Paula Horczak

I am an experimental psychologist with a background in clinical psychology. I became a researcher because I have always been interested in figuring out how the brain functions and dysfunctions.

I joined the GHEP lab in December 2022 as a PhD candidate and teaching assistant for the Department of Head and Skin at Ghent University. In my research I focus on transcranial direct current stimulation and cognitive behavioural therapy, combined with neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI), to identify different therapeutic strategies as well as effects of treatment in major depressive disorder.

As an intern at the GHEP lab (2019), I studied respiration-linked brain responses to transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation. After my graduation, I worked on several interesting projects in various fields, ranging from healthcare and health economics to marketing research.