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Monica Gori

Principal Investigator-Tenured
Senior Researcher Tenured - Principal Investigator
Unit for Visually Impaired People
Centri di ricerca
Multisensory Integration Rehabilitation Technology Development, Blindness Visual Impairment Perception Cortical Plasticity

Monica Gori graduated in Psychology at the University of Florence in 2004 (cum laude). From 2002 to 2006 she worked at the CNR of Pisa in David Burr’s Laboratory. She did her PhD in January 2009 at University of Genoa on Humanoid Technologies supervised by David Burr and Giulio Sandini. During her PhD she interacted with a strong multidisciplinary environment starting collaborations with engineers  and clinical institutes (e.g. Chiossone Institute and Stella Maris Institute). In 2008 she worked in Martin Banks lab (Berkeley, California). From 2009 to 2013 she did a Post Doc at the Robotic, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (RBCS) department at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. During this period she started important collaborations with prof. Juergen Konczac (Minnesota University, USA) and with prof. Melvin Goodale (Ontario University, Canada). She is now tenure track reseracher leading the Unit U-Vip: Unit for Visually Impaired People at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Monica Gori is an  expert of development, multisensory integration, rehabilitation, cortical plasticity and visual disability. The impact of her work on the scientific community can be summarized by 130 international papers, 5 book chapters, and many conferences' abstracts. Internationally accepted indices of impact and productivity show that her work has received 2550 citations, leading me to an H-index of 25 (ORCID ID orcid.org/0000-0002-5616-865X; Scopus Research ID: 23491803400;   ResearcherID: A-1238-2014). She was the scientific coordinator two two large European grants, ABBI (~€2 million, www.abbi.eu ) and WeDraw (~€2.5 million, www.wedraw.eu ). One of her works has been listed in faculty of 1000 (Gori et al. Curr Biol, 2008). In 2012, she won the TR35 price for young innovators. In 2021 Monica was awarded with an ERC STG project called MYSpace (www.myspaceproject.eu) project. 

More information at:

Lab activity:
Italian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGg0SB8rj1U
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiSsDLUS_UQ 

ERC MySpace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a5hUYubHVE 

TEDx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAz_Qx6xcRQ

WeDRAW Project: Exploiting the best sensory modality for learning arithmetic and geometrical concepts based on multisensory interactive Information and Communication Technologies and serious games http://www.wedraw.eu/

ABBI Project: Audio Bracelet for Blind Interactions https://www.abbiproject.eu/

MySpaceProject: www.myspaceproject.eu