Assoc Prof Georgios CHRISTOPOULOS

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor Georgios Christopoulos (PhD, Cambridge; PostDoc: BCM, VT) has extensive research experience in examining neurobehavioral accounts of human cognition and decision making. He is co-director of the Culture Science Innovations, member of the Advisory Council of the Academy of Neuroscience For Architecture (ANFA) and a collaborator of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Neuroaesthetics.

His research is truly interdisciplinary and has appeared in prestigious journals across many disciplines, including business (FT-50), interdisciplinary (PNAS), neuroscience (Nature Neuroscience) and engineering (Building and Environment) journals. He is director of the Culture Science Innovations and chairs the Education division of Organizational Neuroscience at the Academy of Management. His students and research fellows have successfully moved to both academia and industry.

Lab webpage

Singapore - NTU



Research Interest

His lab examines organisational, entrepreneurial and managerial behaviour by combining traditional methods with state-of-the-art experimental, game-theoretic and neurobiological methods.

Specific questions relate to:
(i) dynamics of trust
(ii) the impact of the built environment (including office design) on performance and well-being
(iii) detecting mental fatigue using biosensors

He holds expertise in a wide range of methods, including computerised testing, computational modelling, fMRI, psychophysiology, whereas he has been developing new methods including wearable devices and Virtual Reality.

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Dunleavy G, Bajpai R, Tonon AC, Cheung KL, Thach, T.-Q., Rykov, Y., Soh C-K, Vries H, Car J. & Christopoulos G* (2020). Prevalence of psychological distress and its association with perceived indoor environmental quality and workplace factors in under and aboveground workplaces. Building and Environment, 175, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106799

Christopoulos, G., & Hong, Y. (2020). The multicultural mind as an epistemological test and extension for the thinking through other minds approach. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43, E97. doi:10.1017/S0140525X19002711.

Rykov, Y., Thach, T. Q., Dunleavy, G., Roberts, A. C., Christopoulos, G., Soh, C. K., & Car, J. (2020). Activity Tracker–Based Metrics as Digital Markers of Cardiometabolic Health in Working Adults: Cross-Sectional Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 8(1), e16409.

Truong N., Chatterjee, A. Christopoulos G., (2019) Faust, N. T., Chatterjee, A., & Christopoulos, G. I. (2019). Beauty in the eyes and the hand of the beholder: Eye and hand movements\' differential responses to facial attractiveness. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 85, 103884.

Roberts, A. C., Yap, H. S., Kwok, K. W., Car, J., Soh, C. K., & Christopoulos, G. I. * (2019). The cubicle deconstructed: Simple visual enclosure improves perseverance. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 63, 60-73.

Roberts, A. C., Christopoulos, G. I.*, Yeap, Y. W., Seah, H. S., Chan, E., & Soh, C. K. (2018). Assessing the suitability of Virtual Reality for psychological testing. Journal of Psychological Assessment (APA). DOI: 10.1037/pas0000663.

Christopoulos G.*, Ang Uy, M., Yap W.-J. (2016). The Body and the Brain: Measuring Skin Conductance Responses to Understand the Emotional Experience. Organizational Research Methods.

Yap, W., Christopoulos, G.*, & Hong, Y. (2017). Physiological responses associated with cultural attachment. Behavioural Brain Research, 325, 214-222. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.01.017.

Chung, D., Christopoulos, G. I., King-Casas, B., Ball, S. B., & Chiu, P. H. (2015). Social signals of safety and risk confer utility and have asymmetric effects on observers\' choices. Nature neuroscience, 18(6), 912-916.

Christopoulos, G., Tobler, P., Bossaerts, P., Dolan, R., & Schultz, W. (2009). Neural Correlates of Value, Risk, and Risk Aversion Contributing to Decision Making under Risk. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(40), 12574-12583. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2614-09.2009#.

Tobler, P., Christopoulos, G., O\'Doherty, J., Dolan, R., & Schultz, W. (2009). Risk-dependent reward value signal in human prefrontal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 106(17), 7185-7190. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0809599106#.

Christopoulos, G. & Tobler P. (2016). Culture as a response to uncertainty: foundations of computational cultural neuroscience. In J. Chiao, S-C. Li, R. Seligman & R. Turner (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience. Oxford: Oxford University Press. #