Editorial Board

Editor in Chief


Humberto Mendes Faria Rodrigues

Bachelor and Master in Clinical and Health Psychology at Aveiro University (Portugal) and internship in Coimbra Hospital University Centre (e.g., Intervention in Sleep Disorders and Pain Disorders). Later, worked as a psychologist and neuropsychologist. Also performed a research project in Biofeedback/Neurofeedback by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Is currently working with the Institution of Solidarity Projecto Homem / Braga in the additions field. In parallel, also conducts outpatient consultations in various psychological disorders. Concomitantly, made several national and international communications in various Congress as Guest Speaker in the field of Neuroscience and Editor – Journal of Neurology & Stroke (JNSK); ISSN: 2373-6410 Author of several articles in peer review journals. At the moment, is a PhD student in Neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca – Neurosciences Institute of Castilla y León.

Research interests:  Experimental Psychology, Neuropsychology and Biological Rhythms, particularly  in: Assessment and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Drug Abuse and Addiction, Behavioural Neuroscience, Behavioural Management, Biofeedback/Neurofeedback, Sleep Disorders, Pain Disorders.



Fernando Cesar Capovilla PhD [Adjunct Editor]

Psychologist (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, 1982), Master of Science in Developmental Psychology (Universidade de Brasília, 1984), PhD in Experimental Psychology (Temple University of Philadelphia, 1989), Livre-Docente in Clinical Neuropsychology (Universidade de Sao Paulo, 2001). Full Professor at the Institute of Psychology of the Universidade de Sao Paulo. Head of the Cognitive Neuropsychology Division, and of the Cogitive Rehabilitation Unit, Universidade de Sao Paulo. Author of 60 books in Language.



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PhD in Neuroscience and Behavior from São Paulo University, Brazil. Lecturer at Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho Stadual University – UNESP – Neurosciences, Brazil. Works as a researcher in “Psychobiology: Associative Processes, Temporal and Memory Control” at USP – Ribeirão Preto São Paulo, Brazil. Coordinator of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory – LaNeC.




Carlos Fernandes da Silva [Consulting Editor]

Clinical Psychologist. Professor and scientific coordinator of Psychology at Aveiro University. PsyLab Director (Experimental and Applied Psychology Laboratory) and is also Deputy Director of the Department of Education at Aveiro University. Has published 12 books (4 as an editor and 8 as an author), 23 book chapters, 101 articles in journals with referee and Impact Factor (ISI and SCOPUS). Member of the Association for Psychological Science (APS-USA), the Portuguese Society of Neuropsychology and the Portuguese Experimental Psychology Association. Former Researcher and Director of CIPsi (Psychology Research Centre, Minho University), was researcher at IBILI, Coimbra University and is currently researcher at CINTESIS, Porto Medicine School, and the scientific responsible of the CINTESIS Office.



Manuel Domingos [Consulting Editor]

PhD in Psychology (Neuropsychology) from Aveiro University. Professor of Neuropsychology, Neuropsicopathology and Adult and Senior Psychopathology at Lusíada University in Lisbon. Trainer in Pediatric and Criminal Neuropsychology Intervention, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Assessment and Consciousness Studies. Coordinator of the Neuropsychology Unit and the Neuropsychology Intervention Unit of Lisbon Psychiatric Hospital Center. Invited Researcher at Aveiro University Research Unit and at the Experimental Neuropsychology Unit of Bordeaux University. President of the Portuguese Neuropsychology Society and the Brain Institute. Author of over 120 scientific publications and communications.


Mila Emerald [Consulting Editor]

Dr. M. Emerald, Ph.D. in Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics, Dr. Sc. in Neuroscience with more than 15 years of experience in Science (laboratory settings), and 21 years’ experience in running International business based on research, development and applied technologies. Her main expertise in Neuroscience and biophysics is based on: cellular electrophysiology including intracellular and extracellular recordings, patch clamp, histological techniques with fluorescent markers and antibodies, performed on animal models in vivo and in vitro, MRI and confocal microscopy and 3-D tissue reconstruction. Her professional affiliations included: American Oils Chemists Society (AOCS), Scientific Association Dedicated to Excellence in Analytical Methods (AOAC), American Chemical Society (ACS), Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA), American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The topics of her books and publications in including: Physiology and Neuroscience, Molecular and cellular Biophysics, Nanotechnology and Drugs delivery systems, Natural Products Research and Pharmacology.


João Henrique Almeida [Technical Supervision]

MSc in Health and Clinical Psychology at Aveiro University, Portugal. Internship in Coimbra Sleep Medicine Center and Chronic Pain Unit at Coimbra Hospital and University Center. MSc thesis entitled “Anxiety, Depression and Stress in Chronic Pain Patients”. Conducted several workshops and presentations regarding sleep, chronic pain and biofeedback/neurobiofeeback associated with anxiety, learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Headed a psychology students association and co-organized a congress regarding clinical psychology, neurobiology, health prevention, among others. Human Resources Department at [Aveiro Smart Business] and [RUP – Revista Universitária de Psicologia]. Headed the scientific department of European Federation of Psychology Students Association’ Congress. Worked as psychologist and project manager at Freguesia de Viseu in areas such Inovation and research, Social Action/Welfare, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Education, Health and Culture. At present, works as a psychologist at Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses.


Associate Editors

Aglaia Zedlitz

Aglaia Zedlitz

Assistant professor neuropsychology in the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University and a psychologist at G-Kracht psychomedical institute Amsterdam. The core of my interests is patient care and the improvement thereof. Neuropsychology, rehabilitation, E-Health, (psycho)therapy, (somatic) disease and (neuro)psychiatry are all part of this.





 Ali Bozorgmehr

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in general biology and a master’s degree in 2013 in biochemistry from University of Tehran, eventually I decided to continue my PhD in the field of neuroscience. and now I am studying medical Neuroscience at Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. My areas of interest and research in neuroscience are oxytocin and its role in social behavior, the role of genetics and inheritance in complex cognitive traits, the effect of time perception on impulsivity and risky decision making and so on. I have also experience in the field of molecular-based detection studies.


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Amal Al-Hashmi

Graduated from Sultan Qaboos University(SQU) Oman 2003, completed her post grad specialty in Neurology at McGill University, Montreal Canada.( 2005-2011) and holds the Canadian board in Neurology . Dr Al Hashmi works currently as a Sr Consultant Neurologist. She established the first Stroke unit in Oman that headed by her since 2013 up to date. She is also the Vice President and Chair Person Scientific Committee of Oman Medical Association/OMA 2013- up to date. In addition Dr AlHashmi is an associate trainer and Examiner at the Oman Medical Speciality board since 2013 and up to date. Dr AlHashmi is extremely interested in teaching and she is a teacher and final MD examiner at SQU .Dr AlHashmi was an organizer and speaker at multiple medical conferences and workshop nationally and internationally, she currently involved in multiple stroke researches.



