University of Vienna
Giorgia Silani is an Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Vienna. She graduated with a diploma in clinical psychology from the University of Turin in 1998 and obtained her Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Milano in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, she worked at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, under the supervision of Prof. Uta Frith. In 2007, she was appointed a post doc at the Center for Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics, University of Zurich, under Prof. Tania Singer. In 2010, she moved to Italy to lead the ‘Collective Emotions and Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab’, at SISSA Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, in Trieste. Since 2014, she has been working at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Vienna. Her major research focus lies in the neurobiological basis of social cognition, emotions, and behaviors. She also investigates the effects of atypical development on social interactions and cognition.