Junior Research Fellow
Investigating the brain mechanisms underlying encoding and recognition of temporal patterns
I am a Junior Research Fellow at the Center for Eudaimonia and Human Fluorishing, mainly interested in the whole-brain mechanisms underlying encoding and recognition of temporal patterns. Previously, I have completed a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at Center for Music in the Brain, Aarhus University, an MSc in cognitive applied psychology and an MSc in classical guitar at University of Bologna.
Time is a central constituent of the physical world and several pieces of information available in the environment becomes meaningful only when sequentially arranged over time. Thus, the main aim of my research is to understand and mathematically model how the healthy brain processes temporal patterns and information evolving over time. To do so, I use state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques such as magnetoencephalogray (MEG) and (functional) magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in connection with sequences of stimuli arranged over time and presented either via auditory or visual channel.
While my current research focuses on healthy individuals at different stages of their life, a primary future step that I wish to undertake consists of applying our paradigms and analysis methods to clinical populations such as patients affected by dementia.
An ALE meta-analytic review of top-down and bottom-up processing of music in the brain
Pando-Naude V. et al, (2021), Scientific Reports, 11
Rapid encoding of musical tones discovered in whole-brain connectivity.
Bonetti L. et al, (2021), Neuroimage, 245
Brain predictive coding processes are associated to COMT gene Val158Met polymorphism
Bonetti L. et al, (2021), NeuroImage, 233, 117954 - 117954
Auditory sensory memory and working memory skills: Association between frontal MMN and performance scores
Bonetti L. et al, (2018), Brain Research, 1700, 86 - 98
Risk of depression enhances auditory Pitch discrimination in the brain as indexed by the mismatch negativity
Bonetti L. et al, (2017), Clinical Neurophysiology, 128, 1923 - 1936