PostDoctoral Researchers

Postgraduate Students

Bachelor’s Students

Vassilis Thanopoulos

Vassilis is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology, Panteion University. He completed his PhD in the Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, focusing on multisensory temporal learning. During his doctoral studies he was funded by the IKY foundation. He completed his MSc. in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science in the Dept. of PHS, UoA, and holds a BA in Biology from the University of Patras. He has also completed a practical study at the Institute of Biosciences and Applications in NCSR Demokritos. His master’s thesis was on intentional binding and he is interested in multisensory and temporal processing and, particularly, perceptual learning.

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Lydia Liapi

Lydia is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She completed her Masters at the Postgraduate Program in Cognitive Science in the Dept. of Philosophy and History of Science, UoA, and she holds a BA in Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Crete. Her main academic interests include time perception and multisensory processing. Her Masters thesis focused on the behavioral validation of the law of inverse effectiveness, while her doctoral work is focusing on timing in cinema.

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Rania Tachmatzidou

Rania is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She completed her MSc. in Cognitive Science in the

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Athens. She also holds a BA from the same Department and a BSc in Dietetics from the University of Hertfordshire (via IST College). She is currently working as a research assistant in national funded projects (ΤΝουΣΣΝουΣ, Sensewalk). Her main interests focus on multisensory integration and the bodily self.

Researchers

Fotis Fotiadis

Fotis is a member of the Laboratory and Teaching staff of the Psychology Department at Panteion University. He holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Thessaloniki and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Athens. In his PhD he studied the interplay between language and category learning, utilizing both behavioral and eye-tracking experimental procedures. His research interests focus on how language affects non-verbal processes, such as learning and perception. He is currently investigating the perception of serial order in the auditory modality.

Eleni Ioanna Levantinou

Eleni Ioanna is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology, Panteion University. She completed the Postgraduate Program in IT & Cognition in the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen. She completed her master’s thesis with the Center of Language Technology of Copenhagen University on multimodal communication on L2 speakers. She has completed 2 projects on L2 speakers that were presented at MMSYM 2015 and ICLTSLA 2016 in which she was honored with the Best Paper Award. Her main academic interests focus on embodied cognition and how multimodality can assist the acquisition of a new language.

Katerina Papagiannaki

Katerina is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology, Panteion University. She holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work from the Technological Educational Institute of Crete. She her Masters of Science in Applied Psychology at Middlesex University London and in Psychology at Hertfordshire University London.  She is a member of British Psychological Society. Her main interests include multisensory processing and gestures in the learning process. Her Master’s thesis focused on the effect of navigational gestures in spatial memory, while her doctoral work is focusing on the effect of iconic gestures in learning Greek as a second language in multicultural refugee populations.

Vicky Karadima

Vicky is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She completed her MSc. in Cognitive Science in the Dept. of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, and holds a BA in Philosophy, Education and Psychology from the University of Ioannina. She is also independent research assistant for Dr. J. S. Pezaris’ Lab on Thalamic Visual Prosthesis Project of Harvard Medical School, USA and Dr. G. K. Georgiou’s Reading Research Lab of University of Alberta, Canada. Her master’s thesis was on the developmental, aging and cognitive aspects of time estimation and multisensory simultaneity perception. She is interested in time and timing perception in everyday actions, exercise and dance, as well as temporal concepts and pace of life experience.

Vassiliki Mitrousia

Vasiliki is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece. She holds a bachelors degree in Psychology, University of Saint Leo, FL, USA, a Msc in «Applied Cognitive and Developmental Psychology» Panteion University, and a Msc in Public Health (Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Behaviors), National School of Public Health in Greece (now Department of the University of West Attica). She has a four-year training in “Systemic Family and Couple Therapy” and a two-year training in “Behavioral treatment for Anxiety Disorders”, University Mental Health Research Institute - A’ Psychiatric Clinic of Athens University Medical School. She works as a military psychologist in the psychiatric clinic of 414 SNEN (military hospital). Her Master’s thesis was on time perception and internet use, while her doctoral work is focusing on multisensory stimuli and time perception, especially on event-structure coding, in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

Evi Kardara

Evi is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology, Panteion University, Athens, Greece. She holds a BA in Primary Education. She completed the first MSc in “Child and Family Studies” (University of Leiden, The Netherlands), and the second one (Med) in “Theatre and Education” (University of Athens, Greece). Her main interests include multisensory processing in learning, focused on early and later childhood and the role of emotions in the lifespan. She has participated in several research projects, experiments and research, mainly organized from LUMC (University Hospital of Leiden, The Netherlands). Her theses were focused on emotional competence in childhood, alternative educational multisensory learning, parental strategies, and nurturing.

