Davide Crivelli

Davide Crivelli
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart | UNICATT · Department of Psychology

MPsych, PhD

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October 2018 - October 2018
Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • Topics: sport neuroscience; neuroscience methods and techniques for the empowerment of performance and stress/emotion regulation skills; Affects and coaching; Group dynamics
November 2017 - February 2018
Università Iuav di Venezia
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • Topics: psychological and neuroscientific methods and techiques; neuroscientific models of sensation and perception; models of emotion perception and experience; neuroscience applied to architecture
October 2017 - October 2017
Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • Topics: sport neuroscience; neuroscience methods and techniques for the empowerment of performance and stress/emotion regulation skills
Education
October 2015 - December 2015
Laboratorio dell'Essere - prof. Vincenzo D'Ambrosio
Field of study
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - MBSR course
November 2012 - November 2013
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Field of study
  • Neuropsychology: assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation
May 2011 - May 2011
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • TMS Summer School

Publications

Publications (83)
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According to philosophy of mind and neuroscientific models, the sense of agency can be defined as the sense that I am the one that is generating an action and causing its effects. Such ability to sense ourselves as causal agents is critical for the definition of intentional behavior and is a primary root for human interaction skills. The present mi...
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Mindfulness meditation is at present deemed also as form of mental training that may allow for empowering focusing, attention regulation, and executive control skills. Nonetheless, the potential of traditional mindfulness practice for improving cognitive and neural efficiency is affected by two critical requirements—intensity of exercise and persev...
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To foster performance across all levels of sports practice, physical training has been integrated with various mental training practices. Recently, an integrative approach to neurocognitive enhancement tried to combine the strengths of mental practices (i.e. mindfulness) and of training with neurofeedback devices. Based on previous validation studi...
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Language disorders are among the primary obstacles in care and rehabilitation process following acquired brain injuries (ABI). While early cognitive screening is considered critical for sketching a reliable picture of patients’ residual abilities and devising efficient therapeutic plans, it has been shown that commonly-used screening tools—which st...
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While outcomes of embodied awareness practices in terms of improved posture and flexibility, movement efficiency, and well-being are often reported, systematic investigations of such training effects and of the actual nature, extent, and neurofunctional correlates of learning mechanisms thought to lie at the core of such practices are very limited....
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We focused on job interviews as critical examples of complex social interaction in organizational contexts. We aimed at investigating the effect of face-to-face vs. computer-mediated interaction, of role (candidate, recruiter), and of the interview phase (introductory, attitudinal, technical, conclusive) on intra-brain and inter-brain connectivity...
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Notwithstanding the implementation of strategic responses to recover habitual levels of performance and productivity, global data points out that the outbreak and diffusion of COVID-19 have imposed a high cost on research activities. Starting from a national survey investigating the impact of pandemics on Italian research in neuroscience, we here s...
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The digitalization process for organizations, which was inevitably accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, raises relevant challenges for Human Resource Management (HRM) because every technological implementation has a certain impact on human beings. Between many organizational HRM practices, recruitment and assessment interviews represent a signific...
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We tested the effects of a three-week neurofeedback (NF) empowerment protocol on drivers’ cognitive performance by looking at both behavioural and electrophysiological (Event-Related Potentials, ERPs) markers of attention regulation skills. Results highlighted higher task-related ERP marking attention orientation and cognitive control processes (th...
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Recently, the use of wearable devices and neurotechnologies for well-being and neurocognitive empowerment has increased, allowing users to achieve better awareness and control of their mindset and mood states. We present an overview of main results from a research line on the effectiveness of an intensive training protocol supported by wearable neu...
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L'intervento degli psicologi è risultato, nella risposta alla pandemia COVID-19, fin da subito essenziale a seguito del dilagare dell'epidemia. Ora che, per alcuni aspetti, l'emergenza per la salvaguardia delle vite umane è in regressione, emerge un altro settore di intervento degli psicologi: l'ambito neuropsicologico. Le più recenti evidenze empi...
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Executive functions (EF) are a set of skills that lie at the core of higher cognition. In particular, they support top-down control and regulation of sensations, emotions, behaviour, and thoughts, and allow for learning and flexible adaptation to the environment, self-monitoring, and self-regulation. Consequently, the integrity and efficiency of EF...
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Numerous studies on substance-related and behavioural addiction profiles have pointed out that such clinical pictures are often connoted by neurocognitive deficits affecting higher cognition. In particular, alterations of the dopaminergic and glutamatergic circuits in prefrontal regions compromise self-regulation and various executive functions (EF...
