Beáta Špiláková

PhD Candidate


Research group: Behavioural and Social Neuroscience - Milan Brázdil
Masarykova univerzita - CEITEC Masarykova Univerzita

Job description

Research Interests: Even during studying psychology I was mostly interested in cognition and methodology. As a Phd student I am part of a team under the supervision of Daniel Joel Shaw, Ph.D., that focuses on a methodology called hyperscannig- the measurement of brain activity from two or more individuals simultaneously whilst they interact with one another. With the use of hyperscanning we are trying to understand dynamic processes of social cognition as they unfold in real time social interaction. I am currently working on delineating different types of social interaction using hyperscanning within the HyPaGame project. I am also involved in DRIVEN: Improving driver-rehabilitation programs: A neurobehavioural evaluation of Empathy; grant that aims to develop a new empathy-based driver rehabilitation program, and an interactive


  • Improving driver-rehabilitation programs: A neurobehavioural evaluation of Empathy Induction
  • Exploring the neural correlates of different interaction types: A hyperscanning investigation of the “The Pattern Game”.
  • Individual differences in self-other distinction

Bio: I got my bachelor’s degree from psychology at University of Pavel Jozef Šafárik in Košice and then I moved to Brno where I finished my master’s degree at Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies. Currently I am a Phd student at CEITEC (Masaryk University).

Publications that are part of the Web of Science database, possibly also other publications chosen by authors.




  • Individuální rozdíly v diferenciaci mezi reprezentací sebe a druhých lidí (GA15-16738S), Grantová agentura ČR, 2015 - 2017
  • Understanding empathy using a second person neuroscience approach – a multimodal hyperscanning study combining fMRI and scalp EEG (7AMB15AT015), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2015 - 2016
  • CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology (CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0068), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2011 - 2015
  • Optimalizace metodiky analýzy a hodnocení simultánního EEG-fMRI u pacientů s farmakorezistentní epilepsií (GAP304/11/1318), Grantová agentura ČR, 2011 - 2013