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Dr Soukayna Bekkali



Associate Lecturer In Psychology


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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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, Cham, Switzerland, 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, C1

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Do gaze behaviours during action observation predict interpersonal motor resonance?

Soukayna Bekkali, George Youssef, Peter Donaldson, Jason He, Michael Do, Christian Hyde, Pamela Barhoun, Peter Enticott

(2020), Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, Oxford, 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

Peter Donaldson, Melissa Kirkovski, Joel Yang, Soukayna Bekkali, Peter Enticott

(2019), Vol. 122, pp. 1735-1744, Journal of neurophysiology, Bethesda, Md., 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

Michael Do, Melissa Kirkovski, Charlotte Davies, Soukayna Bekkali, Linda Byrne, Peter Enticott

(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 1-8, Frontiers in human neuroscience, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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