Andre Monezi

André Monezi

MSc and PhD in Psychobiology, and postdoctoral fellowship student from Federal University of Sao Paulo (Universidade federal de São Paulo). Conducted studies regarding the effects of dopaminergic and serotonergic systems on ethanol-induced behavioral sensitization. He is working with different kind of brief interventions in substance abuse and substance prevention programs. Main interests: neurobiology of substance abuse, preventive programs in substance abuse, health psychology. Has EMDR (Eyes Movement Dessensitization and Reprocessing) certified trainer and actually is Professor from Department of Psychology of Universidade Anhembi Morumbi –Laureate International Universities®.



Bruno Peixoto PhD

Currently working as Assistant Professor at University Institute of Health Sciences (CESPU), Portugal. PhD in Psychology (Neurosciences branch) at University of Oviedo- Spain. Authored several scientific articles published in peer reviewed journals mainly in the fields of aging, dementia and neuropsychology of medical disorders. Currently is integrated in the NeuroGen research group of CINTESIS (Porto Medicine School).




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Carla Pais-Vieira

PhD Student at Universidade de Aveiro that has develop her project at Duke University (USA). Master in Clinical and Health Psychology from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal) and completed her internship in Clinical and Health Psychology in the Service of Psychiatry and in the Service of Reproductive Medicine at the Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave, E.P.E. Guimarães. As a Ph.D. Student, she is obtaining training as an expertise in the major methods and data analysis for cognitive brain research and employing behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques. Her research involves examining the neural correlates of Emotional Memory processes. Her core academic interest is in behavioral and functional neuroimaging research in distress and human memory and their potential applications as preclinical markers of disease states.



Cristina Guerrero

MSc in Neuropsychology at Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. Clinical neuropsychologist in Centro Médico Zambrano Hellion, Monterrey. Professor and researcher at Universidad de Monterrey, México. External consultant of the company Xintiba therapeutic videogames. My areas of interest and research in neuroscience are the uses of the technology on the neuropsychological rehabilitation, elderly people, dementia and stroke.




Cynthia Bedeschi Ph.D

PhD and Master degree in Neuroscience and Behavior at University of São Paulo. Physical therapist, with specialization in Neurology at Faculty of Medicine of University of São Paulo. Full professor at Paulista University and pos grad teacher in University of São Paulo. She also works as a researcher in the following fields: Cognition, Parkinson´s Disease, Executive Function, Physical Therapy


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Daniel Hay

Registered Neuropsych Assistant at Southern California Neuropsychology Group and Doctoral Assistant of Dr. Thomas Olona, Ph.D., Q.M.E., Glendale, CA. Moreover, he’s also a Behavioral Therapist at Step by Step Early Childhood Intervention, Santa Monica. Has a master in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College and is doing is PhD on the California State Approved Program in Clinical Psychology at the same university.


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Eduardo Cumbo

Neurologist and Neurophysiologist. Head of the Alzheimer and Dementia Unit – Neurodegenerative disorders O.U.(A.S.P. 2 Caltanissetta). Regular professor of the courses of Neurophysiology and Neurology at the Technicians of Rehabilitation School (1991-95) and of the courses of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Nursing School (1991-94)of the U.S.L. 16 Caltanissetta. He is a member of a number of scientific neurological societies. He cooperates with specialized journals (as an author or a reviewer) and published many scientific articles in international and national journals. He participates as speaker in national and international congress and follows-up courses. Research interests: dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy. His current research interest include the study of the effects on cognition of antiepileptic drugs and combination therapies.


Elena Solesio-Jofre

Elena Solesio-Jofre

PhD in Neuroscience and MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), Spain. Currently, she is working at the University Autónoma of Madrid (UAM) as an Assistant Professor, and she has been recently awarded with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Standard EF. During almost four years, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). She is mainly interested in the study of aging effects on cognitive processes, motor control and their neural underpinnings with different neuroimaging techniques, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and magnetoencephalography (MEG).



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Esdras Borrayo

Physician and surgeon graduated from University of San Carlos de Guatemala. Specialty in general and laparoscopic surgery (IGSS). Specialty in Neurosurgery -Cum Laude- (Hospital Roosevelt). Degree in health management an clinical services. Secretary of Guatemalan Assocciation of Neurological Surgery (A.G.C.N.). Member Chapter Aospine Latin America. Attending Physician Sanatorio Nuestra Señora del Pilar


Interests: spine surgery, endoscopic brain surgery and spinal, surgery brain tumors, vascular surgery, and pain management.


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Fabio Panariello

High calibre and accomplished Consultant Psychiatrist with competencies offering over 15 years’ experience across psychiatry consultation and research with outstanding success in directing treatment of patient utilising a variety of psychotherapeutic methods and medication. PhD in Neuroscience; a Masters in Criminology and Forensic Sciences; a Postdoctoral Fellow – Neurogenetics Laboratory and a Doctor of Medicine (MD). Actually he is a Consultant Psychiatrist in a University Hospital and Visiting Professor at Alma Mater Europaea. Exceptional track record of success in managing and treating around 150 to 200 patients a month with about 25 to 30 new onset patients. Adept in leveraging acquired skills/knowledge to deliver exceptional clinical and compassionate care in recovery and rehabilitation services.


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Hassaan Tohid

Consultant Neuroscientist at Center for Applied Social Neuroscience -Japan. Editor in Chief- Journal of Cell science & Therapy and Editorial Board member of 32 Scientific Peer-Reviewed Journals. Leadership Council Member (Local Board) of the American Cancer Society. Visiting Research Fellow/Scholar for Dr. Michael Commons, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard School of Medicine, Cambridge, USA. Visiting Scholar/ Research Fellow University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Psychiatry. Visiting Neuroscientist at the Center for Mind and Brain, Neuroimaging and Electrophysiology Lab, University of California (UC Davis), Department of Neurology. Visiting scholar and Research fellow, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge (UK). Working on mirror neurons and Neurodegeneration (ALS).


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Jørn Bjerre

Associate Professor at Department of Education, Aarhus University. He has a background in teacher education, and has specialized in sociological theory, and the application of sociological perspectives on questions concerning cognition, learning and education. His is interested in the relationship between sociological theory and areas such as infant cognition research, social cognition, mental representations, theories of social reality and theories of evolution.




José Roberto Wajman

Education:  Institute of Psychology. Mackenzie University, São Paulo – SP, Brazil. Professional Registration – 72951-06. Expertise: 2009 – National title exam in Neuropsychology. Master’s in Behavioral Neurology and Neuroscience. Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). PhD in Behavioral Neurology and Neuroscience. Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). Internship / Research Assisstant at the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA), Montreal, Canada. Postdoc program in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at The University of São Paulo (USP).



Julieta Seixas Moizes

Clinical Psychologist, Post Doctoral in Internal Medicine. Department of Nuclear Medicine and Neuroscience/ Behavioral Sciences Session, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo USP, Brazil. Post Doctoral  research at the  Erasmus Medical Center. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands in Intensive Care Department . Master in Psychiatric Nursing and PhD in Sciences at the  USP in Mental Health Department. Mobility doctorate at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Porto. Expertise:  research personalized medicine, neuropsychology, cognitive behavioral psychology and functional neuroimaging research, health prevention, body image, health education, chronic pain, pain disorders, pain scales, pain management, sexual and reproductive health.


