TNG Team Member

Dionysios Perdikis

Dionysios Perdikis,


Having an engineering background, my scientific interests focus on the relationship between structure and function in the brain. In particular, I am interested in the way cognitive and behavioral function is related to the emergence of global spatiotemporal patterns of activity in the brain. I study these phenomena in the context of motor behavior, development, aging, pathologies and social coordination. I use concepts, methods as well as mathematical and computational tools that are based on stochastic dynamical systems theory, self-organization, and Synergetics.

I have graduated with a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2006. I defended my PhD in Theoretical Neuroscience and Human Movement Sciences in the University of Aix-Marseille in 2011. My supervisor was Dr. Viktor K. Jirsa and the thesis title was "Functional organization of complex behavioral processes". I was a Post-doctoral researcher in Max-Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, working in the project Interactive brains - Social minds with Dr. Viktor Mueller, in the period 2011-2014. I am still at times in the MPI in Berlin as a guest researcher. Since May 2014 I work in the INS on the CoordAge project that studies aging as a holistic process of slow degradation at the different levels of behavioral and neuromuscular coordination.