Giacomo Rizzolatti
Giacomo Rizzolatti.jpg
Born (1937-04-28) 28 April 1937 (age 85)
NationalityItaly
Alma materUniversity of Padua
Known forMirror neurons
AwardsGolgi Prize for Physiology
George Miller Award
Feltrinelli Prize for Medicine (2000)
Herlitzka Prize for Physiology
Brain Prize for Neurosciences
Scientific career
FieldsNeurophysiology
InstitutionsUniversity of Parma
Academic advisorsGiuseppe Moruzzi

Giacomo Rizzolatti (born 28 April 1937[1]) is an Italian neurophysiologist who works at the University of Parma. Born in Kyiv, UkSSR, he is the Senior Scientist of the research team that discovered mirror neurons in the frontal and parietal cortex of the macaque monkey, and has written many scientific articles on the topic. He also proposed the premotor theory of attention.[2] He is a past president of the European Brain and Behaviour Society. Rizzolatti was the 2007 co-recipient, with Leonardo Fogassi and Vittorio Gallese, for the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.[3] He is an elected member of the Academia Europaea,[4] National Academy of Sciences,[5] and Royal Society[4] In 2020 he adheres to Empathism.[6]

Awards

These are listed on the right side of the Wikipedia page:

Selected works

References

External link