Liangfang Zhao

Neurophysiologist and behavioral neuroscientist by training with more than 10y of experiences in scientific research and management. PhD in Biomedical Science, with an Area of Concentration in Neuroscience from University of Connecticut. She has conducted pioneering research to study synaptic modulator interactions (particularly the functional interactions between endocannabinoid and neurotrophin signaling), as well as depression models and mechanisms. The objective of her research is to understand the basic substrates of normal and abnormal learning and memory, as well as identifying potential targets for novel therapies to treat mental disorders. Her major techniques include cellular electrophysiology (patch clamp and field recordings), pharmacological manipulations of signaling pathways, animal behavioral models of human mental disorders, molecular intervention (shRNA, optogenetics) and immunohistochemistry.


Manolo E. Beelke PhD

Senior Medical Director, Medical & Scientific Affairs – Germany. Dr. Beelke has worked overall in clinical research for almost 20 years within Clinic, Academia, Pharmaceutical Industry, Biotechnology and CRO. His research in Neurology focused mainly on Epilepsy, Headaches, Frontotemporal Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson disease, Sleep Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis. He authored more than 35 peer-reviewed articles and reviewed more than 300 protocols for study proposals. He has chaired and spoken at numerous conferences in the field of Sleep Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis and lifecycle management.




MartaMarta Parreira

MSc in Clinical Psychology at University of Minho (2006-2011) specialized in Clinical Neuropsychology, especially cognitive assessment and rehabilitation. Traineeship at Neuropsychophysiology Lab (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal). Professional internship and researcher at Associação Todos com a Esclerose Múltipla (Braga, Portugal), performing neuropsychological assessment in MS patients at Escala Braga Hospital (Braga, Portugal) and Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave (Guimarães, Portugal). Conducted the following research project: “Characterization of neuropsychological changes in early Multiple Sclerosis”. Master thesis entitled “The subjective experience and cardiovascular function in the context of daily life: contributions to the study of optimal functioning”.


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Michael C Wu


Current position: President / CEO, Neurodigitech, LLC, San Diego, California, USA. Academic degree: PhD in Physiological Psychology & Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA Expertise: 1) Neural stem cell therapy, neuro-histology and pathology of the neurodegenerative diseases, including the animal models of the ALS, ischemic stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and depression, 2) High-throughput digital microscopy and stereology-based 3D quantitative neuron morphology and database, and 3) development of BCI (brain-computer interface) device.


Sem TítuloNagesh Babu

Currently working as a Professor in the Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. Academic degrees in Biochemistry (Masters) and Neurosciences (Ph.D). Previouly held research positions in University of Connecticut, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and University of Wisconsin in USA, Nagoya University, Japan and Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal. Current research interests in animal models of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection. Member of International Society of Neurochemistry, Society of Biological Chemists (India) and Association of Clinical Biochemists (India). Listed in Marquis who is who in the world.



Nicolay Astudillo-Mariño

Specialization (Fellowship) in Pediatric Neurology in Children´s Hospital of México “Federico Gómez, National Institute of Health (Hospital Infantil de México “Federico Gómez” granted by National Autonomous University of México (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Interest areas mainly Autism specter disorders (AED), ADHD, children epilepsy, quality of life (QOL) in children. Pediatrician granted by Central University of Ecuador (Universidad Central del Ecuador). Superior Diploma in Administration of Health Services granted by Regional Autonomous University of the Andes (Universidad Regional Autónoma de los Andes). Ex Chief of residents in Armed Forces Hospital No1, Quito, Ecuador; Ex chief residents of Children´s Hospital “Baca Ortiz”, Quito, Ecuador.



Oduola Abiola

Professor of Chemical Pathology and Neuroscience at Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria where he is Chair of Biochemistry and, Director, Institute of Biomedical and Drug Research. MSc. Chemical Pathology from The University of Ibadan, Nigeria; and PhD Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Former MRC, UK Postdoctoral Fellow studying host factors in transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Current research interests are neurochemical correlates of Diabetes and Malaria. Oduola is the 2016 Recipient of the AMLSN Award For Excellence.




Samir Magalhães


Neurologist and Sleep medicine specialist by the Brazilian Medical Association. Currently working in research topics involving sleep disorders using transcranial magnetic stimulation. Member of neuromodulation group and PhD student at Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. Also, works in private medical practice in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.





Sébastien Montel

Dr. Sebastien Montel is researcher at the American Institute for Behavior Research and Technology (AIBRT) and CEO and founder  of Montel Consulting (MeHS). The objective of his research is to develop original investigations that encompass the neuropsychological, neurophysiological and emotional schema of disorders focusing on two main areas of neuropsychology: neuropsychological profile of addictive disorders and the emotional regulation, mood disorders and adaptation in chronic diseases.



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Stanley Fisher

Co-Director of Saint-Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute in Kansas City, MO. Holds a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the UMKC School of Medicine. He also was appointed as Edward T. Matheny, JR/Missouri Endowed Chair in Neurosciences effective May 1, 2015 with the mandate to define the future of neuroscience through innovation, research and state-of-the art clinical care as well as the management of an academic program of neurosciences. Prior to that Dr. Stanley Fisher has been with Houston Methodist Neurological Institute (HMNI) for more than nine years. He was a Founder and Co-Director of the Movement Disorders and Neurorehabilitation Center at HMNI, Elected Deputy Vice Chair of Neurology at the Houston Methodist Hospital as well as Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Fellow of American Neurological Association.


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Thiago Strahler Rivero

Master degree in neuropsychology evaluation and is a PhD Candidate at UNIFESP studying ADHD rehabilitation through technologies. He has over 12 years of experience in Research and Development in the field of Clinical Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. His work involves the development of methods for creating and validating games that aims on early assessment of cognitive skills and brain rehabilitation. He founded the NeuroGames network and leads a team of brilliant scientists in the games and cognition field.


Scientific Board Members

Dr.Rana, MD

Abdul Qayyum Rana PhD

Canadian neurologist who specializes in Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Director of the Parkinson’s Clinic of Eastern Toronto. Author of “99 Faces of Parkinson’s”, “Neurological Emergencies in Clinical Practice” or “Differential Diagnosis of Movement Disorders in Clinical Practice”, among many others. Founding editor of Journal of Parkinsonism, RLS and the World Parkinson’s Program.


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Adriano Vaz Serra PhD MD

Psychiatry regent at Coimbra University Medicine Faculty (FMUC) since 1972. He was the Psychiatric Services Director of Coimbra University Hospitals and from December 1979 became Psychiatry Full Professor of FMUC and is currently emeritus Professor. He was the first Psychiatry College President of the Portuguese Medical Association Board, when specialties Colleges were organized. Currently has a total of 212 scientific papers and book chapters published in national and international journals. In June 1992 he was invited by O.M.S. as “Temporary Consultant” for an international meeting in Prague, on “Approaches to stress management in the community setting.”



