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Nicola Canessa

Role: Associate Professor in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology
Department: Humanities and Life Sciences

Receiving hours: Tuesday: 11 - 12

Telefono: +39 0382 375845 Fax: +39 0382 375899


Nicola Canessa, PhD Neuroscience

Associate Professor (M-PSI/02 - Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology) at the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS-Pavia; Director of the IUSS-Maugeri Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at ICS Maugeri, Pavia.

After a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology (San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy; 1996-2001) he obtained a PhD in Neuroscience (Institute of Human Physiology, University of Parma, Italy; 2002-2006). Researcher at the Faculty of Psychology of San Raffaele University (Milan, Italy) from 2010 to 2014, and currently associate professor at IUSS-Pavia.
He spent research periods at the Department of Cognitive Science of the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA), at the sector of Cognitive Neuroscience of the SISSA (Trieste, Italy), and at the Institute of Medicine of Research Centre Juelich (Germany). His research activity is based on the application of neuroimaging techniques (particularly functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging) to the study of the neural bases of cognitive processes, and particularly decision-making (Decision Neuroscience) and social cognition (Social Neuroscience), both in health and disease. He is ad-hoc reviewer for several indexed scientific journals, as well as for national and international funding agencies.

Scopus ID: 24334215800