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Sergio Agnoli

Sergio Agnoli is an associate professor at the University of Trieste and a senior scientist at the Marconi Institute for Creativity. His research interests include: creative thinking process; cognitive and emotional substrates of creative thinking; neurophysiological and psychophysiological substrates of creative thinking; emotional intelligence; psycho-physiology of emotions.

Jyrki Ahveninen

Dr. Jyrki Ahveninen is Associate Professor of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology. His work focuses on neuroimaging of human auditory system, auditory working memory and higher-order auditory cognition using techniques including fMRI, MEG/EEG and TMS/EEG.

Dawn N Albertson

Ph.D. in Cellular & Clinical Neurobiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Associate Professor of Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

André Aleman

Prof. André Aleman studied psychology (neuropsychology and psychophysiology) at Utrecht University, where his research was focused on understanding the cognitive basis of hallucinations. He received his PhD cum laude in 2001. In 2006, Aleman was appointed Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the University Medical Centre Groningen. Currently, he is Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Center of the Department of Biomedical Sciences of Cells and Systems. In 2015, he was appointed Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Shenzhen, China.

Prof. Aleman has published articles on memory impairment in schizophrenia, the neural basis of auditory verbal imagery, cognitive ageing, and insights into psychosis. His current research interests are related to the neural basis for cognitive and affective disorders in psychosis and depression with an emphasis on apathy, emotion regulation and treatment with non-invasive electromagnetic neurostimulation (TMS). He is also involved in studies into suicidality.

Silvia Alessi-Severini

Professor at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. Former Member of the Canadian Drug Expert Committee and the Manitoba Drug Standards and Therapeutics Committee. Member of the PEBC Panel of Examiners for the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination. Board member of the Women's Health Research Foundation of Canada.

Gerhard Andersson

Professor of Clinical Psychology at Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. Also researcher at Karolinska Institute, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Stockholm, Sweden. Clinical psychologist at the ENT department, Linköping University Hospital. Linköping Sweden. President, European Society for Research on Internet Interventions; Past president and co-founder, International Society for Research on Internet Interventions.

Bernard J Baars

Bernard J. Baars (born 1946, Amsterdam) is a former Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology at The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, CA., directed by the late Gerald M. Edelman. Baars is currently an Affiliated Fellow.

He is best known as the originator of Global Workspace Theory (GWT), an empirical theory of human cognition and consciousness, developed with Stan Franklin as a computational architecture. A number of neuroscience groups in the US and Europe are pursuing this approach, including Stanislas Dehaene in Paris and Nikos Logothetis at the Max Planck Institute, Tuebingen. "Consciousness science" is now an established field, with a large brain and psychological literature.

In 2013, a major update called Dynamic Global Workspace Theory (D-GWT) appeared. (Baars, Franklin & Ramsoy, 2013, Frontiers). This work proceeds.

Baars served as a professor of psychology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he studied laboratory-evoked human errors. The same factors plausibly cause spontaneous errors as well, a significant practical as well as scientific problem. Involuntary errors are directly relevant to the basic question of voluntary control.

Baars co-founded the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and the Elsevier journal Consciousness & Cognition, with William P. Banks.

Please see my 2015 article on Consciousness in Scholarpedia, summarizing the empirical evidence (which is often said not to exist... !).

Nicholas A Badcock

Nicholas Badcock completed a MPsych/Phd in Applied Developmental Psychology with John Hogben and Jan Fletcher at the University of Western Australia in 2008. After a postdoc at The University of Oxford with Dorothy Bishop focussed on the lateralisation of language processing using functional transcranial Doppler ultrasonography, he returned to Australia, joining the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders at Macquarie University working with Genevieve McArthur on attention and reading. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at The University of Western Australia in Perth.

Sabine Bahn

Director of the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research at Cambridge University. Practising clinician (with an Honorary Consultant position in General Adult Psychiatry at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge). Co-founder of Psynova Neurotech Ltd. Professor for Tranlational Neuroscience at Erasmus University Medical Centre, Department of Neuroscience, Rotterdam.

Anthony S. Barnhart

Anthony “Tony” Barnhart is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological Science at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Arizona State University in 2013, where he began his graduate career with the intention of being a language researcher. To this end, he has published research examining the processes underlying handwritten word perception, a domain that has been largely ignored by psychologists. However, Tony is also a part-time professional magician with over 30 years of performing experience. Magicians are informal cognitive scientists with their own hypotheses about the mind. Tony empirically tests these novel hypotheses and introduces magical methodologies into the laboratory to increase the ecological validity of experimental studies of attention and perception.

Simon Baron-Cohen

Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is Director, Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge. He has a degree in Human Sciences from New College, Oxford, a PhD in Psychology from UCL, and an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London, and he held lectureships in these departments. He is author of Mindblindness, The Essential Difference, Prenatal Testosterone in Mind, and Zero Degrees of Empathy. He has edited scholarly anthologies including Understanding Other Minds, Synaesthesia, and The Maladapted Mind. He has written books for parents and teachers including Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts, and Teaching Children with Autism to Mindread. He has celebrated autism in An Exact Mind. He is author of the DVDs Mind Reading and The Transporters, to help children with autism learn emotion recognition, both nominated for BAFTA awards. He is author of >450 scientific articles. He has supervised 32 PhD students.

Ksenija Bazdaric

Ksenija Baždarić is assistant professor at the Department of Medical Informatics Rijeka University Faculty of Medicine in Croatia from 2012. Her academic background lies both in social sciences and biomedicine. She received her master’s degree in psychology (2002) and PhD in social medicine (2012). She teaches medical informatics, statistics and scientific methodology. Her investigation for the PhD thesis ''The Value of Plagiarism Detection Procedure in a Biomedical Journal'' was focused on the detection of similar texts with web-services CrossCheck and eTBLAST in the Croatian Medical Journal (www.cmj.hr) during 2009-2010, and the development of standard operating procedure for detecting and dealing with plagiarism in biomedical journals. She became Research Integrity Editor at the Croatian Medical Journal (http://www.cmj.hr) in 2012 and Chief Editor of European Science Editing (http://www.ease.org.uk/publications/european-science-editing), the offical journal of the European Association of Science Editors (http://www.ease.org.uk/) in 2015.Her current research activities include open science.