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Giacomo Rizzolatti

Giacomo Rizzolatti, Italian neuroscientist, educator. Recipient Golgi award Accademia dei Lincei, Rome, 1982, 1st prize Italian Neurophysiol. Society, 1970. Member Italian Neuropsychol. Society (president 1982-1984), European Brain and Behavior Society (president 1984-1986), European Neurosci. Association (council member since 1995).

Background

  • Rizzolatti, Giacomo was born on April 28, 1937 in Kiev, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Son of Pietro and Valentina (Fedorkova) Rizzolatti.

  • Education

    • Liceo Classico, Stellini, Udine, Italy, 1955. Doctor of Medicine, University Padua, Italy, 1961. Degree Neurology, University Padua (Italy), 1964.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology, University Rome, 1969.

    Career

    • Assistant neurology University Padua, 1961-1964. Assistant physiology University Pisa, Italy, 1964-1967. Assistant professor physiology University Parma, Italy, 1967-1969, associate professor human physiology Italy, 1969-1975, professor Italy, 1975-1980, 81—, director Institute Human Physiology Italy, since 1990.

      Visiting scientist McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1970-1971. Visiting professor University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1980-1981. Chairman international science committee neuroscience program, Strasbourg, 1988-1991.

      Council member Academia Europaea, London, 1990-1996.

    Works

    • Contributor articles on motor control visuomotor integration, and attention to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Italian Neuropsychol. Society (president 1982-1984), European Brain and Behavior Society (president 1984-1986), European Neurosci. Association (council member since 1995).

    Connections

    • Married Leni Bronzin, March 19, 1964. Children: Pietro, Beatrice.
    • father: Pietro Rizzolatti
    • mother: Valentina (Fedorkova) Rizzolatti
    • spouse: Leni Bronzin
    • children: Pietro Rizzolatti
    • Beatrice Rizzolatti
    Giacomo Rizzolatti
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    • 1955
      Stellini
    • 1961
      University Padua
    • 1964
      University Padua (Italy)
    • 1969
      University Rome
    • 1961 - 1964
      Assistant, neurology University Padua
    • 1964 - 1967
      assistant, physiology University Pisa
      Italy
    • 1967 - 1969
      assistant, professor physiology University Parma
      Italy
    • 1970 - 1971
      visiting scientist, McMaster University
      Hamilton, Bermuda
    • 1980 - 1981
      visiting professor, University Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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