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Pilleriin Sikka is a lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Skövde (Sweden) and a PhD researcher at the University of Turku (Finland). Previously, she worked at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford (UK). She holds a MSc degree in Neuroscience (University of Oxford, UK), and MSc and BSc degrees in Psychology (University of Tallinn).
Main Areas of Research
Pilleriin's main research interests include emotions, mental well-being, sleep and dreaming, and consciousness. In her research she uses a multidisciplinary and multilevel framework that draws on the concepts, theories, and research from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and (molecular) biology.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0GF-M4oAAAAJ&hl=en
ORCID: 0000-0002-1926-6138 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1926-6138
KU131G Basic Neuroscience (course coordinator; lecturer)
KU331G Central Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience (course coordinator; lecturer)
KU105G Positive Psychology and Well-Being (course coordinator; lecturer)
KU328G Miniconference in Positive Psychology (course coordinator; lecturer)
KU523G Bachelor Degree Project in Cognitive Neuroscience (supervisor)
KU724A Master Degree Project in Cognitive Neuroscience (supervisor)
Merits and Awards
(2015) the Golden Apple (Guldäpplet) award 2015 for outstanding teaching, University of Skövde, Sweden
(2010) the Golden Apple (Guldäpplet) award 2010 for outstanding teaching, University of Skövde, Sweden
What is an altered state of consciousness?Revonsuo Antti, Kallio Sakari, Sikka PilleriinPhilosophical Psychology, 2009, 22(2), 187-204.
D-amino acid oxidase activity and expression are increased in schizophreniaBurnet Phil W. J., Eastwood Sharon L., Bristow Greg C. et al.Molecular Psychiatry, 2008, 13(7), 658-660.
Perception of successive targets presented in invariant-item streamsBachmann Talis, Sikka PilleriinActa Psychologica, 2005, 120(1), 19-34.