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Franco Pestilli

Assistant Professor Psychological and Brain Sciences
Office: Psychology PY 359
Phone: (812) 855-4525

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  • Ph.D., New York University, 2008
  • M.A., New York University, 2006
  • B.A., University of Rome, La Sapienza, 2001

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate (2011-2014) Stanford University, CA
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2010) Columbia University, NY
  • Visiting Researcher (2009) RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan

Research Interests

Neuroimaging, neuroscience, vision science, cognitive science

Professor Pestilli's research concerns white-matter, microstructure, anatomy and brain tracts as well as tractogrpahy. He also studies computational modeling of human behavior and brain activity and psychophyscis of visual perception and reading. Professor Pestilli also studies behavioral and brain mechanisms of motivation and attention.