Cristina Becchio is Visiting Scientist at IIT and Professor of Neuroscience at the Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. She studied philosophy and cognitive neuroscience. After receiving a M.Sc. degree in Philosophy from the University of Turin in 2000, in 2001 she joined a PhD in Cognitive Science. In 2004 she moved on to a post-doctoral work on cognitive neuroscience and has since then been working on motor cognition.
She worked at University of Turin in the role of Associate Professor (2013-2015) and Full Professor (2015-2020). At IIT, she served as Coordinator of the Center for Human Technologies and PI of the Cognition, Motion and Neuroscience Unit.
Her research focuses on the control and perception of body motion during human social interaction, in typical and atypical populations. In this field, she was awarded an ERC Consolidator grant (2013-2018), followed up by an ERC Proof-of-Concept grant (2018-2020).