Antonia Plerou, Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab, Department of Informatics, Ionian University

Spyros Doukakis, Pierce – The American College of Greece

Panayiotis Vlamos, Department of Informatics, Ionian University


Short CVs:

Antonia Plerou

Antonia Plerou holds a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University in Corfu and a member of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology (BiheLab) of the Ionian University with the field of expertise “Pattern recognition analyst for Neuroeducational studies”. She studied Applied Mathematics at the Faculty of Sciences in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and obtained her Master Degree in Mathematics from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Greek Open University. She has (co) authored more than 20 articles in international conferences and journals and 2 book chapters. Her research interests are mainly related to the fields of Cognitive Science and Learning Difficulties, Dyscalculia and Algorithmic Thinking Difficulties, Artificial Neural Networks and Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, Neuronal Disorders treatment using Neuroinformatics, Neurofeedback Training, Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Educational Neuroscience

Spyros Doukakis

Spyros Doukakis studied Mathematics at the University of Patras, Greece and at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Computer Science at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece. He holds three master’s degrees in Computer Communications and Networks, in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science, and Education. In addition he earned his PhD degree in mathematics education with emphasis on using digital tools from the University of the Aegean, Greece. He is a secondary teacher of Mathematics and Computer Science at Pierce-The American College of Greece and an e-tutor of Mathematics at the same Institute. In addition, he holds the position of the Academic and Development Advisor of Pierce. He is certified teacher trainer and he is teaching educational research and didactics at higher education. Moreover he has worked as special advisor and researcher for the Ministry of Education. For his educational activities he has awarded from the Harvard Club of Boston, the University of Athens and the Ministry of Education. He is the (co)author of more than 80 articles, 9 books and a periodical publication for mathematics

Panayiotis Vlamos

Dr. Panayiotis Vlamos is a Professor and Head of the Department of Informatics at the Ionian University. He received his Diploma in Mathematics from the University of Athens and his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is the director of “Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab” and of “Computational Modeling Lab” at the Department of Informatics, Ionian University.

He has (co-) authored more than 130 papers in international journals, conferences and book chapters. He is also (co-) author of more than 16 educational books and creator of several educational materials. He has been the principal researcher or a member of several research projects on Mathematical Modeling and Simulation.

Short description

In recent years, cognition enhancement has become increasingly popular as a topic of scientific research in order to enhance effects on brain and cognition both with pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods. Cognitive enhancement techniques are used in order to improve executive cognitive function and working memory across a range of brain disorders as well as n cases of both healthy and not healthy individual. For instance, cognition enhancement techniques has been found to be helpful in delaying cognitive decline in the elderly and in speeding up the education of children and adults reducing the risk of mental deviance and pathology. Nevertheless cognition augmentation methods are broadly used to lighten learning and attention deficits rehabilitation methods. Additionally the process of embodiment as the specific part of psychophysical actor training based on the embodied cognition focus in cognitive science and the philosophy of mind emphasizing the role that the body plays in shaping the mind. The objective of this session is to provide new contributions that represent a state-of-the art of cognition enhancement approaches to promote cognition and brain performance. This special session welcomes submissions focused on theoretical, empirical, methodological issues, ethical arguments as well as reviews or perspectives from a wide range of domains like neuroscience, developmental and social psychology, cognitive training, psychological treatment neuroeducation, neurofeedback training, educational technologies, meditation, cognitive rehabilitation, aging, and dementia involving techniques, methods and perspectives that contribute to cognitive enhancement.



The objective of this workshop is to host innovative perspectives on up-to-date research and methods related to cognitive enhancement.

The workshop suggested issues include the following topics, nevertheless they are not limited.

* Neuroscience

* Developmental and social psychology

* Cognitive training

* Cognitive rehabilitation

* Embodied Cognition

* Psychological treatment

* Meditation

* Neuroimaging

* Neurofeedback training

* Neuroeducation

* Educational technologies

* Attention deficits disorders

* Dementia

* Aging



Finally, the submission and the review process, as well as the registration procedure, is similar to the main conference. To submit to this workshop, please add the workshop title “Reframing Cognitive Enhancement Perspectives” in the title of your paper during the submission process.


Program Committee

Greg Anderson, JIBC, Justice Institute of British Columbia

Arash Rad, Kings College

Adamantia Pateli, Ionian University

Aikaterini Margetaki, University of Crete

Giannis Stamatellos, The American College of Greece

Eleni Μoustaka, Ionian University