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Sebastiano Massaro

Sebastiano Massaro
The Organizational Neuroscience Laboratory | University of Surrey | Warwick University

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Introduction
Sebastiano Massaro is Associate Professor of Organizational Neuroscience at the Surrey Business School and Honorary Associate Professor of Behavioural Science at the University of Warwick, where he previously co-led the University's Global Research Priority in Behavioural Science. He is the Founding Director of the Organizational Neuroscience Laboratory. ​Sebastiano is the inaugural Ph.D. graduate of the UCL School of Management and he graduated in Neuroscience at the University of Trieste and International School of Advanced Studies, and in Neuroimaging at the University of Edinburgh. His research is theoretically and methodologically focused on defining the scholarly boundaries of organizational neuroscience. Personal website: www.sebastianomassaro.com Lab website: www.theonelab.org
Additional affiliations
August 2018 - present
University of Surrey
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
October 2014 - June 2018
The University of Warwick
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
February 2009 - September 2013
University College London
Field of study
  • Management Science

Publications

Publications (40)
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Background: Theranostic approaches-the use of diagnostics for developing targeted therapies-are gaining popularity in the field of precision medicine. They are predominately used in cancer research, whereas there is little evidence of their use in respiratory medicine. This study aims to detect theranostic biomarkers associated with respiratory-tr...
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The last decade has seen numerous policy reforms to emplace person-centered social care. Consequently, the public has been given more information, choice, and autonomy to decide how best they want to be cared for later in life. Despite this, adults generally fail to plan or prepare effectively for their future care needs. Understanding the behavior...
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In recent years, research on interoceptive abilities (i.e., sensibility, accuracy, and awareness) and their associations with emotional experience has flourished. Yet interoceptive abilities in alexithymia—a personality trait characterized by a difficulty in the cognitive interpretation of emotional arousal, which impacts emotional experience—remai...
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Organizational neuroscience—a novel scholarly domain using neuroscience to inform management and organizational research, and vice versa—is flourishing. Still missing, however, is a comprehensive coverage of organizational neuroscience as a self-standing scientific field. A foundational account of the potential that neuroscience holds to advance ma...
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Conflicts are inherently emotional, yet parties in conflict may choose to explicitly express indifference. It is unclear, however, whether this represents an effective strategy. Drawing on emotions as social information (EASI) theory, we examined the interpersonal effects of indifference expressions in conflict and the processes that underlie these...
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Recently, nanotechnology has put forward considerable opportunities for healthcare–including novel diagnostic and therapeutic prospects–leading to the emergence of nanomedicine. Together with such technological advancements, social science research has placed increasing attention to this emerging and complex discipline. Still missing, however, is a...
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Purpose Chest x-rays are a fast and inexpensive test that may potentially diagnose COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. However, chest imaging is not a first-line test for COVID-19 due to low diagnostic accuracy and confounding with other viral pneumonias. Recent research using deep learning may help overcome this issue as convolu...
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Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous group of lung conditions challenging to diagnose and treat. Identification of phenotypes of patients with lung function loss may allow early intervention and improve disease management. We characterised patients with the ‘fast decliner’ phenotype, determined its reproducibil...
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Background Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous group of lung conditions that are challenging to diagnose and treat. As the presence of comorbidities often exacerbates this scenario, the characterization of patients with COPD and cardiovascular comorbidities may allow early intervention and improve disease management and...
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This paper advances current understandings of why and how neuroimaging can enrich the study of entrepreneurship. We discuss the foundations of this cross-disciplinary research area and its evolving boundaries, focusing on explaining and providing actionable insights on how two of the most widely used brain-imaging methods can be leveraged for use i...
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a highly heterogeneous condition projected to become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030. To better characterize this condition, clinicians have classified patients sharing certain symptomatic characteristics, such as symptom intensity and history of exacerbations, into distinct phenoty...
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In book: Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Affect Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This work contributes to research in workplace affect by presenting an Organizational Neuroscience perspective on emotions. Methodological motivations are explored and a theoretical parallel drawn between Affective Event Theory (Weiss & Cropanzano, 1996) and neural circuitries of information processing. Neuroscience research relevant to the organiz...
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In response to recent calls to better understand the brain’s role in organizational behavior, we propose a series of theoretical tests to examine the question “can brains manage?” Our tests ask whether brains can manage without bodies and without extracranial resources, whether they can manage in social isolation, and whether brains are the ultimat...
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Decision making in elderly care is complex and multifaceted. No one can accurately predict whether they will have care needs or what these may be later in life. But if they do find they need it, most will learn that, unlike health care, they have to manage many of these needs themselves in often challenging circumstances.The benefits of enhancing a...
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The frustration-aggression hypothesis posits that anger affects economic behaviour essentially by changing temporally the individual preferences. Here, we test a different channel in an experiment where we externally induce anger to a subgroup of subjects (following a standard procedure that we verify by using a novel method of textual analysis). W...
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Recently, shared decision making (SDM) has come forward as a primary framework for decision making in healthcare. While current works on SDM are mostly grounded on normative and static decision models, this body of research has largely overlooked individuals' dynamic preferences, emotions and bounded cognitive capacities, which are instead compelli...
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According to deontic justice theory, individuals often feel principled moral obligations to uphold norms of justice. That is, standards of justice can be valued for their own sake, even apart from serving self-interested goals. While a growing body of evidence in business ethics supports the notion of deontic justice, skepticism remains. This hesit...
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Mental stress is one of the first causes of cog-nitive dysfunctions, cardiovascular disorders and depres-sion. In addition, it reduces performances, on the work place and in daily life. The diffusion of wearable sensors (embedded in smart-watches, phones, etc.) has opened up the potential to assess mental stress detection through ul-tra-short term...
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We designed and conducted an experiment using a repetitive task to investigate associations between mental workload, performance, and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) features across repetitions. According to the literature, we define mental workload as the interaction between a person and a task that causes task demands to exceed the person’s capacity...
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Recently, the application of neuroscience methods and findings to the study of organizational phenomena has gained significant interest and converged in the emerging field of organizational neuroscience. Yet, this body of research has principally focused on the brain, often overlooking fuller analysis of the activities of the human nervous system a...
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This chapter advocates the use of neuroscience theoretical insights and methodological tools to advance existing organizational justice theory, research, and practice. To illustrate the value of neuroscience, two general topics are reviewed. In regard to individual justice, neuroscience makes it clear that organizational justice theory and research...
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Brain-computer interface neurofeedback has rapidly become an engaging topic for occupational research at large. Notwithstanding some criticism, research and practice have begun converging on the efficacy of brain-computer interface neurofeedback as a part of holistic interventions in rehabilitation. Yet, its use in vocational contexts has recently...
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A manager's ability to provide knowledge workers with the personalized goals, motivation and tools they need to perform at their best will bring outstanding results.
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Drawing on interviews with knowledge workers in regenerative medicine projects, we explore the role of trust in the creation of intellectual capital in research and development intensive environments. Through a textual-coding analysis of these interviews, we typify four patterns of hierarchical relationships between senior and junior workers. These...
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(Figure Presented) Subcellular dichroism at the diffraction limit: Synchrotron infrared spectromicroscopy provides a snapshot of the axial molecular architecture in the outer segment of an intact retinal rod cell (see picture), which reinforces the role of this technique as a tool for in vivo studies of biomolecular structure-function relationships...
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We used Fourier transform infrared spectromicroscopy in the attenuated total reflection configuration to study biochemical events associated with the response to light of an intact retina. We show that the technique is suitable for the detection in real time of molecular processes occurring in rod outer segments induced by light absorption. Two-dim...

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