Alberto Lopes MSc

Master of Science degree in Neuropsychology by ISMAI, (Maia Superior Institute). Graduated in Psychology by Lusíada University – Porto. Post-graduation in Legal Medicine, with J. Pinto da Costa PhD by Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar of the University of Porto. Master em Hypnosis Ericksonian -Training and Certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy em Ericksonian Hypnosis (Stephen Paul Adler PhD). Certifcated in Techniques and Clinical Hypnosis Therapy by: The Michael Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy (Paul Aurand MHt). President of APHCH (Associação Portuguesa de Hipnose Clínica e Hipoanálise. Pratictioner e International Trainner in NLP by SBPNL (Sociedade Brasileira de PNL). Master in NLP by Fernando Dalgalarrondo – ACTIUSSpecialized in Ericksonian Hypnosis by Dra. Sofia Bauer; Betty Erickson, Teresa Robles. Specialized in Classic Hypnosis by Prof. Ruston. Lecturer and facilitator in discussions on modified states of consciousness. Psychologist, Hypnotherapist , writer, hypnotist and NLP consultant



Anahita Khorrami PhD MD

Actually working now on neuromarketing, improvement of working memory with tms, cognitive style and moral, sleep and eeg and erp(cap), staging of working memory, improving naming in aphasic people with tms, improvement minimal cognitive impairment (working memory with (tdcs), eye tracking and emotional scence search in addiction, emotional face search in schisopherenia and addiction(eyetrack), pain scence search in chronic pain(attentional bias) with eyetracking




André Miguel Carvalho Msc

Clinical Neuropsychologist Assistant at Prof. Dr. Fernando da Fonseca Hospital (HFF, Amadora-Sintra) and Lusíadas Hospital (Lisbon) working on evaluation, diagnosis, cognitive rehabilitation and palliative care of adults with neurological (neurodegenerative, vascular and traumatic) and psychiatric pathologies. Trainer Advisor and Clinical Supervisor in Applied and Clinical Neuropsychology. PhD Student at Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon with specialization degree in Neurociences. Masters in Clinical Psychology and Post-Graduation in Aging and Palliative CareMy topics of interest are the translational neuroscience approach of normal and pathological brain function for better understanding the connectivity and map of brain activity.


Aníbal Fonte PhD MD

In 1977, completed the Medicine and Surgery Degree at the University of Porto Medical School. Later, he returned to complete the Master in Psychiatry in 1993, and also the Medicine PhD in 2007. Today, he is the Director of the Psychiatry and Mental Health Department of Alto Minho Hospital Centre, EPE. Professor at Fernando Pessoa University (Porto) and at Minho University.




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Head Physician. IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio, Fatebenefratelli, Brescia · Alzheimer Rehabilitation Unit; Italy · Brescia.

Researcher. Geriatric Research Group Italy · Brescia



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António Geraldo da Silva PhD

President of the Brazilian Psychiatric Association [2013-2016]. Specialist in Psychiatry by the Brazilian Psychiatric Association. Expert in forensic psychiatry by the Brazilian Psychiatric Association. Member of Brasilia Academy of Medicine [Chair 13]. PhD at the Medicine School of Porto University. Editor of the Journal of Psychiatry Debates and Psychiatry Today. Scientific Director of PROPSIQ – Update Program in Psychiatry.




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António Ramos

Invited Professor of Neuropsychology at the Department of Neurosciences, Medicine Faculty of the University Agostinho Neto. Mental Health consultant of the project TELE R (e Health and Cognitive Rehabilitation), and also responsible for the translation and adaptation of the Neuro@Home System for Portuguese Language.  Research activity  centered on the field of ICT and Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation. Since several years ago, clinical practice in the field of Psychology and Neuropsychology, also in investigation on psychological effects on Meniere Disease in collaboration with ORL.  Also participated in some Conferences in the Field of Mental Health Sciences. Know developing a project of Integrative Mental Health.


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Américo Baptista PhD

Bachelor’s in Psychology at the Applied Psychology Institute (ISPA – Lisbon) and PhD in Biomedical Sciences, specialty Psychology, at Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Oporto University, with a dissertation entitled: Panic Disorder Genesis. The importance of family and environmental factors during childhood and adolescence.




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Professor Emeritus of theoretical nuclear physics at the University of Oregon where he served since 1968. Centre for Quantum Activism. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect.

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André Russowsky Brunoni PhD MD

Coordinator, Service of Interdisciplinary Neuromodulation, Department and Institute of Psychiatry
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Neuromodulation, University Hospital
University of São Paulo, São Paulo. Coordinator, Service of Interdisciplinary Neuromodulation, Department and Institute of Psychiatry. Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Neuromodulation, University Hospital University of São Paulo, São Paulo.


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Clinical psychologist, social anthropologist, Master in Social Problems. Associated professor in Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Topics: “Evaluation applied to social contexts”, “Social Psychology of Health”, “Epidemiological and social perspectives of addictive behaviours” and “Models of Intervention in social and educative context”. Member of Social Intervention Divission (PISoc) of Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales de Psicólogos/COP, since september 2014.



Barra da Costa PhD

Bachelor in Anthropology, a graduate degree in Criminal Sciences and Psicocriminal Studies and a Master in Intercultural Relations. Was chief inspector of the Judicial Police for 30 years, interspersing from MAI / SEF (External Affairs) and the Institute of Judicial Police and Criminal Sciences. Published: “Exile and Asylum (Refugees in Portugal)”, 1995 or “The Elderly and Crime: prevention and security”, 2007; among many others.


Bruno CayounBruno André Cayoun PhD

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (DPsych). University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. Research Associate Research collaboration with: Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) University of Technology Sydney (Sydney, Australia) Curtin University (Perth, Australia) Massey University (Wellington, New Zealand). Director Mindfulness-integrated CBT Institute (“MiCBT Institute”) (Registered Training Organisation) 277, Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000 Australia.


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Department Director of the District Unit for the Prevention and Treatment of the Drug Addiction and Alcoholism. Expert in Clinical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine. Member of the National Advisory Council of the National Department of Antidrug Policies c/o Presidency of the Council of Ministers Under-Secretary of State for Family, Drugs and Civil Service. Member of the Expert Group on Treatment and Rehabilitation United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (ONU). Professor in the Master of “Medicine-Toxicology of the Abuse Substances, Alcoholism and Related Pathologies” Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences – University of Calabria. President of the Italian Federation of Drug Addiction Centres and Departments (FeDerSerD Lazio).



Cristina Costa Lobo

PhD in Career Psychology by the University of Minho (Portugal), is an Assistant Professor in Porto Global University. She is a researcher at the Federal University of Paraná, is a lecturer of the UNESCO Chair in Youth, Education and Society (coordinates the international postdoctoral course on Education and Society), is a researcher at Research Group on Cognition, Learning and Performance, is an element of International Network for Research, Intervention and Evaluation in High Intellectual Capabilities, is a researcher at the Portucalense Institute for Human Development, is a researcher integrated in the Research Group of the Autonomous University of Madrid, is an associate researcher at the Interdisciplinary Research and Study Group on Human Development and Education, State University of the Midwest, Paraná.


Daniel Sampaio PhD MD

Medicine graduation in 1970; Medicine Phd in Psychiatry Specialty in 1986; Full Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health at Lisbon Medicine Faculty; Regent Professor Introduction to Mental Health and Psychiatry I of the MSc course at Lisbon Medicine Faculty. Psychiatric Service Director of Santa Maria Hospital, since January 2014. It was one of the introducers of Family therapy in Portugal, from the Portuguese Society of Family Therapy (founded in 1979). Has awarded more than 500 presentations at conferences and scientific meetings.


