Rosa Rugani has become Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) global fellow

Rosa Rugani, former Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of General Psychology, has become Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) global fellow with her project entitled "At the roots of Spatial Numerical Association: From behavioural observation to Neural Basis" (SNANeB).

Abstract & contacts
Humans represent numbers as increasingly oriented from left, small numbers, to right, large numbers. It has been firstly hypotized that this numerical orientation originated as a result of scholarship and culture. Recent evidence has shown that day-old newborns and birds associate numbers with space. This suggests that spatial numerical association (SNA) emerges from pre-linguistic and biologically determined precursors. My challenge is to explain how the neural substrate can determine the left-to-right orientation of SNA.
I conduct my research in the Brannon lab and Platt lab (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA) and in the COMP COG LAB lab (Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy).