September 22, 2017

Maria Laura Filippetti

 

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Bio: I completed my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Developmental Psychology at University of Padua, Italy, where I specialised in typical and atypical cognitive development. In 2011, I was awarded with a Marie Curie Initial Training Network PhD Fellowship at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College. My PhD project has focused on the development of body perception in infancy. I am now a post-doc researcher at the Lab of Action and Body.

 

Research interests: My research interests focus on body perception, self-awareness and social cognition. During my PhD, I studied the precursors and neural underpinning of body perception in human newborns and infants, using behavioural techniques and functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). I am now interested in investigating the developmental trajectories of self-recognition in children. I also have strong interest in adult research and aim to undertake research on the perceptual distinction between self and other in relation to specific social cognitive processes.

 

 

 

Contact details:

Maria Laura Filippetti

Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London

Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX

Email address: maria.filippetti@rhul.ac.uk

Office number: +44(0)1784276548

 

Publications:

Filippetti, M.L., Johnson, M.H., Lloyd-Fox, S., Dragovic, D., and Farroni, T. (2013) Body perception in newborns, Current Biology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.10.017

Filippetti, M.L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Longo, M., Farroni, T., and Johnson, M.H. (under review) Neural mechanisms of body awareness in infants

Filippetti, M.L., Johnson, M.H., and Farroni, T. (under review) Body perception in newborns: sensitivity to spatial congruency

 

Selected conference presentations:

Filippetti, M.L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Farroni, T., Longo, M., and Johnson, M.H. (September, 2014): The developing body: origins and cortical underpinnings of body perception in infancy. Invited symposium at the BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Filippetti, M.L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Farroni, T., Longo, M., and Johnson, M.H. (October, 2013): The developing body: neural correlates of body perception in infancy. Invited speaker at the Donders Discussion, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Filippetti, M.L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Farroni, T., Longo, M., and Johnson, M.H. (October, 2013): The developing body: the role of multisensory integration for body perception in infancy. Invited symposium at the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca e l’Intervento nella Psicopatologia dell’Apprendimento – ONLUS (AIRIPA), Pordenone, Italy