April 28, 1937 |
|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
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.
- 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.
Selected works 
- 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.
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