Luisa Sartori

Academic Background

Doctor of Philosophy  – Perception and Psychophysics

Visiting Scholar at University of Edinburgh (GB) in 2003, University College of London (UK) in 2007, Melbourne University (Australia) in 2010, McMaster University (Canada) in 2015

Present Position

Associate Professor, University of Padova, Department of General Psychology. Principal Investigator of S.I.R. project (Scientific Independence of young Researchers) granted by Italian Ministry of Instruction, University and Research (amount € 260.000,00). Italian Professorship Qualification in 2014, scientific sector: M-PSI/02 – Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology. Professor of Psycobiology since 2016

Main Research Interests

  • Neural basis of motor control, with a strong focus on interpersonal synchronization
  • Attention and social interactions: Neurophysiological and functional neuroimaging studies (TMS, EMG, fMRI and 3-D motion tracking)
  • Neurorehabilitative protocols for patients with localized impairment on cortical motor areas
  • Comparative approach to monkeys’ grasping behaviors in naturalistic settings
  • Robotics applications aimed at increasing artificial agents’ skills in human environment
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