About

About the project

The non-profit organization Mentem – brain training was developed with the intention of spreading knowledge to the general public about the possibilities for improving the functions of the human brain and its cognitive functions. We started development in 2013 and in cooperation with experienced experts in the field of e-learning and cognitive psychology the Mentem.cz project was launched in November 2014.

Mentem.cz Team

Lukas Bryksa

Founder and manager of the Mentem project. He has been actively engaged in the field of psychology and brain functioning since 2011 when he came up with the idea of an online project that would help to improve cognitive brain function.

Mgr. Ivana Jakubekova

A psychologist and therapist with a psychology degree from Masaryk University in Brno. Her further education includes psychotherapy training, courses, and practice in the field of clinical psychology and psychodiagnostics. She worked at the Centre for Children and Adolescents in Need for eight years. She currently works at the Pedagogical and Psychological Counselling Centre of Brno and runs a private psychological practice.

Mgr. Katarina Durkacova

A psychologist at a rehabilitation institute where, among other things, she is responsible for neuropsychological diagnostics and rehabilitation of cognitive function after brain damage. At the same time, as part of her doctoral studies at Masaryk University in Brno she is engaged in research on procrastination. One of her hobbies is the popularization of psychology through several online portals.

PhDr. Petr Nilius

In the professional field, he tries to combine psychological differential diagnostics of somatic diseases, especially children and adult brain diseases, with therapeutic aspects and the possibilities for using games in treatment, cognitive training, and social integration and as a non-pharmacological approach to treatment as a whole.

He is active in the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy. In the past, he participated in the creation of programmes for cognitive training in neurological patients and participated in the development of a cognitive rehabilitation programme and a care system within the University Hospital in Ostrava. His research concerns the possibilities and limits of cognitive rehabilitation, the Rorschach test, and experiential pedagogy methods and their application to professional and everyday life.

Mgr. Eva Krejci

A student of psychology with a degree in media studies and journalism from the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno. She focuses especially on the phenomena of dreaming, media communication, and creative thinking. Through the popularization of psychology, she would like to support critical thinking among the public.

Mgr. Tereza Vanova

Holds a psychology degree from Masaryk University in Brno. She first became familiar with brain function training while working as an EEG biofeedback therapist. In cooperation with CEREBRUM and University Hospital Brno, she is currently engaged in cognitive rehabilitation training for people with brain injuries.

Terezia Dlhosova

A psychologist working at the Psychiatric Hospital in Opava, she is mainly involved with patients with psychosis and severe depression. She has previously led cognitive training sessions at CEREBRUM. She is interested in neuropsychology and social cognition, which she is exploring as part of her clinical psychology doctoral studies at Masaryk University in Brno.

Mgr. Lubos Brabenec

A psychologist who graduated from the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno. As part of the Prah association, he participated in cognitive training at the psychiatric ward in Bohunice, and he now works as a consultant at the Internet Advisory Centre of the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University. His interests include cognitive research, and he is currently involved in a research project with Goldsmiths, University of London. He is also working with several senior citizen organizations for whom he organizes lectures on memory.

Mgr. Lenka Krajcikova

A psychologist with a psychology degree from the Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno. She is currently studying for a doctoral degree in general psychology at the Faculty of Arts, where she focuses primarily on short-term memory and differences in human perception. She is also devoted to the popularization of science at the Moravian Science Centre Brno as well as teaching students of psychology at the Faculty of Arts. She also cooperates with the Masaryk University Career Centre where she specializes in career counselling and lecturing.

Mgr. Kristina Medalova

A graduate in psychology from Palacky University in Olomouc. Currently, she is continuing her studies at the Université de Friborg in Switzerland, where she specializes in clinical psychology and health psychology. She is particularly interested in the application of cognitive and affective neuroscience research to everyday life. She also tries to popularize psychology through educational workshops for the public.

Vojtech Pisl

Vojtech Pisl received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Masaryk University in Brno. He has also took part in courses at such various institutions as Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary, Aalborg University in Demark, and The Coaching Academy in London. He has received education as a neurofeedback therapist in Prague and Hanover. In his leisure time, he is interested in the fields of neuroscience and psychology, within which he works as a publicist and translator. For example, he has published a series on neurofeedback in psychology. He is currently translating a publication by Ramachandran.

Eleni Anastasiou

A bachelor’s student in psychology at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. She is currently taking part in an internship at Mentem. Her area of interest is social and clinical psychology. In recent months, she has been working on the Perach Tutorial Project, which is aimed at helping children growing up in disadvantaged socio-economic conditions.