BSc in Biology, University of Patras, 1989; PhD, University of Crete, 1994; Research Fellow, University of Verona, 1991; Research Fellow, University of Parma, 1996-1999; Research Fellow, University of Crete, 1999-2005; Researcher, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, FORTH, 2002- ; Assistant Professor of Physiology, University of Crete, 2005-2017; Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Crete, 2017-2021; Professor of Physiology, University of Crete, 2021.
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Savaki HE, Raos V. 2019. Action Perception and Motor Imagery: Mental Practice of Action. Prog Neurobiol 175:107-125.

Papadourakis V, Raos V. 2019. Neurons in the macaque dorsal premotor cortex respond to execution and observation of actions. Cereb Cortex (in press, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy304).

Papadourakis V, Raos V. 2017. Evidence for the representation of movement kinematics in the discharge of F5 mirror neurons during the observation of transitive and intransitive actions. J Neurophysiol 118(6):3215-3229.

Raos V, Savaki HE. 2017. The role of the prefrontal cortex in action perception. Cereb Cortex 27(10):4677-4690.

Raos V, Savaki HE. 2016. Perception of actions performed by external agents presupposes knowledge about the relationship between action and effect. Neuroimage. 132:261-273.

Raos V, Kilintari M, Savaki HE. 2014. Viewing a forelimb induces widespread cortical activations. Neuroimage. 89:122-142.

Carpaneto J, Umiltà MA, Fogassi L, Murata A, Gallese V, Micera S, Raos V. 2011. Decoding the activity of grasping neurons recorded from the ventral premotor area F5 of the macaque monkey. Neuroscience. 188:80-94.
Disentangle the role of the dorsal and ventral premotor cortex in the control of hand-grasping actions, assess the intra- and inter-areal dynamics, and examine causal influences in the premotor grasping network.

Reveal how the brain processes observed actions and the mechanisms whereby we assign meaning to others' actions by investigating the underlying neural dynamics at the micro-, meso-, and macroscopic scales.

Develop decoders for the real-time control of a dexterous hand able to manipulate objects versatilely using neural signals recorded from the forelimb representations of the dorsal and ventral premotor cortical areas.