Staff Catalogue


Department of Psychology
Main Campus Buildings, Πτερυγα Ε, Γραφείο 101
75, Kallipoleos Ave.
Dr. Kyriaki Mikellidou is a Postdoctoral Fellow funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship working with Prof. Marios Avraamides in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Applied Neuroscience at the University of Cyprus. Her research is focused on how the human brain processes visual stimuli, especially in the peripheral visual field.
She obtained a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of York, UK. She holds a PhD in Psychology with a focus on visual neuroscience, funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation under the supervision of Prof. Peter Thompson and Prof. Tony Morland from the University of York, UK.
As a postgraduate teaching fellow, she has taught Perception & Cognition, Brain & Behaviour and Research Methods at the University of York and was awarded with a Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award in 2012. Prior to joining the University of Cyprus, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow between 2013-2018 at the Department of Translational Research on New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pisa, working with Prof. Concetta Morrone and Prof. David Burr on visual perception in healthy and clinical populations using psychophysics and neuroimaging techniques.
visual perception, peripheral visual field, fMRI, psychophysics, visual illusions, visual motion, cortical plasticity
  1. Kurzawski, J.W., Mikellidou, K., Morrone, M.C., & Pestilli, F. (2020). The visual white matter connecting human area prostriata and the thalamus is retinotopically organizedBrain, Structure & Function,
  2. Mikellidou, K., Arrighi, R., Aghakhanyan, G., Tinelli, F., Frijia, F., Crespi, S., De Masi, F., Montanaro, D. & Morrone, M.C. (2019). Plasticity of the human visual brain after an early cortical lesionNeuropsychologia, 128, 166-177.
  3. Cicchini, G.M., Mikellidou, K., & Burr, D.C (2018). The functional role of serial dependence. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1890), 20181722.
  4. Mikellidou, K., Frijia, F., Montanaro D., Greco, V., Burr, D., Morrone, M. C. (2018). Cortical BOLD responses to moderate- and high-speed motion in the human visual cortex. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 8357.
  5. Mikellidou, K., Kurzawski, J.W., Frijia, F., Montanaro D., Greco V., Burr, D., Morrone, M. C. (2017). Area prostriata in the human brain. Current Biology, 27(19),3056-3060.
  6. Mikellidou, K., Turi, M. & Burr, D. B. (2017). Spatiotopic maps during dynamic head tilt. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(2), 808-817.
  7. Cicchini, G.M., Mikellidou, K., & Burr, D.C (2017). Serial dependencies act directly on perception. Journal of Vision,17(14), 6.
  8. Mikellidou, K., Gouws, A., Clawson, H., Thompson, P., Morland, A. B., & Keefe, B. (2016). An orientation dependent size illusion is underpinned by processing in the extrastriate visual area, LO1. i-Perception, 7(5).
  9. Greco, V., Frijia, F., Mikellidou, K., Montanaro, D., Farini, A., D'Uva, M., Poggi, P., Pucci, M., Sordini, A., Morrone, M.C., & Burr, D. B. (2016). A low-cost and versatile system for projecting wide-field visual stimuli within fMRI scanners. Behavior Research Methods 48(2),614-620.
  10. Mikellidou, K., Cicchini, G.M., Thompson, P., & Burr, D. B. (2015). The oblique effect is both allocentric and egocentric. Journal of Vision, 15(8),
  11. Mikellidou, K. & Thompson, P. (2014). Crossing the line: Estimations of line length in the Oppel-Kundt illusion. Journal of vision,14 (8), 1-10.
  12. Mikellidou, K. & Thompson, P. (2013). The vertical-horizontal illusion: assessing the contributions of anisotropy, abutting, and crossing to the misperception of simple line stimuli. Journal of Vision, 8 (13), 1-11.
  13. Thompson, P. & Mikellidou, K. (2011). Applying the Helmholtz illusion to fashion: horizontal stripes won’t make you look fatter. i-Perception, 2, 69-76.