I obtained my Master's degree in Body and Mind Sciences at University of Turin (Italy), where I spent one year as Research Assistant among MANIBUS Lab under the supervision of prof. Francesca Garbarini. During that period of hands-on experience with EEG setup, montage and data processing, I got familiar with behavioral and event-related potentials (ERPs) paradigms for investigating multi-sensory integration, motor control, body and space representation.
My main research interest is interaction with music approached from the perspective of Psychology and Neurosciences, which brought me at IPEM Institute for Systematic Musicology to start a PhD in December 2018.
My work with music has the purpose of investigating behavioral and neural coordination dynamics between people engaged in interaction. I am also interested in the neural correlates underlying entrainment and music perception. The methods of my research mainly consist of a combination of kinematic and electroencefalography (EEG) analyses from interactive musical scenarios.
I am currently testing a new behavioral paradigm meant to disclose a layout of preferred coordination patterns between two subjects during a rhythmic interaction, to detect changes in intrinsic dynamics induced by training and to validate reinforcement learning strategies based on music. EEG investigation will be implemented in hyperscanning setups in a further stage.
During this first year of PhD, I am delving into dynamical system theory, learning EEG analysis techniques and acquiring skills in programming (MATLAB, Arduino, Python) and signal routing to implement experiments in autonomy within the facilities offered by IPEM.