Anka Slana Ozimič
Photo: Martina Zaletel, Text: Kaja Stradovnik

Slana Ozimič Anka

University graduate in social education, and holds a master’s degree in cognitive science. She is employed in the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, and is involved in the field of cognitive science. She lives and works in Slovenia. 

She is currently working on a doctorate in the biomedicine field of neuroscience at the Medical Faculty. She is employed at the Faculty of Arts and as a teaching assistant and researcher in the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience. In the second-cycle interdisciplinary study programme MEi:CogSci and the Department of Psychology at the UL Faculty of Arts she teaches cognitive psychology and is editor of eSiNAPSA, an online journal for scientists, experts and neuroscience enthusiasts. She advocates for the expansion of knowledge and understanding in the field of neuroscience. Anka is also a member of the Slovenian neuroscience society of the same name, SiNAPSA, and a member of other professional organisations such as the Slovenian Society for Cognitive Science, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM).

Currently she is involved in several research projects in which by means of monitoring brain activity she focuses on addressing various issues tied to the basic processes of human cognition, with an emphasis on studying working memory and cognitive control. She is collaborating with experts from the Economics Faculty on a project in the field of neuroeconomy, in which they are trying to understand how humans make their decisions, and with staff at the Neurological Clinic she is studying the possibility of therapeutic use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for patients with depression. Her research interests also extend into areas that are of interest to the general public – she is involved in the project Brains on Holiday, in which she and her colleagues study how holidays affect the structure and functioning of the brain and psychological wellbeing. Her research efforts also extend into the area of studying the effect of music on the brain.