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Francesco Belli

Francesco Belli
Photo: F. Belli


Francesco Belli is a PhD student in the Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group (PECoG). After achieving his Bachelor degree in "Clinical Psychology" (2013) from the University of Pisa (Italy), he obtained a Master degree in "Body and Mind Sciences" (2017) from the University of Turin (Italy).



During his internship (2018) at University of Turin he focused mainly on:

  • Use of fMRI techniques to map neural correlates underlying human behaviors and cognitive functions;
  • Applications of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in cognitive neuroscience;
  • Spatial and visual attention, motor intention and action recognition;
  • Spatial, motor and bodily awareness;
  • Neurodegenerative processes and behavioral correlates.

Francesco is currently working on his PhD within a project involving developing of augmented reality training and stress analysis during simulation of natural disasters. This person has no teaching duties and is paid from a research grant.


Contact e-mail:

Office Room: 14.6.24



Belli, F., Felisatti, A., & Fischer, M. H. (2021). "BreaThink": breathing affects production and perception of quantities. Experimental brain research, 1–11. Advance online publication.

Salatino, A., Miccolis, R., Gammeri, R., Ninghetto, M., Belli, F., Nobili, M., Mouraux, A., & Ricci, R. (2021). Improvement of Impulsivity and Decision Making by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in a Patient with Gambling Disorder. Journal of gambling studies, 10.1007/s10899-021-10050-1.

Francesco Belli
Photo: F. Belli