Nicola Canessa, PhD Neuroscience,
Associate Professor (M-PSI/02 - Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology) at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IUSS – Pavia, Italy); member of the Cognitive Neuroscience unit (Division of Neuroscience) at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele (Milan, Italy).
After a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology (San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy; 1996-2001) he obtained a PhD in Neuroscience (Institute of Human Physiology, University of Parma, Italy; 2002-2006). Researcher at the Faculty of Psychology of San Raffaele University (Milan, Italy) from March 2010 to October 2014.
He spent research periods at the Department of Cognitive Science of the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA), at the sector of Cognitive Neuroscience of the SISSA (Trieste, Italy), and at the Institute of Medicine of Research Centre Juelich (Juelich, Germany). His research activity is based on the application of neuroimaging techniques (particularly functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging) to the study of the neural bases of cognitive processes, and particularly decision-making (i.e. Decision Neuroscience) and social cognition (Social Neuroscience), both in health and disease. He is ad-hoc reviewer for several indexed scientific journals, as well as for national and international funding agencies.