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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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Body Image Medicine & Life Sciences
Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences
Extremities Medicine & Life Sciences
Touch Medicine & Life Sciences
Imagery (Psychotherapy) Medicine & Life Sciences
Hemiplegia Medicine & Life Sciences
Agnosia Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2017

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

Body Image
body condition

Identification and intensity of disgust: distinguishing visual, linguistic and facial expressions processing in Parkinson disease

Sedda, A., Petito, S., Guarino, M. & Stracciari, A. 14 Jul 2017 In : Behavioural Brain Research. 330, p. 30–36 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Facial Expression
Parkinson Disease

Paying the price for body evolution: The role of evolution in disorders of body representation

Magnani, F. G. & Sedda, A. Jan 2017 In : Medical Hypotheses. 98, p. 81-86 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Body Image
Parietal Lobe
Temporal Lobe
Eating Disorders

Spatial alignment and response hand in geometric and motion illusions

Scocchia, L., Paroli, M., Stucchi, N. A. & Sedda, A. Jul 2017 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 1169

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Left caloric vestibular stimulation as a tool to reveal implicit and explicit parameters of body representation

Sedda, A., Tonin, D., Salvato, G., Gandola, M. & Bottini, G. Apr 2016 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 41, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Image