Cognitive Neuroscience PhD – Post-Doctoral researcher
After having obtained a degree in Experimental Biology, and an MSc in Neuroscience, I’ve completed a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy. During my first post-doc at the University of Trento, I mainly worked on objectification processes that imply the reduction of a someone into a something both at a behavioral and neural level. The focus of my research is on the perceptual, cognitive, affective and neural process of sexual objectification (e.g., analytic/configural perceptual process, sexual objectification, neural correlates of empathy). I’m currently extending my social neuroscience research interest to another aspect of social cognition: I recently embarked on a new adventure together with Diana Prata, we will investigate the oxytocin and the dopamine systems contribution to social cognition.