I am an Assistant Professor in the Section for Cognitive Systems at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Compute). I hold a BASc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto, an MSc in Bioengineering from Imperial College London, and a PhD in neuroscience from Aarhus University.

I am interested in understanding the intra- and interpersonal mechanisms underlying social interaction, at the behavioural, neural, and physiological level. My research is funded by the The Danish Council for Independent Research | Technology and Production Science, titled “Quantifying two-person neural and physiological mechanisms in real-time social interaction”. For a closer look at my research, please visit my Research and Publications pages.


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Selected Publications:

Skewes, J., Skewes, L., Michael, J., Konvalinka, I. (2015). Synchronised and complementary coordination mechanisms in an asymmetric joint aiming task. Experimental Brain Research, 233(2), p. 551-565.

Konvalinka, I., Bauer, M., Stahlhut, C., Hansen, L. K., Roepstorff, A., Frith, C. D. (2014). Frontal alpha oscillations distinguish leaders from followers: Multivariate decoding of mutually interacting brains. Neuroimage, 94, p. 79-88.

Konvalinka, I. & Roepstorff, A. (2012). The two-brain approach: how can mutually interacting brains teach us something about social interaction? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:215, p. 1-10.

Konvalinka, I., Xygalatas, D., Bulbulia, J., Schjødt, U., Jegindø, E.-M., Wallot, S., Van Orden, G., Roepstorff, A. (2011). Synchronized arousal between performers and related spectators in a fire-walking ritual. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 108(20), 8514-9.

Konvalinka, I., Vuust, P., Roepstorff, A., Frith, C. D. (2010). Follow you, follow me: continuous mutual prediction and adaptation in joint tapping. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (QJEP), 63(11), 2220-30.