Modulating Human Subjective
Time Experience


Panteion University

Panteion University

In the Multisensory and Temporal Processing Laboratory (MultiTimeLab) at the Department of Psychology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (PANTEION), we are interested in human multisensory and temporal processing in basic research, as well as more applied and clinical settings. Our basic research focuses mainly on the use of psychophysics, while for more applied settings virtual and augmented reality has been used. Our group is interested in:

  • Timing and time perception
  • Multisensory binding
  • Multisensory learning
  • Gesture and language
  • Psychocinematics
  • Object affordances

Argiro Vatakis

Argiro Vatakis is an assistant professor of Cognitive and Experimental Psychology for the Psychology Department at of Social and Political Sciences and the director of the Multisensory and Temporal Processing Laboratory (MultiTimeLab). She is the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Timing & Time Perception and Associate Editor for Psychology & Neuroscience. She is the co-founder of Timing Research Forum (TRF), an open society for promoting multidisciplinary research on timing. She holds a BA in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, USA, and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford, U.K. She has conducted research in the USA at Boeing Phantom Works, at Germany at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the Department for Biological Psychology, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, and in Greece at the Hellenic Institute of Transport, the Institute for Language and Speech Processing, and the Cognitive Systems Research Institute. She has presented her work in many international meetings and has authored several peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and edited books on timing.


Vicky Karadima

Vicky Karadima is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens and a member of the Multisensory and Temporal Processing Laboratory (MultiTimeLab), Athens. She completed her MSc. in Cognitive Science in the Dept. of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, and holds a BA in Philosophy, Education and Psychology from the University of Ioannina. She has also conducted research in Dr. J. S. Pezaris’ Lab on Thalamic Visual Prosthesis Project of Harvard Medical School, USA and Dr. G. K. Georgiou’s Reading Research Lab of University of Alberta, Canada.


Eirini Balta

Eirini Balta is a research associate at the Psychology Department of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She holds a diploma in Electrical & Computing Engineering, a Master in Science in Language Technology, and is currently a PhD student in Cognitive Psychology on Time Perception. She has participated in a number of nationally funded and european projects (POETICON++/FP7-ICT, POETICON/FP7-ICT, FocusLocus/H2020-ICT) in which she worked on grounding of semantic lexica, development of cognitively-inspired, multisensory gaming environments, human-robot interaction, word sense induction and disambiguation and information retrieval. Her research interests are on embodied cognition and multisensory perception, grounding of symbolic representations, concept categorisation and basic level theory.