DaniloDanilo Assis Pereira PhD

Bachelor’s in Psychology (2001), Master’s degree in psychology (2003) and a PhD in Neuroscience (2014) from Health Sciences Faculty at Brasilia University. President of the Brazilian Institute of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Sciences (IBNeuro) and is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, the LatinAmerican Society of Neuropsychology and the Brazilian Society of Neuropsychology. Has experience in psychology , with an emphasis on Psychometrics (Item Response Theory , Structural Equation Models, Robust Statistics, Bayesian Analysis , among others), Neuropsychology (Neuropsychological Assessment) , Cognition and psychophysics , acting mainly on the following topics: Construction and Validation of Psychological and Neuropsychological instruments and Cognitive Aging.



 Duarte Nuno Vieira PhD

Dean and Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and visiting professor in several other European and South American universities and at the University for Peace of the United Nations. He is President of the European Council of Legal Medicine, of the Ibero-American Network of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science Institutions, of the Portuguese Association for Bodily Injury Assessment and Vice-President of the European Confederation of Experts on Evaluation and Repair of Bodily Injury. He is also Chairman of the Forensic Advisory Board of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Chairman of the Thematic Federation on Legal and Forensic Medicine of the European Union of Medical Specialists. He is member of the Executive Committee of the working Group in Forensic Pathology and Forensic Anthropology of the Permanent Committee of INTERPOL on Disaster Victim Identification.


EdwuardEdward Shorter PhD

Professor at St. George Campus; cross-appointed to Faculty of Medicine Field: Social history of medicine, obstetrics, gynaecology, psychiatry, psychopharmacology; history of the family and sexuality; clinical science. Has published widely in this field, including the histories of obstetrics and gynaecology (Women’s Bodies), the doctor-patient relationship (Doctors and Their Patients), psychosomatic illness (From Paralysis to Fatigue), and sexuality (Written in the Flesh: A History of Desire).  In 1991 he was appointed to the Faculty of Medicine as the Jason A. Hannah Professor in the History of Medicine. Author of numerous books as: A History of Psychiatry (1997) and Before Prozac (2009). Interests: seeking in the record of the past for gems that are applicable to clinical problems today.


Eduardo Sá PhD

Clinical psychologist, psychtherapist and professor of clinical psychology at Coimbra University and at Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisbon. Has a long experience monitoring of fetus and infants, children, adolescents and their families. Director of Bebés & Crescidos Clinic. Published more than 50 articles in specialized journals, has 26 book chapters and 25 books published.


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Ehab Ali Sorketti Koriana PhD

Doctorate of philosophy (PhD) in Mental Health and Psychiatry, University of Malay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Reviewer at the British Journal of Psychiatry. Reviewer at the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. Reviewer at Sage Open Journal. International Advisor of the international journal of Addiction Science of UMCAS. Psychiatric Medical Officer (Registrar) in Malaysia, June 2002 to November 2006. Areas of interest: General Adult Psychiatry, Child & adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Mental health, Mental Disorders,  Psychological Medicine, Behavioral and Social sciences & Management, Administration & Education & Medical Research.



EmersonEmerson Fernandes de Andrade PhD

Graduation in Medicine by the Federal University of Paraiba – Brazil. Medical internship in Neurosurgery at Portuguese Charity in São Paulo – Brazil. Specialist in Neurosurgery at the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery – Brazil. Postgraduate in Neuro-Oncology / Radiosurgery at Portuguese Charity in São Paulo – Brazil. Fellow in Functional Neurosurgery and Pain by São Paulo University (USP) – Brazil. PhD in Neurology by São Paulo University (USP) – Brazil. Member of the International Neuromodulation Society, the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Societye.


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PhD – Aggregate Professor, University of Pavia · Headache Centre. Residency Programme in Neuropsicology and Evoked Potentials Western (1983), Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 2009 -2012 Director Dpt of Neuroscience Policlinic of Monza Italy.  University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 2013- Headache Centre University of Pavia National Institute of Neurology C. Mondino Foundation Pavia. University of Siena, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Medical Degree: MD.





Fernando Cadaveira Mahía PhD

Professor of Psychobiology at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Header of the research group on Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (NECEA).  Research activity  centered on the neurofunctional effects of chronic alcohol consumption (1984-1990) and the identification of risk markers to alcoholism in children from families with high densitiy of alcoholism (1991-2000). Since several years ago. Chair research about neurocognitive consequences of alcohol binge drinking in youths, using mainly event-related brain potential recordings and neuropsychological assessment. I also share with other members of the groupo the interest in the electrophysiological characterization of visual attentional processes and its applicability to the study of aging.





Filomena Ponte PhD

Teacher Auxiliary and Master Coordinator of Special Education in FFCS – UCP- Braga. PhD in Evolutionary Psychology and Education at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain (USC). PhD Thesis “The Care Processes and memory in children and adolescents of Different Cognitive Styles: Field Dependence and Independence”. Master’s in Education (Psychological Training of Teachers) for the University of Minho (UM). Extensive experience in teaching and research. Researcher in the field of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Founding Member and Director of the Rings- National Association for the Study and Intervention of Giftedness. Member of the Board of ADIPSIEDUC – Association for the Development of Research in Educational Psychology.


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Francisco Vale PhD

Neurologist. Professor of Medicine, Federal University of São Carlos – UFSCar (São Carlos, SP, Brazil). UFSCar Behavioral Neurology Outpatient Clinic. UFSCar Behavioral Neurology Group. Editorial Board – Dementia & Neuropsychology.




Frederico Pereira PhD

Université de Paris – Sorbonne: EHESS-Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Training analyst and supervisor. Has been President of the board of the Portuguese psychoanalytic Society  President and was also member of the board of the portuguese Institute of Psychoanalysis, and Member of the IPA committee on Analytic Practices and Scientific Activities, as well as member of the Permanent Scientific Committe of the European Federation of psychoanalysis Comferences. FullProfessor , director and Rector of the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada -Instituto Universitario, from which did resign on 2011, after a full time activity as Professor and researcher during more than 30 years. Author of several books.



George Perry PhD

Dean and Professor of Biology and Chemistry at College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio. Semmes Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neurobiology. Fulbright Senior Specialist, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (2012). Harvard-Macy Institute, Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Director, Microscopy Research Center, CWRU, 2001-2005. Doctorado Honoris Causa (Hon. D.), Universidad Arturo Prat, Iquique, Chile (2007).



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Post PhD in Education from Aveiro University (UA), Portugal; Santa Catarina State University (UDESC) and Rio de Janeiro State Federal University (UNIRIO, 2010 and 2011). PhD in Educational Sciences (UA, 2007), specialization in Clinical Psychopedagogy at Southern Santa Catarina University (UNISUL, 2003) and Bachelor’s in Pedagogy Qualification Educational Guidance (UDESC, 2001). Currently, Researcher at the Didatic and Technology in Training Trainers Investigation Centre (CIDTFF) at Aveiro University, Portugal, the Group for Study and Research on Sexual Education and TIC (GEISEXT) at Lisbon University and the Research Group on Teachers and Sexual Education (EDUSEX / CNPq) at UDESC, focused on Teachers Education through Remote Learning (dE) in Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Spain and Mozambique.