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Given their crucial role in everyday activities and successful aging, prefrontal executive functions (EFs) and their neural substrates may be a critical target for non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) interventions. This study investigates the empowerment effects of a prefrontal multi-session NIBS intervention on EF in a sample of healthy aging pe...
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Recently, advances in technology and learning methods have allowed the development of new training practices within the workplace. This was made possible, in particular, by digital-learning, which allowed trainers and users to share knowledge in any place and time. Furthermore, digitallearning has made it possible to give rise to more economical, p...
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The fourth industrial revolution focuses on automation and on designing intelligent and responsive systems. Industry 4.0 represents a long-term development strategy, where efficiency is increased via the integrated analysis of large streams of data and the optimization of human-technology interactions.
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Introduction Mounting evidence shows that mental training activities aimed at increasing self-awareness and self-regulation can better psychophysical wellbeing, as well as on neurocognitive efficiency. Nevertheless, the commitment required by traditional approaches to such activities often discourages their implementation as prevention tools with e...
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Introduction Recently, clinical models based on neuroscientific evidence have highlighted the detrimental role of executive functions impairments in negatively contributing to the functional decline of patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Yet, despite these potential implications, the screening tools that are typically used to assess such im...
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According to implicit accounts, human self-awareness grounds on the so-called sense of ownership (SoO). Empirical investigations of SoO have mostly focused on the manipulation of self-ascription of sensations and experiences involving the body via the induction of bodily illusions, such as the Rubber-Hand Illusion (RHI). While it has been proposed...
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) proved to be a valuable technique for the investigation of neural bases of cognitive and affective functions. Based on a reasoned recognition of available relevant literature, we have summarized the most consistent findings concerning TMS studies on attention and executive functions, memory, language, emotion...
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Prismatic Adaptation has different clinical applications but, given its association with attention orienting mechanisms, it might hold a potential even for neurocognitive empowerment. The present study aimed at investigating the empowerment effect of a protocol based on centesimal prismatic lenses (SiXDEVICE™) on attention orientation processes and...
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Increased attention and lower stress levels are associated with more functional and safe driving behavior, since they contribute to reduce distractibility and risk-taking at the wheel. Previous neuroscience research highlighted that NeuroFeedback (NF) training mediated by wearable devices could be effective in terms of neurocognitive strengthening...
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The present study aimed at exploring adaptive mechanisms underlying the development of musical competence and, in particular, at qualifying and quantifying differences in cognitive functioning between people with and without musical training, as measured by electroencephalographic (EEG) and behavioral responses during an experimental task tapping i...
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Covert measures of information-processing are valuable tools to support assessment of patients’ disorders of consciousness because of their potential in revealing what seem to be hidden. Those measures allow to overcome some limitations of traditional behavioural methods, which are often biased by difficulties in detecting reliable patients’ respon...
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Given the intrinsic complexity of cognitive and affective processes affecting how people reason about taxes and their decisions to be compliant with such social duty, we aimed at exploring those latent processes by combining the analysis of their central and peripheral physiological correlates. We asked participants to make realistic economic decis...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to test the potential of an innovative technology-mediated mental training protocol for the empowerment of stress management and neurocognitive efficiency in highly stressful professional contexts, with people who occupy top management positions. The innovative protocol specifically combines mindfulness practic...
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Neurocognitive self-enhancement can be defined as a voluntary attempt to improve one’s own cognitive skills and performance by means of neuroscience techniques able to influence the activity of neural structures and neural networks subserving such skills and performance. In the last years, the strive to improve personal potential and efficiency of...
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Supporting mental training practice with non-invasive wearable technologies is a hot topic in applied research on the promotion of well-being and self-enhancement. To test the potential for strengthening stress management skills of an intensive neurofeedback-supported mindfulness protocol, we devised a longitudinal controlled trial. Statistical com...
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In last years, neurocognitive enhancement represents a field of great interest and a debated topic in literature. The neuroenhancement concerns the use of different neuroscientific methods that increase individuals’ cognitive performance operating on the brain and the nervous system. Recent studies have indeed highlighted how neuroscientific techni...
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Repeated exposure to stressors, even if mild, may alter the efficiency of optimal stress responses and hinder emotion regulation skills. Mindfulness meditation, by strengthening self-regulation and awareness, may optimize the efficiency of physiological, cognitive, and behavioral reactions to stressful events but typically requires notable commitme...
