DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF PADUA - ITALY
 

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PhD Student

Sonia Betti

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Sonia Betti received her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Psychology and Psychobiology in 2010 at the University of Padova, discussing a thesis on quantity discrimination in fishes (Comparative Psychology Research Group). In 2011 she won an Erasmus study grant for a three months period at University College London (UK). Then she moved to NeMo Lab and in 2012 she graduated in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation at the University of Padova with a thesis entitled “Complementary actions: modulation of corticospinal excitability”. In 2013, during the post-lauream internship, she continued to work on the neural correlates of action observation at the level of multiple effectors by means of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and electromyography. In 2014 she started a three-years PhD program in Psychology at the University of Padova. In 2015 she spent six months at the UCL Institute of Neurology – Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders under the supervision of Dr. Davare, mapping the interactions between the premotor to primary motor cortex by means of a double-coil TMS technique. At NEMO she is conducting research on the neural underpinning of social interactions, studying the role of attention on motor resonance and reciprocity.