Social Cognition & Integrative Neuroscience
Associate Professor (Tenured)
Electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +39 040 3787607
Fax: +39 040 3787615
Doctorate in Psychology, Bologna (Italy) (for four years, I carried out my research in the U.K., at Birmingham University, under the supervision of Prof. Glyn Humphreys).
Degree in Philosophy, University of Bologna (Italy), (110/110 cum laude).
Previous positions held
Visiting Scientist, Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive Development, Intellectual Brain Function Research Group, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan.
Tenured Lecturer (ricercatore confermato), CNS, SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
Lecturer (ricercatore) (M-PSI/02), CNS, SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
Research fellow, post doc, and assegno di ricerca in Cognitive Neuropsychology, CNS, SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
Fellowship awards and honors
Women in Cognitive Science Mentorship Award.
Bessel Prize awarded by the von Humboldt Foundation. It is given each year to 10 non-German scientists around the world in recognition of what they have accomplished in their field. The award was used to carry out neuroimaging studies at the Forschungszentrum (FSZ), Julich, Germany.
Post-doctoral fellowship from the Ministry of University, Scientific Research and Technology (MURST), Italy.
Four-year fellowship from the Ministry of University Scientific Research and Technology (MURST), Italy.
Recent research grant as principal investigator
|2010 PRIN-MIUR||Rumiati||22.650,00 Euro|
|2009 Beneficentia||Rumiati||20.000,00 Euro|
|2008 Fondazione Casali||Rumiati||12.000,00 Euro|
|2008 Fondo Trieste||Rumiati||115.000,00 Euro|
|2005 PRIN-MIUR||Rumiati||23.000,00 Euro|
National and international collaborations
Prof Giuseppe Vallar, University Milano-Bicocca, Milano.
Prof Caterina Silveri, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma.
Dr Andrea Carnaghi, Universita di Trieste, Trieste.
Prof. Carlo Miniussi, Universita di Brescia, Brescia.
Prof. Gereon Fink, IME, Forschungszentrum, Julich.
Prof. Iring Koch, RWTH, Aachen.
Dr Tamar Flash, Weizmann Institute.
Prof Patrick Haggard, ICN, UCL, London.
Dr Rebecca Jordon-Young, Barnard College, Columbia University, NYC.
Clinical experience and clinical links 1999-
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy.
Ospedale Regionale per la Riabilitazione Fisica, Udine, Italy.
Ospedale Riuniti Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
Local hospitals, Birmingham, U.K.
Good spoken and written English
Elementary spoken and written French
Membership to scientific societies
Societa Italiana di Neuroscienze
Member of the Experimental Psychological Society
Member of the International Neuropsychological Symposium
Member of the Society for Cognitive Neuroscience 1999-2003
Member of the Society for Neuroscience
Member of the Psychonomics Society
Member of the Societa Italiana di Neuropsicologia
Ad hoc reviewer for:
Acta Psychologica, Brain, Brain & Cognition, Cerebral Cortex, Cognition, Cognitive Brain Research, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cortex, Experimental Brain Research, Experimental Psychology, Human Brian Mapping, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Neurocase, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, NeuroImage, Perception and Psychophysics, Psychological Science, Trends in Cognitive Science, Visual Cognition.
I am currently on the editorial board of Cognitive Neuropsychology.
I am currently an action editor for Brain & Cognition.
"Neuropsychology of visual and motor systems", Faculty of Psychology, Univ. Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
"Cognitive Neuropsychology", Degree in Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Udine, Italy.
"Cognitive Neuropsychology" course for the Ph.D. in Neuroscience (SISSA).
Teaching Assistantship in Cognitive Neuropsychology, School of Psychology, Birmingham University, U.K.
Supervision of MSc projects
University of Padua, University Milano-Bicocca Italy.
Faculty of Psychology, University of Trieste.
SISSA Ph.D. students I have supervised
Liuba Papeo (b. 1982, Ph.D. in 2010, now Marie Curie postdoc at Harvard University, USA).
Joana Carmo (Ph.D. in 2010, now research fellow at the University of Lisbon).
Alessandro Grecucci (Ph.D. in 2010, now postdoc at Trento University, Italy).