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Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil (full time permanent position). Activities include (1) teaching Physiology for undergraduate Biological Sciences students, Neurophysiology for graduate students, (2) advising undergraduate and graduate (Master and Ph.D.) students, and Post-Doctoral fellows, and (3) coordination and administration of the Laboratory of Neurosciences and Behavior of the Department of Physiology.




Hernâni Manuel Marques de Carvalho PhD

PhD – Extremadura University, Spain. Final thesis “Contributions for the Study of Terrorist Personality”. (Waits defense date, 2014). Teacher and Course Director at the Risk Journalism Course. Communication and Image Professional School (EPCI); Teacher (CESE Coordinator), Portuguese Institute of Higher Studies (IPES), European University (invited teacher); Liev Vegotsky Association (Portugal); American Counselling Association; American Counsellors Society; College of Patrons of the Vatican Museums.


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Phd in Neuroscience at Semmelweis University Doctoral School, Budapest. DSc in Biology at Hungarian Academy of Scienes, Budapest. Professor at Peter Pazmany Catholic University, Dept. of Information Technology, Budapest. Director of the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, HAS, Budapest. Foreign principal investigator: NeuroSeeker EU FP7 Integrated Project.


imagesJamuna Rajeswaran PhD MD

Additional Professor  –  Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS. Dr Jamuna is a consultant for the Neuro-psychology Unit. Her research and clinical interests include: Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, paediatric neuro-psychology, forensic neuro-psychology and EEG neuro-feedback training. She has initiated a DST funded research project on brain correlates of creativity.




Jeffrey L. Kibler PhD

Professor and Director, Biofeedback and Health Psychology Center, Nova Southeastern University. Completed doctoral training in clinical health psychology at the University of Miami (1999), and clinical psychology residency and postdoctoral training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His research is in cardiovascular behavioral medicine, and has focused particularly on behavioral and psychological factors associated with cardiovascular risks in posttraumatic stress disorder. He also examines other behavioral and psychological markers (e.g., health risk behaviors, stress and cognitive appraisal) for heart disease and other chronic illnesses.



João Eduardo Teixeira PhD MD

Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist. Professor of the University of Porto. Investigator and Director of Research in Neurosciences. University of Porto – Aggregate Professor (1983 – …) Director of the Neuropsychophysiology Lab. of the FPCE-UP (1983- …). Director of the Brain Learning Centre of the FPCE-UP (1983 – …). Director da Psychiatric and Mental Health Unit – CHCF (2002-2006).



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Joaquim Perera Brasil Neto MD PhD

Degree in Medicine from Brasilia University, Brazil. Traineeship in Neurology at Brasília Federal District Foundation Hospital, Brazil. PhD in Science from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil. Senior researcher at Brasilia University and Scientific Director of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology. Visiting Fellow at the Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.



José Albert Fontanilla, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Science. American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine. Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Interest: Application of Advances in Neuroscience and Neuropsychology in the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s Dementia, Lewy Body Disease, Vascular Dementia, Sleep Apnea as a reversible cure of Dementia, Polypharmacy and Pharmacogenetics.

Pio_AbreuJosé Luís Pio Abreu  MD PhD

José Luís Pio Abreu, MD, PhD, psychiatrist, professor of Psychiatry at Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra, member of the Centro de Filosofia Das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. Nine books published in Portugal, some of them also published in Brazil, Italy, Spain and Latin America. Three of them awarded in Portugal and in Italy. A long career of research and publishing since 1972, more recent papers in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia, British Journal of Psychiatry, Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, Australian and New-Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, among others.


José Pinto da Costa PhD MD

Bachelor in Medicine; PhD in Medical Sciences, Psychiatry; Specialist in forensic medicine. Former Director of the Forensic Medicine Institute of Porto; Consultant in Forensic Medicine; Director of the Medical-Legal Center Prof. J. Pinto da Costa. Professor of Forensic Medicine at Infante D. Henrique Portucalense University, Professor of Forensic Psychology at Lusíada University of Porto, among others. It is the Scientific Coordinator of CRIAP Institute and member of the Editorial Board of CRIAP Journal.


José Moutinho dos Santos MD

Received the Medicine degree from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 1975, and is pneumology specialist from Centro Hospitalar de Coimbra, Portugal since 1985. He has been working in sleep field for the last 24 years and was Director of Centro de Medicina do Sono (Sleep Medicine Center)  in the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra until June 2014. He has been supervisor or co-supervisor in academic dissertations for university or master degrees in sleep themes. He was President of the Associação Portuguesa do Sono (Portuguese Sleep Association) 2005-2007 and was appointed as member of the Committee created by the Portuguese Medical Association to define consensus criteria for admission in Sleep Medicine Competence. His research interests includes clinical research in sleep apnea, sleepiness technologic investigation associated to sleep.



Karen Spangenberg Postal PhD

Dr. Postal is board certified in clinical and pediatric neuropsychology. She is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School where she trains postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychology. Her qualitative research focuses on communicating complex neuro/psychological and medical information with patients and the general public.  Her research on patient communication is published a book with Oxford University Press, Feedback that Sticks: The Art of Communicating Complex Neuropsychological Assessment Results. Dr. Postal is the president-elect of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Her private practice is dedicated to helping people think better in school, at work, and throughout later life.


Keshav Kumar PhD MD

Additional Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS. Dr Keshav Kumar is a consultant in the Neuro-Psychology Unit. His research interests in the field of clinical neuro- psychology include neuro-psychological rehabilitation in acquired brain damage including clinical conditions such as head injury, stroke and schizophrenia. He has also been involved in adaptation of neuropsychological tests to assess ventral frontal functions, and development of indigenous neuropsychological test for Indian elderly population especially those with no formal education. His other research interests include cognitive and emotional decision making and executive functions in persons with traumatic brain injury, frontal, temporal lesions and healthy normals. This line of research has involved gambling paradigms and use of psycho physiological and electrophysiological methods.


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L.N. Suman PhD

Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS. Dr.L.N. Suman is a consultant for an Adult Psychiatry Unit as well as the Centre for Addiction Medicine. She is also a consultant for the Psychological Care Clinic at NIMHANS Centre for Well-being. Further, she is an honorary consultant for a rehabilitation center for homeless women. Her research interests are in the areas of adult psychopathology and psychotherapy, addictive behaviors, and forensic psychology. Professional Life Member of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists;  Life Member of the Behavior Medicine Society of India; Life Member of the Karnataka Association of Clinical Psychologists; Life Associate Member of the Indian Psychiatric Society;  Life Member of NIMHANS Alumni Association; Life Member of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation;  Life Member of the Indian Criminology Society; Fellow of the Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health;  Registered under ‘Women in Science’ database of Indian Academy of Science.


Manuel Montes de Oca MD

Bachalaureate degree in Biology and Mathematics, Colegio Loyola, Santo Domingo, magna cum laude, 1979. Medical Doctor Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, magna cum laude, 1985. Fellowship in Biological and Clinical Psychopharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Psychiatric Center, 1990. Director of the Rehabilitation Center Recovery Road (Previously Beit Hatikvah), Palm Beach, Florida, 2011-present. Attending and Psychopharmacology Advisor, The Treatment Center of The Palm Beaches for Addiction, 2010-present. Psychiatric Director of the West Palm Beach Detention Center, Palm Beach Sheriff Office, Florida, Geocare, 2008-present. Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Dominican Republic, 1998. International Speaker, 1998-present. 10 articles published in Latin American Journals. >1,500 Lectures, Grand Rounds and Round tables discussion en Latin-America.


