The AK stands for Alexandra Katariina.
My last name – jup, you guessed it, Jacobs.
My pronouns are she/her/hers.

I’m a systems neuroscientist who wants to figure out how to use her skills to improve our understanding of mental health.
I’ve studied in Edinburgh, Sydney and London, worked at UCL and now the Ryu Lab.
My list of publications, with free PDFs where possible, is here.
You can also find my full CV in PDF format if that’s what you’re after; I’ve got a short and a long (cause I’m an academic) version for you.
You can also find me on LinkedIn, Twitter, GoogleScholar, GitHub, and cause I really like to read, Goodreads. Please, I’d love more Goodreads friends.

I’m a triple citizen, speak seven languages, and have travelled to 50+ countries, often solo backpacking.
I’m also a synesthete, chronic migraineur, and have had a run into PTSD too.
I have a dog called Dali, and am an avid latin dancer when not stuck at home because of a pandemic or a migraine.

For the most part, I’ve lucked into a privileged life, which is why I like to volunteer and give back when I can.
I seak to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.

More content will be added as I build this website.