Mgr. et Mgr. Kristína Czekóová, Ph.D.

Mgr. et Mgr. Kristína Czekóová, Ph.D.

Institute of Psychology
The Czech Academy of Sciences
Veveří 97
602 00 Brno
Tel. 532 290 282




  • Individual differences in social cognition, emotions, and decision-making in healthy and clinical populations
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Evaluation of experimental methods
  • Data-driven analytical techniques


  • 2011 – General psychology (Ph.D.), Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University
  • 2006 – Psychology (Mgr.), Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University


  • 2-10/2010 – Brain & Body Centre, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
  • 2-7/2005 – Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands)


  • 2018-2020 – Back-and-forth: Investigating the balance between self- and other-goals in negotiation with dual-fMRI (GA18-21791S)
  • 2017-2019 – The styles of ego integrity in the life stories of older adults: a narrative approach (GA17-02634S)
  • 2016-2018 – Improving driver rehabilitation programs: A neurobehavioural evaluation of Empathy Induction (GA16-18261S)
  • 2017-2018 – Understanding social deficits in autism: A dual-fMRI investigation using the iterated Ultimatum Game, Czech Bioimaging
  • 2015-2017 – Individual differences in self-other distinction (GA15-16738S)
  • 2012-2014 – Complexity as an expression of the psychological life of an individual (GAP407/12/2432)


  • Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., Mareček, R., Špiláková, B. H., & Brázdil, M. (2023). The interacting brain: dynamic functional connectivity among canonical brain networks dissociates cooperative from competitive social interactions. NeuroImage, 269, 119933. doi: 1016/j.neuroimage.2023.119933
  • Czekóová, K., Shaw, D. J., Lamoš, M., Špiláková, B. H., Salazar, M., Roman, R., & Brázdil, M. (2022). A high‐density EEG investigation into the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying differences between personality profiles in social information processing. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 63(5), 484-494. doi: 1111/sjop.12824
  • Salazar, M., Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., Staněk, R., & Brázdil, M. (2022). The role of generalised reciprocity and reciprocal tendencies in the emergence of cooperative group norms. Journal of Economic Psychology, 90, 102520. doi: 1016/j.joep.2022.102520
  • Czekóová, K., Shaw, D. J., Lamoš, M., Špiláková, B., Salazar, M., & Brázdil, M. (2021) Imitation or Polarity Correspondence? Behavioural and Neurophysiological Evidence for the Confounding Influence of Orthogonal Spatial Compatibility on Measures of Automatic Imitation. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. doi: 10.3758/s13415-020-00860-y
  • Salazar, M., Shaw, D. J., Gajdoš, M., Mareček, R., Czekóová, K., Mikl, M., & Brázdil, M. (2021). You took the words right out of my mouth: Dual-fMRI reveals intra-and inter-personal neural processes supporting verbal interaction. NeuroImage 228, 117697. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117697
  • Czekóová, K., Shaw, D. J., Pokorná, Z., & Brázdil, M. (2020). Dissociating Profiles of Social Cognitive Disturbances Between Mixed Personality and Anxiety Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 563. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00563
  • Špiláková, B., Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., Mareček, R., & Brázdil, M. (2020). Getting into sync: Data‐driven analyses reveal patterns of neural coupling that distinguish among different social exchanges. Human Brain Mapping, 41(4), 1072-1083.doi: 10.1002/hbm.24861
  • Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., Špiláková, B., Salazar, M., Řezáč, P., Kurečková, V., Zámečník, P., & Brázdil, M. (2020). A neuroscientific evaluation of driver rehabilitation: Functional neuroimaging demonstrates the effectiveness of empathy induction in altering brain responses during social information processing. PLoS one, 15(4), e0232222. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232222
  • Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., Pennington, C. R., Qureshi, A. W., Špiláková, B., Salazar, M., & Urbánek, T. (2020). You ≠ Me: Individual differences in the structure of social cognition. Psychological Research, 84, 1139-1156. doi: 10.1007/s00426-018-1107-3
  • Czekóová, K., Shaw, D. J., Saxunová, K., Dufek, M., Mareček, R., Vaníček, J., & Brázdil, M. (2019). Impaired self-other distinction and subcortical gray-matter alterations characterize socio-cognitive disturbances in multiple sclerosis. Frontiers in neurology, 10, 525. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00525.
  • Špiláková, B., Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., & Brázdil, M. (2019). Dissecting social interaction: Dual-fMRI reveals patterns of interpersonal brain-behaviour relationships that dissociate among dimensions of social exchange. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 14(2), 225-235.doi: 1093/scan/nsz004
  • Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., Gajdoš, M., Staněk, R., Špalek, J., & Brázdil, M. (2018). Social decision making in the brain: Input-state-output modelling reveals patterns of effective connectivity underlying reciprocal choices. Human Brain Mapping 40(2), 699-712.doi: 1002/hbm.24446.
  • Shaw, D.J.; Czekóová, K.; Staněk, R.; Mareček, R.; Urbánek, T.; Špalek, J.; Kopečková, L.; Řezáč, J.; Brázdil, M. (2018). A dual-fMRI investigation of the iterated Ultimatum Game reveals that reciprocal behaviour is associated with neural alignment. Scientific Reports 8, 10896. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29233-9
  • Czekóová, K., Shaw, D. J., & Urbánek, T. (2018). Personality systems, spirituality, and existential well-being: A person-centred perspective. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 10(4): 307-317. doi: 1037/rel0000109.
  • Zemánková, P., Lošák, J., Czekóová, K., Lungu, O., Jáni, M., Kašpárek, T., & Bareš, M. (2018). Theory of Mind Skills are Related to Resting-State Frontolimbic Connectivity in Schizophrenia. Brain Connectivity, 8(6): 350-361. doi: 1089/brain.2017.0563.
  • Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., & Porubanová, M. (2017). Orthogonal-compatibility effects confound automatic imitation: implications for measuring self–other distinction. Psychological Research 81(6), 1152-1165. doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0814-x
  • Czekóová, K., Zemánková, P., Shaw, D. J., Bareš, M. (2017). Social cognition and idiopathic isolated cervical dystonia. Journal of Neural Transmission 124(9), 1097-1104. doi: 10.1007/s00702-017-1725-8
  • Gescheidt, T., Losada, V. I. L. Y., Menšíková, K., Dušek, L., Czekóová, K., Menclová, P., Kaňovský, P., Roth, J. & Bareš, M. (2016). Impulse control disorders in patients with young-onset Parkinson’s disease: A cross-sectional study seeking associated factors. Basal Ganglia, 6(4), 197-205. doi: 10.1016/j.baga.2016.09.001
  • Czekóová, K., Shaw, D. J., Urbánek, T., Chládek, J., Lamoš, M., Roman, R., & Brázdil, M. (2016). What's the meaning of this? A behavioral and neurophysiological investigation into the principles behind the classification of visual emotional stimuli. Psychophysiology 53(8), 1203-1216. doi: 1111/psyp.12662
  • Czekóová, K., Shaw, D. J., Janoušová, E., & Urbánek, T. (2015). It’s all in the past: Temporal-context effects modulate subjective evaluations of emotional visual stimuli, regardless of presentation sequence. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 367. doi: 3389/fpsyg.2015.00367
  • Urbánek, T. & Czekóová, K. (2014). Analysis of textual data in psychology. In Kreitler, S., & Urbánek, T. (Eds.) Conceptions of Meaning. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Czekóová, K., Pokorná, Z., & Urbánek, T. (2014). Emoční komplexita. Československá psychologie, 58(2), 141-157.
  • Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., Chromec, J., Mareček, R., & Brázdil, M. (2013). Copying you copying me: Interpersonal motor co-ordination influences automatic imitation. PloS One, 8, 12, e84820.
  • Gescheidt, T., Mareček, R., Mikl, M., Czekóová, K., Urbánek, T., Vaníček, J., Shaw, D. J., & Bareš, M. (2013). Functional anatomy of outcome evaluation during Iowa Gambling Task performance in patients with Parkinson's disease: an fMRI study. Neurological Sciences, 34(12), 2159-66.
  • Shaw, D. J., & Czekóová, K. (2013). Exploring the Development of the Mirror Neuron System: Finding the Right Paradigm. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38(4), 256-271. doi: 1080/87565641.2013.783832.
  • Urbánek, T., Czekóová, K., Čermák, I., Fikarová, T., & Pokorná, Z. (2012). Analýza motivace na základě použití TAT u dvou skupin adolescentů. Československá psychologie, 56(5), 393-419.
  • Gescheidt, T., Czekóová, K., Urbánek, T., Mareček, R., Mikl, M., Kubíková, R., Telecká, S., Andrlová, H., Husárová, I., & Bareš, M. (2012). Iowa Gambling Task in patients with early-onset Parkinson’s disease: strategy analysis. Neurological Sciences, 33(6), 1329-1335.
  • Czekóová, K., & Urbánek, T. (2010). Mezinárodní systém fotografií pro výzkum emocí: jeden ze současných přístupů ke zkoumání emočních stavů. Československá Psychologie, 54(3), 277-289.