Maria Concetta Morrone#

Maria Concetta Morrone
Membership Number:6533
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008 - present Professor of Physiology Medical School, University of Pisa
  • 2008 - 2019 Director of Vision Laboratory , IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, - Pisa
  • 2008 - 2017 Part-time Senior Researcher -Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department - Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Genova
  • 2000 - 2008 Professor of Psychophysiology, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan.
  • 1995 - 2000 Primo Ricercatore ("Principal Scientist"), Istituto di Neurofisiologia CNR, Pisa.
  • 1982 - 1987 Senior Research Officer, Department of Psychology, University of Western Australia.
  • 1981 - 1995 Ricercatore ("Assistent Professor"), Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Infant brain development functional Imaging and behavioural
  • Vision during eye movements
  • Human brain plasticity in adult and in neurodevelopmental disorder and cerebral palsy
  • Computational model of vision and application in robotics
  • Ultra high-field (7T) MR imaging in human
  • Human spatial vision, attention, color, motion, multisensory perception and action
  • Human neuroscience
  • Sensory system
  • Single-cell recording in mammals and primate

Honours and Awards
  • 1987 Campbell Award from the Australian Neuroscience Society
  • 2002 Accademia Dei Lincei: "Premio Nazionale del Ministro per i Beni e le Attività Culturali" for Physiology and Pathology
  • 2004 The Perception Lecture, European Conference of Visual Perception, Budapest
  • 2006 Elected member of the International Neuropsychology Symposium
  • 2011 The Koffka Medal in development and perception, Giessen
  • 2014 Awardee of an ERC-IDEA Advanced Grant
  • 2014 Member of the Accademia dei Lincei – “Classe di Scienze di Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali, Categoria V - Sezione Fisiologia, Farmacologia e Neuroscienze”
  • 2019 Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Visual Science from VSS

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