Argiro Vatakis

Argyro Vataki
Research Fellow

Argiro Vatakis is an experimental psychologist and a member of the Embodied Language Processing Group at the Cognitive Systems Research Institute in Athens, Greece. She is one of the Editors-in-Chief for the journals Timing & Time Perception and Time & Time Perception: Reviews. She teaches “Multisensory Perception”, “Time Perception”, “Methods in Experimental Psychology”, and “Cognitive Psychology” in the Master’s Program of Cognitive Neuroscience, MITHE, University of Athens (UoA). She holds a BA in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford, U.K. 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 completed her doctoral research on the investigation of the factors modulating temporal perception for complex speech, musical, and object action events. 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 and has authored a number of peer reviewed articles and book chapters.

Publications

Book Chapters

Vatakis, A. . (2013). The Role of Stimulus Properties and Cognitive Processes in the Quality of the Multisensory Perception of Synchrony. In Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology (pp. 243–263). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118329016.ch10
Vatakis, A. , & Spence, C. . (2011). Enhanced Audiovisual Temporal Sensitivity When Viewing Videos That Appropriately Depict the Effect of Gravity on Object Movement. In A. Vatakis, Esposito, A. , Giagkou, M. , Cummins, F. , & Papadelis, G. , Multidisciplinary Aspects of Time and Time Perception (Vol. 6789, pp. 116-124). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21478-3_10
Vatakis, A. , & Spence, C. . (2011). Enhanced Audiovisual Temporal Sensitivity When Viewing Videos That Appropriately Depict the Effect of Gravity on Object Movement. In A. Vatakis, Esposito, A. , Giagkou, M. , Cummins, F. , & Papadelis, G. , Multidisciplinary Aspects of Time and Time Perception (Vol. 6789, pp. 116-124). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21478-3_10
Vatakis, A. , & Papadelis, G. . (2011). A Timely Endeavor: Theoretical, Behavioral, Bioimaging, and Clinical Perspectives on Time Perception. In A. Esposito, Esposito, A. M. , Martone, R. , Müller, V. C. , & Scarpetta, G. , Toward Autonomous, Adaptive, and Context-Aware Multimodal Interfaces. Theoretical and Practical Issues (Vol. 6456, pp. 34-38). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18184-9_4
Vatakis, A. , & Spence, C. . (2010). Audiovisual Temporal Integration for Complex Speech, Object-Action, Animal Call, and Musical Stimuli. In J. Kaiser & Naumer, M. Johannes, Multisensory Object Perception in the Primate Brain (pp. 95-121). Springer New York. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-5615-6_7

Journal Papers

Karambetsos, C. , Kouskoukis, C. , Giannakopoulos, G. , Agapidaki, E. , Mihas, C. , Katsarou, A. , et al. (2013). A Comparison of Mental Health Problems among Children with Alopecia Areata or Atopic Dermatitis and Their Parents. British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research, 3(1). presented at the 2013. https://zenodo.org/record/7879/files/1356096873-Karambetsos_312012BJMMR1586.pdf
Sgouramani, H. , Muller, C. , Van Noorden, L. , Leman, M. , & Vatakis, A. . (2013). Synchronization and continuation during a dance act. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. http://www.frontiersin.org/human_neuroscience/10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.214.00045/full
Meck, W. H. , Vatakis, A. , & van Rijn, H. . (2013). Timing & time perception enters a new dimension. Timing & Time Perception, 1(1), 2. presented at the 2013.
Vatakis, A. , Maragos, P. , Rodomagoulakis, I. , & Spence, C. . (2012). Assessing the effect of physical differences in the articulation of consonants and vowels on audiovisual temporal perception. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6, 71. presented at the Oct. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3461522/
Sgouramani, H. , Muller, C. , Van Noorden, L. , Leman, M. , & Vatakis, A. . (2012). From observation to enactment: Can dance experience enhance multisensory temporal integration?. Seeing and Perceiving, 25, 188-188. http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/187847612x648170
Vatakis, A. , Navarra, J. , Soto-Faraco, S. , & Spence, C. . (2008). Audiovisual temporal adaptation of speech: temporal order versus simultaneity judgments. Experimental Brain Research, 185, 521-529. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-007-1168-9
Vatakis, A. , Navarra, J. , Soto-Faraco, S. , & Spence, C. . (2007). Temporal recalibration during asynchronous audiovisual speech perception. Experimental Brain Research, 181, 173-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-007-0918-z
Vatakis, A. , Bayliss, L. , Zampini, M. , & Spence, C. . (2007). The influence of synchronous audiovisual distractors on audiovisual temporal order judgments. Perception & Psychophysics, 69, 298-309. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BF03193751
Vatakis, A. , & Spence, C. . (2007). How 'special' is the human face? Evidence from an audiovisual temporal order judgment task. Neuroreport, 18, 1807–1811. presented at the November. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WNR.0b013e3282f0d275
Lyons, G. , Sanabria, D. , Vatakis, A. , & Spence, C. . (2006). The modulation of crossmodal integration by unimodal perceptual grouping: a visuotactile apparent motion study. Experimental Brain Research, 174, 510-516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-006-0485-8
Krekelberg, B. , Vatakis, A. , & Kourtzi, Z. . (2005). Implied Motion From Form in the Human Visual Cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 94, 4373–4386.
Navarra, J. , Vatakis, A. , Zampini, M. , Soto-Faraco, S. , Humphreys, W. , & Spence, C. . (2005). Exposure to asynchronous audiovisual speech extends the temporal window for audiovisual integration. Cognitive Brain Research, 25, 499 - 507. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926641005002193

