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Neurophysiologist , professor

Luciano Fadiga, Italian neurophysiologist, professor. Achievements include discovery of mirror neurons in monkeys with Parma colleagues & in humans; research in single neuron recordings in awake patients; research in study of the link between action and language. Recipient Prize of The Italian Society of Physiology, 1995.

Background

Fadiga, Luciano was born on August 8, 1961 in Bologna, Italy. Son of Ettore Fadiga and Maria Bruna Turchi.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Bologna, Italy, 1990; Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience, University Parma, Italy, 1994.

Career

Junior researcher University Bologna, 1988—1990. Professor physiology University Ferrare, since 2001. Senior researcher Italian Institute of Technology,, Genova, Italy, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of mirror neurons in monkeys with Parma colleagues & in humans by transcranial magnetic stimulation. Research in single neuron recordings in awake patients. Research in study of the link between action and language.

Connections

Son of Ettore Fadiga and Maria Bruna Turchi. Children: Ettore, Alice, Elisabetta.

father:
Ettore Fadiga

mother:
Maria Bruna Turchi

children:
Ettore Fadiga

Alice Fadiga

Elisabetta Fadiga