Dr. Konstantinos Mantantzis


Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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Research interests

-       Psychobiology of cognitive and emotional aging

-       Biological correlates of ‘superaging’

-       Sexual dimorphism in physiological processes and concomitant behavioral outcomes


Research Experience

10/2018 – present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

05/2015 – 12/2015

Research Consultant, Lancaster University & Lucozade Ribena Suntory, United Kingdom

04/2015 – 08/2015

Research Supervisor, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

11/2013 – 04/2014

Lead Research Associate, Lancaster University & Danone Nutricia Research, United Kingdom

09/2009 – 12/2011

Research Assistant, University of Crete, Greece



10/2015 – 09/2018

PhD in Psychology, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

‘Psychobiology of emotion-cognition interactions in aging’

10/2012 – 09/2013

MSc in Developmental Disorders, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

09/2007 – 07/2011

BSc in Psychology, University of Crete, Greece




Mantantzis, K., Schlaghecken, F., & Maylor, E. A. (in press). Heart rate variability predicts older adults’ avoidance of negativity. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.


Mantantzis, K., Maylor, E. A., & Schlaghecken, F. (2018). Gain without pain: Glucose promotes cognitive engagement and protects positive affect in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 33, 789-797.


Schlaghecken, F., Blagrove, E., Mantantzis, K., Maylor, E. A., & Watson, D. G. (2017). Look on the bright side: Positivity bias modulates interference effects in the Simon task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 763-770.


Mantantzis, K., Schlaghecken, F., & Maylor, E. A. (2017). Food for happy thought: Glucose protects age-related positivity effects under cognitive load. Psychology and Aging, 32, 203-209.