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Since behavioral responses to external stimuli of patients presenting disorders of consciousness (DoC) are often difficult to qualify, covert physiological correlates of responsivity are deemed as potentially valuable tools to help assessment procedures. While noxious stimuli seem good candidates to explore DoC patients’ responsivity, autonomic and...
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Action observation is known to enhance sensorimotor system activation, and such effect has been linked to neural priming and response facilitation mechanisms. This facilitation effect, however, has been primarily studied by focusing on high-level motor proficiency, whereas evidence on the effect of observing poorly performed actions is still lackin...
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Emotional empathy plays a crucial role in social intra-species and inter-species interactions. However the role of interspecies interactions and of some personality components was underestimated. The present research explored electrophysiological correlates of affective processing in relation to emotionally valenced human-human (HH) and human-anima...
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The present work aimed at exploring functional correlates of motor and linguistic representations of everyday actions, with a specific interest in potential sensorimotor activation effects induced by the use of related action sentences. While it is indeed known that observing simple motor acts (e.g., precision grasping) and listening to the sound o...
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Conscious, pre-conscious, and unconscious mechanisms are implicated in modulating affective processing in daily activities. Specifically, mental practice fostering awareness and control of affective reactions to external stimuli and stressful events (such as mindfulness and neurofeedback protocols) can be used to improve our ability to manage uncon...
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Background Cooperation and competition were compared in the present study. Brain correlates (electroencephalography, EEG frequency band, delta, theta, alpha, and beta) and hemodynamic measure of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS, O2Hb) were acquired during a joined cooperative (Experiment 1) or competitive (Experiment 2) task. Subjects w...
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Diverse evidenze in letteratura hanno mostrato come l’osservazione di azioni possa incrementare l’attivazione del sistema sensomotorio. Tale effetto è stato ricondotto a meccanismi di priming e di facilitazione delle risposte neurali. In aggiunta, si è osservato come i processi di facilitazione visuo-motoria e di osservazione di azioni possano esse...
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Concepts and techniques developed to investigate complex systems have found practical implications in the study of many complex physical, biological, and social phenomena. Social neuroscience is coherently moving to new investigation and analysis approaches to properly explore social dynamics and to qualify neural processes that mediate and define...
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The aim of the present study was to examine cortical correlates of motor execution, motor observation and motor imagery of hand complex gestures, in particular by comparing meaningful gestures implying the use of an object (transitive action) or not (intransitive action). Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to verify the presence...
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Though traditional theories on agency primarily considered the individual as a monad and brought to the definition of interpretative models of individual behaviour, an increased focus on the intrinsic social nature of human beings and on the influence that social exchanges exert on shared environments and on our behaviour in a dynamic and responsiv...
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Neuromanagement is a research field where neuroscience methods and techniques are applied to management. The paper wants to sketch an overview of the state of the art of research in this field Neuromanagement aims at supporting changes within organizations according to internal and external needs. Neuroscience methods are in this perspective, usefu...
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The need for quick tools to sketch an early but accurate cognitive profile of patients who suffered brain damage or head trauma is of primary importance. Nonetheless, in the Italian context, the most-diffused screening tools are still those originally devised to diagnose dementia. The present pilot study then aimed at investigating the potential an...
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Agency has been classically defined as the ability to sense and judge ourselves as the generators of an action and of its effects. In interactions, the ability to sense and consciously recognize that we - me and you - are the ones that are generating an action and causing its effects has been instead defined inter-agency or joint-agency. The implic...
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The interplay between neural structures and processes underlying motor planning and proper movement initiation and guidance is still a matter of debate. The present study aimed at investigating cortical correlates of motor planning and production when execution and imagery of real-life gestures are performed, with an additional focus on potential s...
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Vibration applied to muscle tendons induces an illusory perception of movement by activating spindle receptors and Ia afferent fibers. While neural structures supporting such illusions are quite defined, functional and psychophysical correlates of their perception have not been deeply investigated. The authors aimed at exploring subjective percepti...
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Event-related responses are spatial-temporal patterns of physiological responses associated with neural population activity, elicited by external or internal stimuli. Indeed the function of neural systems depends on dynamic spatial and temporal patterns of activation within linked networks of excitable cells. In the human brain, most purposeful fun...
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Recent studies demonstrated that beta oscillations are elicited during cognitive processes. To investigate their potential as electrophysiological markers of amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), we recorded beta EEG activity during resting and during an omitted tone task in patients and healthy elderly. Thirty participants were enrolled (15 p...
