Nicola De Pisapia

Ricercatore

Dipartimento di Psicologia e Scienze Cognitive

Area CUN: Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche e psicologiche (11)
Settore scientifico disciplinare: PSICOLOGIA GENERALE (M-PSI/01)

Corso Bettini, 84 - 38068 Rovereto
tel. 0464 808787
nicola.depisapia[at]unitn [dot] it
Formazione

2000-2004 Ph.D. in Cognitive and Computational Neuropsychology, Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, University of Edinburgh, UK. Interdisciplinary focus on cognitive and neurocomputational models of the human prefrontal cortex.  

1997-1999 Master of Science in Logic, Computation and Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 

1992-1996 Laurea in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence cum laude (Equivalent to a Undergraduate+Master), Department of Philosophy and Physics, Università di Napoli – Italy. 

Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

CARRIERA ACCADEMICA

Aug 2007- Feb 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Mind/Brain Science (CIMeC) and Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science  University of Trento, Italy, University of Trento, Italy

Aug 2004- Jul 2007 Postdoctoral Researcher, Cognitive control and psychopathology laboratory, Department of Psychology, Washington University - St. Louis, Missouri (MO), U.S.A. (Directors: Todd Braver, Deanna Barch).

ATTIVITA' DIDATTICA

2017 (Mar-Apr) Mindfulness nelle scuole - Università degli studi di Trento (16 ore) - Formazione per insegnanti

2016 (16 May) Neuroscienze e Mindfulness – Corso Personalità e Motivazione – Università degli Studi di Trento (2 ore). 

2015 (24-25 Sept) Neuroscienze e Architettura – Corso di Formazione. Ordine degli Architetti di Napoli (4 hours).

2015 Neuroscienze Cognitive – Didattica dell’anatomia, fisiologia e patologie degenerative del sistema nervoso. Università di Trento (12 ore).

2015 Laboratorio di tecnologie didattiche Strumenti di indagine e tecniche di comunicazione applicate alle neuroscienze. Università di Trento (28 hours)

2015 (Feb-Apr) Corso Brain wellness Trainer. E-learning Neocogita Academy (32 hours).

2014 Neuroscienze – Master Pianificazione e gestione dei processi inclusivi nella scuola. Università di Trento (10 hours) 

2014 Guest Lectures on Psicopatologia clinica Università degli Studi di Trento (4 hours on autism and parenting).

2013/14 Tirocinio and (Master and Doctoral) Thesis Supervisor – Cognitive training in children with and without cognitive impairments. University of Trento.

2013 Independent Study (Master in Cognitive Sciences): Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation University of Trento, Italy (60 hours).

2012/13 Tirocinio and (Master and Doctoral) Thesis Supervisor – Working memory training in children – student in Laurea Specialistica, University of Trento.

2011/13 Tirocinio and (Master and Doctoral) Thesis Supervisor – FMRI studies of parental cognition – students in Laurea Specialistica, Master in Cognitive Sciences and PhD program. 

2012 Independent Study (Master in Cognitive Sciences): Cognitive neuroscience of mental training and enhancement. University of Trento, Italy (60 hours)

2010/11 – Master Thesis supervisor -  A rTMS study on self-referential processing, default mode activity and executive functions. University of Trento, Italy. 

2010/11 – Independent Study (Master Student in Cognitive Sciences): The neuronal basis of meta-cognitive components of consciousness during REM sleep. University of Trento, Italy (50 hours)

2010 – Guest Lectures on Executive Functions (Master Program). Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience. University of Trento, Italy. (6 hours).

2006/07 Postdoctoral Lecturer: Two classes - Introduction to Psychology (Undergraduate and Master Program) - Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA. (72 hours each class).

2002/03 Lecturer: Distributed Computation for Cognition (Master and PhD Program) School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (60 hours).

2000-2002 Teaching Assistant in: Distributed Computation for Cognition, Neural Computation, Cognitive Psychology (Master and PhD Program) - School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

1998/99 Teaching Assistant in: Language and Thought, Philosophy of Mind, Incompleteness and Uncomputability. – (Master and Phd program) Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA 

Interessi di ricerca

General interests: Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Computational Neuroscience, Connectionist models, Theory of Computation, Philosophy of Mind.

Specific interests: Executive versus default-mode activity, conscious and unconscious cognition, executive control, cognitive training, mindfulness, autism spectrum disorder, visual masking, transaccadic perception, parenting, neuroergonomy

Investigative Methods: Psychophysics, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Electroencephalography (EEG), Eye-tracking, Connectionist Networks.