Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT POSITION (from 1st Jan 2016)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Psychology and Milan Center for Neuroscience (NeuroMi), University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy (Supervisor: Prof E. Paulesu).

PAST POSITIONS AND EDUCATION
Apr 2018. I obtained the National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor (11-E1).

Nov 2014 - Dec 2015. Postdoctoral Research Fellow (MIUR- PRIN Project 2010-2011) at the Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy (Supervisor: Prof E. Paulesu).

Jan – Oct 2014. Postdoctoral Research Fellow at IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, and Sapienza University of Rome, in the Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (Supervisor: Prof S. M. Aglioti).

Dec 2013. PhD in Cognitive Social and Affective Neuroscience, at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
Dissertation: "You are in my plans: neuro-cognitive and social components of dyadic motor interactions revealed by the kinematics of a joint-grasping task". (Supervisor: Prof S. M. Aglioti).

This dissertation received the AIP Award for the best PhD Thesis in 2013, supported by the Italian Association of Psychology (AIP), Experimental Psychology Session.

Sept - Dec 2013. Visiting Researcher at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), in the Action and Neurocognition group (Prof H. Bekkering). Self-funded thanks to a NENS Exchange Grant, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), and to an ESCON2 Short Visit Grant (Num. 5945), funded by the European Social Cognition Network, European Science Foundation.

Sept - Oct 2011. Visiting Researcher at University of Tubingen, Germany, Department of Cognitive Neurology, Section for Computational Sensomotorics (Prof M. Giese).
Funded by European Project FP7 (FET-Open grant number: 249858, “Tango”).

March-Sept 2010. Post-Lauream Internship at Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Supervisors: Prof S. M. Aglioti, Dr M. Candidi.

Nov 2009. MSc in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, at University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy. Supervisor: Prof E. Paulesu. Mark: 110/110 cum laude.

July 2007. Bachelor degree in Psychology at University of Milano-Bicocca. Supervisor: Prof F. Madeddu. Mark: 110/110 cum laude.

Sept 2005 - Apr 2006. Erasmus student at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.

June 2004. Baccalaureate diploma at Liceo Classico Collegio San Carlo, Milan, Italy. Mark: 100/100 cum laude.

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2017. Award Young Talent 2017. Supported by the Accademia dei Lincei.
https://www.unimib.it/news/premio-giovani-talenti-vincitori-delledizione-2017

2016. Award for the best article on psychophysiology published in 2015, supported by the Italian Society for Psychophysiology (Premio Junior, Società Italiana di Psicofisiologia, SIPF). http://www.sipf.it/Premi

2014. Award for the best PhD Thesis in 2013, supported by the Italian Association of Psychology (AIP), Experimental Psychology Session.

2014. Travel Award to attend the 2014 Perspectives and Future Directions in Social Neuroscience, Marburg, Germany, June 4th - 6th 2014.

2013. NENS Exchange Grant, funded by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) to support the visit at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. http://www.fens.org/Training/NENS/NENS-Alumni/Lucia-Sacheli/

2013. ESCON2 Short Visit Grant, funded by the European Social Cognition Network, European Science Foundation (Ref. Num. 5945).

2013. International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium (ICNC) Student Travel Award) to attend the 2013 Social and Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS) Meeting in San Francisco, CA, USA.

ORGANIZATION OF SIMPOSIA AT CONGRESSES

Organization of the Symposium “Movimenti e (inter)azioni: la cinematica altrui è la chiave per il mondo sociale?” [Movements and (inter)action: is others' kinematics the key for their social world?] at the XXV Congress of the Italian Association for Psychology (AIP), Experimental Psychology Section, Milan (Italy), Sept 18th - 20 th 2019.

Organization of the Symposium “Beyond action perception: the motor system is not blind to me, you and our relationship” at the XXV Congress of the Italian Society for Psychophysiology and Cognitive Neuroscience (SIPF), Rome (Italy), Nov 16th – 18th 2017.

INVITED TALKS

Sacheli LM. “Motor representations in motor interactions and their role in signaling strategies”. Invited speaker at the symposium The Communication Challenges in Joint Action for Human-Robot Interaction of the ICSR 2019 Workshop, Madrid (Spain), Nov 26th 2019.

Sacheli LM. “How task interactivity shapes action observation”. Invited talk at the symposium The Neuroscience of Social Interaction, from intention coding to inter-individual motor coordination. Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS), Perugia, Sept 27th 2019.

Sacheli LM. “Neurocognitive bases of motor interactions: why 'shared goals' matter”. Invited talk at the IRCCS E. Medea di Bosisio Parini, Milan, Oct 4th 2017.

Sacheli LM. “Causative role of left aIPS in coding shared goals during human–avatar complementary joint actions”. Invited talk at the Annual Meeting of the Italian Society for Psychophysiology (SIPF), Milan, Oct 27th – 28th 2016. Sacheli LM. “Social grasps along development: a joint-action study on preschooler and adults”. Invited talk at the FENS Regional Meeting 2015, Thessaloniki (Greece), Oct 7th – 10th 2015.

Sacheli LM. “Shared goals during complementary motor interactions”. Invited talk at the Italian Institute of Technology organized by Prof Cristina Becchio, Genova (Italy), Nov the 21st 2014.

Sacheli LM. You are in my (motor) plans: the role of shared goals revealed by the kinematics of a joint‐grasping task. Invited talk at the XX Congress of Experimental Psychology, Italian Association of Psychology (XX Congresso di Psicologia Sperimentale, Associazione Italiana di Psicologia, AIP). Pavia (Italy), Sep the 17th 2014.