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In 2018 I graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Genoa and in 2020 I received my Master’s degree in Neuroengineering at the same university.  I'm currently a PhD candidate in the unit COgNiTive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies (CONTACT) collaborating with the Department of Neuroscience of Parma. 

My PhD research project aims to investigate the neural correlates and behavioral basis of a particular aspect of human social behavior named vitality form (i.e. action style). The final goal is to endow robots with the capacity to express different action forms making the interactions with human partners more effective. 

All Publications
Lombardi G., Sciutti A., Vannucci F., Rea F., Di Cesare G.
Humanoid facial expressions: a tool to study human behaviour
XXIX Congresso Nazionale AIP - Sezione Psicologia Sperimentale
Poster Conference
Lombardi G., Gerbella M., Marchi M., Sciutti A., Rizzolatti G., Di Cesare G.
Investigating form and content of emotional and non-emotional laughing
Cerebral Cortex
Di Cesare G., Pelosi A., Aresta S., Lombardi G., Sciutti A.
Affective Contagion: How Attitudes Expressed by Others Influence Our Perception of Actions
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Di Cesare G., Lombardi G., Marchi M., Gerbella M., Sciutti A., Rizzolatti G.
Evidence of mirror mechanism for vitality forms encoding in the insula and cingulate cortices
SINS 2021, Italian Society for Neuroscience
Poster Conference
Lombardi G., Zenzeri J., Belgiovine G., Vannucci F., Rea F., Sciutti A., Di Cesare G.
The influence of vitality forms on action perception and motor response
Scientific Reports, vol. 11, (no. 1)