Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance
Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre
Kettegård Allé 30
DK-2650 Hvidovre


Current Position:
PhD - student, Graduate School of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Work place: Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre

M.Sc. in Biology (Master topic: Cognitive Neuroscience). University of Copenhagen

Research groups:
Decision Neuroscience Research Group

Main Research Interests:
The main topic of my thesis is decision making, and using pathological gambling as a faulty decision making model, I am investigating decision making and emotional processing in pathological gamblers. The methods used are functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioural measures.

Other research interest(s):
I am also very interested in the development and evolution of cognitive abilities in humans and animals. Particularly, I am interested in the enigma of how and when consciousness arises in humans.


Kouider, S., Stahlhut, C., Gelskov, S., Barbosa, L, de Gardelle, V., Dutat, M., Dehaene, S., & Dehaene-Lambertz, G. (2013). "A neural marker of perceptual consciousness in infants". Science, 50(14), 3736–3744.

Gelskov, S.V., & Kouider, S. (2010). “Psychophysical thresholds of face visibility during infancy”. Cognition, 114, 285-292.

Curriculum vitae:
PhD - student
Graduate School of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen
August 2009 – present

Research Assistant
December 2008 – July 2009

Master degree studies in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Master thesis title: «Exploring the neural and behavioural correlates of visual consciousness in pre-verbal infants»
Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycho-linguistiques at École Normale Supérieure, and University of Copenhagen.
September 2006 – November 2008

B.Sc. Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Copenhagen
September 2003 – August 2006

Teaching Assistant
Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen
September-November 2005