Who we are
Dr. Georgiana Juravle leads the Sensorimotor Dynamics Lab of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, UAIC, Iasi, Romania. She studied Psychology at the UAIC and further trained as a cognitive psychologist (MSc in Neuro-cognitive Psychology, LMU, Munich, Germany). She holds a DPhil in Experimental Psychology (University of Oxford, UK), with postdoctoral training in Health Psychology and Neuroimaging (UKE, Hamburg, Germany) and Human Kinetics (INSERM, Neuroscience Research Centre of Lyon, France). Her scientific interest is in sensorimotor processing and motor control, specifically in how sensory information sustains naturalistic actions and sensorimotor interventions for human well-being.
Dr. Delia-Elena Diaconașu studied finance and mathematics at the UAIC. Her PhD focused on investors’ behaviour on stock markets, a topic that she furthered in her postdoctoral position at the Romanian Academy. She has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (University of Luxembourg) and the Faculty of Politics, Law and Economics (University of Konstanz, Germany). In 2021, she joined the SMD Lab as a postdoctoral researcher to work on developing mathematical models related to sensorimotor dynamics for real-life goal-directed actions.
Ana-Maria Andrei is a PhD student within the Psychology Department of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, UAIC, Iasi. She has a double-degree in Geography and Psychology and a MA in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. Her project in the SMD lab is focused on the investigation of the various sensory information implicated in number processing, with a focus on estimation processes.
Ioana Câmpanu studied Psychology as an undergraduate with a MA in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, UAIC, Iasi. She also studied Nutrition and Dietetics at the Medical University of Iasi, where she acquired a second Master’s degree. Her project in the SMD lab is on the topic of healthy vs. unhealthy eating. She uses monitoring of cardiac and respiratory activity for her research, together with classical anthropometric body measurements and aims to relate the psychophysiological signal to the nutritional value contained in the food on our plate.
Emilia Olari wrote her BA thesis in the lab on the topic on crossmodal links between geometric shapes and taste. She continues her research with further online studies investigating links between temperature and food/taste perception. Emilia loves reading and good food.
Gabriela Neagu is a second year undergraduate student in Psychology at UAIC, Iasi. She works as a student volunteer in the lab, where she is responsible for up-to-date virtual reality (VR) applications and she trains in collecting, pre-processing, and analysing physiological data resulting from the sensorimotor tasks tested in the lab.