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Structure Department of Neurosciences
Qualification Ricercatore a tempo determinato di tipo B
Scientific sector M-PSI/02 - PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
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Office hours
Monday from 16:30 to 18:30 Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Unità Neurologia - via Giustiniani 5, Padova Si riceve su appuntamento (e-mail)
(updated on 24/02/2019 21:01)

Proposals for thesis
Si accettano tesisti e tirocinanti (pre-lauream) motivati e interessati ai seguenti argomenti:
- Funzioni esecutive
- Osservazione d’azioni
- Percezione di affordance
- Spazio peripersonale
- Embodied cognition
- Memoria semantica
- Attenzione visuospaziale

Per le tesi sperimentali, si richiedono conoscenze di base di metodologia della ricerca e di analisi
dei dati, nonché una buona conoscenza di Excel o software simili e buona abilità di ricerca
bibliografica e lettura di articoli scientifici in inglese
Sono particolarmente ben accetti studenti con conoscenze di programmazione e di statistica

Curriculum Vitae
WORK EXPERIENCE
09/2017 - now: Assistant Professor (RTDb), Department of Neuroscience and Department of General
Psychology, University of Padova, IT
06/2014 – 08/2017: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neuroscience, University of Padova, IT
09/2013 - 05/2014: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University “G.
d’Annunzio”, Chieti, IT
09/2011 - 12/2011: Visiting research assistant, Department of Psychology, Portsmouth University, UK

EDUCATION
2013 - PhD in Functional Neuroimaging, Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University “G.
d’Annunzio”, Chieti, IT
2009 - Master’s degree in Psychology, University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti, IT
2006 - Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti, IT.

RESEARCH METHODS
Psychophysics and behavioral methods
Eye-tracking (ISCAN, SMI)
EEG (ERP, rsEEG, spectral analysis, time-frequency analysis, distributed source
reconstruction).
Neuronavigated TMS, MEPs
Kinematic and motion analysis
Psychophysiology (pupillometry, heart rate, galvanic skin response)
HMD virtual reality

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS
01/2015-01/2020: Associate Professor qualification, Italian National Scientific Qualification (ASN
2013) for the scientific sector of: General Psychology, Psychobiology, and Statistical Psychology
(11/E1)
2013: SINS Fellowship (post-doctoral): 15th National Congress of Italian Society of Neuroscience,
Rome, October 3-5
09/2011-12/2011: Regional Grant for research activities in the special programme “Reti per
l’alta formazione” (P.O. F.S.E. 2007-2013, Piano Operativo 2009-2010-2011) on the following
theme: The ontogenesis of intersubjectivity: An infant study
2012: Young Investigator Award: XVII Congresso Nazionale AIP, Sezione di Psicologia
Sperimentale, Chieti, September 20-22
2011: Best Student Paper Award: European Conference on Cognitive Science, Sofia, BG, May 21-24

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY
Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychology
Ad-hoc reviewer for: Scientific Reports, Cortex, Journal of Neurophysiology, Cognitive
Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS ONE, Frontiers in
Behavioral Neuroscience, PeerJ, Brain Topography, Neuroscience, Neuropsychologia, Quarterly
Journal of Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Experimental Child
Psychology.

Research areas
Research interests:

Executive functions
Semantic memory
Action observation
Affordance perception
Peripersonal space
Embodied cognition
Visuospatial attention

Publications
https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=IXzK9J8AAAAJ&hl=it

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
PS1082 COMMON PSO2043217 9 2nd Year (2019/20) Second
semester
ITA ETTORE AMBROSINI