Fabrizio Leo received his M.S. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Florence (Italy) in 2003, studying visual motion perception in humans. Afterwards, he got his PhD in General and Clinical Psychology at the University of Bologna in 2009, studying the way in which the brain integrates contributions of different modalities (particularly, vision and audition) both in healthy subjects and in neurological patients with behavioral methods. Then, he moved as Honorary Research Associate to the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL) in London (UK) where he kept studying audiovisual integration using psychophysical methods. In June 2010 he got a Research Scientist position at the Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Tuebingen, Germany), where he combined psychophysical and neuroimaging methods to investigate the neural basis of multisensory integration. In September 2012, he got a Postdoctoral position at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany) where he continued investigating the neural bases of multisensory integration using psychophysics and 3T and 7T fMRI.
Currently, he holds a Postdoc position at the Italian Institute of Technology in the Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences department. He is currently working on haptics and sensory substitution interfaces, particularly within the project BLINDPAD (www.blindpad.eu) aimed at the construction and field test of a touch-based personal assistive device for visually impaired users.