Gioia Negri (Ph.D. in 2008, research fellow at the IRRCS "E. Medea", Udine, Italy).
Corrado Corradi Dell'Acqua (Ph.D. in 2007, postdoc at FSZ, Julich, Germany, now postdoc at Geneve University, CH).
Gorana Pobric (Ph.D. in 2006 cum laude, postdoc at ICN, UCL, London, now lecturer at Manchester University, U.K.).
Valerie Lesk (Ph.D. in 2005 cum laude, postdocs at Oxford and Leicester University, U.K., now lecturer in Leicester University, U.K.).
Alessia Tessari (Ph.D. in 2004 cum laude, visiting scientist at the CNRS Lyon, France, now lecturer at Bologna University).
Barbara Tomasino (Ph.D. in 2004, postdoc at the FSZ, Julich, Germany, now researcher IRRCS "E. Medea", Udine, Italy). Barbara was awarded an AIP (Associazione Italiana di Psicologia) prize for one of the best theses of the year.
Non-SISSA Ph.D. students I have supervised
Alberta Lunardelli (Ph.D. in 2006 at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, now clinical neuropsychologist at Azienda Ospedali Riuniti, Trieste, Italy).
SISSA Master students I have supervised
Ngubia Kuria (now Ph.D. student Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany).
SISSA Ph.D. students I am currently supervising
Gaz Bland (4st year)
Claudia Civai (4st year)
Paola Mengotti (3st year)
Alessandro Cicerale (3st year) (co-supervisor prof. Flash, Weizmann)
Ana Laura Diez (1st year)
Jenny Baumeister (1st year)
External Ph.D. examiner
University of Padua, Italy
University of Trento, Italy
Plymouth University, U.K.
University La Sapienza, Italy
Chair of SISSA's Ethics Committee.
SISSA's Coordinator (with Prof Treves) of the joint Master (=Laurea Magistrale) in Cognitive Neuroscience with the University of Trento.
Chair of the Regional fMRI consortium's scientific committee (SISSA, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Udine, La Nostra Famiglia).
Member of the Societa Italiana di Neuropsicologia's (SINP) steering committee.
Member of the European Workshop in Cognitive Neuropsychology's steering committee.
Member of the advisory committee of the Institute of Medicine, FSZ, Juelich, Germany
Coordinator of SISSA's Cognitive Neuroscience Sector and member of SISSA's Academic Senate.
Faculty representative of SISSA's Administrative Council
Organization of conferences and symposia
Italian Neuropsychology Society (SINP), symposium entitled "New methods for the quantitative analysis of the cerebral lesions in neuropsychology", Bologna, Italy, May 7th 2010.
Italian Society of Neuroscience (SIN), symposium entitled "A multimodal approach to neuroeconomics: The contribution of human cognitive neuroscience", Milan, Italy, October 2009.
More Geometrico, symposium entitled "Motor Cognition", SISSA, Trieste, Italy, October 2009.
"Borsellino College", ICTP, Trieste, Italy, September 2007 (co-organizer).
Symposium "Concepts and actions", European Workshop of Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy, January 2007.
Symposium "Imitation of actions", European Workshop of Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy, January, 2003.
4th Science of Aphasia Conference: Aphasia - Cross-disciplinary Aspects. Trieste, Italy, 22-27 August.2003.
Cognitive Neuroscience of Actions, Germany, (sponsored by Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munchen, Germany), February 2002 (co-organizer).
Symposium on "Action recognition and imitation", TENNET, Montreal, Canada, June 2001.
"The Acting Brain", Trieste, Italy, September 2000 (co-organizer).
Symposium on "Cognitive Neuropsychology of Action", TENNET, Montreal, Canada, June 1998.
EDITED SPECIAL ISSUES
Rumiati, R.I. & Caramazza, A. (2005). The Multiple Functions of Sensory-Motor Representations. Cognitive Neuropsychology, pp. 240.
Rumiati, R.I. & Bekkering, H. (2003). Action Recognition and Imitation. Brain and Cognition.
SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATING AND EDITING
Translation of Levy N. (2007). Neuroethics, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, for Milan: Apogeo.
