I am a post-doc fellow at the University of Udine, working on the top-down modulations of motor resonance and on the relations of social perception with language and executive functions.
I completed an undergraduate degree in Cognitive Psychology and Psychobiology in 2010, then a master degree in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in 2012, both at the University of Padua. In 2017, I received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Padua focusing my research on motor preparation during action observation and social interaction. I also investigated the automaticity of these motor activations by testing the role of spatial attention and gaze direction during action observation.
To achieve this I adopted various techniques, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, electromyography, eye-tracking and kinematical analysis of movement.