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Art, Humanities, and Neuroscience Fellowships

Each year, the Academy sponsors Fellowships in Art, Humanities, and Neuroscience, and we are proud to have become known as the leading academic institution for the advanced study of this rich interdisciplinary field. (For details about neuroscience events at the Academy, please go to the Art, Humanities, and Neuroscience Project page.)

The Art, Humanities, and Neuroscience Fellowships at the Italian Academy is dedicated to the understanding of the possibilities offered by the cognitive neurosciences, broadly conceived, for the understanding of the arts and letters. The aim of the project is to establish a firm basis for interdisciplinary work in this area. Fellows are given every opportunity to organize joint projects and whatever seminars and conferences may be necessary to further development of the relations between the neurosciences and the humanities. Applications from neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, and scholars of the humanities with an interest in the neurosciences or neurophilosophy are encouraged, as well as from other relevant fields. More details and deadlines are on the Applications page.

Humanities & Neuroscience Fellows


Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The topology of mental states: combining big data science and graph theory to reveal neural networks for cognitive functions

Columbia University

The neural dynamics behind aesthetic appreciation

Sapienza Università di Roma

Should I stay or should I go? Neural underpinnings of inhibitory control of voluntary arm movements in pharmacoresistant epileptic patients

Sapienza Università di Roma

The brain circuits for memory: quality versus quantity


Universiteit Maastricht

Emotion and the brain

Columbia University

Investigating the physiology of dopamine neurons in pre-clinical Parkinson's Disease


Sapienza Università di Roma

Structure and function of the SRD5A enzyme family: new targets for schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry


Columbia University

Data fusion and data modeling: how Big Data can help us understand the development of illness in adolescents at ultra-high risk for psychosis.

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

The admissible content of auditory experience.

Columbia University

Aberrant brain development of attention and language circuits as early risk markers of autism


Columbia University

Consequences of prenatal nicotine exposure on nicotine and cocaine addiction during adolescence

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Columbia University

Understanding a novel anticipatory task-related brain imaging signal

Columbia University; New York University

Brain representations of mental states: the neuronal integration of emotion and cognition


Columbia University

The role of smoking in cocaine addiction

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Pictorial presence as a function of conflicting information-processing in two visual subsystems

Columbia University

Detecting auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia with multivariate pattern analysis of fMRI


University of Massachusetts Boston

The social affordance model: a sensorimotor view of intentional action and aesthetic involvement

Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS-EHESS-ENS

The viewer as simulated artist

Università di Padova and Columbia University

Combined analysis of multimodal brain imaging data for the study and prevention of major depressive disorders in high risk offspring

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry


Università di Pisa

Genomics of suicidal behavior

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Institut Jean Nicod (ENS-CNRS-EHESS), Paris

Vision to reason: visual routines for manipulating diagrams


Università degli Studi di Milano

Theatre, simulation, and mirror neurons

Columbia University/NYSPI

Longitudinal imaging of adolescents at risk for schizophrenia

Alexander Bodini Research Fellow in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
New York University/Columbia University

Neuroimaging of reward processing and decision-making


Università di Torino

Perpetuation of memory storage: a novel mechanism in the long-term maintenance of synaptic plasticity and behavior

Co-sponsored by the Physiology & Cellular Biophysics Department, Columbia University
Università di Siena

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for severe Tourette's Syndrome

Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry


Università degli Studi di Messina

Are antidepressant effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation mediated by stem cells?

Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry
Università degli Studi di Verona

Neurophysiology of emotional memory


Università degli Studi di Messina

Mirror neuron system and art perception

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Università degli Studi di Catania

The influence of risperidone on emotional stimuli processing in a sample of individuals with autism: a functional MRI study

Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry