September 26, 2021

Flavia Cardini

Flavia Cardini

Dr Flavia Cardini , Post-Doctoral Researcher


I was born in Florence where I received my education until I graduated at the University of Florence in Clinical and Community Psychology. Then I moved to Bologna, and I completed my PhD under the joint international PhD program between the University of Bologna and University College London. Finally I moved to Royal Holloway as a post-doctoral research assistant at the LAB.

Research Interests:

My research interest is mainly focused on the study of bodily self-representation as a result of multisensory interaction mechanisms, with particular attention to visual, tactile and proprioceptive modalities. My research activity is aimed also at investigating how self-representation is modulated by high order cognitive mechanisms recruited during self-other interactions, such as emotion processing and social categorization. I am employing psychophysics and EEG techniques in my current research projects.

For a copy of my CV please click here

Contact Details:

Wolfson Building – Room W344, Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK, Tel. +44(0)1784 276551 / Mob.  +44(0)7500 178995 / Fax. +44(0)1784 434347


Research Publications:

F. Cardini, A. Tajadura-Jiménez, A. Serino, M. Tsakiris (in press). It feels like it’s me: interpersonal multisensory stimulation enhances visual remapping of touch from other to self. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

F. Cardini, G. Giovagnoli, A. Serino, E. Ladavas. “I feel what I see, if the other is similar to me”. Enacting intersubjectivity. Paving the way for a dialogue between cognitive science, social cognition and neuroscience. Ed. Carassa, A., Morganti, F., & Riva, G. Lugano, Switzerland. Pag. 90-98.

F. Cardini, M. Costantini, G. Galati, G. L. Romani, E. Ladavas, A. Serino. “Viewing one’s own face being touched modulates tactile perception: a fMRI study”. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 2011 Mar;23(3):503-13. Epub 2010 Mar 29.

F. Cardini, M.R. Longo, P. Haggard. “Vision of the body modulates somatosensory cortical inhibition”. Cerebral Cortex. 2011, 21(9), 2014-2022.

F. Cardini, C. Bertini, A. Serino, E. Ladavas. “Emotional modulation of Visual Remapping of Touch”. Emotion (accepted).

F. Cardini, M.R. Longo, J. Driver, P. Haggard. “Rapid enhancement of touch from non-informative vision of the hand” (in preparation).

F. Cardini, A. Tajadura, Serino A., Tsakiris M. “It feels like it’s me: interpesonal multisensory stimulation enhances somatosensory processing of shared tactile stimuli”. Proceedings of the Royal Society (submitted).