Andria Shimi

CSMM Academic Staff

Current Position

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow and Research Scientist
The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics


Andria Shimi is a Developmental Cognitive Neuroscientist and a licensed School Psychologist. She holds a BSc degree in Psychology from the University of Athens, a 3-year MA degree in School Psychology from the University of Cyprus, an MSc in Psychological Research from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Oxford. Her PhD studies were supported with independent scholarships by the Bodossaki and Leventis Foundations. Following her studies, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher first at the Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge and then at the University of Oxford. In addition, during her doctoral and postdoctoral years, she worked as a visiting scientist at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weil Medical College of Cornell University in New York, at the University of Oregon, and at the University of Edinburgh. Since September 2016 she is based at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics as a Marie Curie Fellow. 

Research Interests

Functioning of attention and memory at the behavioural, neural, and genetic level in healthy and clinical human populations. Her research is funded by European Commission under the program Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.


Selected Publications:

  • Shimi, A., & Scerif, G. (2017). Towards an integrative model of visual short-term memory maintenance: evidence from the effects of attentional control, load, decay, and their interactions in childhood. Cognition, 169, 61-83.
  • Shimi, A., Nobre, A.C., & Scerif, G. (2015). ERP markers of target selection discriminate children with high vs. low working memory capacity. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 9:153, doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2015.00153.
  • Shimi A., Woolrich, M.W, Mantini, D., & Astle, D.E. (2015). Memory load modulates graded changes in distracter filtering. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.01025.
  • Shimi, A., Kuo, B-C., Astle, D.E, Nobre, A.C., & Scerif, G. (2014). Age-group and individual differences in attentional orienting dissociate neural mechanisms of encoding and maintenance in VSTM. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 864-877.
  • Shimi, A., & Astle, D.E. (2013). The strength of attentional biases reduces as visual short-term memory load increases. Journal of Neurophysiology, 110, 12-18.


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