During my university years in Italy I developed an interest in the cognitive and neural mechanisms responsible for social interactions. Once completed my master I moved to the UK where I started collaborating with Dr Geoff Bird on a project investigating facial emotion expression and recognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Currently I am about to complete a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at City, University of London. My PhD focuses on Developmental Prosopagnosia, a condition characterised by severe difficulties recognising familiar faces which affects up to 2.5% of the population. My main interest is to understand the extent to which deficits are caused by perceptual or memory impairments, using sensitive psychophysical measures.
I collaborate with different research labs across the UK and the US. I am also a member of Troublewithfaces.org. In my spare time I like to explore reality through a creative lens, trying to capture the complexity of being humans with my beloved camera.