Symposium in Bio-Neuroscientific Approaches of life in space and extreme environments

Organizers: Dr. Christos A. Frantzidis, Dr. Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli, Dr. Ivana Rosenzweig

The present workshop aims at discussing how isolated, confined, extreme environments (ICEs) affect the human biology, brain, sleep and cognitive performance. It calls for studies proposing novel biological and neuroscientific approaches to investigate the physiological effect of long-term space flights or evaluating the efficacy of countermeasures focusing on the minimization of the effects of such missions in the human physiology and cognition. Therefore, we welcome studies that deal with the following (but not limited to) topics:

  • Sleep architecture under extreme conditions
  • Neurovestibular and neuroendocrine systems
  • Space countermeasure research (e.g. artificial gravity, exercise training and rehabilitation, nutrition)
  • Space analogue research (e.g. bed-rest studies, isolation, etc.)
  • Human behavior
  • Cognitive Performance
  • Emotional disorders & mental well being
  • Bio-neuroscientific instrumentation

Schizophrenia, Empathy, Addiction

Burak Erdeniz, Emin Serin, Yelda İbadi, Cumhur Tas
Decreased Functional Connectivity in Schizophrenia: The Relationship Between Social Functioning and Graph Theoretical Network Measures (

Jerome Brunelin, Marine Mondino, Emmanuel Poulet
Relevance of noninvasive transcranial electrical stimulation for patients with schizophrenia (

Alexis Bailey, Polymnia Georgiou, Panos Zanos
Understanding drug addiction-depression comorbidity: Underlining neurobiology and development of novel targeted pharmacotherapy (

Jasmin Vassileva
Impulsivities and addictions: Similarities and differences between opiates and stimulants (

Saurabh Kumar, Felicitas Grundeis, Cristin Brand, Han-Jeong Hwang, Jan Mehnert, Burkhard Pleger
Differences in Insula and Pre-/Frontal Responses during Reappraisal of Food in Lean and Obese Humans (

Developmental Disorders

Ilana Klovatch-Podlipsky, Ayelet Or-Borichev, Roy Sar-El, Talma Hendler
Towards fMRI informed EEG Neurofeedback for ADHD (

Anat Dahan and Miriam Reiner
Evidence for abnormal motor planning in ADHD (

Tanju Surmeli
The Effects of QEEG Guided Neurofeedback Treatment (NFT) on Patients with Intellectual Disability (ID): A Clinical Case Series with 67 Subjects (

Programme is announced!!!

Abstract Submission

To submit your abstract:

  1. follow this link to Frontier's Event  
  2. click to 
  3. Follow the online instructions

Title: 500 Chars
Abstract: 1000 Words
References: 10000 Chars

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline (Extended) July 10th, 2016
Paper Acceptance July 20th, 2016
Final Abstract Uploading July 30th, 2016
Early Registration Deadline August 5th, 2016

Presentation instructions

Oral presentation
20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions

Poster presentation
Dimensions: 90cm x 120cm


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