Giorgos A. Giannakakis

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BACKGROUND Recent research has implicated deficits of the working memory (WM) and attention in dyslexia. The N100 component of event-related potentials (ERP) is thought to reflect attention and working memory operation. However, previous studies showed controversial results concerning the N100 in dyslexia. Variability in this issue may be the result of(More)
Working memory deficiency has been implicated in developmental disorders of scholastic skills. The auditory P50 component of event-related potentials reflecting preattentive processing was investigated in 38 children with developmental disorders of scholastic skills and 19 sibling control children, as elicited during a working memory test. The P50 was(More)
Dyslexia constitutes a specific reading disability, a condition characterized by severe difficulty in the mastery of reading despite normal intelligence or adequate education. Electroencephalogram (EEG) signal may be able to play an important role in the diagnosis of dyslexia. The Approximate Entropy (ApEn) is a recently formulated statistical parameter(More)
The study investigates the differences regarding the position of intracranial generators of P50 component of ERPs in 38 dyslexic children aged 11.47+/-2.12 years compared with their 19 healthy siblings aged 12.21+/-2.25. The dipoles were extracted by solving the inverse electromagnetic problem according to the recursively applied and projected multiple(More)
This paper studies the effect of stress/anxiety states on EEG signals during video sessions. The levels of arousal and valence that are induced to each subject while watching each video are self rated. These levels are mapped in stress and relaxed states and subjects that fufill criteria of adequate anxiety/stress scale were chosen leading to a subset of 18(More)
Stress and anxiety heavily affect the human wellbeing and health. Under chronic stress, the human body and mind suffers by constantly mobilizing all of its resources for defense. Such a stress response can also be caused by anxiety. Moreover, excessive worrying and high anxiety can lead to depression and even suicidal thoughts. The typical tools for(More)