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Giulia Borghini


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Cognition, Motion and Neuroscience


IIT Central Research Labs Genova



Giulia obtained her BSc in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Milan (Italy), and gained clinical experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit. In 2014, she received a Master Degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London, where she investigated the role of alpha waves on the working memory and inhibitory abilities in the healthy ageing brain. She completed her PhD at University College London in 2019, investigating how changes in pupil diameter can be exploited to study listening effort while attending to a non-native language. During her PhD, she was a visiting student at the University of Washington to study data analyses and signal-processing technique.

She is currently working as a Post Doc Researcher within the Cognition, Motion and Neuroscience group. Her current research focuses on applying pupillometry to understand whether children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to exploit kinematic information encoded in an observed movement to anticipate other’ movement intentions.


The MINDED Project:

MINDED has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754490


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