Lidiia grew up in St Petersburg, Russia, and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the St Petersburg Academic University. In her last year of university, she got interested in cognitive sciences, and after graduating she moved to Munich to study at the Graduate School of Neurosciences. There she worked with tDCS, trying to uncover the role of dorsomedial theta oscillations in effort-based decision making. Now she is mainly interested in cognitive biases and computational neuroscience. Besides research, she enjoys painting and traveling.