Salvatore Maria Aglioti#

Salvatore Maria Aglioti
Membership Number:3284
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2009 Head of Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome
  • since 2005 Coordinator of the International Ph.D. Program in “Cognitive Social and Affective Neuroscience”, (derived from the European Ph.D. program in “Cognitive plasticity and rehabilitation”) at University of Rome "La Sapienza" (
  • 2005-2008 Director of the School of Specialisation in Clinical Neuropsychology, at IRCCS Foundation Santa Lucia Hospital
  • since 2001 Full professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychological Physiology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • 1998-2000 Associate Professor, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
  • 1990-1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, Human Physiology, Medical School, University of Verona

Fields of Scholarship
  • Personality and neural foundations of ideological divide - group distinction - social decision making
  • Neural Basis of the Empathic Processes of Other’s Pain
  • Behavioural and lesion studies of corporeal awareness
  • Neural Correlates of Excellence in Sports
  • Shared Attention and Social Communication
  • Neural Basis of Imitative Processes in Neurotypicals and Brain Lesioned Participants
  • Visual and Multimodal Mental Images
  • Bodily illusions and self-other distinction

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Menzione di Eccellenza Sapienza Ricerca, macroarea 5, for the studies on empathy for pain
  • 2009 Sapienza Eccellenza, macroarea 5, for the research on Action Anticipation in elite basketball players
  • 2009 Themosystems, PNI, First prize for the best entrepreneurial idea, Regione Lazio, Italy

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