Giulio Gabrieli

Giulio Gabrieli
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia | IIT · Neuroscience and Behaviour Laboratory

Doctor of Psychology
PostDoc - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

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Introduction
Giulio Gabrieli is a third year PhD student at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) Previously, he obtained his Master in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Trento (Italy)
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - December 2022
Nanyang Technological University
Position
  • PhD Student
October 2016 - March 2017
Nagasaki University
Position
  • Erasmus Student
June 2016 - July 2016
Nanyang Technological University
Position
  • Research Intership
Education
September 2015 - July 2018
Università degli Studi di Trento
Field of study
  • Human-Computer Interaction
September 2013 - September 2016
Università degli Studi di Trento
Field of study
  • Interfaces and Communication Technology

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Publications (89)
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Aims: This work aims to develop a non-invasive technique to record the electrical activity of the spinal cord by means of active surface electrodes. Methods: 64 active electrodes are placed on the skin of the back in 6 columns parallel to the sagittal midline, covering from the cervical (C2) to the thoracic (T8) spinal segments. Interelectrode dis...
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\hl{\textbf{Background:} The global} COVID-19 \hl{pandemic has forced countries to impose strict} lockdown restrictions \hl{and mandatory stay-at-home orders with varying impacts on individual's health}. Combining a data-driven machine learning paradigm and a statistical approach, our previous paper documented a U-shaped pattern in levels of self-p...
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The world can be represented by two layers of information: how it appears on the outside (appearance) and what it is on the inside (reality). The relationship between appearance and reality has been conceptualised as the convergence and divergence theories of appearance, which posits that appearance is a reliable (convergence) or unreliable (diverg...
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Human social interactions ensure recognition and approval from others, both in offline and online environments. This study applies a model from behavioral genetics on Instagram sociability to explore the impact of individual development on behavior on social networks. We hypothesize that sociable attitudes on Instagram resulted from an interaction...
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“Sharenting” is an internet trend in which parents report detailed information or repeatedly post pictures, videos, and other content about their children on social media. Due to the duality of sharenting, which takes place online but has offline consequences, it is essential to understand the implications of sharenting for real-world parenting and...
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Caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience poorer sleep, but studies have not yet used objective measures to investigate how child and caregiver sleep affect each other. In this study, 29 mothers and their child with ASD aged between 6 and 16 years were recruited. Questionnaires measuring child autism, maternal depression...
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The aesthetic appearance of websites can influence the perception of their usability, reliability, and trustworthiness. A majority of studies investigating the relationship between aesthetic features of web pages and their user perception consider only a limited number of web pages’ visual features and focus exclusively on explicit aesthetic judgme...
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Digital collaborative storytelling can be supported by an online learning-management system like Moodle, encouraging prosocial behaviors and shared representations. This study investigated children’s storytelling and collaborative behaviors during an online storytelling activity throughout the 2020 SARS-CoV-2 home confinement in Spain. From 1st to...
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Deep learning (DL) has greatly contributed to bioelectric signal processing, in particular to extract physiological markers. However, the efficacy and applicability of the results proposed in the literature is often constrained to the population represented by the data used to train the models. In this study, we investigate the issues related to ap...
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To curb the diffusion of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), governments worldwide have introduced different policies, including lockdowns, social distancing, and mandatory mask wearing. Face mask wearing, especially, has an impact on the formation of first impressions, given that when meeting someone for the first time, individuals rely on the onl...
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Objectives In the past months, many countries have adopted varying degrees of lockdown restrictions to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. According to the existing literature, some consequences of lockdown restrictions on people's lives are beginning to emerge yet the evolution of such consequences in relation to the time spent in lockdown i...
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Deep Learning (DL) have greatly contributed to bioelectric signals processing, in particular to extract physiological markers. However, the efficacy and applicability of the results proposed in the literature is often constrained to the population represented by the data used to train the models. In this study, we investigate the issues related to...
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Despite technological advancements in functional Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (fNIRS) and a rise in the application of the fNIRS in neuroscience experimental designs, the processing of fNIRS data remains characterized by a high number of heterogeneous approaches, implicating the scientific reproducibility and interpretability of the results. For exa...
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COVID-19 studies to date have documented some of the initial health consequences of lockdown restrictions adopted by many countries. Combining a data-driven machine learning paradigm and a statistical analysis approach, our previous paper documented a U-shape pattern in levels of self-perceived loneliness in both the UK and Greek populations during...
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COVID-19 studies to date have documented some of the initial health consequences of lockdown restrictions adopted by many countries. Combining a data-driven machine learning paradigm and a statistical analysis approach, our previous paper documented a U-shape pattern in levels of self-perceived loneliness in both the UK and Greek populations during...
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Background: Developmental disabilities have been largely studied in the past years. Their etiological mechanisms have been underpinned to the interactions between genetic and environmental factors. These factors show variability across the world. Thus, it is important to understand where the set of knowledge obtained on developmental disabilities o...
