PhD candidate at Leiden University, Institute of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Unit and member of the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC). In 2015, completed her masterís degree in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at University of Amsterdam (UvA). In 2015, she has been awarded the prestigious NWO talent grant, which offers talented and ambitious young researchers a platform to carry out high-quality PhD research.
In her PhD, Eliska explores the role of pupil-synchronization in trust and deception. This innovative research is the first to measure pupil dynamics in real-life interactions while employing the newest neuroscientific tools available to study these processes (e.g. pupillometry, fMRI). The PhD project aims to provide implications for further clinical research in pathologies such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social Anxieties.