Christina Simoudi

Christina is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She completed her MSc. in "Clinical Neuropsychology – Cognitive Neurosciences" of the Medical School of the University of Athens in collaboration with the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University. She holds a BA in Psychology from the Department of Psychology, Panteion University. Her master’s thesis was on timing and rhythm reproduction in patients with stroke-induced aphasia. She is completing her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (EPIPSY and the Hellenic Society of Cognitive Psychotherapies) and works as a psychologist. She is a member of the teaching team of the Courses in Clinical Psychopathology and in Clinical Skills in Psychopathology "Panagiotis Oulis" (First Department of Psychiatry of the University of Athens and the EPIPSY and Hellenic Psychiatric Association, respectively). Her main interests focus on timing perception and estimation in healthy and disorder populations.

Amanda Moraiti

Amanda is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She completed her studies in the MSc. program of Cognitive Science at the University of Athens. She also holds a Master of Education degree of Special Education for People with Oral and Written Language Difficulties of the Hellenic Open University and University of Thessaly and a Bachelor degree from the Department of Philology of the University of Athens. She has attended an annual training program in School Psychology at the Panteion University and an annual training program in Mental Health of Children and Adolescents at the University of West Attica. She works as a therapist with children who have a variety of learning and behavioural difficulties and special needs.

Anna-Maria Psaroba

Anna-Maria holds degrees in Psychology from Panteion University and Neuropsychology from the Medical School of Athens, in collaboration with the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University. She has worked on auditory sequence perception and gamified approaches for ADHD rehabilitation. Additionally, she has been involved with the 'Neuropsychology and Language Disorders Unit' at Eginition Hospital's 1st Neurology Clinic, working on projects concerning language disorders post-stroke. Her experience includes diverse internships, serving as a clinician at Eginition Hospital's 1st Neurology and Psychiatry Clinic, the Mental Health Center for Children and Adolescents of Kapodistrian University, and KETHEA Rehabilitation Center. As part of a research internship, she has also worked with the “Neurozentrum” research team, in the Universitätsklinikum, Freiburg. Presently, she works as a clinical neuropsychologist at Eginition Hospital, while pursuing her doctoral thesis on multisensory working memory after stroke at Panteion University.

Petros Papavasileiou

Petros is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He holds a diploma in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and a Masters in Science in Cognitive Science from the Department of PHS, UoA, Greece. His research interests include acoustics, psychoacoustics, and emotion, particularly the effect of acoustical parameters of sounds on emotional arousal and valence, investigated both behaviorally and physiologically. Furthermore, he is interested in time perception, in terms of how time intervals are perceived depending on the emotion evoked by sounds and music. He has worked as a research associate in European projects (e.g., TIMELY). In his masters’ thesis he investigated how musical sounds with varying degrees of consonance affected the listeners’ emotional valence, and the role of the stimuli duration.

Efthymia Lamprou

Efthymia holds a BSc in Psychology from Panteion University, Greece. She completed her first MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of York, UK, and afterwards she also completed her MSc in Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, the Netherlands. During her studies she got involved in various research projects, with the most recent being under the umbrella of chronobiology and depression. Her main interests include the embodied cognition as well as the underlying mechanisms of time perception during uncertainty, both in healthy and clinical populations.

Phaedra Mavroeidi

Phaedra is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MSc. in Applied Cognitive and Developmental Psychology from the same Department. She is currently getting trained in Systemic Family Psychotherapy and works as a psychologist. Her Bachelor’s and Master’s Theses were on time perception and time management strategies, as well as on multisensory learning of programming, respectively. Her main academic interests focus on time perception, mental imagery, and multisensory perception.

Eirini Balta

Eirini is a research associate at the Psychology Department of Panteion University. She holds a diploma in Electrical & Computing Engineering, a Master in Science in Language Technology, and is currently a PhD student in Cognitive Psychology on Time Perception. She has participated in a number of nationally funded and european projects (POETICON++/FP7-ICT, POETICON/FP7-ICT, FocusLocus/H2020-ICT) in which she worked on grounding of semantic lexica, development of cognitively-inspired, multisensory gaming environments, human-robot interaction, word sense induction and disambiguation, and information retrieval. Her research interests are on embodied cognition and multisensory perception, grounding of symbolic representations, concept categorisation and basic level theory.

Lia Boura

Lia holds her BC in Maritime Studies and MSc in Logistics from the University of Piraeus, with several years of professional experience in relevant fields. Fascinated by the complexities of human behavior, she decided to pursue further studies in Cognitive Science at the University of Athens. She is currently working on her dissertation on multisensory integration. Other topics of interest are the neuroscience of yoga, meditation and altered states of consciousness.

