Main research areas
My main research topics focus on body mental representations. I am interested in studying how we represent shape and metric aspects of our body segments, and how body representations are used to interact with the environment. Research projects:
- Metric representations of objects and body parts
- Metric body representation and movement
- Neural correlates of metric body representations
PhD course in Psychology, Neuroscience and Medical Statistics, XXXII cycle (Supervisor: Professor Gabriella Bottini) Brain and Behavioural Sciences Department – University of Pavia
2013 - 2015
Master Degree in Psychology 110/110 cum laude Brain and Behavioural Sciences Department – Università degli studi di Pavia - IT ▪ Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Curriculum
Law and Neuroscience Winter School Scholarship, The interdepartmental research center, the European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT) – Centro di ricerca interdipartimentale dell’Università di Pavia ▪ Neuroethics ▪ Neurotechnology, robotics ▪ The Sense of Agency
2010 - 2013
Bachelor Degree in Psychology 110/110 cum, laude Brain and Behavioural Sciences Department – Università degli studi di Pavia
2005 - 2010
High School Degree, Liceo scientifico “G. Novello” , 26845 Codogno (LO) - IT
Visiting Period at the Neuroscience Department of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (Frankfurt, DE) – Supervisor: Dr L. Melloni
Lecturer at University of Pavia, Brain and Behavioural Sciences Department ,for the Undergraduate Program in Psychology: EPG – Strumenti della valutazione neuropsicologica (Neuropsychological assessment tools Lab)
PhD course in Psychology, Neuroscience and Medical Statistics, XXXII cycle (Supervisor: Professor Gabriella Bottini) Brain and Behavioural Sciences Department – Università degli studi di Pavia – Via Strada Nuova, 61 – 2700, Pavia (PV) – IT
09/ 2015- 09/ 2016
Post-graduate intern at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Center, Cognitive Neuropsychology Center (director Prof.ssa G. Bottini), ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda - P.zza dell’Ospedale Maggiore, 3 - 20162, Milano (IT)
01/ 2010 – 03/ 2015
Part-time job at University Library - “F. Petrarca” – Università degli Studi di Pavia - Via Strada Nuova, 61 – 2700, Pavia (PV)
(2017) Peviani, V., Scarpa, P., Toraldo, A., & Bottini, G. (2016). Accounting for ethnic-cultural and linguistic diversity in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. A retrospective study. Epilepsy & Behavior, 64, 94-101.
(2017) Scarpa, P., Toraldo, A., Peviani, V., Bottini, G. Let's cut it short: Italian standardization of the MMSPE (Mini-Mental State Pediatric Examination), a brief cognitive screening tool for school-age children. Neurological Sciences, 1-6.
(2017) Salvato, G., Peviani, V., Scarano, E., Scarpa, P., Leo, A., Redaelli, T., ... & Bottini, G. (2017) Dissociation between preserved boody structural description and impaired body image following a pediatric spinal trauma. Neurocase, 1-5.