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
Doctoral research performed at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN), Berlin
Supervisor: John-Dylan Haynes

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

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. doi: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. doi: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. doi: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. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01516 

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