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The Department welcomes Cinzia Cecchetto as RTDA from June 2024

I obtained my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in January 2017 from the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste. Since the beginning of my doctoral studies, I have been particularly drawn to research topics at the intersection of social neuroscience and olfactory perception. During

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The Benefits of Playing Action-Like Video Games on Salience Processing

Franceschini, S., Puccio, G., Bertoni, S., Gori, S., Mascheretti, S., Fusina, F., Angrilli, A., Facoetti, A. (2024). The Benefits of Playing Action-Like Video Games on Salience Processing. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2024.2346693LINK:

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How do we construct emotions?

How do we construct emotions? In this Chapter of the Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition, 2nd ed., Fiorella Del Popolo Cristaldi, Suzanne Oosterwijk, and Lisa Feldman Barrett show how our emotion concepts arise from predictive processes. Within a collection of chapters dedicated to presenting a

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Action video games and neuromodulation of the posterior parietal cortex improve both attention and reading in adults with developmental dyslexia

Bertoni, S., Franceschini, S., Mancarella, M., Puccio, G., Ronconi, L., Marsicano, G., Gori, S., Campana, G., & Facoetti, A. (2024). Action video games and posterior parietal cortex neuromodulation enhance both attention and reading in adults with developmental dyslexia. Cerebral Cortex, 34(4).

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The dark and gloomy brain: grey matter volume alterations in major depressive disorder – fine-grained meta-analyses

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects about 280 million people worldwide and has been recognized as the leading cause of disability among mental disorders. However, research on the brain correlates of MDD lacks definitive consensus regarding the areas affected by reduction (atrophy) or increase

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Sensory modality affects the spatiotemporal dynamics of alpha and theta oscillations associated with prospective memory

This research investigates the neurophysiological activity associated with intention maintenance during a Prospective Memory task, analyzing the differences associated with the presentation of the task in different sensory modalities (Auditory vs. Visual). In the Alpha band, the neural markers

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Luca Menghini

 I am a work and organizational psychologist, and I got my PhD in applied psychophysiology at the University of Padova, with a project on work stress assessment through wearable and mobile technologies. Since I was a student, I have been mainly interested in how psychology can be applied to improve

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