Katya Rubia

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Katya Rubia
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Fields Cognitive neuroscience
Institutions Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Alma mater University of Munich, PhD, 1994
Thesis  (1994)
Academic advisors Ernst Poeppel, Joseph Sergeant, Eric Taylor
Notable students Anna Smith, Anastasia Christakou

Katya Rubia is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, both part of the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.[1][2]

She is best known for her work in child cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychiatry, particularly on disorders of impulsiveness, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and conduct disorder. She uses techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and neurofeedback.[1][3][2]

Research career[edit]

Some of Katya Rubia's main contributions to the field are that children with ADHD may have difficulties with time perception[4] and emotional processing.[5] She has also highlighted that the interpretations of some research articles in ADHD can be questionable, because the participants were on medication.[6]

Her more recent work has focused on neurofeedback.[7]

Katya Rubia has over 130 publications in academic journals.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Institute of Psychiatry Staff, Professor Katya Rubia". King's College, London. 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "Katya Rubia". Research Portal, King's College, London. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Katya Rubia Details". Neurotree. 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Children with ADHD may have “faulty” time management". Tri-City Psychology Services. 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  5. ^ "ADHD brain chemistry clue found". BBC News, Health. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Dopamine and ADHD". Dana Review, DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboaratory. 2007. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  7. ^ "ADHD: could a computer game help children gain better self control?". Action Medical Research, Children's Charity. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 

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