-“Why do we like what we like? A quest for the neural underpinnings of embodied aesthetic experience.” Research Seminar at IMT-School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy. June 4th, 2018 15:00 San Francesco – Classroom 1

What you just missed 

-Our new article From goals to muscles: motor familiarity shapes the representation of action-related sounds in the human motor system” has been accepted in Cognitive Neuroscience.

-An interview for the Italian magazine Focus on art, brain and wellbeing (Dec 2017-Jan 2018).

-Our new article adding some extra spice on the debate on mirror neurons: Mirror and (absence of) counter-mirror responses to action sounds measured with transcranial magnetic stimulation. 

-Our new article “Modulating mimetic preference with theta burst stimulation of the inferior parietal cortex”.

-An artwork of mine published in the book “Un giorno in redazione. Giornalismo e arte contemporanea” by Carmelita Brunetti, ed. Vertigo.

-A new interview for La Repubblica on art and well-being. Link

-Proud of my new article on the brain areas involved in aesthetics. Link

-My interview (in Italian) on ArteContemporanea News. The article also depicts my artwork entitled “Dancer”. 

-17 March 2017: Talk at the University of Bologna, Italy. “Perché ci piace quello che ci piace. La fruizione estetica dal punto di vista della neurofisiologia”. Organised by “PsicoArt” and the local section of the IAAP –
International Association for Art and Psychology Leaflet

-7 April 2017: I will participate in a discussion panel with architect Massimo Iosa Ghini in occasion of international event Salone del Mobile in Milano, benchmark event for the furnishing and design sectors (link1link2

-6 February 2017: Talk in Italian, entitled “Perché ci piace ciò che piace”, for Cervell.a.mente 2017 – Arte e Cervello, Aula Magna, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. (CLICK on the image below to see the whole program)

-Until February 2017: “The physics of light and the perception of colour in Giacomo Balla’s oeuvre”, in the catalogue of the exhibition “Futur Balla”, Fondazione Ferrero, Alba, Italy


-28 September 2016: Talk about art (dance & figurative art) and the brain, Il Bello dell’Italia #ilbellodellitalia. Trieste, Italy. An event organised by Corriere della Sera. Article (in Italian) Video (in Italian)