Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University
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I received my Laurea degree at the University of Padua (Italy) in general and experimental psychology. I started to be involved in research working in the Gateano Kanizsa and Fabio Metelli’s perception labs. After spending one year at the University of Reading (UK), before graduating, I received a government award to pursue specialized research training outside Europe and joined John M. Kennedy’s lab at the University of Toronto and later Linda Siegel’s lab at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), continuing my work on behavioral correlates of neural plasticity in blindness and dyslexia, respectively. From there I went to complete MA and PhD at Northeastern University supervised by Adam Reeves working on visual mental imagery, perception and cognition. My postdoctoral work was in Educational and Paediatric Psychology at The University of British Columbia, where I became a member of the Human Early Learning Partnership under the mentorship of the late Clyde Hertzman and the Brain Research Centre under the mentorship of David Stapells. After working for two years in the British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital I was awarded a Canada Research Chair position at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops B C, where I was the founding director of the Centre for Education and Early Development Studies (CEEDS). Since 2007 I have been at Carleton. I am the Director of the Neuroscience of Imagination, Cognition and Emotion Research (NICER) Lab.
Educational Neuroscience, Applied Developmental Neurosciences, Neurocognitive Development, Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficits, Executive Functions, Dyslexia, Acalculia, Visual impairment & Blindness, Psychology of Haptics and its Educational Applications, Visual Mental Imagery, Early Childhood Development & Education, Early Prevention & Intervention, Developmental neuroimaging techniques; Development of Consciousness.