Manuel Muñoz PhD MD

Clinical Psychology Professor, Psychology School – Madrid Complutense University. Head of Clinical Psychology Department of the School of Psychology, Madrid Complutense University. (http://www.ucm.es/dpto-psicologia-clinica). Head of the Research group, Psychological Assessment and Research in Mental health and Society, Madrid Complutense University (http://mentalhealthandsociety.weebly.com/). Researcher at the Mentdis65+ European Project. (http://www.mentdiselderly.eu/). Research interest: social exclusion and stigma, Mental Health epidemiology, Psychological Assessment


Manuel Pinto Coelho PhD MD

MD and Phd in Educational Sciences. Professor at ISCE – Superior Institute of Educational Sciences. Visiting Professor at UTAD – University of TrásosMontes e Alto Douro. Member and Researcher at CIDESD (Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health and Human Development – UTAD). Nutrition and Anti-Aging Medicine Medical intervention including BioIdentical Hormone Replacement and Supplementation on Diabetes, Obesity, Weight problems and Alopecia.




Marcelo Daudt vodesconhecido (1)n der Heyde MD

Medical Doctor degree: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná-PUCPR (2006); Psychiatry Residence degree: Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia do Paraná (2008). Cognitive Behavior Therapy degree: Associação Médica do Paraná (2009). Professional Background: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (jul/2011 to present). Position: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Curitiba (aug/2009 to present): Residency Coordinator. Universidade Federal do Paraná (may/2011 present): Supervisor in Neurology and Behavior.



Margarida Gaspar de Matos, PhD

Graduated in Clinical Psychologist at ISPA/ Portugal, (in-service training at Hospital Stª Maria, Psychiatry service).  Post Graduated studies (Master level) in Educational Psychology at ISPA/ University of Bristol /UK. Postgraduate studies in Human Biology/ Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies at Claude Bernard University/ Lyon II/ France (in-service training at Pierre Wertheimer Hospital- Psychology Service). Doctoral degree at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (School of Human Movement)/ Lisbon/ Portugal. Agregação (Professorship) in the area of International Health at Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (Tropical Medicine)/ Community Development. Full Professor at Lisbon University: School of Human Movement (FMH). Research fellow at ISAMB (Environmental health) /Medical School/ University of Lisbon. Research fellow at WJCR (Translational Psychology) / ISPA. She has authored / co-authored more than one hundred scientific papers (ISI journals) and more than three hundred other publications, including books and chapters. Clinical practitioner CBT-ACT oriented.


Maria da Graça Pereira Alves PhDMaria da Graça

Associate Professor at the University of Minho, Department of Applied Psychology. Published 142 articles of which 96 in specialized magazines. It has 35 chapters in books and published 10 books. Contains 399 items of technical production. Works in the area of Clinical and Health Psychology, specifically the level of Individual and Family Processes in Health and Disease. Contains 399 items of technical production. In their professional activities interacted with 165 employees in co-authorship of scientific papers.




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Mário André Leocadio Miguel PhD

Physiologist dedicated to the study of the temporal dimension of life. Assistant Professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Head of the Psychophysiology and Sleep Lab in the Department of Physiology. Teaches human physiology and neurobiology of sleep in Medicine School, as well as Introduction to chronobiology in the PhD Program of Psychobiology. Master’s Degree and a PhD in Science (human physiology) from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is current active in the investigation of genetic, neuropsychological and electrophysiological markers of chronic sleep deprivation and autonomic dysregulation associated with time perception and cognitive performance. He has presented his work in many international meeting and has authored peer-reviewed articles.


Mario Beauregard, Ph.D. 

Neuroscientist currently affiliated with the Department of Psychology, University of Arizona. He has received a bachelor degree in psychology and a doctorate degree in neuroscience from the University of Montreal. Dr. Beauregard is the author of more than 100 publications (articles, essays, book chapters) in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry. Because of his research into the neuroscience of emotion, consciousness, and spiritual experiences, he was selected by the World Media Net to be one of the “One Hundred Pioneers of the 21st Century.” Being also an author, Dr. Beauregard has published The Spiritual Brain and Brain Wars. Co-author of the Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science, Dr. Beauregard is also the author of the Theory of Psychelementarity.




Mauro Paulino

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist (Legal-Medical and Forensic Office of Setúbal Peninsula, National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, IP). Director of Mind | Clinical and Forensic Psychology Institute. Postgraduate degree in Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy and Neuropsychology. Master of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences from Lisbon University Medicine Faculty, with research in the domestic violence area. Author of ” Children Sexual Abusers: The Hidden Truth” (Prime Books, 2009) and “The Enemy At Home: Giving Voice to Domestic Violence Silences” (Prime Books, 2nd Edition, 2014). Coordinator of the Criminal Psychology post-graduation at Reflexos (Psychology, Psychotherapy and Play Therapy Department). Guest lecturer at various universities and training institutions.



Miguel Ricou

Miguel Ricou PhD

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology of Coimbra University. Master in Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine of Oporto University. Clinical Psychologist. President of the Ethics Committee of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists. Member of the Board of Ethics of EFPA – Portuguese Representative. Assistant Professor of Bioethics and  Assistant Professor of Palliative Care, Faculty of Medicine of Oporto University. Assistant Professor of Psychopathology, Portucalense University. He has presented around 200 conferences in Portugal and abroad. He has more than 30 publications. He has published two Text Books in Ethics and Psychology in Portuguese.




Miriam Damazio, PhD

Holds a bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy. Master and PhD in Experimental Psychology by the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. Specialist in Early Childhood Development and School Education. Researcher in the Laboratory of Experimental Cognitive Neuropsycholinguistics, in the Psychology Institute of the University of São Paulo (USP). Currently working in the evaluation and development of receptive and expressive vocabularies of children as young as 18 months old.




Moses Satralkar PhD

Dr. Moses works on the staff of the Provost as Asst. Professor of Biology and Coordinator for Educational Development at the Oral Roberts University, USA. His core areas include interdisciplinary teaching and research in Chronobiology, Health Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and cutting edge Technology in the School of the Future. He coordinates global expansion plans, strategic partnerships, business development and international outreach, particularly in India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA) to fulfill the Vision and Mission of the University.


Esau Ticha Muluh PhD

Completed a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is a senior lecturing of mathematics at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and a visiting researcher at the University of Cape Town. He is a member of the society for neuroscience. His research focuses on applying non-invasive low cost techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) and finite element analysis (FEA) methods in imaging the functioning of the human brain during processing of mental arithmetic. He also investigates the effects of mathematics anxiety on maths performance.



