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Structure Department of General Psychology
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Qualification Ricercatore a tempo determinato di tipo A
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Wednesday from 14:00 to 16:00 V piano, studio 23, Via Venezia 8 ricevimento sospeso il giorno 25 settembre causa impegni accademici fuori sede
(updated on 13/09/2019 11:56)

Proposals for thesis
NEWS: It's possible to join a project aimed at exploring cognitive and decision-making abilities in endurance sports
(e.g., ultra-marathons).

Other projects:
- EEG studies on commonalities and differences among the individuals
- Reward system: cognitive and neural bases
- Visual exploration and memory across individuals: commonalities and differences
- Neural bases of high-level cognitive processes (prospective memory, spatial abilities, temporal discounting...)

Requests for thesis via email will be not taken into account.

Curriculum Vitae
Professional Experience

03/2017 – Present: Assistant Professor at the Department of General Psychology, University of Padua “Ricercatore a tempo determinato tipo A (RTDa)”.
04/2015 – 02/2017: Post-doc fellow at the Department of Neuroscience, University of Padua.
01/2012 – 02/2015: Post-doc fellow at the Department of General Psychology.
02/2011 – 07/2011: Research experience at the Department of Psychology of Toronto (University of Toronto) and Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Health.

04/2012 University of Padua
PhD. in Psychobiology at the Department of General Psychology

10/2008 University of Padua
Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Neuroscience Final grade: 110/110 cum laude

10/2006 University of Padua
Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive and Psychobiological Sciences Final grade: 110/110 cum laude


Member of:
- Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP), Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), European Society for Cognitive Psycholog

Awards and Grants


2017: Fund for Basic research activities (Fondo per il Finanziamento Attività Base di Ricerca -FFABR; MIUR), € 3000,00

July 2016. Travel Award obtained from the AIP (Associazione Italiana di Psicologia) society for the presentation ‘Neurocognitive mechanisms of prospective memory: The influence of cue features’ – International Conference on Memory (ICOM-6), in Budapest.

April 2015. Travel Award obtained from the AIP (Associazione Italiana di Psicologia) society for the presentation ‘Age-related differences in electrophysiological correlates of prospective memory’ – Aging & Cognition conference, in Dortmund.

September 2012. Young Researcher Award – AIP (Associazione Italiana di Psicologia).

September 2010. Young Researcher Award – ISHEN Symposium.

More than 25 presentations at national and international conferences (12 poster presentations).
Symposia organizer: “From pleasure to bad habit: the role of reward in evolution, cognition, brain and society” (Da piacere a vizio: il ruolo della ricompensa nell’evoluzione, la cognizione, il cervello e la società) - CONGRESSO AIP SPERIMENTALE

Invited speaker at the following international conferences:

2018 ESNS/SISMeS Joint International Conference  “Nutrition, muscle, neurons and brain: squaring the circle”. Milan. Italy.
2016 International conference on memory (ICOM-6), Budapest. Hungary
2015 In ‘Cognitive Aging Lab’, Department of Psychology, University of Geneva. Switzerland
2015 Aging & Cognition conference, Dortmund. Germany.
2013 CIRMANMEC conference, Department of Medicine, Padua. Italy
2013 Geneva Aging Series 2 – GAS2, Department of Psychology, Geneva. Switzerland.

Since 2010 she has authored 29 peer-reviewed journals and two chapters of books.
Full list:
According to Google Scholar, my work has been cited 541 times (H index=14; i10-index=16).

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): AC4D00A9923BB5054294315D7DB3BCDD.pdf

Research areas
- Cognitive Neuroscience: Investigation of neural bases of high-level cognitive processes (cognitive control, prospective memory, mental rotation, spatial and timing processing) by using TMS, tdcs, EEG/ERPs, meta-analysis of fMRI studies.
- Neuropsychology of aging.

For the list of publications:

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): AC4D00A9923BB5054294315D7DB3BCDD.pdf

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
PS1091 COMMON PSN1032217 6 1st Year (2019/20) First