emmanuele tidoni

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychology

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Bologna)
  • MSc (University of Bologna)
  • PhD (Sapienza University of Rome)

Summary

Emmanuele Tidoni is a social and cognitive neuroscientist and joined the University of Hull in March 2019. He was awarded his PhD in Cognitive Plasticity and Rehabilitation from Sapienza University of Rome in December 2012.

Dr. Tidoni leads the Human-Technology Laboratory, and his goal is to bridge social neuroscience, applied sciences and developers of virtual and robotics systems. His particular areas of interest include social cognition, action and body representation, virtual reality and human-robot interactions. For his research, Dr. Tidoni uses virtual reality and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.

Journal Article

Sensorimotor network crucial for inferring amusement from smiles

Paracampo, R., Tidoni, E., Borgomaneri, S., di Pellegrino, G., & Avenanti, A. (2017). Sensorimotor network crucial for inferring amusement from smiles. Cerebral Cortex, 27(11), 5116-5129. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhw294

Local and remote cooperation with virtual and robotic agents:a P300 BCI study in healthy and people living with spinal cord injury

Tidoni, E., Abu-Alqumsan, M., Leonardis, D., Kapeller, C., Fusco, G., Guger, C., …Aglioti, S. M. (2017). Local and remote cooperation with virtual and robotic agents:a P300 BCI study in healthy and people living with spinal cord injury. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 25(9), 1622-1632. https://doi.org/10.1109/tnsre.2016.2626391

Boosting and decreasing action prediction abilities through excitatory and inhibitory tDCS of inferior frontal cortex

Avenanti, A., Paracampo, R., Annella, L., Tidoni, E., & Aglioti, S. M. (2018). Boosting and decreasing action prediction abilities through excitatory and inhibitory tDCS of inferior frontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 28(4), 1282-1296. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhx041

Violation of expectations about movement and goal achievement leads to Sense of Agency reduction

Villa, R., Tidoni, E., Porciello, G., & Aglioti, S. M. (2018). Violation of expectations about movement and goal achievement leads to Sense of Agency reduction. Experimental Brain Research, 236(7), 2123-2135. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-018-5286-3

Error, rather than its probability, elicits specific electrocortical signatures: A combined EEG-immersive virtual reality study of action observation

Pezzetta, R., Nicolardi, V., Tidoni, E., & Aglioti, S. M. (2018). Error, rather than its probability, elicits specific electrocortical signatures: A combined EEG-immersive virtual reality study of action observation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120(3), 1107-1118. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00130.2018

Research interests

Neuroscience, Robotics, Virtual Reality

Postgraduate supervision

I aim to bridge social neuroscience, applied sciences and developers of robotics and virtual systems. My goal is to investigate social cognition and self-other representation in single individuals and social contexts.

Awards and prizes

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence

2019

This is a quality label is awarded to all non-funded proposals submitted to the MSCA Individual Fellowships Call that passed with a score of 85% or more for the 3 award criteria (Excellence, Impact, Implementation).

Best Student Poster Award

2018

Best Student Poster Award (to Rachele Pezzetta) for the outstanding work presented at the 4th ESCAN conference, "EEG indices of error monitoring in immersive virtual reality", co-authored by Pezzetta R, Nicolardi V, Tidoni E

BIAL Foundation Research Grant (Num. 150/14) - "Measuring the Self: behavioural and neural correlates of bodily awareness".

2015 - 2017

Travel Award

2015

Italian Society of Neuropsychology (SINP) Travel Award [€500] to attend (Oral Presentation) the 5th Conference of the European Societies of Neuropsychology, Tampere, Finland, September 9th - 11th 2015.

Young Researcher Grant Award

2014 - 2017

Young Researcher Grant Award to Ilaria Bufalari funded by the Italian Ministry of Health (Bando Giovani Ricercatori 2012). Project title: “Combined behavioral and non-invasive brain stimulation interventions for treating body image distortions in Anorexia Nervosa". €342.087 [Role: Member of the Research Unit. Prot. GR- 2011-02351798; PI: BUFALARI Ilaria]

Ph.D. studentship grant. Sapienza University of Rome € 40.915

2009 - 2012

Journal peer reviewer

Ad-hoc reviewer for several journals

2010

Cortex, Scientific Report, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, Neuropsychologia, The Journal of Pain, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurocase, Consciousness and Cognition, NeuroImage, SCAN