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Maria Laura Filippetti

PhD student

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development
Birkbeck College, University of London
Malet Street, WC1E 7HX
London, UK

Curriculum Vitae

 

  • 2011- to present

PhD student, Marie Curie Early Stage Resesarcher

Birkbeck College, University of London

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development

Supervisors: Prof. Mark Johnson, Dr. Sarah Lloyd-Fox

  • 2009-2011

Master of Science Developmental Psychology (cum laude), University of Padua

Thesis: “Subregional hippocampal deformations in adolescents following very preterm birth”

  • 2006-2009

Bachelor degree in Developmental Psychology (cum laude), University of Padua

Thesis: “Cerebral visual impairment in childhood: a case study”

 

Grants

I am currently funded by a Marie Curie fellowship (ITN-264301 TRACKDEV) since September 2011.

 

Publications

Filippetti, M.L., Johnson, M.H., Lloyd-Fox, S., Dragovic, D., and Farroni, T. (2013) Body perception in newborns, Current Biology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.10.017

Filippetti, M.L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Longo, M., Farroni, T., and Johnson, M.H. (in prep.) Common brain mechanisms of body awareness in infants and adults

 

Conference presentations

Filippetti, M.L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Farroni, T., Longo, M., and Johnson, M.H. (October, 2013): The developing body: neural correlates of body perception in infancy. Invited speaker at the Donders Discussion, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Filippetti, M.L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Farroni, T., Longo, M., and Johnson, M.H. (October, 2013): The developing body: the role of multisensory integration for body perception in infancy. Talk presented at the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca e l’Intervento nella Psicopatologia dell’Apprendimento – ONLUS (AIRIPA), Pordenone, Italy

Filippetti, M.L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Farroni, T., Longo, M., and Johnson, M.H. (June, 2013) The developing body: neural correlates and mechanisms involved in body-awareness in infancy. Poster and presentation at the "Embodied inter-subjectivity: the 1st person and the 2nd person perspective - An Interdisciplinary Summer School", Aegina, Greece.

Filippetti, M.L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Farroni, T., Longo, M., and Johnson, M.H. (April, 2013) The development of body-awareness in 5-month-old infants using near-infrared spectroscopy. Poster presented at the Society for Research and Child Development biennal meeting (SRCD), Seattle, Washington.

Filippetti, M.L., Farroni, T., Lloyd-Fox, S., and Johnson, M.H. (April, 2013) I have just felt a face: the role of intermodal stimulation and contingency detection in the development of body-awareness in newborns. Poster presented at the British Neuroscience Association biennal meeting (BNA), London, UK.

Filippetti, M.L., Farroni, T., Lloyd-Fox, S., and Johnson, M.H. (Jan, 2013) I have just felt a face: the role of intermodal stimulation and contingency detection in the development of body-awareness in newborns. Poster presented at the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development (BCCCD), Budapest, Hungary.

Filippetti, M.L., Lloyd-Fox, S., Longo, M., Farroni, T. & Johnson, M.H. (Sept, 2012) Body awareness in 5-month-old infants using near infrared spectroscopy: a pilot study. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, Glasgow, Scotland

Seminars and Lectures

‘The multisensory self: origins and development of body perception’ Guest lecture given as part of the ‘Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience’ course at University of Padua, November 2013.

The developing body: neural correlates and mechanisms involved in body-awareness in infancy’ External seminar at the Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK, July 2013.

Body awareness in infancy’ Internal seminar at the Bodylab, Birkbeck College, Univervisty of London, May 2013

The developing body: neural correlates and mechanisms involved in body-awareness in infancy’. External seminar at the Goldsmith University, May 2013