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Department of Music Studies


Ioanna Zioga is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Music Studies, University of Athens, with specialty in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Music. She is also a scientific associate at the University Mental Health, Neurosciences and Precision Medicine Research Institute in Athens. She received her undergraduate degree from the Department of Music Studies, University of Athens. She holds an MSc in Music, Mind & Brain from Goldsmiths University of London, with distinction. She completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Queen Mary University of London, fully-funded by a scholarship, where she investigated the relationship between music learning and creativity using electroencephalography, computational, and behavioural methods. Subsequently, she completed her first postdoc at Queen Mary, where she studied two-person brain synchronization during eye-contact. She also was a postdoctoral researcher at the Donders Institute for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Netherlands, investigating language and creativity using magnetoencephalography. She has published more than 25 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.