Prof. Peter G. Enticott
Peter G. Enticott obtained his Bachelor's degree in Applied Science (Psychology) from Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) in 2001 and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Monash (Melbourne, Australia) in 2006. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Deakin University and the Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, School of Psychology at Deakin University. He is currently funded by a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC). He uses a range of neuroscience techniques, including brain stimulation, electrophysiology, and neuroimaging, to examine Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental social cognitive phenomena.
Prof. Óscar F. Gonçalves
Óscar F. Gonçalves graduated in Psychology from the University of Porto in Portugal, and holds two doctoral degree from the Counseling, School and Consulting Psychology Program, at University of Massachusetts, Amherst - USA, and in Neurosciences from the Faculty of Medicine - University of Santiago de Compostela – Spain. He is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Minho, Portugal and senior research associate at the Spaulding Center of Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, and an adjunct professor of Applied Psychology at Northeastern University. He is board certified licensed in clinical psychology, psychotherapy and neuropsychology. His main research interests lie in the neurorehabilitation and treatment of psychiatry and neurological disorders, and the application of brain plasticity methods to basic cognitive processes such as memory reconsolidation, executive functions, empathy, attention and mind-wandering.
Prof. Lauri Nummenmaa
Lauri Nummenmaa obtained his undergraduate degree majoring in Psychology from the University of Turku, Finland. He defended his PhD on neurocognitive mechanisms of social attention at University of Turku in 2006. After that, he worked as a Post-doc at the MRC CBU in Cambridge, UK studying neural mechanisms of face perception in Andy Calder’s group. He returned to Finland in 2008, to work as Academy of Finland Junior Fellow and subsequently as Senior Fellow at Turku Pet Center and Aalto University. After a four-year appointment as Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at Aalto University, he returned to the University of Turku with his laboratory. Currently he leads the Human Emotion Systems Laboratory at Turku PET Centre and Department of Psychology, University of Turku. The group studies functional and molecular neural mechanisms of human emotions and social interaction in complex, life-like settings with magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, magneto- and electroencephalography and behavioural techniques. He has authored over 100 scientific articles on brain basis of emotions and social cognition, and acquired more than 4M€ grant money for his research group. Currently his research is funded by the European Research Council, the Academy of Finland, The Sigrid Juselius Foundation and the Emil Aaltonen Foundation.
Prof. Alice Mado Proverbio
Alice Mado Proverbio has a degree cum laude in Experimental Psychology from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and a PhD in General Psychology from the University of Padua. She has received numerous research grants from various bodies, among which the European Science Foundation, the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, and the James McDonnel Foundation for Cognitive Neuroscience, which also financed her Post Doctoral training at the University of California, Davis (Center for Neuroscience, 1993-1994), where she worked under the supervision of prof. Ron Mangun. Upon returning to Italy (1995), she was granted a post-doctoral grant from the University of Padua and the same year became a research scientist at the University of Trieste. She has guided the University of Trieste’s Cognitive Electrophysiology Laboratory from 1996 to 2000. Since 2001, she is Associate Professor of Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology at University of Milano-Bicocca, where she teaches Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience and Physiological Psychology. She founded the Cognitive Electrophysiology Lab there in 2003. Alice Mado Proverbio is a former Council Member of the Italian Society of Psychophysiology (SIPF), and is member of the Society for Neuroscience. She has recently (2014) received the habilitation as full Professor.
Prof. Wataru Sato
Wataru Sato is an Associate Professor at the Department of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, Habilitation and Rehabilitation of the Graduate School of Medicine at Kyoto University, and formerly an Associate Professor at the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research and the Primate Research Institute, also at Kyoto University. His work focuses on exploring the psychological and neural mechanisms for social interaction via faces.
Prof. Thalia Wheatley
Thalia Wheatley is an Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of Graduate Studies at Dartmouth College. She has previously held an NIH Research Fellowship, an NIH IRTA Postdoc Fellowship, an MGH-NMR fMRI Visiting Fellowship and a fellowship from the Summer Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. She leads the Dartmouth Social Systems Laboratory which studies how brains and communities interact using an omni-disciplinary approach that draws from neuroimaging, natural language processing, cross-cultural behavior and social network analyses.
Prof. Edson Amaro Jr.
Edson Amaro Junior holds a PhD in Medicine from the University of São Paulo (2000) and has been a professor there since 2007. He is currently an MS-5 Professor at the Department of Radiology of the University of São Paulo, an Honorary Lecturer at King’s College London, a radiologist in the InRad Magnetic Resonance Division at the Hospital das Clínicas of USP Medical School, a Scientific Coordinator at the Brain Institute in Natal, and a neuroradiologist at the Imaging Department in Albert Einstein Hospital, São Paulo. He has published more than 100 articles in specialized journals. He works mainly in the area of functional magnetic resonance imaging. Some of the most frequent search terms in his scientific articles include: functional magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, image analysis, radiology, event-related fMRI, Parkinson's disease, functional neuroimaging, and working memory.
Prof. Paulo Boggio
Paulo Sergio Boggio holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of São Paulo (1998), a professional development certificate in Neuropsychology from the Neurology unit at USP Medical School, a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of São Paulo (2004) and a PhD in Psychology (Neuroscience and Behavior) from the University of São Paulo (2007). He leads the Laboratory of Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the Center for Health and Biological Sciences, Mackenzie Presbyterian University. He is a Professor in Developmental Disorders and Psychology at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. In 2011, he was elected an Affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He is a Research Productivity Fellow at CNPq – Level 1D. He has wide experience in the field of Psychology, with an emphasis on Neuropsychology and Cognitive, Social and Affective Neuroscience. He also has experience with the use of non-invasive techniques of brain stimulation, high density EEG, eye-tracking, and other techniques.
Prof. Elizeu Coutinho de Macedo
Elizeu Coutinho de Macedo holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of São Paulo (1991), a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of São Paulo (1994) and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of São Paulo (2000). He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, the Chair of the Commission for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Research, and is a former Chair of the Research Ethics Committee (2008-2016) at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. He was the Course Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Developmental Disorders (2008-2012). He has wide experience in the field of Psychology, with an emphasis on Cognitive Psychology, Development and Neuropsychological Assessment, conducting research in the areas of neuropsychological evaluation, learning and teaching methods, the cognitive and sensory processes underlying reading and writing, the development of instruments for psychological evaluation, and cognitive rehabilitation. He is a Research Productivity Fellow at CNPq – Level 1B.
Prof. João Ricardo Sato
João Ricardo Sato is an Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of the ABC. He is a former Coordinator of the Center for Cognition and Complex Systems. His current research interests are in the interaction between neuroscience and the exact sciences, with a focus on neurodevelopment, the neural bases of psychiatric disorders, cerebral connectivity, artificial intelligence and neural signal processing. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Statistics from the University of Sao Paulo in 2002. When starting his PhD in 2004, he decided to focus on the development of new statistical methods for modeling brain connectivity through functional magnetic resonance signals. This interdisciplinary work was co-supervised by professors at the Department of Statistics and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo. In 2006, he completed a research internship at the Institute of Psychiatry of King's College London, where he integrated computer-based machine learning techniques into his research portfolio. After completing his PhD in 2007, he worked as a Statistical Consultant and researcher at the Hospital das Clínicas in São Paulo. He is currently coordinator of the Applied Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Center at the Federal University of the ABC.