Santa Lucia - Neurosciences and Rehabilitation Sapienza University of Rome


Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 18;9(1):4691. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-40447-3

An fMRI study on the neural correlates of social conformity to a sexual minority

Social conformity refers to the tendency to align one's own behaviors, beliefs and values to those of others. Little is known about social influence coming from a minority group. To…
Embodied Cognition Theories (ECT) postulate that higher-order cognition is heavily influenced by sensorimotor signals. We explored the active role of somatosensory afferents and motor efferents in modulating the perception of…
Exp Brain Res. 2019 Jan;237(1):211-222. doi: 10.1007/s00221-018-5416-y

Cognitive load and emotional processing in psoriasis: a thermal imaging study

Psoriasis is a chronic dermatologic disease which is frequently associated with psychological distress. Although studies suggest a relationship between this condition and difficulties in emotion regulation, behavioral and physiological evidence…
Using different evaluation targets (i.e., politicians’ pictures, ideological words, items referring to features attributed to political ingroup/outgroup) we characterized the intergroup bias among political groups in the Italian context (Study…
Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 8;9(1):1682. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-38213-y

Malleability of the self: electrophysiological correlates of the enfacement illusion

Self-face representation is fundamentally important for self-identity and self-consciousness. Given its role in preserving identity over time, self-face processing is considered as a robust and stable process. Yet, recent studies…
Phys Life Rev. 2019 Jan 31. doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2019.01.022 [Epub ahead of print]

Neural correlates of action monitoring and mutual adaptation during interpersonal motor coordination

Comment on The body talks: Sensorimotor communication and its brain and kinematic signatures by G. Pezzulo et al.

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