Dominique Makowski

Research Fellow

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

About me

Trained as neuropsychologist, CBT psychotherapist (and others), I am currently working as a postdoc at the Clinical Brain Lab in Singapore on the neuroscience of deception 😏. I’m fluent in French, English, Polish, Python, and currently learning Italian. My main figures of reference are Epictetus, Hannibal and Yoda. My interests include scientific methodology, history of art and religion, as well as philosophy. My research focuses on aspects of reality bending (e.g., fiction, deception or altered states of consciousness such as through meditation or immersion).


  • Sense of reality
  • Emotion regulation
  • Cognitive control
  • Neuropsychological practice
  • Neuroaesthetics
  • History of psychiatry
  • Neapolitan pizze 🍕


  • PhD in Psychology, 2018

    Université de Paris

  • MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology and Cognitive Psychology, 2014

    Université de Paris

  • BSc in Psychology, 2012

    Université de Paris








Star Wars




Honest Science




Certified Hypnotherapist (CH)

National Guild of Hypnotists

Sep 2019 – Dec 2019
  • Hypnosis course completed at the Petra Hypnosis & Training Centre in Singapore.
  • Note that although trained and qualified, I do not endorse nor practice hypnosis.

Research Fellow (postdoc)

Clinical Brain Lab

Jan 2019 – Present Singapore
  • Managing a research project on deception and lying.
  • Provide guidance and support for lab students.

PhD in Psychology

Université de Paris

Oct 2014 – Nov 2018 France
  • “Cognitive Neuropsychology of Implicit Emotion Regulation Through Fictional Reappraisal” supervised by Pr. Serge Nicolas, Pr. Pascale Piolino and Dr. Marco Sperduti.
  • Teaching assistant (208 hours over 3 years) for Experimental Psychology, Differential Psychology and Cognitive Psychology

Certified CBT Psychotherapist

French Association for Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (AFTCC)

Sep 2014 – Jun 2017 France
  • 3 years-long training in cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy.

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Université de Paris

Sep 2009 – Jun 2014 France
  • BA in Psychology and MSc in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology.
  • Clinical internships in neurology, geriatric psychiatry and adult psychiatry.


See the complete list of publications by clicking here.

2021 - The Structure of Deception: Validation of the Lying Profile Questionnaire

While deception is considered as a common phenomenon with important implications, its conceptualization and study as a dispositional …

2021 - performance: An R Package for Assessment, Comparison and Testing of Statistical Models

A crucial part of statistical analysis is evaluating a model’s quality and fit, or performance. During analysis, especially with …

2021 - NeuroKit2: A Python toolbox for neurophysiological signal processing

NeuroKit2 is an open-source, community-driven, and user-centered Python package for neurophysiological signal processing. It provides a …




An R package designed to help with Bayesian statistics

Cognitive Control

A neuropsychological task measuring different aspects of cognitive control (processing speed, inhibition, conflict resolution…)


A collection of R packages to make the usage statistics and the implementation of good practices easy


Piano arrangements and scores


A Python toolbox for neurophysiological signal processing (EEG, EDA, ECG, EMG…)


A Python module for creating experiments, tasks and questionnaires

Patient Assessment

An web application to facilitate the neuropsychological assessment of patients


An R tooldbox for psychological science


A Python module for generating visual illusions


An R package to help with reproducibility and statistical best practices


How to share data analysis scripts with publications?

Including data analysis as Supplementary Materials can be a tedious task. How can we simplify the sharing of our work? So that it can …

What visual agnosia might feel like

Can you name one thing in this photo? It all looks familiar, but something is off.

Historical Films in their Chronological Context

A guide to better understand western history and historical movies


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  • 48 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore, 639818
  • HSS #04-18, Nanyang Technological University
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