Full Professor, University of Turin
Cristina Becchio is Senior Researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology (C’MON Unit), Genova, and Professor at the Psychology Department, University of Turin. After studying philosophy at the University of Turin, in 2001 she joined a PhD Program in Cognitive Science. In 2004 she moved on to a post-doctoral work on cognitive neuroscience and has since then been working on motor cognition. Her research focuses on the control and perception of complex body motion during human social interaction, specifically upon the ability to decode others’ mental states from movement observation. In 2013 she started as Principal Investigator a five year project on “Intention-from-movement understanding” (I Move U) funded by the ERC, ERC-St-2012.