Translation and editing of McShane, J. (1991). Cognitive Development, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, for Bologna: Societa Editrice il Mulino.
Translation and editing of Miller, P.H. (1989). Theories of developmental psychology, Oxford: W.H. Freeman and Company (2nd edition), for Bologna: Societa Editrice il Mulino.
Rumiati, R.I. (2010). Donne e Uomini. Bologna: Il Mulino (pp.128).
"Higher-level motor processes" talk given at the XI Congresso Nazionale della Societa Italiana di Riabilitazione Neurologica, Verona, Italy, May 5-7, 2011.
"Noi e gli altri: Neuroscienze del pregiudizio" talk given at the conference "Il cervello, le emozioni, la morale", SISSA, Trieste, Italy, March 8-9, 2011.
"Noi e gli altri: Neuroscienze del pregiudizio" talk given at the Darwin Day "Le intelligenze vegetali animali umane artificiali", Universita La Sapienza, Villa Mirafiori, Roma, Italy, February 18-19, 2011.
"Apraxia" talk given at the 3rd Verona Neurosurgical Symposia entitled "Measuring Clinical Outcomes in Neuro-Oncology: Tools and Parameters", Verona, Italy, January 29th, 2011.
"The link between language and action is in our imagination" talk given for "The Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students", Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel, December 23rd, 2010.
"Afasia e aprassia" talk given in a symposium entitled "New developments in language studies", annual meeting of the Italian Society of Neurology, Catania, Italy, October 27th, 2010.
"Differenze sessuali del sistema nervoso centrale" talk given at Societa Italiana di Urologia, Milan, Italy, October 19th, 2010.
"Il ruolo delle rappresentazioni motorie nella comprensione del linguaggio" meeting organized by the Institute "E.Medea" La Nostra Famiglia at the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Santa Maria della Misericordia", Udine, Italy, October 1st, 2010.
"From neuropsychology to neuroimaging: Two fMRI studies", presented with C. Crescentini & P. Mengotti at IV European Conference of medical Physics on "Advances in High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging", Udine, Italy, September 23-24, 2010.
"Differenze di genere: Mito o realta?", meeting entitled "Come natura vuole? Il ruolo delle donne", Corso di Perfezionamento e Aggiornamento professionale Donne, Politica e Istituzioni, Corso Avanzato, a.a. 2008-2009, Faculty of Economics, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, September 22nd, 2010.
"Language and Action", symposium on "Language and Social Implications" at the annual meeting of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia - Sezione di Psicologia Sociale, Torino, Italy, September 14th, 2010.
"Why should we treat apraxia and why", Institute of Medicine, FSZ, Juelich Germany, September 10th, 2010.
"Programma riabilitativo dell'aprassia", Consensus Conference La riabilitazione neuropsicologica della persona adulta, Siena, Italy, February 20th, 2010.
"L'aprassia degli arti", Consensus Conference "La riabilitazione neuropsicologica della persona adulta", Siena (Italy), February 19th, 2010.
"The myth of sensorimotor representations in language understanding", at a conference entitled "Nature Nurture, and Future", Florence, Italy, December 2009.
"The role of emotions in guiding actions", MPI, Leipzig, Germany, November 2009.
"Neuroscienze e razzismo", conference entitled "Neuroetica", Facolta di Medicina, Universita Bicocca Monza, Italy, May, 2009.
"Neuroscienze e razzismo", conference entitled "La diversita umana: biologia, storia, narrazione", Trieste University, Trieste, Italy, May, 2009.
"Problemi etici della ricerca nelle Neuroscienze Cognitive", conference entitled "Neuroetica: Le scienze del cervello e il loro impatto sulla societa", Padua University, Padova, Italy, February 2009.
"Embodied theories of cognition: Neuropsychological cues", Institute of Psychology, RWTA Aachen University, Germany, November, 2008.
"Beyond imitation: The role of emotions in guiding actions", ULB, Bruxelles (Belgium), April, 2008.
"Beyond imitation: The role of emotions in guiding actions", Dept Psychology, Gent University, Belgium, April, 2008.
"Strategic control of imitation routes" Dartmouth College, Hannover. USA, May, 2007.