Nora Cavaco PhD

Nora Cavaco has two BSc’s degrees, in Childhood Education and in Educational Psychology and Rehabilitation. Has Master in Educational Practices and in Educational Psychology in the Specialty of Special Educational Needs. Holds a post-graduation degree in Neuropsychology and Dementias and in Neuroscience Applied to Education and PhD degree in Childhood and Family Education, Psychopedagogical Intervention and Development, is also a post-doc student at the Faculty of Psychiatry in USP University, in Brazil. Since 2006 has been University Professor in the field of Special Education and Psychology.  Her research focus is autism, health and psychology.




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Paulo Alexandre Esteves Borges PhD

Professor at the Philosophy Department of Lisbon University Arts Faculty. Researcher at the Philosophy Center of Lisbon University. Founding partner and former member of the Luso-Brazilian Philosophy Institute Board. Founding partner and former vice president of AIEM – Interdisciplinary Association for the Study of Mind. Founding partner and former president of the Portuguese Buddhist Union (2002-2014) and member of the current Board.



gamito's_workingPedro Santos Pinto Gamito PhD

Professor School of Psychology and of Life Sciences. Invited Researcher at CENC – Centro de Electroencefalografia e Neurofisiologia Clínica, Lda. Associate Director of the Cognitive and People-centric Laboratories, Lisbon, Portugal. Full Pro University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal. Director of the MSc on Psychotherapy, Cognitive Rehabilitation and Cybertherapy. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Eye Tracking, Visual Cognition and Emotion. Chair of the International Conference on Eye Tracking, Visual Cognition and Emotion.


Ping Zhang

Dr. Ping Zhang now is senior academic adviser in Ivy Labs Education. He graduated from Department of Biology in Beijing Normal University, and got first PhD in Department of Biology in China Agriculture University, then he went to University of Tokyo and got his second PhD. He did his postdoctoral research in Rockefeller University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He became Associated Research Scientist in Yale University. He has more that 20 publications in international journals including Cell, Cell Report, Nature Cell Biology. He observed rhythmic action potential in higher plant water cress for the first time; he discovered a light speed communication between remote placed cells arranged in parallel; he found a rhythmic excitation at molecular level from smooth muscle cells. He is keen on observation, and always want to make a new discovery. He has telescope and microscope, he captured two Venus transits in this century, Mercury transit and lunar star eclipse.



Ricardo João Teixeira PhD

Guest lecturer at various higher education institutions such as: Porto Polytechnic (Health Technology School); Aveiro University (Department of Education); Minho University (Nursing School). Researcher in various projects, particularly in the areas of emotional regulation and psychological well-being, psycho-oncology, mindfulness and 3rd generation cognitive-behavioral therapies.






Ricardo Pocinho PhD

PhD in Psychogerontology at University of Valencia and PhD in Pedagogy at University of Salamanca, Post Doc in Science of Education, Specialty in Permanent Education and Adult Education at University of Coimbra. Main researcher of the INTERTECH – Interdisciplinary Modelling Group, Polytechnic University of Valencia and collaborator of the LIPIS – Interdisciplinary Lab Research and Social Intervention – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Coordinator of the Post-Graduation Course in Management of Ageing and Social Administration at Coimbra Business School and President of the General Assembly of ANGES. He writes, researches and supervises projects in education, society and ageing. Actually, he is the Secretary of Coimbra Health School, and coordinator of the Post-Graduation Course in Healthy and Active Ageing.


herreraRoberto Rafael Herrera PhD MD

Neurosurgery Service Chairman. Belgrano Adventist Clinic. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Intraoperative MRI in Neurosurgery (REMAIN) Program Director.





roopeshRoopesh B. N. PhD

Assistant Professor,  Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS. Dr. Roopesh B. N. is a consultant in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His areas of interests are: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, School Mental Health, Child and Developmental Neuropsychology, Development of Neuropsychological tests and cognitive retraining and remediation, Electroencephalography (EEG) & Event Related Potentials (ERPs) of various psychiatric disorders.




Rui Alexandre Paquete Paixão PhD

Associate Professor at Psychology and Educational Sciences Faculty of Coimbra University, Portugal. Visiting Professor in the Psychology Institute of São Paulo University, Brazil. Researcher in Child and Adolescence Psychopathology; adult psychopathology; social readjustment and rehabilitation of chronical patients; psychopathology Assessment; Psychophisiology and psychopathology.





Rui Manuel Carreteiro PhD

PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Lisbon (Portugal). PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from University of Salamanca (Spain). Post Doc in Educational Psychology from University of Coimbra (Portugal). Psychotherapist, supervisor and training analyst certified by the European Confederation of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapies and by the European Association for Psychotherapy. Professor and Member of Scientific Board of National Institute of Psychology and Neurosciences (Portugal). Member of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS-USA). Invited Professor at several Universities (Portugal, Angola and Brazil). 



Samuel Pombo PhD

Bachelor in Clinical Psychology at Health Sciences Institute – South (Egas Moniz). Master of “Addictive Behaviours and its treatments” by the Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon. PhD in Health Sciences and Technologies – specialist in Human Development from the Medicine School of Lisbon. Postgraduate training in psychotherapy APTCC (Portuguese Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies). Clinical Psychologist at the Psychiatric and Mental Health Services of the Neurosciences Department of Hospital Santa Maria (HSM) / North Lisbon Hospital Centre (CHLN). Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon (FML). Scientific reviewer in international journals and author of several articles published in national and international journals.


Shantala Hegde

Shantala Hegde PhD

Clinical psychology consultant in an Adult Psychiatry Unit. Her area of specialization during doctoral research work was neuropsychology and cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. Currently she is engaged in research work in the area of music-cognition and neuromusicology. She is presently leading several projects in the area of music cognition and neuromusicology funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). Aspects such as the pitch perception and identification of Ragas of the Indian Classical music using electrophysiological parameters (EEG/ERP), appraisal of emotion induced via music, personality dimensions and appraisal of musical emotion and socio-cultural factors associated with expertise in Indian Classical music are being examined under these projects.


Dr. Spencer M. Robinson

Spencer M. Robinson PhD

Neuroscientist specializing in neuropsychology, cognitive science and cognitive rehabilitation. Combining extensive research in cognitive neuroscience, social psychology and evolutionary psychology, among many others, Dr. Robinson founded the field of applied social neuroscience (ASN) and the Center for Applied Social Neuroscience (CASN) in Fukui, Japan, holding the position of Executive Director and Chief of Research and Development. CASN has developed the breakthrough modality of Cognitive Neuroeducation (CNE) that defines the mechanisms in the human brain through which learning and cognition are formulated and applies that understanding within a curriculum and techniques that both optimize learning realization and effect recovery from a wide spectrum of cognitive and behavioral disorder. Dr. Robinson was formerly a research associate with the National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand, and formerly worked with the Child Development Research Center and the Department of Neuropsychiatry at the University of Fukui Hospital and Faculty of Medical Sciences, Fukui, Japan.


Dr. Dalby

Thomas Dalby PhD

J. Thomas Dalby, Ph.D., R. Psych., ABN, has been a forensic psychologist and neuropsychologist for 38 years.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Calgary where he was also on the faculty of medicine for 26 years.  He was the recipient of the highest honor in Canada for an applied psychologist – the 2013 CPA award for distinguished contributions to psychology as a profession.  He is the author of over 100 professional books, chapters and articles in medical, psychological and legal forums.


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