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Cristina Becchio

Visiting Scientist
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Cristina Becchio is Senior Researcher at IIT and Professor of Cognitive 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).

All Publications
Balasubramanian K.K., Diotalevi F., Lorini C., Cavallo A., Pretti N., Paladini D., Torazza D., Becchio C., Crepaldi M.
A Transcutaneous Fetal Visual Stimulator
IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 45979-45996
Montobbio N., Cavallo A., Albergo D., Ansuini C., Battaglia F., Podda J., Nobili L., Panzeri S., Becchio C.
Intersecting kinematic encoding and readout of intention in autism
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 119, (no. 5)
Article Journal
Foster N. C., Ansuini C., Pullar K., Battaglia F., Nobili L., Hayes S. J., Becchio C.
Practice Makes Perfect or Make Practice Perfect: The Contextual Interference Effect Facilitates Motor Learning and Transfer in Autism Spectrum Disorders
International Society for Autism Research
Conference Paper Conference
Pretti N., Paladini D., Panzeri S., Becchio C.
Why 4D ultrasound has not (yet) revolutionized fetal-movement research
Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 59, (no. 5), pp. 569-573
Cavallo A., Foster N. C., Kalyanasundaram Balasubramanian K., Merello A., Zini G., Crepaldi M., Becchio C.
A low-cost stand-alone platform for measuring motor behavior across developmental applications
iScience, vol. 24, (no. 7), pp. 102742