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Assoc Prof Dr. Enrica Laura Santarcangelo | controllo cognitivo Award | Visionary Scientist Award

MD PhD, University of Pisa, Italy

🏆 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Enrica Laura Santarcangelo, a distinguished recipient of the Controllo Cognitivo Award and the Visionary Scientist Award, has made groundbreaking contributions to the field of cognitive control. With an impressive background holding MD and PhD degrees from the University of Pisa, Italy, Dr. Santarcangelo exemplifies excellence in both academia and research. Her pioneering work delves into understanding the intricate mechanisms of cognitive control, shedding light on how the human mind regulates thoughts and actions. Through her dedication and visionary insights, Dr. Santarcangelo continues to inspire and shape the future of cognitive science, leaving a lasting impact on the scientific community.



Education 🎓

Enrica Laura Santarcangelo was born in 1956 in Formicola (CE). She earned her degree in Medicine from the University of Pisa in 1980, followed by a degree-certificate from the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento S. Anna, Pisa in 1981. She specialized in Medical Psychology at the University of Siena in 1985 and obtained her PhD in Anthropology, Anthropometry, and Physiology from the same university in 1989.

Experience 💼

With a rich background in academia, Enrica Laura Santarcangelo has contributed significantly to both research and teaching. She served as an Assistant Professor of Physiology at the University of Pisa from 2005 to 2014 and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. In 2019, she achieved the prestigious position of Full Professor of Physiology. Her extensive experience also includes a private practice as a clinical psychologist from 1990 to 2005.

Research Interests 🧠

Enrica Laura Santarcangelo’s research interests revolve around the physiological correlates of hypnotizability, with a particular focus on sensorimotor integration, functional equivalence between imagery and perception/action, and cardiovascular control. She has conducted groundbreaking studies exploring the neural mechanisms underlying hypnosis and its implications for understanding various cognitive and physiological processes.

Awards 🏆

In 2022, Enrica Laura Santarcangelo was honored with the Ernest Hilgard Award for Scientific Excellence by the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH), recognizing her outstanding contributions to the field. This prestigious award highlights her exceptional research achievements and dedication to advancing the understanding of hypnosis and its physiological effects.

Publications Top Notes 📚

“Is Hypnotic Induction Necessary to Experience Hypnosis and Responsible for Changes in Brain Activity?” – 2023

“Modulation of the heartbeat-evoked cortical potential by hypnotizability and hypnosis” – 2023

“Well-Being in Highly Hypnotizable Persons” – 2022

“Does hypnotizability affect neurovascular coupling during cognitive tasks?” – 2022

“Interoceptive Accuracy as a Function of Hypnotizability” – 2021

“High Motor Cortex Excitability in Highly Hypnotizable Individuals: A Favourable Factor for Neuroplasticity?” – 2020

“Topology highlights mesoscopic functional equivalence between imagery and perception: The case of hypnotizability” – 2019

“Hypnotizability influences the cortical representation of visually and kinaesthetically imagined head position” – 2018


Enrica Laura Santarcangelo | controllo cognitivo Award | Visionary Scientist Award

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