Panagiota Theodoni
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Panagiota Theodoni

Παναγιώτα Θεοδώνη

Early Stage Researcher

Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
Center of Brain and Cognition
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Roc Boronat, 138

Barcelona , Spain 08018
Work: (034) 935-422362


  1. M.Sc. Solid State Physics
  2. Physics Department, University of Athens, Greece
  3. B.Sc. Physics
  4. Physics Department, University of Athens, Greece


I am from Greece where I did both my undergraduate and master’s degree in physics (University of Athens)

From December 2008 till now I am a Ph.D. student in computational neuroscience, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gustavo Deco at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona in Spain, as a fellow of the Marie-Curie Training program CODDE.

My research is on bistable perception, specifically on binocular rivalry, flash suppression and decision-making. Perceptual bistability is a visual phenomenon that appears when an unchanged stimulus supports two distinct interpretations and perception alternates between them. It is related to decision-making tasks and can be studied within this framework.

Our theoretical/computational investigation is driven by the examination of and comparison with all types of experimental data, using numerical and analytical tools, models based on known neuronal properties.

Our goal is to find the underlying mechanisms of such decision-making tasks and characterise the way to make rapid decisions leading into successful actions.

brief CV from December 2008 till present 




" Cortical microcircuit dynamics mediating Binocular Rivalry: The role of adaptation in inhibition "

P. Theodoni, T. I. Panagiotaropoulos*, V. Kapoor*, N. K. Logothetis, G. Deco

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 5(145): 1-19 

special Research Topic Binocular Rivalry: a gateway to consciousness

 *equal contribution. Edited by Naotsugu Tsuchiya Reviewed by Hugh R Wilson and Carlo Laing


" Neuronal Adaptation Effects in Decision Making "

P. Theodoni, G. Kovács, M. W. Greenlee, G. Deco

The Journal of Neuroscience, January 5, 2011, 31(1):234-246


Contribution to Conferences


21-24 June, Santorini, Greece

Areadne 2012

Poster, Title: Fluctuating states of visual awareness



 13-17 November, San Diego, California

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (SFN 2010)

Poster, Title: Neuronal Adaptation Accelerates Decisions


1-2 July, Torino, Italy

Marie Curie Satelite Event ESOF 2010 Euroscience Open Forum

Poster, Title: NeuroWhat?



13-18 September, Rhodes, Greece

23rd Hellenic Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Poster, Title: High Level Adaptation: Integrated fMRI and Spike-Based Model


Invited Talks

"Neural dynamics of perceptual bistability"

Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée, NeuroMathComp Laboratory

Sophia Antipolis, France

Invited by Pierre Kornprobst


"Neuronal Adaptation Effects in Perceptual Decisions.

(Past-Present) and Future"

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN), December 2010

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

invited by Rainer Goebel and Christian Keysers





31 July- 28 August, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

"Methods in Computational Neuroscience"

Marine Biological Laboratory




18-29 October, Maastricht, The Netherlands

"Advanced Modeling NeuroImagining Data"

University of Maastricht


11-24 July, Suzhou, China

 "Computational and Cognitive Neurobiology"

Cold Spring Harbor Asia


7-10 July, Great Malvern, UK

"Brain Imaging and its applications"

Marie Curie FP7, European Initial Training Network CODDE


11-24 June, Ottawa, Canada

"4th Computational Neuroscience Summer School"

uOttawa, Centre of Neural Dynamics




17-21 August, Schloss Rauischholzhausen, Hessia, Germany

"Computational Vision"

Marie Curie FP7, European Initial Training Network CODDE