Chrysavgi Panagiotou

Chrysavgi is currently a senior student in the Postgraduate program “Cognitive Systems” by the Open University of Cyprus and is planning on pursuing a MSc. in Neuropsychology. She holds a BA in Psychology from Panteion University. She is a volunteer in Alzheimer Athens and has gained experience as an intern in the Special School for Autistic Children of Piraeus. The field of her interests involve Neuropsychology, Memory and Language.

Dimitris Vasias

Dimitris is an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He is interested in the field of Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. In the future, he hopes to be able to combine the scientific field of psychology with the art of acting and the applied field of education. For his bachelor thesis he is going to focus on the effect of stress on time perception.

Danai Panou

Danai is an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Her main interests include the fields of Cognitive Psychology and Child Psychology, in which she would like to continue her postgraduate studies. She is also a cello player reaching her degree and her engagement with music is giving her the potential to combine the two fields in the future. For her bachelor thesis, she is going to focus on the effect of stress on time perception.

Georgia Koupriza

Georgia holds a BA in Psychology from the Department of Psychology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Her bachelor thesis was focused on the effect of stress on time perception. She has gained practical experience as an intern at Child Psychiatry Department of Mental Health Center in Chalandri. She is interested and currently pursuing research in time perception, cognitive skills, and mental development for children.

Evgenia Charikleia Lazari

Evgenia is an MSc student in the "Clinical Neuropsychology - Cognitive Neurosciences" program by the Medical School of NKUA in collaboration with the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. She holds a BSc in Occupational therapy from the University of West Attica and has gained practical experience as an intern at "Agia Sofia" Children's Hospital, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and at Attikon University Hospital, Department of Occupational Therapy. She is currently working as a pediatric occupational therapist with children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She has volunteered with Special Olympics, Praksis NGO and International Volunteer HQ in Fiji Islands.

Ermioni Seremeta 

Ermioni is a doctoral candidate at the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Adolescence and Democracy (IP-PAD) project of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Institute. She completed her BA at Ionian University in the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting and holds an MA in Linguistics and Communication from the University of Amsterdam. During her Masters, she specialized in Argumentation and Rhetoric, with a strong focus on Political Communication and Argumentative Cognition. Her Masters thesis investigated the effect of ideological bias on political argument processing. She is currently studying the cognitive and affective foundations of epistemic and political trust in adolescents. 

Iris Antonatou Stamatopoulou

Iris is an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She's interested in the fields of Cognitive and Positive psychology in which she's planning to pursue postgraduate studies. In the future, she would like to combine the experimental field of psychology with clinical practice. For her bachelor thesis, she is going to focus on the effect of emotional faces and gaze direction on time perception.

Doctoral Students

Despoina Giannakopoulou

Despoina is an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She is mainly interested in the fields of Cognitive and Clinical Psychology, as well as Neuropsychology and aspires to pursue postgraduate studies in one of these areas. For her bachelor thesis, she is going to focus on perception and emotional regulation.

Eleni Pissa

Eleni is an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She is interested in the fields of Cognitive and Clinical-Child Psychology, in which she would like to continue her postgraduate studies. In the future, she would like to combine the experimental field of psychology with clinical practice and also be specialized in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy and Counseling. For her bachelor thesis, she is going to focus on the social aspects of time perception.





Cleopatra Clara

Cleopatra is an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She is interested in Gender Studies and Clinical and Positive psychology in which she is planning to pursue postgraduate studies. In the future, she would like to practice psychotherapy and counselling with a focus on minority groups. For her bachelor thesis, she is going to focus on the effect of time orientation on risk taking.




Irini Giannopoulou

Irini is an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She is interested in the fields of Cognitive and Clinical Psychology, as well as Neuropsychology. She plans to pursue postgraduate studies in one of these areas, with the goal of combining the theoretical knowledge of experimental psychology with the practical skills of clinical psychology. For her bachelor thesis, she is going to focus on illusions and timing.




Alisso Andrikopoulou

Alisso completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Panteion University. She has also acquired a MSc in Applied Cognitive Psychology from Utrecht University. Her Master’s thesis concerned finding crucial design parameters for artificial prosthetic vision for navigation using a VR simulation. She is currently interested in the subjective expansion of timing and its relation with information processing. Other topics of interest are, information processing, spatial (or distributed) attention, and spatial perception.

Emmanouil-Konstantinos Petropoulos

Konstantinos completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology at National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He is currently a postgraduate program in Clinical Neuropsychology-Cognitive Neurosciences by the Medical School of NKUA in collaboration with the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. He has also worked as an intern at SOS Children’s Villages and continues working there as a volunteer. He is currently interested in the fields of time perception, memory deficits in neurodegenerative disorders, sensory consciousness.