Dominique Makowski

Dominique Makowski

Presidential Research Fellow

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

About me

Trained as clinical neuropsychologist, CBT psychotherapist (and others), I am currently working as a postdoc at the Clinical Brain Lab in Singapore, in which I lead the Reality Bending Team 🧙 (ReBeL). I’m fluent in French, English, Polish, Python, and currently learning Italian. My main figures of reference are Marcus Aurelius, Sisyphus and Yoda. My interests include scientific methodology, history of art and religion, and philosophy. My research focuses on aspects of reality bending (e.g., fiction, deception, fake news, illusions, and altered states of consciousness such as through meditation or immersion). I also try to improve the access to advanced analysis techniques by developing open-source software and tools.

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Interests
  • Sense of reality
  • Emotion regulation
  • Cognitive control
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Neuroaesthetics
  • History of psychiatry
  • Neapolitan pizze 🍕
Education
  • 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

Skills

R

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Neuropsychology

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Python

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Star Wars

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Reality

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Honest Science

100%

About my university

The Nanyang (which means “Southeast Asia” in Chinese) Technological University (NTU) is one of the two main universities in Singapore. Although relatively young compared to most western institutes, NTU is a dynamic and vibrant university that has quickly achieved an international leadership in many areas. NTU has been ranked as 1st in the ranking of young universities in the QS World University Rankings since 2015, and is considered as a top-tier research institution in Asia.

Aside from its academic qualities, NTU is known for its green campus (NTU has been listed as one of the world’s most beautiful universities) and its architectural landmarks, making it an ideal location to foster a positive growth mindset.

Projects

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Cognitive Control

Cognitive Control

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

easystats

easystats

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

Music

Music

Piano arrangements and scores

NeuroKit

NeuroKit

A Python toolbox for neurophysiological signal processing

Neuropsy*X*art

NeuropsyXart

Body and Brain Art

Neuropsydia

Neuropsydia

A Python module for creating experiments, tasks and questionnaires

Patient Assessment

Patient Assessment

A web application to facilitate the neuropsychological assessment of patients

Pyllusion

Pyllusion

A Python module for generating visual illusions

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