Carlo Semenza

Carlo Semenza is Full Professor at the Dept. of Neuroscience, University  of Padova.

He graduated in Medicine, 17-7-1974, Diploma in Psychiatry, 26-7-1978 , University  of Padova.

Present Position: Full Professor, University  of Padova (2008-).

Full Professor of Neuropsychology University of Trieste, Italy (1995-2008).
Head of the Dept. of Psychology University of Trieste (1997-2000);
Head of Clinical Psychology School Trieste (1997-2000-2002);
Associate Professor University of Padova (1980-1995).

Research Fellow, Boston VA Hospital, 1977-1978, 1981, 1983;

Visiting Professor/Teaching: University  of Melbourne (1988), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1991), Boston University, (1991), Victoria University (1997), University of Athens, 2010, 2012, 2013, Basque Center for Cognition, Brain and Language, San Sebastian (2013).

Founder-organiser European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy, 1983-present.

NATO Study Visit Grants: 1983, (Boston VA, Univ Oregon, Univ Montreal), NATO Twinning Grant , 1987, 1990, (UCLondon), 1994 (UCLondon, USC Los Angeles).
UE MC Grants for the Study of Mathematical Cognition 1991-1993, 2000-2003, 2004-2008.

Publications on Nature, Brain, Language and Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, Journal of Cognitive Neurosciences, Neurocase, Cortex, Brain and Language, Brain and Cognition, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Neuropsychoanalysis, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Journal of Memory and Language, Memory and Cognition, Memory, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience Letters, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, The Mental Lexicon, Journal of Neurosurgery, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Acta Psychologica, Journal of the Neurological Science, Perception, NeuroImage, etc. and internationally published book chapters.

In the Board of Editors of Brain and Language, Mathematical Cognition, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Neuropsicologia Latina, Neuropsychoanalysis, Mental Lexicon, Neuropsychologia, Frontiers on Language Sciences.


  • International Neuropsychology Symposium, Academy of Aphasia (member Board of Governors), World Federation of Neurology, Società Italiana Neuropsicologia.
  • Member of the Academia Europæa ( ) since 2020.
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