• EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom


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Research interests

When I approached neuroscience and neuropsychology, I became more and more fascinated by humans behavior: we have memory, language, attention, motor skills, emotions ... 

We use our bodies and our emotional expressions to interact (or to act) with the environment. We need motor control and sensory processing to reach a glass of water when thirsty. We need emotions to understand other people, to make decisions and to find a meaning for our lives. 

Patients with impairments in these abilities end up not being able  to perform normal actions such as using a  phone, talking to their friends or run because they are scared. 

These are only a few examples of how much our lives are characterized by routine actions that in reality require a lot of work from our brain networks.


My research is focused on  body representation and emotional processing (and their interaction) to study  human-environment relationship.

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Research Output

The size-weight illusion in visual form agnosic patient DF

Hassan, E. K., Sedda, A., Buckingham, G. & McIntosh, R. D., 2 Sep 2020, In : Neurocase. 26, 5, p. 277-284 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Mental representation of the body in action in Parkinson's disease

    Scarpina, F., Magnani, F. G., Tagini, S., Priano, L., Mauro, A. & Sedda, A., Oct 2019, In : Experimental Brain Research. 237, 10, p. 2505-2521 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Affordances after spinal cord injury

    Sedda, A., Ambrosini, E., Dirupo, G., Tonin, D., Valsecchi, L., Redaelli, T., Spinelli, M., Costantini, M. & Bottini, G., 16 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Neuropsychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    18 Downloads (Pure)

    Commentary on "Grey matter or social matters? Causal attributions in the era of biological psychiatry"

    Sedda, A., Aug 2018, In : European Psychiatry. 52, p. 134-135 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Body Integrity Identity Disorder

    Sedda, A., Jan 2017, Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research. Sharpless, B. (ed.). 1st ed. Oxford University Press, p. 328-341 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Other

    Scientific Expert Reviewer

    Anna Sedda (Reviewer)

    31 Jan 2020 → …

    Activity: Other

    The multifaceted body:updates into Body Representation and Embodiment

    Anna Sedda (Organiser), Elisa Raffaella Ferrè (Organiser) & Gianna Cocchini (Organiser)

    29 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

    Anna Sedda (Guest editor)

    22 Mar 201730 Apr 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Press / Media

    Heriot-Watt study says mind matters for spinal patients

    Anna Sedda


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Mind is key in treating spinal injuries, research finds

    Anna Sedda


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Living With BIID: I Want To Cut Off My Leg

    Anna Sedda


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research