the things I overthink about

Experimental psychology

I think empirical investigations should be (mostly) theory driven: experiments designs and methods selection should be tailored to the theoretical questions tackled.

Clinical neuropsychology

I believe that there is a lot to be learned by studying the behavioral and cognitive profiles of patients suffering from neurological conditions. Moreover, I'd like to know that somehow, someday, what we are learning about the brain will be useful in the diagnostic or therapeutic process.

Cognitive neuroscience

In particular multivariate and multimodal analyses of neuroimaging data. So far I've worked with fMRI and MEG, but that might change: I aim at regularly updating and expanding my toolbox.

Language & conceptual knowledge

I am particularly interested in the neuro-cognitive correlates of semantic knowledge. I’ve investigated how different aspects of the semantic space can be dissociated in their topographical organization and temporal dynamics. Currently, I am focusing on the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia, a privileged window on conceptual knowledge.


I am quite opinionated and very passionate about fairness and openness in science and society. I truly love to share and collaborate, so don't hesitate to contact me.

I believe that being a decent human is far more important than becoming a great scientist: kind beats genius.

Science communication & education

I have been a pen-pal with Letters to a Pre-scientist, a great experience that brought me to start Penne Amiche della Scienza.

I have talked with classes around the world thanks to Skype a Scientist, and volunteered in STEM afterschool via the UCSF Science Education Program.