Valeria Carmen Peviani, PhD

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BIO

Valeria Peviani has a background in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and neuroscience, developed during her PhD at the Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences of Pavia University (Pavia, Italy) and Niguarda Hospital (Milan, Italy) under the supervision of Gabriella Bottini.

Funded by an international-mobility scholarship (Italian Ministry of Research and Education), she joins, as a visiting PhD student, the Neural Circuits and Computations Lab, led by Lucia Melloni (Neuroscience Department, Max Planck Institute E.A, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), where she is now affiliated as a post-doctoral researcher.

Valeria annually teaches a seminar on Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (since 2019), and a course on ‘Biological Psychology (since 2020) at Pavia University.

 

RESEARCH

Her research aims to investigate how the perception of our body builds up at the neuro-cognitive level. She is specifically interested in how internal representations of the physical properties of the body and of the space around it shape our perception and experience. What makes us perceiving our body in space in a certain way, at each moment? How does this in turns affects how we read the world and move in it?

 

Vita

Ausbildung

10/2016–10/2019

PhD student in Psychology, Neuroscience and Medical Statistics, XXXII cycle (Supervisor: Professor Gabriella Bottini) 
Brain and Behavioural Sciences Department – University of Pavia 

09/2015–09/2016Post-graduate internship at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Center, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan 

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 

2010–2013

Bachelor Degree in Psychology 110/110 cum laude Brain and Behavioural Sciences Department – Università degli studi di Pavia

Werdegang

11/2019–presentPostdoctoral researcher at at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Department of Neuroscience. Grünebugweg 14, 60322 Frankfurt am Main 
01/2018–10/2019Visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Department of Neuroscience. Grünebugweg 14, 60322 Frankfurt am Main 
2018–presentLecturer at the University of Pavia and the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS) for the Master program in “Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences”: course in “Clinical Neuropsychology

2017–present

Lecturer at the University of Pavia, Brain and Behavioural Sciences Department, for the Undergraduate Program in Psychology: “Neuropsychological assessment tools workshop

2016–present

Guest lecturer at the University of Pavia, Brain and Behavioural Sciences Department, for Cognitive Rehabilitation and Clinical Neuropsychology courses. Teaching assistant for Statistics and Neuroscience courses, Brain and Behavioural Sciences Department (University of Pavia), funded by MIUR, Italian Ministery for Education, University and Research. Supervision of five MSc. Psychology students a two BSc Psychology students

 

 

Publikationen

Publications

Peviani, V., Magnani, F. G., Bottini, G., & Melloni, L. (2020). Metric biases in body representation extend to objects. Cognition206, 104490.

Peviani, V., & Bottini, G. (2020). Proprioceptive errors in the localization of hand landmarks: What can be learnt about the hand metric representation? Plos one, 15(7), e0236416.

Peviani, V., Liotta, J., & Bottini, G. (2020).The motor system (partially) deceives body representation biases in absence of visual correcting cues. Acta Psychologica, Volume 203.

Peviani, V., Melloni, L., & Bottini, G. (2019). Visual and somatosensory information contribute to distortions of the body model. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-49979-0

Peviani, V., & Bottini, G. (2018). The distorted hand metric representation serves both perception and action. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 30(8), 880-893., DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2018.1538154

Peviani, V., Magnani, F. G., Ciricugno, A., Vecchi, T., & Bottini, G. (2018). Rubber hand illusion survives ventral premotor area inhibition a rtms study. Neuropsychologia, 120, 18-24 doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.09.017

Peviani, V., Scarpa, P., Vedovelli, S. & Bottini, G. (2018): Mini-Mental State Pediatric Examination (MMSPE) standardization and normative data on Italian children aged 36 to 72 months, Applied Neuropsychology: Child, DOI: 1080/21622965.2018.1522590

Salvato, G., Peviani, V., Scarano, E., Scarpa, P., Leo, A., Redaelli, T., ... & Bottini, G. (2017). Dissociation between preserved body structural description and impaired body image following a pediatric spinal trauma. Neurocase, 1-5.

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. 

Scarpa, P., Toraldo, A., Peviani, V., Bottini, G. (2016) 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. 

 

 

 

Auszeichnungen & Stipendien

Stipendien und Preise

August 20186th Mobility Scholarship for PhD students, funded by the University of Pavia 
February 20185th Mobility Scholarship for PhD students, funded by the University of Pavia
February 2015Fondazione Veronesi Scholarship for Law and Neuroscience Winter School

Projekte

  • How space and perceived size are implemented in the brain

    Visual perception is subjective and varies across individuals e.g., the physical size of an object is perceived differently across subjects. Where does this variability come from? We are investigating the role that short-range structural and ...

  • Metric biases in body and object size representations

    The body is our primary interface with the world: it allows us to gather inputs from the outside, to build a representation of the world, to act and directly manipulate the environment. However, we do not perceive our body accurately. For example, ...

  • Visual and somatosensory influence on metric biases in body representation

    We do not perceive our body, and in particular our hands, accurately i.e., hands are distorted in their width and length. This phenomenon is observed in healthy individuals as well as in neurological and psychiatric disorders. What explains those ...

  • The structure of subjective experience

    Consciousness is one of the most fascinating yet least understood aspects of human nature, or perhaps nature at large. Our lives dwell in our conscious experiences: this is where we experience love, we feel the ‘chills’ with a good piece of ...

  • Body perception

    The body is our primary interface with the world: it allows us to gather inputs from the outside, to build a representation of the world, to act and directly manipulate the environment. However, we do not perceive our body accurately. For example, ...

  • Visual space perception

    How and why space ‘feels’ the way it does i.e., extended and structured? What is the neural process that supports this experience? In collaboration with Andrew Haun and Giulio Tononi (University of Wisconsin-Madison), we are investigating the ...