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educator , neuroscientist

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

  • Other Work

    • 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