My research interests include attention, visual perception and the mechanisms involved in these cognitive processes. My work focuses on the investigation of different aspects of the oscillatory activity related to spatial attention control and the underlying fronto-parietal dorsal attention network (DAN) using different techniques such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). We are trying to reach an integrated understanding of functional connectivity, network communication and cognitive performance underlying attention aiming at applying it in stroke rehabilitation
I studied at the University of Padua, Italy, where I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Psychology and Psychobiology in 2012 and completed my Master’s degree in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in 2015.
Subsequently I spent six months at the same university investigating the role of attention related to different EEG components and then I joined the Brain Stimulation & Cognition Group at the University of Maastricht where I previously worked as an intern and then I started my PhD under the supervision of Prof Dr. Alexander Sack, Dr. Teresa Schuhmann and Dr. Tom de Graaf.