Doris Pischedda obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Milano-Bicocca. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the RC 2 Lab, University of Milano-Bicocca, for the Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, at the Learning and Decision Making Group, University of Trento, and at the Haynes Neuroimaging Lab, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, within the Cluster of Excellence “Science of intelligence”. Her research interests lay in the characterization of the cognitive mechanisms underlying human social behavior in healthy and clinical populations.
She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia, working in the project “A multiscale integrated approach to the study of the nervous system in health and disease” (MNESYS). Her goal is to identify brain parameters recorded using Magnetic Resonance Imaging that could be used to simulate personalized virtual brains in order to characterize and predict dysfunctions and clinical outcomes in clinical populations and to implement these architectures in artificial systems. To this purpose, she uses a combination of behavioral tasks, learning paradigms, functional magnetic resonance imaging, standard analysis methods, advanced decoding techniques, and brain simulations.