fMRI Unit – Seghezzi, Silvia


Director: Dr. Eraldo Palesu

Silvia Seghezzi, Ph.D.


Silvia Seghezzi received the Master’s degree in Clinical, Developmental and Neuro-Psychology from the University of Milan-Bicocca in 2016. She is a PhD student in Neuroscience under the supervision of Prof. Eraldo Paulesu. She is interested in motor control and its normal and abnormal physiology, with reference to the study of intentionality and sense of agency. She is investigating such domains in healthy young and elderly subjects, as well as in clinical populations. She is also studying the neural correlates of motor imagery in normal subjects and orthopaedic patients.


Seghezzi S, Zirone E, Paulesu E, Zapparoli L. The Brain in (Willed) Action: A Meta-Analytical Comparison of Imaging Studies on Motor Intentionality and Sense of Agency. Front Psychol. 2019;10:804. Published 2019 Apr 12. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00804  Open Access

Zapparoli L, Seghezzi S, Scifo P, Zerbi A, Banfi G, Tettamanti M, Paulesu E. Dissecting the neurofunctional bases of intentional action. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2018 Jul 10;115(28):7440-7445. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1718891115   Open Access

Zapparoli L, Seghezzi S, Paulesu E. The What, the When, and the Whether of Intentional Action in the Brain: A Meta-Analytical Review. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017 May 17;11:238. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00238   Open Access