Letizia Amodeo

Letizia AmodeoLetizia Amodeo graduated cum Laude from the University of Trento, receiving her M Sc in Psychology - Neuroscience curriculum - in July 2019. During her studies, she spent a semester at Radboud University as an exchange student and completed a four-months internship in Ghent University, at the Department of Data Analysis. She is currently in the second year of her PhD, which concerns self-processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her research project aims to identify which features of self-processing are specifically altered in ASD as well as their neurobiological underpinnings, investigated through two neurocognitive approaches: Electroencephalography (EEG) and functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). The foremost goals of her PhD are investigating how different aspects of self processing might differ in individuals with ASD compared to neurotypicals and how these features may be linked to social impairments, in order to improve existing and novel clinical interventions.