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Oxytocin is a primary neuropeptide which coordinates affiliative behavior. Previous researchers pointed to the association between genetic vulnerability on Oxytocin Receptor Gene (OXTR) and environmental factors (e.g., social relationships) to comprehend social behavior. Although an extensive knowledge of in-person social interactions has been obta...
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Trustworthiness is a core concept that drives individuals’ interaction with others, as well with objects and digital interfaces. However, Trustworthiness judgments are not always made from objective cues, but can be inferred from other aspects, such as a strangers’ aesthetic appearance. While the relationship between Aesthetic Appearance and percei...
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The impact of a person's overall assessment based on a particular trait impression is a well-studied issue in social psychology. This phenomenon, known as Halo Effect, has been studied for over a century, yielding discoveries such as the association between aesthetic appearance and other personality traits, such as intelligence or competence. In so...
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The Halo Effect is a widely studied phenomenon that interests multiple disciplines. The relationship between Aesthetics Appearance and perceived Trustworthiness has especially gathered the attention of social scientists. While experimental works compared the strength of the Halo Effect in different situations (e.g. different genders' faces), little...
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Humans are evolutionary-driven to adult mating and conceive social expectations on the quality of their affiliations. The genetic susceptibility to adverse environments in critical periods can alter close relationships. The current research investigates how the promoter region of the Serotonin Transporter Gene (5-HTTLPR) and perceived caregiving be...
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Faces are pivotal social stimuli that convey a tremendous amount of information and trigger numerous cognitive processes and consequent behaviors. Among the numerous factors that mediate face perception, we focused our attention on two particular phenomena and their interaction: the Baby Schema effect (BSE) and the Mere Exposure effect (MEE). Accor...
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Social networking sites have determined radical changes in human life, demanding investigations on online socialization mechanisms. The knowledge acquired on in-person sociability could guide researchers to consider both environmental and genetic features as candidates of online socialization. Here, we explored the impact of the quality of adult at...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been urged, among the measures, to distance ourselves from others. While we usually tend to make inferences about others’ trustworthiness from their aesthetic appearance, a phenomenon called the Halo Effect, or confirmation bias, it is possible that preventive policies change individuals’ strategies. While the...
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Females are considered as the more empathetic gender in societal stereotypes and experimental studies. Empathetic responses can be elicited and measured in multiple aspects, such as sociologically or neurologically. Multiple situations are capable of evoking empathetic responses, including hearing infant cries, which serve as the primary means of c...
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Trustworthiness is a core concept that drives individuals’ interaction with others, as well with objects and digital interfaces. The perceived trustworthiness of strangers from the evaluation of their faces has been widely studies in social psychology; however, little is known about the possibility of transferring trustworthiness from human faces t...
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According to societal stereotypes, the female sex and people who are more feminine have been considered to be more empathic than males and people who are more masculine. Therefore, females and feminine individuals are expected to respond more empathically to an infant’s cries. While this hypothesis was tested using self-report scales, it has not be...
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During recent years, several researchers investigated politicians' public appearances to understand the impact of their actions on voters' intentions. Despite the large body of literature surrounding the politicians' families, especially in the U.S. context, little is known about the practice and general influence of politicians taking photographs...
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Humans are evolutionary-driven to adult mating and conceive social expectations on the quality of their affiliations. The genetic susceptibility to adverse environments in critical periods can alter close relationships. The current research investigates how the promoter region of the Serotonin Transporter Gene (5-HTTLPR) and perceived caregiving be...
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Human faces convey a range of emotions and psychobiological signals that support social interactions. Multiple factors potentially mediate the facial expressions of emotions across cultures. To further determine the mechanisms underlying human emotion recognition in a complex and ecological environment, we hypothesized that both behavioral and neur...
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Background: Developmental disabilities have been largely studied in the past years. Their etiological mechanisms have been underpinned to the interactions between genetic and environmental factors. These factors show variability across the world. Thus, it is important to understand where the set of knowledge obtained on developmental disabilities o...
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While Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) and Transfer Learning (TL) have greatly contributed to several medical and clinical disciplines, the application to multivariate physiological datasets is still limited. Current examples mainly focus on one physiological signal and can only utilise applications that are customised for that specific measure, thus it...
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The influence on the global evaluation of a person based on the perception of a single trait is a phenomenon widely investigated in social psychology. Widely regarded as Halo effect, this phenomenon has been studied for more than 100 years now, and findings such as the relationship between aesthetic perception and other personality traits—such as c...
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The advent of Social Networking Sites (SNSs) has determined radical changes in human social life, demanding to deepen investigations on the mechanisms underlying socialization processes on online platforms. The knowledge acquired from previous studies on in-person sociability could guide researchers to consider both environmental and genetic featur...
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In the existing literature, researchers have primarily focused on the understanding of social behaviour through the analysis of environmental influences, such as attachment styles [1], and their interaction with genetic factors [2] like the serotonin-transporter gene [3]. Although we have gathered a broad knowledge of in-person interactions, little...
