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Selene Gallo

PhD student

Email: s.gallo@nin.knaw.nl
Phone: +31 20 5661717

I received my MSc in psychology from the University of Milan-Bicocca, where I worked on inducing mirror-touch synaesthesia in not-synesthetic people using non-invasive brain stimulation technique. My interest in the simulation theory of empathy brought me to the Social Brain Lab, as PhD student. Here I use neuroimaging techniques (EEG and fMRI) combined with brain stimulation techniques (tDCS, HD-tDCS, TMS) to investigate the neuro-correlate of empathy for pain and prosocial behaviour. When I am not in the lab, you can find me on a yoga mat, in improvisation workshops or travelling towards sunny countries.
 
Research interest: social cognition, cognitive neuroscience, empathy, pain, empathy for pain, prosocial behaviour, social decision making, individual difference, synaesthesia
 
Techniques and methods: behavior, EEG, SEP, ERP, frequency analysis, fMRI, tDCS, HD-tDCS, TMS