Alexandrina Vasilichi

Alexandrina Vasilichi

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • interoception • brain-body interactions • metacognition • computational modelling • computational neuroscience • social-affective neuroscience


Academic education

since 2021   Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
                       Doctoral research performed at Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
                       Supervisor: Peter Dayan
                       Lab rotations in the orientation phase: Peter Dayan, Micah Allen and Daniel S. Margulies

2018–2019  Master of Science in Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University College London, UK

2014–2017  Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, Royal Holloway, UK


Research experience

2020–2021 Research assistance, Health Neuroscience Lab (Prof. Paul Fletcher), University of Cambridge, UK

2020             Research internship, Experimental Economics Group (Prof. Matthias Sutter), Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany

2019             Research assistance, Department of Social Science (Prof. Alice Sullivan), University College London, UK

2018             Research assistance (Prof. George Wright), Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK

2015–2017 Research assistance, Department of Psychology (six different labs), Royal Holloway, University of London, UK



Rowe, G., Bolger, F., ..., Vasilichi, A., & Wright, G. (revised and resubmit). Virtuous opinion changes in structured groups. Judgment and Decision Making.

Belton, I., Wright, G., Sissons, A., Bolger, F., Crawford, M. M., Hamlin, I., ... & Vasilichi, A. (2021). Delphi with feedback of rationales: How large can a Delphi group be such that participants are not overloaded, de-motivated, or disengaged? Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 170, 120897.

Hamlin, I., Bolger, F., Vasilichi, A., Belton, I., Crawford, M. M., Sissons, A., ... & Wright, G. (2021). Structured groups make more accurate veracity judgements than individuals. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35(6), 16001607.

Bolger, F., Nyberg, E. P., Belton, I., Crawford, M. M., Hamlin, I., Alvandi, A. O., ..., Vasilichi, A., & Wright, G. (2020). Improving the production and evaluation of structural models using a Delphi process. Preprint.


Poster presentations

Vasilichi, A., Nikolova, N., Legrand, N., & Allen, M. (2022, July). Affective expectations are modulated by the interplay between visceral signals and uncertainty of the sensory environment [Poster]. 25th Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC) Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Vasilichi, A., & de-Wit, L. (2020, January). Political polarization and depolarization across the UK Brexit divide [Poster]. Research on Online Political Hostility 2020 Conference, Aarhus, Denmark.

Vasilichi, A. & de-Wit, L. (2020, January). Political polarization and depolarization across the UK Brexit divide [Poster]. Annual January UCL Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, London, United Kingdom.


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