Óscar F. Gonçalves
“The Experimental Study of Consciousness: Back to the Future”


Currently a Full Professor at the University of Coimbra, and a coordinating researcher at the Proaction Lab and CINEICC in Portugal and a Senior Research Associate at the Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital-Harvard Medical School. He held faculty positions at the the University of Porto (Assistant Professor), University of California Santa Barbara (Assistant Professor) and Northeastern University (Full Professor and Chair of Applied Psychology), and Full Professor and Chair at the School of Psychology, University of Minho. He graduated in Psychology from the University of Porto in Portugal, completed two doctoral degrees: one from the Counseling School and Consulting Psychology Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst – USA; and another one in Neurosciences from the Faculty of Medicine – University of Santiago de Compostela – Spain. Professor Gonçalves is a licensed Clinical and Health Psychologist with board certifications in neuropsychology and psychotherapy. He was the founder and Director of the Neuropsychophysiology Lab (currently Psychological Neuroscience Lab). He is currently the Director of the Interuniversity Master Program in Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (University of Coimbra, University of Lisbon, University of Minho).

Prof. Giuliana Mazzoni is a known expert in memory and memory malleability, and in eyewitness psychology. Currently Full Professor at the University of Rome, La Sapienza, she held for many years a Chair in Neuroscience/Psychology at the University of Hull (UK). She has worked at several universities in Italy, the UK and the US. She has been the recipient of several awards by the American Government, the University of Canberra (AUS), and the University of Connecticut (USA), and awarded an honorary membership by the Cuzco’s Lawyer Professional Guild (Peru). She is a member of the governing board of the Italian Psychology and Law Society.
Publications: approximately 200 scientific articles in international journals, 8 books and many chapters in edited books, both in Italian and in English. Two of her books on eyewitness psychology have been translated into Spanish. She is regularly invited to give talks at scientific meetings.
She has been awarded numerous grants, including grants from the ERSC, British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Wellcome Trust, the Royal Society (all UK), various Canadian Research Councils.



Pío Tudela Conference
María Teresa Bajo Molina, Universidad de Granada


Teresa Bajo is a professor of Psychology in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Granada. She leads the Memory and Language research group at the Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre (CIMCYC-UGR). Her research is supported by grants from Spanish Ministry of Science and by the Andalucian Excellence in Science Program. She has served on the Executive committee of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, becoming President in 2005. She has also served on the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society and in Women in Cognitive Science. She was co-founder of SEPEX. Her research interest is on understanding complex skills such as translation and interpreting, and on how working memory and executive functions support several aspects of these skills. She is also interested in inhibition in the control of memory and in language selection in bilinguals. She has also pursued research on individual differences in memory control in both individuals that differ in age and in individuals with altered memory functions.




Conferência Frederico Marques (Prémio APPE 2021)

Natália Lisandra Santos Fernandes 

William James Center for Research

Adaptive memory: The mnemonic value of contamination