Received a Master Degree in Philosophy (1992) from the University of Milan, a Master Degree in Psychology (1998) from the University of Turin, and the PhD in Psychology (2001) from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. She is an Associate Professor of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurosciences. She holds several academic courses (such as Neuropsychology; Neuromarketing, and Neuroscience of Well-being) at the Faculty of Psychology of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. She also regularly gives classes at the 2nd-level post-graduate Master Degree in Clinical Neurosciences and at the Doctoral School in Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan. She is Scientific Director of the 2nd-level post-graduate Master Degree in Clinical Neurosciences and of the Research Unit in Affective and Social Neuroscience, where she supervises research activities of a large group of young researchers, PhD students, and trainees.
Further, she is an active member of the Ethics Committee of the Department of Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan and of the Ethics Committee of the Italian Association of Psychology. She took part in and coordinated many scientific projects in collaboration with national and international researchers and practitioners. She is primarily interested in: functional and dysfunctional manifestations of affective processes and emotional experience; integrated multi-method analysis (EEG, fNIRS, eye-tracking, autonomic indices) of physiological correlates of such processes and experiences; face mimicry, non-verbal communication, and affective states; and relative potential application of methods and techniques borrowed from clinical and cognitive-affective neurosciences. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the indexed international scientific journal “Neuropsychological Trends”, and she acts as reviewer or member of the editorial board of many other international journals. Again, she is member or part of the management committee of many national and international scientific societies (e.g. SIPF, SINP, AIP, INS, IBRO, and FESN). She is author of more than 160 scientific papers, 8 books and more than 20 book chapters, editor of other 8 books, and part of more than 250 invited talks, oral presentations or poster presentations.