Maria Ida Gobbini

Associate Professor

My research focus is on the cognitive and neural mechanisms for person perception with a particular emphasis on how people recognize familiar individuals, access person knowledge, and form and update representations of others. Immediate access to information about people is essential for effective social interactions. I am currently investigating the neural systems that participate in retrieval of information on someone we know and the automaticity of access to person knowledge and the emotional associations during the process of recognition. I am using both psychophysical and fMRI measures.

6207 Moore Hall
HB 6207
1994 MD, University of Florence, Italy
1998 Residency in Neurology, University of Florence, Italy
2004 PhD in Esplorazione Molecolare, Metabolica e Funzionale del Sistema Nervoso e degli Organi di Senso, University of Pisa, Italy

Selected publications

Visconti di Oleggio Castello M, Guntupalli JS, Yang H and Gobbini MI (2014) Facilitated detection of social cues conveyed by familiar faces. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:678. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00678