Federico Brusa PhD Student
“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” Immanuel Kant
Mr. Federico Brusa, PhD student at Heriot Watt University.
I started my PhD on September 2018. My research focuses on body representation, more specifically on the representation of the “less famous” lower limbs. I am at exploring behavioural as well as anatomical differences between feet and hands representation.
I obtained my Master’s degree in Psychology in 2017 at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), with a dissertation exploring the effects of language proficiency and cognitive reserve on the cognitive performance. After graduation, I did my psychology internship at San Paolo Hospital in Milan (Italy) where I practiced in the field of neuropsychological assessment with HIV patient and in neurorehabilitation of patients with HAND (ERICA program). Here, I also had the opportunity to be involved in projects studying the physician-patient communication.
Due to my interest in body representation and emotional processing, I joined the Brain Stimulation Lab here in Edinburgh. Here, I hope to increase my technical and scientific skills, while surviving the dramatic Scottish weather.