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Dr Soukayna Bekkali





Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography summary

Dr Soukayna Bekkali is a cognitive neuroscientist and A/Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Melbourne Burwood campus. Sou is also the Lab Manager of the cognitive neuroscience unit (CNU), which consists of over 80 neuroscientists, academics, and doctoral students. Sou’s research examines the neuroscience of empathy and social interaction, with a particular focus on the role of the mirror neuron system.

Units taught

HPS395 - Cognitive Neuroscience

HPS310- Brain, Biology, and Behaviour

HPS301 - Research Methods B

HPS203 - Cognitive Psychology

HPS201 - Research Methods A

HPS111- Psych A

Research groups

Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU), CNU Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab


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Do gaze behaviours during action observation predict interpersonal motor resonance?

S Bekkali, G Youssef, P Donaldson, J He, M Do, C Hyde, P Barhoun, P Enticott

(2022), Vol. 17, pp. 61-71, Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, England, C1

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The role of the primary motor cortex in motor imagery: A theta burst stimulation study

P Barhoun, I Fuelscher, M Do, J He, A Cerins, S Bekkali, G Youssef, D Corp, B Major, D Meaney, P Enticott, C Hyde

(2022), pp. 1-19, Psychophysiology, London, Eng., C1

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Does empathy predict autistic traits? A multi-modal investigation

P Donaldson, S Bekkali, G Youssef, M Kirkovski, T Ford, P Enticott

(2022), Vol. 196, Personality and Individual Differences, C1

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Is the Putative Mirror Neuron System Associated with Empathy? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

S Bekkali, G Youssef, P Donaldson, N Albein-Urios, C Hyde, P Enticott

(2021), Vol. 31, pp. 14-57, Neuropsychology Review, United States, C1

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Mental rotation performance in young adults with and without developmental coordination disorder

P Barhoun, I Fuelscher, M Do, J He, S Bekkali, A Cerins, G Youssef, J Williams, P Enticott, C Hyde

(2021), Vol. 77, Human Movement Science, Netherlands, C1

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in autism spectrum disorder: Protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled clinical trial

P Enticott, K Barlow, A Guastella, M Licari, N Rogasch, C Middeldorp, S Clark, A Vallence, K Boulton, I Hickie, A Whitehouse, C Galletly, G Alvares, H Fujiyama, H Heussler, J Craig, M Kirkovski, N Mills, N Rinehart, P Donaldson, T Ford, K Caeyenberghs, N Albein-Urios, S Bekkali, P Fitzgerald

(2021), Vol. 11, BMJ Open, England, C1

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Is there a relationship between EEG and sTMS neurophysiological markers of the putative human mirror neuron system?

S Bekkali, G Youssef, P Donaldson, C Hyde, M Do, J He, P Barhoun, P Enticott

(2021), Vol. 99, pp. 3238-3249, Journal of Neuroscience Research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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High-definition tDCS to the right temporoparietal junction modulates slow-wave resting state power and coherence in healthy adults

P Donaldson, M Kirkovski, J Yang, S Bekkali, P Enticott

(2019), Vol. 122, pp. 1735-1744, Journal of Neurophysiology, United States, C1

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Intra- and inter-regional priming of ipsilateral human primary motor cortex with continuous theta burst stimulation does not induce consistent neuroplastic effects

M Do, M Kirkovski, C Davies, S Bekkali, L Byrne, P Enticott

(2018), Vol. 12, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Switzerland, C1

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