Conference Papers

Margiotoudi, K. , Kelly, S. , & Vatakis, A. . (2014). Audiovisual Temporal Integration of Speech and Gesture. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 126, pp. 154 - 155). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814018990
Vatakis, A. , Sgouramani, H. , Gorea, A. , Hatzitaki, V. , & Pollick, F. E. . (2014). Time to Act: New Perspectives on Embodiment and Timing. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 126, pp. 16 - 20). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814018503
Kostaki, M. , & Vatakis, A. . (2014). Crossmodal Binding Rivalry: An Alternative Hypothesis for the Double Flash Illusion. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 126, pp. 158 - 159). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814019016
Indraccolo, A. , Spence, C. , Vatakis, A. , & Harrar, V. . (2014). The Effect of Motor Response, Sensory Modality, and Intensity on Temporal Reproduction. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 126, p. 226 -). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187704281401934X
Bakou, A. , Margiotoudi, K. , Kouroupa, A. , & Vatakis, A. . (2014). Temporal and Sensory Experiences in the Dreams of Sighted and Congenital Blind Individuals. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 126, pp. 188 - 189). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814019120
Angelaki, S. , & Vatakis, A. . (2014). The Unity Effect for Non-speech Stimuli: A Top-down or Bottom-up Process?. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 126, pp. 156 - 157). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814019004
Vatakis, A. , Pastra, K. , & Dimitrakis, P. . (2014). Acquisition of object knowledge through Exploratory Acts. In 15th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF).
Vagia, A. , Chandridi, G. - A. , Orfanidou, E. , & Vatakis, A. . (2014). Is it Possible to have a Short, Leftward Past and Face a Long, Rightward Future?. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 126, pp. 174 - 175). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814019090
Tsilionis, E. , & Vatakis, A. . (2014). Audiovisual Speech Integration in the Brain: Semantics and Temporal Synchrony. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 126, pp. 160 - 161). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814019028
Rouchitsas, A. , & Vatakis, A. . (2014). Explicit and Implicit Temporal Learning Using an Action Video Game. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 126, pp. 255 - 256). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814019508
Fotiadis, F. A. , Protopapas, A. , & Vatakis, A. . (2011). The effect of cue naming in probabilistic category learning. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Science – EuroCogSci 2011. Sofia, Bulgaria: New Bulgarian University Press. http://nbu.bg/cogs/eurocogsci2011/proceedings/pdfs/EuroCogSci-paper334.pdf
Wallraven, C. , Schultze, M. , Mohler, B. , Vatakis, A. , & Pastra, K. . (2011). The POETICON enacted scenario corpus –- A tool for human and computational experiments on action understanding. In IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face Gesture Recognition (FG 2011) (pp. 484–491). presented at the March, IEEE. http://poeticoncorpus.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de/pub/fg2011.pdf
Wallraven, C. , Schultze, M. , Mohler, B. , Volkova, E. , Alexandrova, I. , Vatakis, A. , & Pastra, K. . (2010). Understanding Objects and Actions - A VR Experiment. In Joint Virtual Reality Conference of EuroVR - EGVE - VEC (2010). The Eurographics Association. http://www.kyb.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/files/publications/2011/JVRC-2010-Wallraven.pdf
Pastra, K. , Wallraven, C. , Schultze, M. , Vatakis, A. , & Kaulard, K. . (2010). The POETICON Corpus: Capturing Language Use and Sensorimotor Experience in Everyday Interaction. In 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC). http://www.csri.gr/files/publications/lrec10.pdf
Spence, C. , Navarra, J. , Vatakis, A. , Hartcher-O'Brien, J. , & Parise, C. V. . (2009). The multisensory perception of synchrony. In 32nd European Conference on Visual Perception. http://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/publication/2423484
Vatakis, A. , Portouli, E. , & Bekiaris, E. . (2008). Investigating the Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Treatment on Driving and Attentional Performance of Patients with Sleep Impairments. In International Workshop on Wearable Micro and Nanosystems for Personalised Health, pHealth. http://www.tsb.upv.es/eventos/phealth2008/Events/papers/p3.pdf

PhD Theses

Vatakis, A. . (2007). Assessing the factors modulating synchrony perception for complex audiovisual stimuli. Lincoln College, UK: University of Oxford.