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The Brain Stimulation Lab @ HW

The lab is devoted to study body representation and emotional processing, making use of brain stimulation techniques. Check out how we can electrify your mind!

Cristian Colzi

 Postgraduate Visiting Research Student




My interest for psychology starts from the wish to understand human behaviour. This brought me to the University of Pavia where I obtained my bachelor degree in psychology in 2014, with a dissertation on somatoparaphrenic patients and body ownership. After my bachelor, I continued my career with a master degree, during which I focused on neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience.

I cooperated in a research project on memory and attention, where I used transcranical Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to modulate the neural activity of healthy participants. I based my final dissertation on the results obtained with the experiments mentioned above and I graduated in 2016.

In September 2016 I was awarded with the Erasmus+ scholarship so I decided to take advantage of this opportunity joining the BEL at Heriot-Watt University. My aim is to improve my skills in brain stimulation, brain activity recording, data analyses and design of behavioural experiments.


Email: cc84@hw.ac.uk