Evelina Thunell

Evelina Thunell

Research Specialist
Telephone: +46852482418
Visiting address: Nobels väg 9, 17165 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Psykologi Lundström, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • My research at Karolinska Institutet focuses on human olfactory and visual perception and cognition, using behavioural, physiological, and brain imaging methods. I manage all steps of research projects from study design, ethical approval and data collection to statistical analysis of big data sets, scientific writing, and publishing.

    I also teach at the Psychology program, and manage/teach freestanding courses, as well as supervise student projects. With a PhD in Neuroscience from EPFL and a Master's degree in Engineering Physics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, I have a strong interdisciplinary background that enables me to answer neuroscience questions using computational methods.


All other publications


  • Repetition detection as an endophenotype for schizophrenia; evaluation using schizotypy.
    Karolinska hospital
    1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
  • Repetition detection as an endophenotype for schizophrenia
    Karolinska hospital
    1 December 2019 - 31 December 2019


  • Research Specialist, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-
  • Researcher, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, 2021-2021
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2014-2015

Degrees and Education

  • PhD, Neuroscience, Neural correlates of non-retinotopic visual processing and light adaptation, Brain Mind Institute, Life Sciences, , École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2014
  • MSc, Engineering physics, Single-trial classification of EEG data, Department of physics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2009

Visiting research fellowships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, invited position, Purdue University West Lafayette, Invited position, https://hhs.purdue.edu/directory/evelina-thunell/, 2018
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2018

Journal reviewing

  • Meta-Psychology, 2020-2020

Other expert reviewer/evaluation assignment

  • Reviewer or advisor for other scientific bodies, Abstract reviewer, European Conference on Visual Perception, 2021-2021

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