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Brief bio

2019: Visiting researcher and lecturer (Max Plank Human Cognition and Univ. Balearic Islands)
2017: Research associate (Univ. College London) and obtained my PhD in cognitive Neuroscience (City, University of London)
2013: Master in Evolution and Human Cognition (Univ. Balearic Islands) | 2012: BSc Psychology (Univ. Balearic Islands / California Northridge)


Galvez-Pol, A., Nadal, R., & Kilner, J. (2021). Spatial maps of emotions reveal links between environment, mental health, and interoception. PsyArXiv [preprint]

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., Antonie, S., Li, C., & Kilner, J. (2020). Humans can read the heart rate of others when looking at their face. PsyArXiv [preprint

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

before 2018

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. [book 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. [book 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] 

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