"L'influenza della stimolazione emotiva sull'imitazione", Giornata di Studio Cognizione Sociale e Neuroscienze, Padova, Italy, February 5, 2007
"Differenze di genere in neuropsicologia" Societa Italiana di Fisiologia, Ravenna, Italy, September, 2006.
"Differenze di genere: mito o scienza?" III Donne e Scienza, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy, September, 2006.
"Strategic control of imitation routes" Annual meeting of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia, Rovereto, Italy, September, 2006.
"Multiple route model for action imitation" Attention & Performance, Lyon, France, July, 2006.
"Apraxic deficits in brain damaged patients and neuroimaging evidence", Cortical Control of Higher Cognition, Lubeck, Germany, May, 2006.
"Modelli neurocognitivi dell'aprassia", SIN, Venice, Italy, April, 2006.
"Apraxic deficits in cortical and subcortical brain damaged patients" SINS, Ischia, Italy, October, 2005.
"Embodied Cognition: Cues from Neuropsychology" BNS, London, U.K., March, 2005.
"Strategic control over route selection in action imitation" EPS, London, U.K., January, 2005.
"Semantic and motor knowledge about objects are independent modules" Novartis meeting, Trieste (Italy), September, 2004.
"Use and semantic knowledge about objects" INS, Porto Heli (Greece), June, 2004.
"The state of the art in apraxia", RWTH Aachen University, Aachen (Germany), April, 2004.
"Tool use: Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging", Convergence and divergence between neuropsychology and neuroimaging, Bonn (Germany), May, 2003.
"Does a dual task model account for the imitation of MF and ML actions? Evidence from neuropsychological patients and healthy participants", The science of aphasia II, ESF, Giens (France) September, 2001.
"Does a dual task model account for the imitation of MF and ML actions? Evidence from neuropsychological patients and healthy participants", Workshop on Imitation of actions, ICN, UCL, London U.K. Sept 2001.
"A form of Ideational Apraxia as a selective deficit of the contention scheduling" Aston University, Birmingham U.K. January 2001.
"Different mechanisms for rotating hands and external objects", Institute of Cognitive Sciences, Lyon (France) February 2001.
"STM for actions", Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munchen Germany, November, 2000.
"Il profilo delle funzioni esecutive nei bambini con DDAI". II convegno della AIDAI (ADHD), Firenze, Italy, March, 2000.
"A form of Ideational Apraxia as a selective deficit of the contention scheduling", Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany, April, 2000.
"Introduction to Cognitive Neuropsychology", NEC, Princeton, USA, November, 1999.
"A cognitive model of actions", Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munchen, Germany, July, 1999.
"Selective impairment of the phonological output buffer". S. Lucia, Roma, Italy, May, 1998.
"Short-term memory for actions". Borsellino College, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, May, 1998.
"La disorganizzazione del gesto transitivo e l'organizzazione delle conoscenze degli oggetti". Symposium on Perception and Action, AIP, Firenze, Italy, September, 1998.
"Symposium on semantics", DIBIT, San Raffaele, Milan, Italy, May, 1995.
"Recognition by actions", Department of Psychology, University of Almeria, Spain, April, 1995.
"Object recognition in scenes", Symposium on Environmental Psychology, XIth Congress of the Basic Research of Psychology, Cagliari, Italy, September, 1992.
Visiting scientist, Institute for Psychology, RWTH Aachen University, 4 weeks, Oct-Nov.
2008 Visiting scientist, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, 4 weeks, May.
Visiting scientist, Brain Science Institute, Riken, Saitama, Japan, 6 weeks, April-May.
Visiting scientist, IME Forschungszentrum, Julich, Germany, Bessel Award (1 year).
Visiting scientist, IME Forschungszentrum, Julich, Germany, June-July.
Visiting scientist, Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munchen (Germany), 4 weeks, Nov.
Visiting scientist, IME Forschungszentrum, Juelich, Germany, 2 weeks, Nov.
Research period at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London, U.K., 2 weeks.
Clinical training at the Department of Neuropsychology of the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, U.K., 2 weeks.
Visiting professor Department of Psychology, Almeria University, Spain, April.