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.
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.
Ph.D. in Cellular & Clinical Neurobiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Associate Professor of Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 “Tony” Barnhart is an Associate Professor 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 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 Baždarić is associate professor at the Department of Basic Sciencies Rijeka University Faculty of health Studies, Croatia. 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.
Maurizio Bertollo is Associate Professor of Motor Behaviour and Sport Psychology at “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara. He is affiliated with the Dept of Medicine and Aging Sciences, & currently serves as Vice-Director of the Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics (BIND) Center.
Maurizio received his bachelor in Physical Education and Human Movement Science, followed by a master degree in Education (Pedagogy), a master degree in Psychology, and a doctoral degree in Sport Sciences. He also holds specializations in psychotherapy, developmental and learning disabilities, and sport psychology. Currently, he is a chartered psychologist and psychotherapist within the “Ordine Nazionale Psicologi” and member of the FEPSAC Managing council.
He has worked as a scientific consultant, psychologist, and/or coach for many Italian sports clubs, federations (e.g., Modern Pentathlon, Triathlon, Swimming, Rink Hockey, Soccer, Cycling, Track and Field, and Shooting) and for the National Olympic committee. Before moving to the University, he was also PE teacher, School Psychologist and Headmaster.
His research activity focuses on the processes and mechanisms underlying the development, maintenance and improvement of human motor behaviour and performance. Current research interests include Bio-psycho-physiological state underpinning performance, Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning, Stress recovery-balance in sport, Psychophysiological monitoring & intervention in sport.