Leidy Cubillos-Pinilla, M.Sc.

Office hours: by appointment
Room: Leopoldstr. 139, 3rd Floor, Room 307

E-Mail: leidy.cubillos-pinilla (at) tum.de
Fon:+49 89 289 24065
Fax: +49 89 289 24093

Leidy Cubillos-Pinilla joined the team in 2018. She works as a research associate and PhD student at the TUM Neurophysiological Leadership Lab (TUM NeLeLab, Dr. Franziska Emmerling). Her current research interests involve the electrophysiological basis and brain circuits underpinning behavioral, cognitive and emotional processes of different leadership styles. Other interests involve impulse control, cognitive flexibility, rule social violations, social neuroscience and big data statistics.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Biology from the University of Los Andes, Colombia. After completing her studies, she joined Mercados Zapatoca S.A, a leading chain of supermarkets in Colombia, and worked as the Head of Recruitment and Development HR. She completed her master’s degree of Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München.

Short Bio

Since 11/2018

Research Associate at the Chair of Research and Science Management (research project “Leadership style differentiation and assessment by incorporating behavioral cognitive and biophysiological measures into currently used self-report-based procedures”), TUM School of Management

03/2018 – 09/2018              

Internship at the Institute of Stroke and Dementia, LMU, Munich. Research assistant at Max Planck Institut for Psychiatry, Munich

12/2016 – 04/2018

Research assistant: Body Social Cognition and Action Lab, LMU, Munich. Research assistant: PRONIA Early recognition of schizophrenia, LMU, Munich

09/2016 – 12/2016

Internship at the Research Group of Personality Disorders with emphasis on neurocognitive methods group at Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg

01/2017 – 08/2017 & 03/2016 – 09/2016

Head of Recruiting and Development Human Resources. Mercados Zapatoca S.A. Bogotá D.C, Colombia

10/2016 – 09/2018

M.Sc. Neuro-cognitive Psychology, LMU, Munich. Scholarship: Deutschlandstipendium

01/2010 – 09/2014                                                                              

B.Sc. Psychology with a minor in Biology, University of Los Andes, Colombia. Award of Excellence Semestral Distinction of the Psychology Program



Peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings

Duering, M., Adam, R., Wollenweber, F., Bayer-Karpisnka, A., Baykara, E., Cubillos-Pinilla, LY.,  Gesierich, B., Araque Caballero, M., Stöcklein, S., Ewers, M., Pasternak, O., Dichgans, M. (2019). Within-lesion heterogeneity of subcortical DWI lesion evolution, and stroke outcome: A voxel-based Analysis. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 0271678X19865916.

Conference presentations

Cubillos-Pinilla, LY., Emmerling, F. & Pfister, R. (2019, June). Internal goals over external rules? – The cognitive and differential mechanisms underlying conditional rule breaking. Paper presented at TRACE Workshop, Würzburg, Deutschland.

Cubillos-Pinilla, LY., Emmerling, F. & Pfister, Roland. (2019, November). Rules are made to be broken! - Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying conditional rule-breaking -. Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Tasmania, Australia.

Cubillos-Pinilla, LY., Pfister, R. & Emmerling, F. (2020, March). Rules are made to be broken! -- Cognitive conflict underlying conditional rule-breaking. Paper presented at the 62nd Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP) in Jena, Germany.

Scholarships and Awards

  • Deutschlandstipendium (M.Sc. Neuro-cognitive Psychology, LMU)
  • Award of Excellence Semestral Distinction of the Psychology Program. B.Sc. Psychology with a minor in Biology, University of Los Andes, Colombia

Professional Memberships

Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society

International society for comparative psychology

Neuroscience and behaviour laboratory