Professor Vittorio Gallese

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Professor Vittorio Gallese
Institute of Philosophy
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Neuroscience, Philosophy
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Vittorio Gallese, MD and trained neurologist, is Professor of Physiology at the Dept. of Neuroscience of the University of Parma, Italy, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Dept. of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University, New York, USA and Einstein Fellow at the Berlin School of Mind & Brain of Humboldt University. Cognitive neuroscientist, his research focuses on the relationship between the sensory-motor system and cognition by investigating the neurobiological basis of intersubjectivity, empathy, language and aesthetics. He also applies neuroscientific methods to study of Trauma and Schizophrenia. His major scientific contribution consisted of the discovery of mirror neurons, together with his colleagues of Parma, and of the development of Embodied Simulation Theory. He is the author of more than 200 scientific publications and two books. He received the Grawemeyer Award for Psychology in 2007.

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26-Sep-2017 The sense of color. Midway between world, body and brain


 In: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Marcella Beccaria (Eds.), COLORI. Emotions of color in art. Milano: Silvana Editoriale, ISBN/EAN: 9788836636693, pp. 23-35

01-Feb-2017 Mirroring, a liberated embodied simulation and aesthetic experience


 In: Mirror Images. Reflections in Art and Medicine., Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst, Kunstmuseum Thun, pp. 27-37

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