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Giacomo Rizzolatti (1115)

Experimental psychology, neuropsychology, physiological and comparative psychology
1937, Kiev, USSR
Short Biography
Giacomo Rizzolatti (born April 28, 1937) is an Italian neurophysiologist who works at the University of Parma. He is the Senior Scientist of the research team that discovered mirror neurons in the frontal and parietal cortex of the macaque monkey, and ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • MB University of Padua, 1961
  • PhD University of Padua, 1964
Appointments & Honors
  • Professor of Human Physiology, Instituto di Fisiologia Umana, Universita di Parma
  • Award, Italian Neurophysiological Society, 1965
  • Italy Libera Docenza, University of Rome, 1969
  • !BRO-UNESCO Fellowship, 1970
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1980
  • Golgi Award for Studies in Neurophysiology, Academia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, 1982
  • President, Italian Neuropsychological Society, 1982-5
  • President, European Brain Behaviour Society, 1984-6
  • Editorial Board, Behavioral Brain Research, Neuropsychologia, Experimental Brain Research
Principal Publications
  • 1967 Microelectrode analysis of transfer of visual information by the corpus callosum. Archives ltaliennes de Biologie, 105, 583-96 (with G. Berlucchi and M. S. Gazzaniga).
  • 1971 Simple reaction times of ipsilateral and contralateral hand to lateralized visual stimuli. Brain, 94, 419-30 (with G. Berlucchi, W. Heron, R. Hyman and C. Umilta).
  • 1971 Opposite superiorities of the right and left cerebral hemispheres in discriminative reaction time to physiognomical and alphabetical material. Brain, 94, 431-42 (with G. Berlucchi and C. Umilta).
  • 1974 Inhibitory effect of remote visual stimuli on the visual responses of the cat superior colliculus: spatial and temporal factors. Journal of Neurophysiology, 37, 1262-75 (with R. Camarda, L. A. Grupp and M. Pisa).
  • 1977 Spatial compatability and anatomical factors in simple and choice reaction time. Neuropsychologia, 15, 195-302 (with G. P. Anzola, G. Bertoloni and H. A. Buchtel).
  • 1979 Interference of concomitant motor and verbal tasks on simple reaction time: a hemispheric difference. Neuropsychologia, 17, 323-30 (with G. Bertoloni and H. A. Buchtel). · 1981 Afferent properties of periarcuate neurons in Macaque monkeys. II. Visual responses. Behavioural Brain Research, 2, 147-63 (with C. Scandolara, M. Matelli and M. Gentilucci).
  • 1983 Deficits in attention and movement following the removal of postarcuate (area 6) and prearcuate (area 8) cortex in Macaque monkeys. Brain, 106, 655-73 (with M. Matelli and G. Pavesi).
  • 1985 Evidence of interhemispheric transmission in laterality effects. Neuropsychologia, 23, 203-14 (with C. Umilta, G. P. Anzola, G. Luppino and C. Porro).