Giacomo Rizzolatti

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Giacomo Rizzolatti
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Born (1937-04-28) April 28, 1937 (age 77)
Kiev, Ukraine
Nationality Italy
Fields Neurophysiology
Institutions University of Parma
Alma mater University of Padua
Academic advisors Giuseppe Moruzzi
Known for Mirror neurons
Notable awards Golgi Prize for Physiology
George Miller Award
Feltrinelli Prize for Medicine
Herlitzka Prize for Physiology
Brain Prize for Neurosciences

Giacomo Rizzolatti (born April 28, 1937) is an Italian neurophysiologist who works at the University of Parma. He is the Senior Scientist of the research team that discovered mirror neurons in the frontal and parietal cortex of the macaque monkey, and has written many scientific articles on the topic. He is a past president of the European Brain and Behaviour Society. Rizzolatti was the 2007 co-recipient, with Leonardo Fogassi and Vittorio Gallese, for the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.[1]

Awards[edit]

These are listed on the right side of the Wikipedia page: Golgi Prize for Physiology George Miller Award Feltrinelli Prize for Medicine Herlitzka Prize for Physiology

Selected works[edit]

  • Nelissen, Koen; Luppino, Giuseppe; Vanduffel, Wim; ———; Orban, Guy A. (2005). "Observing Others: Multiple Action Representation in the Frontal Lobe". Science 310 (5746): 332–336. doi:10.1126/science.1115593. PMID 16224029. 
  • ———; Sinigaglia, Corrado (2008). Mirrors In The Brain: How Our Minds Share Actions and Emotions. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-921798-4. 

References[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007- Giacomo Rizzolatti, Vittorio Gallese and Leonardo Fogassi http://grawemeyer.org/psychology/previous-winners/2007-giacomo-rizzolatti-vittorio-gallese-and-leonardo-fogassi.html |url= missing title (help).