Romy Lorenz

Cognitive Neuroscience – Neuroadaptive Technology – Art x Neuroscience


I am a cognitive neuroscientist with a multidisciplinary background in psychology and biomedical engineering. Currently, I am a final year PhD student in the Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Lab (C3NL) at Imperial College London under supervision of Robert Leech and Aldo Faisal.

Broadly speaking, my research interest lies in developing brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) using different neuroimaging techniques and by applying machine learning. Rather than looking at BCIs through the lens of assistive technology though, I am passionate about using BCIs as a new experimental paradigm in cognitive neuroscience.

For my PhD, I have developed a novel BCI for optimizing experimental design by combining real-time fMRI with Bayesian optimization.

Alongside my research, I am working as admin for NeurotechX London, a neurotechnoloy network, and as curator for AXNS, a  curatorial collective interested in Neuroscience x Arts.