I am an associate professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

My research is mostly dedicated to the psychology of language, with a particular focus on word processing and computational models of the semantic system.

Currently I am the PI of BraveNewWord, an ERC-funded project aimed at investigating the semantic side of novel word processing in adult speakers (always unjustifiably proud of the pun in the project title).

From the irregular trivia of ordinary life mixed with a bit of scientific doodling and failure, to the intense dramatic concentration as one closes in on the truth and the final elation (plus with gradually decreasing frequency, the sudden sharp pangs of doubt) - that is how science is done.

R. Feynman