Pavlos Topalidis

Pavlos Topalidis, MSc.
PhD student

Department of Psychology
Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Tel.: +43 660 6087412

Consultation hour: upon agreement
Twitter:  @TpPavlos
Research group: Laboratory for sleep and consciousness

Education :

  • since 2019 PhD Student of the Doctoral College “Imaging the Mind”, Centre of Cognitive Neuroscience (CCNS), laboratory for „Sleep and Consciousness Research“. Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus.
  • 2017-2019 M.Sc. Neuro-Cognitive Psychology, Elite Network of Bavaria Program, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Germany.
  • 2013-2014 Erasmus Scholarship at the University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany.
  • 2012-2016 B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology University of Aberdeen, UK.


I use electrophysiological methods (M/EEG) to understand how our brain processes information during sleep. In wakefulness, the brain’s ability to extract statistical regularities of sensory input (e.g., what is expected and what not) has been well documented. Little is known, however, about the extent to which top-down modulations of incoming information, such as expectations, are preserved during sleep.


  • Florea, C., Topalidis, P., Hauser, T., Angerer, M., Kurapov, A., Leon, C. A. B., … & Schabus, M. (2021). Sleep during COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-cultural study investigating job system relevance. Biochemical Pharmacology, 114463.
  • Topalidis, P., Zinchenko, A., Gädeke, J. C., & Föcker, J. (2020). The role of spatial selective attention in the processing of affective prosodies in congenitally blind adults: An ERP study. Brain Research, 146819.
  • Pöhlchen, D., Leuchs, L., Binder, F. P., Blaskovich, B., Nantawisarakul, T., Topalidis, P.,& Czisch, M. (2020). No robust differences in fear conditioning between patients with fear-related disorders and healthy controls. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 103610.
  • Golubickis, M., Sahraie, A., Hunt, R., Visokomogilski, A., Topalidis, P., & Macrae, N. (2017). The visual influence of ostracism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48(2), 0182-0188.
  • Macrae, N., Mitchell, P., Tait, A., McNamara, L., Golubickis, M., Topalidis, P., & Christian, M. (2015). Turning I into me: Imagining your future self. Consciousness and Cognition, 37, 207-213.