Dominique Makowski

Dominique Makowski

Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow

Nanyang Technological University

Trained as neuropsychologist, CBT psychotherapist (and hypnotherapist), I am currently working as a postdoc at the Clinical Brain Lab in Singapore on the neuroscience of deception 😏. I’m fluent in French, English, Polish, Python, and somewhat good at pretending to speak Italian. My main figures of reference are Epictetus, Churchill and Yoda. My interests include scientific methodology, history of art and religion, as well as philosophy. My research focuses on aspects of reality bending (e.g., fiction, deception or altered states of consciousness such as through meditation or immersion).


  • Emotion Regulation
  • Consciousness
  • Neuropsychological Practice
  • Neuroaesthetics
  • Statistics, Programming, and Methodology
  • History of Psychiatry/Neuroscience
  • Philosophy


  • Ph.D., Psychology, 2014 - 2018

    Université Paris Descartes, France

  • Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy Practitioner, 2014 - 2017

    French Association of CBT

  • M.Sc., Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology,, 2009 - 2014

    Université Paris Descartes, France