Karla Matić

Karla Matić

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • visual cognition • neurophysiological basis of conscious experience • functional neuroimaging and multivariate analysis • neural coding in prefrontal cortex


Academic education

since 2019    Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
                        Doctoral research performed at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN), Berlin, Germany
                        Supervisor: John-Dylan Haynes
                        Lab rotations in the orientation phase: Patrick Haggard, John-Dylan Haynes, and Peter König

2016–2018   Master of Science in Psychology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

2013–2016   Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia



2020–2021 Tutor in Cognitive Neuroscience (MA level), Berlin School of Mind & Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany


Scientific awards and scholarships

2018             Best Master's Thesis Award, Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences

2016–2018 Master Mind Scholarship, Flemish Ministry of Education



Matić, K., Bracci, S., & Op de Beeck, H. (2020). It's not all about looks:  The  role  of  object  shape  in  parietal  representations  of  manual  tools. Cortex, 133, 358–370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.09.016

Schultze-Kraft, M., Parés-Pujolràs, E., Matić, K., Haggard, P., & Haynes, J. D. (2020). Preparation and execution of voluntary action both contribute to awareness of intention. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287:20192928. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.2928

Mehler, D. M. A., Edelsbrunner, P. A., & Matić, K., (2019). Appreciating the significance of non-significant findings in psychology. Journal of European Psychology Students, 10(4), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.5334/e2019a 

Mahmoodi, J., Čurdová, J., Henking C., Kunz M., Matić K., Mohr P., & Vovko M. (2018). Internet users’ valuation of enhanced data protection on social media: Which aspects of privacy are worth the most? Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1516. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01516 


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