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Child Mortality (CM) is a worldwide concern, annually affecting as many as 6.81% children in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). We used data of the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) (N = 275,160) from 27 LMIC and a machine-learning approach to rank 37 distal causes of CM and identify the top 10 causes in terms of predictive potency. B...
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The synchronization of physiological signals between persons is a well-known proxy of empathy. However, it is also influenced by physiological and environmental factors that should be discriminated to correctly characterize the empathy component. We discuss a framework to compute synchrony and introduce physynch, an open-source package developed to...
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Brain-to-brain coupling during co-viewing of video stimuli reflects similar intersubjective mentalisation processes. During an everyday joint activity of watching video stimuli (television shows) with her child, an anxiously attached mother’s preoccupation with her child is likely to distract her from understanding the mental state of characters in...
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Background The presence of child disabilities might affect the amount of caregiving attention the child receives, with potential ramifications on the development of the child and increasing the likelihood of developing a more severe condition. Little is known about the association between child disabilities and caregiving practices in less develope...
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Many countries have adopted lengthy lockdown measures to mitigate the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. In this study, we train a RandomForest model using 10 variables quantifying individuals’ living environment, physical and mental health statuses to predict how long each of the UK participants (N=382) had been in lockdown. Self-perceived lonelines...
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Many countries have adopted lengthy lockdown measures to mitigate the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. In this study, we train a RandomForest model using 10 variables quantifying individuals’ living environment, physical and mental health statuses to predict how long each of the UK participants (N=382) had been in lockdown. Self-perceived lonelines...
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Fixation time measures have been widely adopted in studies with infants and young children because they can successfully tap on their meaningful nonverbal behaviors. While recording preverbal children's behavior is relatively simple, analysis of collected signals requires extensive manual preprocessing. In this paper, we investigate the possibility...
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A key access point to the functioning of the autonomic nervous system is the investigation of peripheral signals. Wearable devices (WDs) enable the acquisition and quantification of peripheral signals in a wide range of contexts, from personal uses to scientific research. WDs have lower costs and higher portability than medical-grade devices. Howev...
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A key access point to the functioning of the Autonomic Nervous System is the investigation of peripheral signals. Wearable Devices (WDs) enable the acquisition and quantification of peripheral signals in a wide range of contexts, from personal uses to scientific research. WDs have lower costs and higher portability than medical-grade devices. But a...
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So far literature considered the association between environmental factors (i.e. involved in adult relationships) and genetic vulnerability on Oxytocin Receptor Gene (OXTR) in the comprehension of social behavior. Although an extensive knowledge of in-person social interactions has been obtained, little is known about online social behavior. A gene...
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Unprecedented increases in child exposure to diverse videos has resulted in a need to understand how children process videos. While children show distinct activations in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) when presented with children's movies, multiple factors influence child neural response to screen media, namely, presence of a specific parent, gender d...
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Human beings engage in multiple social interactions daily, both in person and online. There are, however, individual differences in the frequency and quality of these interactions. This exploratory study focuses on online interactions and aims to model these differences by looking at potential environmental and genetic factors. The environmental fa...
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Due to an unprecedented increase in children’s exposure to a wide range of video stimuli, there is a need to understand how they process them. From the tender age of 3, children show distinct activations in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) when presented with children’s movies. However, there are multiple factors that can influence child neural response...
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Healthy dyadic interactions serve as a foundation for child development and are typically characterised by mutual emotional availability of both the parent and child. However, several parental factors might undermine optimal parent–child interactions, including the parent’s current parenting stress levels and the parent’s past bonding experiences w...
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Co-parenting spouses who live together remain in close physical proximity to each other and regularly engage in reciprocal social interactions in joint endeavors to coordinate their caregiving. Although bi-parental rearing is a common occurrence in humans, the influence of the physical presence of a co-parenting spouse on parental brain responses r...
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Human social interactions ensure recognition and approval from others, both in offline and online environments. This study applies a model from behavioural genetics on Instagram sociability to explore the impact of individual development on the behaviour on social networks. We hypothesize that sociable attitudes on Instagram resulted from an intera...
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Nowadays, the role played by individual genetic factors and specific environmental influences on online social behaviour is unexplored. In order to explore online adult sociability, this research investigates how oxytocin receptor (OXTr) gene and early caregiving propensities during childhood interact in moderating Facebook users' social attitudes....
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Postpartum Depression (PPD), a condition that affects up to 15% of mothers in high-income countries, reduces attention to the needs of the child and is among the first causes of infanticide. PPD is usually identified using self-report measures and therefore it is possible that mothers are unwilling to report PPD because of a social desirability bia...
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Synchrony in developmental science reflects the coordination of mother and child to one another's mental states. Mentalisation processes are influenced by individual attachment styles. A mother with an anxious attachment pattern tends to be hypervigilant to cues of rejection and likely to rely on her child's facial expressions to interpret his/her...
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Physiological signals have been widely used to measure continuous data from the autonomic nervous system in the fields of computer science, psychology, and human–computer interaction. Signal processing and feature estimation of physiological measurements can be performed with several commercial tools. Unfortunately, those tools possess a steep lear...