Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychology at Harvard University

After studying Physics for my university studies (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), I finished my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at SISSA (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati), Trieste, Italy (Adviser: Giorgia Silani). I am currently pursuing my post-doctoral work with Fiery Cushman and Mina Cikara at Harvard University. My primary research interests lie in moral judgment and decision making, prosocial and altruistic behavior, and the role of various sociocognitive and socioaffective abilities  (e.g., empathy, theory of mind, emotion regulation, etc.) in making such judgments. In addition to studying moral cognition in healthy individuals using neuroscientific methods (fMRI, psychophysiology, etc.), I also study clinical populations and sub-clinical personality traits (autism, alexithymia, psychopathy, multiple sclerosis, etc.) to investigate current models of moral cognition.