Laura Verga

Biography

Humans and other animals communicate in many different ways: language, music, and synchronized movements are all different methods to convey information to others. Timing is essential to all these abilities, effectively supporting their unfolding as well as their acquisition. As a consequence, timing deficits may significantly hamper everyday life and the learning of new skills. In my research, I use several methods (f/MRI, DTI, behavioural analyses, meta-analyses) to investigate the role of timing in a broad spectrum of contexts (for example social interaction, music, neurological disorders, sleep) and in different species.

 

Peer-review activity

I have been reviewing for several journals targeting varied disciplines, such as Frontiers in Psychology (sections Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience and Performance Science), Frontiers in Neuroscience, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Language Cognition and Neuroscience, Language Learning, Sleep Medicine, Journal of Cognitive Psychology, NPJ Science of Learning, Scientific Reports, Cortex, NeuroImage, Neuroscience Letters, Psychomusicology: Music Mind and Brain, Memory & Cognition, Plos One

Research interests

Timing, comparative neuroscience/neuroanatomy, learning, social interaction, music, sleep, neurological disorders

 

 

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