Giuseppe Di Pellegrino

Full Professor, University of Bologna
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Giuseppe di Pellegrino, MD, PhD, studied Medicine at University of Modena (1985). He is specialized in Neurology at University of Modena (1990) and PhD in Neuroscience at University of Parma (1994).

In 1995-98 he was assistant professor at Department of Psychology, University of Bologna. In 1998 he was appointed as an Associate Professor in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology at University of Urbino and then in 2005 at Faculty of Psychology of Bologna. Since 2010 he is Full Professor at University of Bologna.

Giuseppe di Pellegrino has carried out research in Cognitive neuroscience in a number of national (Modena, Parma, Verona e Bologna) and international laboratories (Laboratory of Neurophysiology, N.I.H., USA, e Center of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor, UK).

He has studied visuomotor integration and the role of spatial attention in primates' frontal regions. Currently the focus of his research is cognitive psychology and neuropsychology, selective attention, space and action representation, moral cognition and social decision-making.

Pubblicazioni selezionate:

  1. Ciaramelli E, Braghittoni D, di Pellegrino G (2012). It Is the Outcome that Counts! Damage to the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Disrupts the Integration of Outcome and Belief Information for Moral Judgment. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 29:1-10.
  2. Ciaramelli E, Sperotto RG, Mattioli F, di Pellegrino G (2012). Damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex reduces interpersonal disgust. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2012 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Maier ME, di Pellegrino G (2012). Impaired Conflict Adaptation in an Emotional Task Context following Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex Lesions in Humans. J Cogn Neurosci. 24(10):2070-9.
  4. Sellitto M, Ciaramelli E, di Pellegrino G (2011). The neurobiology of intertemporal choice: insight from imaging and lesion studies. Rev Neurosci. 2011;22(5):565-74.
  5. Sellitto M, Ciaramelli E, di Pellegrino G (2010). Myopic discounting of future rewards after medial orbitofrontal damage in humans. J Neurosci. 30(49):16429-36.
  6. di Pellegrino G, Magarelli S, Mengarelli F (2011). Food pleasantness affects visual selective attention. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 64(3):560-71.
  7. Moretti L, di Pellegrino G (2010). Disgust selectively modulates reciprocal fairness  in economic interactions. Emotion. 10(2):169-80.
  8. Moretto G, Làdavas E, Mattioli F, di Pellegrino G. (2010). A psychophysiological investigation of moral judgment after ventromedial prefrontal damage. J Cogn Neurosci. 22(8):1888-99.
  9. Ursino M, Cuppini C, Magosso E, Serino A, di Pellegrino G (2009).Multisensory integration in the superior colliculus: a neural network model. J Comput Neurosci. 26(1):55-73.
  10. Moretti L, Dragone D, di Pellegrino G (2009). Reward and social valuation deficits following ventromedial prefrontal damage. J Cogn Neurosci. 21(1):128-40.
  11. Moretto G, di Pellegrino G (2008). Grasping numbers. Exp Brain Res. 188(4):505-15.
  12. Ciaramelli E, Muccioli M, Làdavas E, di Pellegrino G. Selective deficit in personal moral judgment following damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2007 Jun;2(2):84-92.
  13. Ursino M, Zavaglia M, Magosso E, Serino A, di Pellegrino G (2007). A neural network model of multisensory representation of peripersonal space: effect of tool use. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007:2735-9.
  14. di Pellegrino G, Ciaramelli E, Làdavas E (2007). The regulation of cognitive control following rostral anterior cingulate cortex lesion in humans. J Cogn Neurosci. 19(2):275-86.
  15. di Pellegrino G, Rafal R, Tipper SP. Implicitly evoked actions modulate visual selection: evidence from parietal extinction. Curr Biol. 2005 Aug
  16. Bayliss AP, di Pellegrino G, Tipper SP (2005). Sex differences in eye gaze and symbolic cueing of attention. Q J Exp Psychol A. 58(4):631-50.
  17. Bayliss AP, di Pellegrino G, Tipper SP. Orienting of attention via observed eye gaze is head-centred. Cognition. 2004 Nov;94(1):B1-10.
  18. Morrison I, Lloyd D, di Pellegrino G, Roberts N (2004). Vicarious responses to pain in anterior cingulate cortex: is empathy a multisensory issue? Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 4(2):270-8.



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