Research Fellow

Dr Nastassja Lopes Fischer joined CLIC School Workgroup on 19th July 2021 as a Research Fellow for Cognitive Flexibility in Adolescent. Nastassja Lopes Fischer is interested in applying the neuroscientific and cognitive psychology principles to improve students’ learning and self-concept. She has an extensive background using neuroimaging methods to tackle people’s behaviours related to social media decisions and to improve pre-schoolers’ social skills. In addition to her research experience, she also has teaching experience and has worked as a Human Physiology lecturer in a Medical School before coming to Singapore. She earned a PhD and MSc degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a BA in Biomedical Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Singapore - NTU



Research Interest

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Yu, Junhong, and Nastassja Lopes Fischer. 2022. “Age‐specificity and Generalization of Behavior‐associated Structural and Functional Networks and Their Relevance to Behavioral Domains.” Human Brain Mapping 43 (8): 2405–18.

Fischer NL, Peres R and Fiorani M (2018) Frontal Alpha Asymmetry and Theta Oscillations Associated With Information Sharing Intention. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 12:166. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00166

Souza, G.G.L., Mendonça-de-Souza, A.C.F., Duarte, A.F.A. et al. Blunted cardiac reactivity to psychological stress associated with higher trait anxiety: a study in peacekeepers. BMC Neurosci 16, 81 (2015).

Gabriela Guerra Leal Souza, Ludmila Naves Magalhães, Thiago Amorim Ribeiro Da Cruz, Ana Carolina Ferraz Mendonça-De-Souza, Antônio Fernando A. Duarte, Nastassja L. Fischer, Wanderson F. Souza, Evandro Da Silva F. Coutinho, Jaime Vila, Sonia Gleiser, Ivan Figueira & Eliane Volchan (2013) Resting vagal control and resilience as predictors of cardiovascular allostasis in peacekeepers, Stress, 16:4, 377-383, DOI: 10.3109/10253890.2013.767326

A. C. F. Mendonça-de-Souza, G. G. L. Souza, A. Vieira, N. L. Fischer, W. F. Souza, V. M. Rumjanek, I. Figueira, M. V. Mendlowicz & E. Volchan (2007) Negative affect as a predisposing factor for cortisol release after an acute stress—the impact of unpleasant priming, Stress, 10:4, 362-367, DOI: 10.1080/10253890701379999