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Prof Giandomenico Iannetti
GM06
Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Professor of Neuroscience
  • Neuro, Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

We investigate fundamental questions about how humans and other animals cope with the world through perception and action. We are particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms that brains have evolved for the detection and the motor reaction to sudden and surprising environmental stimuli.

‚ÄčThis research is relevant for the study of pain, defensive behaviours, and peripersonal space.

We combine behavioural readouts with neurophysiology during the presentation of transient, tonic and naturalistic stimuli of multiple sensory modalities. We perform experiments in simple laboratory settings as well as in ecological virtual reality environments (VR).

Behavioural measures range from simple psychophysics and reaction times to detailed analysis of force and movement kinematics.

Neurophysiological measures include reflexes, electromyography (EMG) and cortical activity (EEG, fMRI, ECoG and LFP).

We analyse these measures with computational and statistical techniques, such as geometric modelling, machine learning, and information theory.

Teaching Summary

I am the joint-director of the MRes Programme at CoMPLEX (www.ucl.ac.uk/complex)

Appointments
01-OCT-2014 Professor of Neuroscience Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2012 – 30-SEP-2014 Reader in Human Neuroscience Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2009 Royal Society University Research Fellow Neuroscience Physiology and Pharmacology University College London, United Kingdom
01-MAR-2008 – 30-SEP-2009 University Research Lecturer Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics University of Oxford, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2006 – 30-SEP-2009 Royal Society University Research Fellow Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics University of Oxford, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2006 Fellow by Special Election St Catherine's College University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2003 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Neuroscience Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
1999 MD Doctor of Medicine – Medicine Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
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