Research Areas

I have a strong background in cognitive sciences and neuroscience and in particular I have dealt with attention in the temporal dimension and visual working memory.

Currently, my “scientific” goal is to understand the role of the observer’s sensorimotor representations during the processing of facial expressions of others, an open question in the literature, which finds great supporters and equally great detractors.

I am also interested in the neural correlates of conscious processing of faces and facial expressions.

Selected Publications

2021

Quettier, Thomas; Gambarota, Filippo; Tsuchiya, Naotsugu; Sessa, Paola

Blocking facial mimicry during binocular rivalry modulates visual awareness of faces with a neutral expression Journal Article

Scientific Reports, 11 (1), pp. 1–11, 2021.

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Maffei, Antonio; Sessa, Paola

Event-related network changes unfold the dynamics of cortical integration during face processing Journal Article

Psychophysiology, 58 (5), pp. e13786, 2021.

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Maffei, Antonio; Sessa, Paola

Time-resolved connectivity reveals the “how” and “when” of brain networks reconfiguration during face processing Journal Article

Neuroimage: Reports, 1 (2), pp. 100022, 2021.

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2020

Borgomaneri, Sara; Bolloni, Corinna; Sessa, Paola; Avenanti, Alessio

Blocking facial mimicry affects recognition of facial and body expressions Journal Article

PloS one, 15 (2), pp. e0229364, 2020.

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2018

Sessa, Paola; Lomoriello, Arianna Schiano; Luria, Roy

Neural measures of the causal role of observers’ facial mimicry on visual working memory for facial expressions Journal Article

Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 13 (12), pp. 1281–1291, 2018.

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Publications

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2021

Quettier, Thomas; Gambarota, Filippo; Tsuchiya, Naotsugu; Sessa, Paola

Blocking facial mimicry during binocular rivalry modulates visual awareness of faces with a neutral expression Journal Article

Scientific Reports, 11 (1), pp. 1–11, 2021.

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Palmieri, Arianna; Meconi, Federica; Vallesi, Antonino; Capizzi, Mariagrazia; Pick, Emanuele; Marcato, Sonia; Kleinbub, Johann R; `u, Gianni Sorar; Sessa, Paola

Enhanced neural empathic responses in patients with spino-bulbar muscular atrophy: An electrophysiological study Journal Article

Brain sciences, 11 (1), pp. 16, 2021.

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Maffei, Antonio; Sessa, Paola

Event-related network changes unfold the dynamics of cortical integration during face processing Journal Article

Psychophysiology, 58 (5), pp. e13786, 2021.

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Maffei, Antonio; Goertzen, Jennifer; Jaspers-Fayer, Fern; Kleffner, Killian; Sessa, Paola; Liotti, Mario

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Covert Versus Overt Processing of Happy, Fearful and Sad Facial Expressions Journal Article

Brain Sciences, 11 (7), pp. 942, 2021.

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Maffei, Antonio; Sessa, Paola

Time-resolved connectivity reveals the “how” and “when” of brain networks reconfiguration during face processing Journal Article

Neuroimage: Reports, 1 (2), pp. 100022, 2021.

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Maffei, Antonio; Sessa, Paola

Event-related network changes unfold the dynamics of cortical integration during face processing Journal Article

Psychophysiology, 58 (5), pp. e13786, 2021.

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Lomoriello, Arianna Schiano; Maffei, Antonio; Brigadoi, Sabrina; Sessa, Paola

Altering sensorimotor simulation impacts early stages of facial expression processing depending on individual differences in alexithymic traits Journal Article

Brain and Cognition, 148 , pp. 105678, 2021.

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Maffei, Antonio; Sessa, Paola

Time-resolved connectivity reveals the “how” and “when” of brain networks reconfiguration during face processing Journal Article

Neuroimage: Reports, 1 (2), pp. 100022, 2021.

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Maffei, Antonio; Goertzen, Jennifer; Jaspers-Fayer, Fern; Kleffner, Killian; Sessa, Paola; Liotti, Mario

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Covert Versus Overt Processing of Happy, Fearful and Sad Facial Expressions Journal Article

Brain Sciences, 11 (7), pp. 942, 2021.

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Lomoriello, Arianna Schiano; Maffei, Antonio; Brigadoi, Sabrina; Sessa, Paola

Altering sensorimotor simulation impacts early stages of facial expression processing depending on individual differences in alexithymic traits Journal Article

Brain and Cognition, 148 , pp. 105678, 2021.

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50 entries « 1 of 5 »