Full professor
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Wednesday 2:30 pm. For students supervised for their thesis only on appointment: please contact


U06, Piano: P04, Stanza: 4075
Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1 - 20126 MILANO


Education: Maturità Classica (Liceo Volta di Como). Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia e Specializzazione in Neurologia (Università Statale di Milano). Reasearch training: Istituto Scientifico H San Raffaele, MIlano (1988-1991; 1995-2000); MRC Cyclotron Unit – Hammersmith Hospital, London (UK) (1991-1994). Career: Associate Professor in Psychological Physiology and Psychobiology (2000 - 2001);  Full Professor Psychological Physiology and Psychobiology since 2001.


Reading, dyslexia and related cross-cultural differences. Working memory. Motor control and motor awareness. Spatial cognition. Plasticity of the motor system. Normal and pathological aging. Functional and structural brain imaging. 


  • Zapparoli, L., Gandola, M., Banfi, G., & Paulesu, E. (2019). A breakdown of imagined visuomotor transformations and its neural correlates in young elderly subjects. CEREBRAL CORTEX, 29(4), 1682-1696. Detail
  • Sacheli, L., Arcangeli, E., & Paulesu, E. (2018). Evidence for a dyadic motor plan in joint action. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8(1), 1-12. Detail
  • Zapparoli, L., Seghezzi, S., Scifo, P., Zerbi, A., Banfi, G., Tettamanti, M., et al. (2018). Dissecting the neurofunctional bases of intentional action. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 115(28), 7440-7445. Detail
  • Devoto, F., Zapparoli, L., Bonandrini, R., Berlingeri, M., Ferrulli, A., Luzi, L., et al. (2018). Hungry Brains: A Meta-Analytical Review of Brain Activation Imaging Studies On Food Perception and Appetite in Obese Individuals. NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS, 94, 271-285. Detail
  • Danelli, L., Berlingeri, M., Bottini, G., Borghese, N., Lucchese, M., Sberna, M., et al. (2017). How many deficits in the same dyslexic brains? A behavioural and fMRI assessment of comorbidity in adult dyslexics. CORTEX, 97, 125-142. Detail