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Similarities between action observation and action execution processes – as well as action imagination and simulation ones – have been consistently reported to date by electrophysiological, neuroimaging and brain stimulation studies. According to the common coding hypothesis, perceptual and motor representations are associated and ground on a commo...
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Executive functions tend to decrease their efficiency during the physiological aging process. Nevertheless, cognitive and brain reserves are thought to act as protective factors against cognitive decline. Then, the re-activation of cognitive and neural networks by means of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) may help in maintaining those reserves...
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Transient losses of consciousness and muscular tone that characterize syncope are due to a sudden decrease of blood flow to the brain. Nevertheless, in part of patients reporting syncope episodes, the classic diagnostic process does not lead to a proper organic etiology – e.g. neutrally mediated or cardiac. Psychological non-organic factors like em...
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According to interaction theories, the detection of situated agents and the understanding of their intentions and mental states are mediated by smart perceptual and embodied mechanisms. While the network supporting agency-attribution, actionunderstanding, and grasping of others' mental state is quite known, the actual mental chronometry of such soc...
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Objective While the contribution of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) in preventing cognitive decline is looked with interest, NIBS empowerment of healthy elderly is understudied. The present research aims at investigating the effect of prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in empowering executive functions and electrophysio...
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Objective The vasovagal syncope is characterized by short-lasting loss of consciousness and muscular tone. While it is widely-accepted that episodes are due to a sudden decrease of blood pressure, the actual cause of that decrease is still matter of debate. Given the link between vagal system and affective experience, this research aims at investig...
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According to the active and healthy ageing theoretical framework, physiological ageing is a dynamic process characterized even by opportunities for maintaining and strengthening cognitive and affective-social skills. Empowerment by neuromodulation protocols may then act as useful tools to contrast physiological cognitive decline and potential patho...
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Both Williams syndrome (WS) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are associated with unusual auditory phenotypes with respect to processing vocal and musical stimuli, which may be shaped by the atypical social profiles that characterize the syndromes. Autonomic nervous system (ANS) reactivity to vocal and musical emotional stimuli was examined in 12...
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In order to interact effectively, we need to represent our action as produced by human beings. According to direct access theories, the first steps of visual information processing offer us an informed direct grasp of the situation, especially when social and interpersonal components are implicated. Biological system detection may be the gateway of...
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Compromised social-perceptual ability has been proposed to contribute to social dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders. While such impairments have been identified in Williams syndrome (WS), little is known about emotion processing in auditory and multisensory contexts. Employing a multidimensional approach, individuals with WS and typical dev...
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Williams syndrome (WS) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are associated with atypical social-emotional functioning. Affective visual stimuli were used to assess autonomic reactivity and emotion identification, and the social responsiveness scale was used to determine the level social functioning in children with WS and ASD contrasted with typical...
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The present study aims at investigating dissociations between vision-for-action and vision-for-perception in hemispatial neglect patients through eye-tracking. Three patients and ten controls completed two gap-bisection tasks. While patients showed a rightward bias during the perceptual task, in the virtual-grasping task we have not found evidences...
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Although individuals with Williams syndrome (WS) typically demonstrate an increased appetitive social drive, their social profile is characterized by dissociations, including socially fearless behavior coupled with anxiousness, and distinct patterns of "peaks and valleys" of ability. The aim of this study was to compare the processing of social and...
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The present study integrated three different measures of emotional empathic behavior in a social context: verbal self-report measures (empathic response, emotional involvement, emotional significance, and valence), facial mimicry (activity of corrugator and zygomaticus muscles), and personal response to the Balanced Emotional Empathy Scale (BEES)....
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Disruption of the sense of agency and of being causally determinant in action was explored in the present research by inducing an erroneous external spatial feedback in response to the subject's behaviour. ERPs and theta frequency band oscillation (ERD) were recorded from 15 subjects when they were receiving mismatching/matching feedback informatio...
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The experience of agency is a complex one. It depends on the conceptual congruence between intentions and actual action and on the sensomotor congruence between prediction and actual sensory feedback. Moreover, we act in and with a context mainly out of our control. In a dynamic environment we interact with objects and subjects and in interaction w...
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The presence of an external feedback may have an effect on the subjective sense of agency for the action's consequences. We considered in the pilot research high-level processes, since they are related to monitoring of cognitive mismatching condition or discordance based on behavior-feedback comparison. A family of error-related feedback was reveal...
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It has been argued that our social nature represents what makes us human. Social neuroscience aims at exploring biological basis of social cognition, interested in how social behaviour and context can influence short-term and long-term brain functioning and how the brain functioning can foster, create social behaviour, and actively process social c...