Lina Skora

Lina Skora
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf | HHU · Biological Psychology of Decision Making

BSc MSc PhD

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Introduction
Postdoc at Heinrich Heine University, Biological Psychology of Decision-making. Researching: bodily signals and consciousness in instrumental learning. Also: Bayesian approaches to perception and cognition, adaptive behaviour, and brain-body interaction in emotion and self. Formerly UCL (MSc); Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, Uni of Sussex (PhD), MPI-CBS Leipzig (visiting fellow). Tweeting at https://twitter.com/lina_skora
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
University of Sussex
Position
  • PostDoc Position
February 2017 - September 2017
The University of Warwick
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 2015 - September 2017
The Hunting Dynasty
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • Applied behavioural science, including intervention design, research design, and data analysis for applied behaviour change/behavioural economics problems.
Education
September 2017 - September 2020
University of Sussex
Field of study
  • Consciousness / Cognitive neuroscience / Experimental psychology
September 2014 - September 2015
University College London
Field of study
  • Social Cognition / Cognitive Neuroscience

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Publications (14)
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Instrumental conditioning is a crucial part of adaptive behaviour, allowing agents to selectively interact with stimuli in their environment to maximise benefit and minimise harm. Recently accumulating evidence suggests that instrumental conditioning, such as learning to approach/avoid, cannot proceed without conscious awareness of the stimuli. How...
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SKORA, L.I., J.J.A. LIVERMORE and K. Roelofs. The functional role of cardiac activity in perception and action. NEUROSCI BIOBEHAV REV X(X) XXX-XXX, 2022. Patterns of cardiac activity continuously vary with environmental demands, accelerating or decelerating depending on circumstances. Simultaneously, cardiac cycle affects a host of higher-order pro...
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Performance monitoring is a vital aspect of successful learning and decision-making. Performance errors are reflected in the autonomic nervous system, indicating the need for behavioral adjustment. As part of this response, errors cause a pronounced deceleration in heart rate, compared to correct decisions, and precede explicit awareness of stimulu...
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Performance monitoring is a vital aspect of successful learning and decision-making. Performance errors are reflected in the autonomic nervous system, indicating the need for behavioural adjustment. As part of this response, errors cause a pronounced deceleration in heart rate, compared to correct decisions, and precede explicit awareness of the st...
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Instrumental conditioning is a crucial substrate of adaptive behaviour, allowing individuals to selectively interact with the stimuli in their environment to maximise benefit and minimise harm. The extent to which complex forms of learning, such as instrumental conditioning, are possible without conscious awareness is a topic of considerable import...
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Accounts of predictive processing propose that conscious experience is influenced not only by passive predictions about the world, but also by predictions encompassing how the world changes in relation to our actions—that is, on predictions about sensorimotor contingencies. We tested whether valid sensorimotor predictions, in particular learned ass...
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With a shift in interest toward dynamic expressions, numerous corpora of dynamic facial stimuli have been developed over the past two decades. The present research aimed to test existing sets of dynamic facial expressions (published between 2000 and 2015) in a cross-corpus validation effort. For this, 14 dynamic databases were selected that feature...
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The last two decades have seen a growing interest in the study of interoception. Interoception can be understood as a hierarchical phenomenon, referring to the body-to-brain communication of internal signals, their sensing, encoding, and representation in the brain, influence on other cognitive and affective processes, and their conscious perceptio...
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Accounts of predictive processing propose that conscious experience is influenced not only by passive predictions about the world, but also by predictions encompassing how the world changes in relation to our actions – that is, on predictions about sensorimotor contingencies. We tested whether valid sensorimotor predictions, in particular learned a...
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Instrumental conditioning is a crucial substrate of adaptive behaviour, allowing individuals to selectively interact with the stimuli in their environment to maximise benefit and minimise harm. The extent to which complex forms of learning, such as instrumental conditioning, are possible without conscious awareness is a topic of considerable import...
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The extent to which high-level, complex functions can proceed unconsciously has been a topic of considerable debate. While unconscious processing has been demonstrated for a range of low-level processes, from feature integration to simple forms of conditioning and learning, theoretical contributions suggest that increasing complexity requires consc...
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For dynamic emotions to be modelled in a natural and convincing way, systems must rely on accurate affective analysis of facial expressions in the first place. The present work introduces two measures for evaluating automatic emotion classification performance. It further provides a systematic comparison between 14 databases of dynamic expressions....
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Temporal dynamics have been increasingly recognized as an important component of facial expressions. With the need for appropriate stimuli in research and application, a range of databases of dynamic facial stimuli has been developed. The present article reviews the existing corpora and describes the key dimensions and properties of the available s...
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Facial expressions play a paramount role in character animation since they reveal much of a person’s emotions and intentions. Although animation techniques have become more sophisticated over time, there is still need for knowledge in terms of what behavior appears emotionally convincing and believable. The present chapter examines how motion contr...

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Projects (2)
Archived project
Investigating the validity of databases of dynamic facial expressions of emotion.
Project
Investigating the feasibility of instrumental learning without stimulus awareness.