Università di Padova

Invited Speakers



Chiara Bulgarelli

Using fNIRS to investigate the development of functional connectivity and its relationship with early adversity

Chiara Bulgarelli is an Early Career Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow at the world’s first ToddlerLab at Birkbeck where she pioneers the use of cutting-edge technologies to naturalistically study the development of empathy in toddlers. Prior to this, she gained a PhD in Developmental Neuroscience in 2018 at Birkbeck after which she moved to UCL to work within the Brain Imaging for Global Health Project (BRIGHT). She has a strong passion in understanding social development, which has always gone hand-in-hand with her interest in advancing data-analysis methods for functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)



Alessandro Torricelli

Translating fNIRS from research labs to the real world