitive control in socio‐emotional contexts. However, whether this effect is specific to the...
Preprint
Full-text available
Turmoil has engulfed psychological science. Causes and consequences of the reproducibility crisis are in dispute. With the hope of addressing some of its aspects, Bayesian methods are gaining increasing attention in psychological science. Some of their advantages, as opposed to the frequentist framework, are the ability to describe parameters in pr...
Article
Full-text available
The Bayesian framework for statistics is quickly gaining in popularity among scientists, for reasons such as reliability and accuracy (particularly in noisy data and small samples), the possibility of incorporating prior knowledge into the analysis, and the intuitive interpretation of results (Andrews & Baguley, 2013; Etz & Vandekerckhove, 2016; Kr...
Preprint
Full-text available
Objectives. Prospective memory (PM) consists of remembering to perform an action that was previously planned. The recovery and execution of these actions require attentional resources. Mindfulness, as a state or a dispositional trait, has been associated with better attentional abilities. In this study, we investigated the impact of mindfulness on...
Article
Full-text available
Episodic memory (EM) is defined as a long-term memory system that stores information that can be retrieved along with details of the context of the original events (binding). Several studies have shown that manipulation of attention during encoding can impact subsequent memory performance. An influential model of attention distinguishes between thr...
Article
Ribot’s Centenary (Part One). The Reception of ThĂ©odule Ribot’s Work Published by Ladrange (1870-1873) The centenary of Ribot’s death is an opportunity to shed light upon the work of this founder of modern French psychology. Ribot’s books were promoted by the greatest publishers of that time. The authors of this paper focus on the presentation of R...
Article
Full-text available
Life expectancy is constantly increasing in the developed countries due to medical, hygiene and socio-economic advances. Unfortunately, a longer life not always corresponds to a healthier life. Indeed, aging is associated with growing risk factors for illness associated with societal conditions (isolation, maltreatment), and neurodegenera- tive dis...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Recent theories in the field of embodied cognition have pointed out the role of the body for episodic memory, i.e. the memory for personally experienced events. Although virtual embodiment has been used traditionally to investigate the different components of bodily self, it provides great advantages to manipulate the whole embodied experience. In...
Article
Full-text available
Life expectancy is constantly increasing. However, a longer life not always corresponds to a healthier life. Indeed, even normal aging is associated with a decline in different cognitive functions. It has been proposed that a central mechanism that could contribute to this widespread cognitive decline is an ineffective inhibitory attentional contro...
Article
Full-text available
Aging is usually associated with cognitive decline, specifically of the executive functions supported by the frontal lobe. However, in line with observations about the preservation or even the increase of well-being with age, it has been suggested that emotion regulation efficiency follows the same developmental trajectory, remaining stable over ti...
Conference Paper
See the video here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvs7t5G_dLM‎ Abstract : Comment se dĂ©veloppe notre capacitĂ© Ă  juger de l'esthĂ©tique d'une Ɠuvre d'Art ? À l'heure oĂč la Science et l'Art se retrouvent pour construire la NeuroesthĂ©tique, il est important de comprendre comment se construisent et sont mis en jeu les processus cognitifs qui interviennen...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Projects (6)
Project
Nous organisons une journĂ©e d’étude destinĂ©e aux jeunes chercheur.es (Ă©tudiant.es en master, en doctorat et chercheur.es postdoctoraux) pour partager les rĂ©flexions et les recherches menĂ©es pendant ou suite Ă  la pandĂ©mie. Dans cette journĂ©e nous voulons donc partager les recherches menĂ©es dans cette pĂ©riode, nous ne nous intĂ©ressons pas seulement aux recherches sur la COVID, mais aussi et surtout aux recherches menĂ©es pendant la COVID, avec un intĂ©rĂȘt particulier aux dĂ©fis que la COVID a reprĂ©sentĂ© pour votre projet et aux solutions trouvĂ©es...nous nous intĂ©ressons moins Ă  ce que vous avez Ă©tudiĂ© que Ă  comment vous l’avez fait !
Project
This online survey aims to investigate the psychological factors that influence one’s perceptions of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are interested in understanding one’s discernment in the accuracy of COVID-19 news articles. This project has been launch in collaboration with the Affect, Personality & The embodied Brain (APE) from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom and the Clinical Brain Laboratory from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. If you want to take part of the data collection, follow this link and share it: bit.ly/2Y75AG7
Project
Software packages and talks / lectures about the R Statistics "easystats" project.