Research and Publications

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Brief Bio
2021: Assistant professor. Univ. Balearic Islands
2019: Visiting researcher-lecturer. Max Planck Inst. & Univ. Balearic Islands
2017: Research fellow. University College London
2017: PhD. City, University of London.
2013: MSc in Evolution and Human Cognition. Univ. Balearic Islands
2012: BSc Psychology. Univ. Balearic Islands & California Northridge

Publications and preprints

Galvez-Pol, A., & Garcia, S. (2022-23). Career break: we had a baby! (with some initial health issues, all good though). Journal of life and sleep deprivation.

Galvez-Pol, A., Pavandeep, V., Villacampa, J., & Kilner, J. (2022). Active tactile discrimination is coupled with and modulated by the cardiac cycle. eLife, 11, e78126 [paper]

Galvez-Pol, A., Antoine, S., Li, C., & Kilner, J. (2022). People can identify the likely owner of heartbeats by looking at individuals’ faces. Cortex [paper]

Galvez-Pol, A., Munar, E., & Kilner, J. (2022). The Influence of interoceptive signals on the processing of external sensory stimuli. In Skov & Nadal (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Neuroaesthetics. London: Routledge [chapter]

Arslanova, I., Galvez-Pol, A., Kilner, J., Finotti, G., & Tsakiris, M. (2022). Seeing through each other’s hearts: Inferring others’ heart rate as a function of own heart rate perception and perceived social intelligences. Affective Science [paper]

Galvez-Pol, A., Nadal, R., & Kilner, J. (2021). Emotional representations of space vary as function of peoples’ affect and interoceptive sensibility. Scientific Reports, 11, 16150 [paper]

Palser, E., Galvez-Pol, A., Palmer, C., Ricci, H., Fotopoulou, K., Pellicano, E., & Kilner, J. (2021). Reduced differentiation of emotion-associated bodily sensations in autism. Autism [paper]

Galvez-Pol, A., Calvo-Merino, B., & Forster, B. (2020). Probing the neural representations of body-related stimuli: a reply to Tame & Longo’s commentary. Cortex. [paper

Galvez-Pol, A., Forster, B., & Calvo-Merino, B. (2020). Beyond action observation: neurobehavioral mechanisms of memory for visually perceived bodies and actions. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. [paper

Galvez-Pol, A., Calvo-Merino, B., & Forster, B. (2020). Revealing the body in the brain: An ERP method to examine sensorimotor activity during visual perception of body-related information. Cortex, 125. [paper]

Galvez-Pol, A., McConnell, R., & Kilner, J. (2020). Active sampling in visual search is coupled to the cardiac cycle. Cognition, 196. [paper]

Arslanova, I., Galvez-Pol, A., Calvo-Merino, B., & Forster, B. (2019). Searching for bodies: ERP evidence for independent somatosensory processing during visual search for body-related information. Neuroimage, 195, 140-149 [paper

Galvez-Pol, A., Calvo-Merino, B., Capilla, A., & Forster, B. (2018). Persistent recruitment of somatosensory cortex during active maintenance of hand images in working memory. NeuroImage, 174, 153-163. [paper

Palser, E., Palmer, C., Galvez-Pol, A., Ricci, H., & Kilner, J. (2018). Alexithymia mediates the relationship between interoceptive sensibility and anxiety. Plos one 13(9) e0203212 [paper]

Galvez-Pol, A., Calvo-Merino, B., & Forster, B. (2018). Modulation of motor cortex activity in a visual working memory task of hand images. Neuropsychologia, 117,75-83. [paper

Works before PhD
Galvez-Pol, A. (2017). Revealing mnemonic representations of the body in the brain. Doctoral thesis. City, University of London. [thesis

Galvez-Pol, A. (2017) De fotones a cognición: percepción, memoria y arte en el cerebro. In Schwartz & Bermúdez (Eds.). Nodos. Pamplona: Next Doors Publishers. [Chapter]

Nadal, M., Gomila, A & Galvez-Pol, A (2014). A history for Neuroaesthetics. In J. O. Lauring (Ed.), An Introduction to Neuroaesthetics: The neuroscientific approach to aesthetic experience, artistic creativity, and arts appreciation. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 3-49. [chapter]

Nadal, M., Flexas, A., Galvez, A., & Cela-Conde, C. J. (2012). Neuroaesthetics: Themes from the past, current issues, and challenges for the future. Rendiconti Lincei – Scienze Fisiche e Naturali. [paper]