Dr Elena Antonova is a Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Adaptive Systems Research Group and Royal Society Wolfson Biocomputation Research Laboratory Centre for Computer Science and Informatics Research at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She has obtained BSc in Psychology from the University College London, UK, in 2000, followed by a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, UK, in 2004. Her main research interest is the neuroscience of mindfulness using psychophysiology and neuroimaging methods. Her research attracted media attention, including two reports featured on the BBC Breakfast Show. She has been actively involved with the Mind and Life Institute (https://www.mindandlife.org/), an organization that aims to facilitate an inter-disciplinary research into the effects of contemplative practices. Her contribution to the work of Mind & Life and to the field of Contemplative Neuroscience has been recognized with an election as the Mind & Life Research Fellow in November 2017. Dr Antonova has a strong interest in the Philosophy of Mind, with the application to the foundational issues in neuroscience and psychiatry, and more recently in risk mitigation and ethics in AI and robotics.
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