Argiro Vatakis is an experimental psychologist, an assistant professor for the Psychology Department at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, and a member of the Embodied Language Processing Group at the Cognitive Systems Research Institute in Athens, Greece and director of the  Multisensory and Temporal Processing Laboratory (MultiTimeLab). She is one of the Editors-in-Chief for the journals: Timing & Time Perception and Time & Time Perception: Reviews. She is also the co-founder of Timing Research Forum (TRF), an open society for promoting multidisciplinary research on timing and time perception. She teaches “Multisensory Perception”, “Time Perception”, “Methods in Experimental Psychology”, “Applied Cognitive Psychology”, and “Cognitive Psychology” in the Psychology Bachelor’s Program and the Applied Cognitive and Developmental Psychology Master’s Program at Panteion University. She holds a BA in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA, where she conducted research on audiovisual apparent motion in the Psychoacoustics Laboratory of Dr. T. Strybel and neurogenesis in the hippocampus of Zebra Finches in the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory of Dr. D. Lee. She holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford, U.K, where she completed her doctoral research with Dr. C. Spence on the investigation of the factors modulating temporal perception for complex speech, musical, and object action events. She has also conducted research on implied visual motion from form using fMRI at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany with Dr. Z. Kourtzi and on trimodal (auditory, visual, and tactile) simultaneity perception using fMRI at the Department for Biological Psychology, Institute for Psychology II, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany with Dr. T. Noesselt. She chaired the COST ISCH Action TD0904 Time in mental activity (TIMELY), a network of more than 300 European and international researchers investigating timing and time perception. She has worked and she is currently active in multisensory and temporal processing research. She is also working on the investigation of object and action perception through language. She has presented her work in many international meetings, has authored a number of peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and edited books on timing. She is also active in a number of Cognitive Science related national activities and she is the website administrator for the Greek Journal Sinapsis.

 

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