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Cinzia Giorgetta, PhD, is working at the Laboratory of Applied Ontology, ISTC, CNR of Trento on the project VisCoSO, since July 2012.
Previously she worked at the Neural Decision Science Lab, Department of Cognitive Science (DiSCoF) and Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, where she still collaborates. She obtained a full Degree cum laude in Psychology, University of Urbino in 2003, and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Psychophysiology and Personality at Sapienza, University of Rome, in 2007. In 2008 she obtained a specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy at the School in Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC).

Research interests

Her research activity is mainly focused on the field of Cognitive Science. She is interested at investigating the relationship between emotions and decision-making, with a particular regard for the emotion of regret. Her research interests are also focused on Neuroeconomics and on Neurocognitive mechanisms of psychopathological disorders. Along with her main areas of interest, her studies have been also focused on counterfactual reasoning, on cognitive aspects of perfectionism, human error, and spacial attention. These topics have been studied using different methodologies such as Eye-tracking, fMRI, MEG, neuropsychological testing and tested on normal and clinical populations.

Selected publications

  • Giorgetta, C., Grecucci, A., Bonini N., Coricelli G., Demarchi G., Braun C., Sanfey A. G. (2013). Waves of regret: A MEG Study of emotion and decision-making. Neuropsychologia.

  • Giorgetta, C., Grecucci, A., Zanon, S., Perini, L. Balestrieri, M., Bonini, N., Sanfey, A., Brambilla, P. (2012). Reduced risk-taking behaviour as a trait feature of anxiety. Emotion.

  • Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., Brambilla, P., Zanon, S., Perini, L. Balestrieri, M. Bonini, N., Sanfey, A. (2012). Anxious Ultimatums. How Anxiety Affects Socio-Economic Decisions. Cognition & Emotion.

  • Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., Bonini, N., Sanfey, A. (in press). Living emotions, avoiding emotions: behavioral investigation of the regulation of socially driven emotions. Frontiers in Psychology. Special Topic: The Social Dimension of Emotion Regulation.

  • Giorgetta, C., Grecucci, A., Bonini, N., Coricelli, G., Demarchi, G., Braun, C., Sanfey, A.G. (in press). A MEG study of emotions in decision-making: the experience of regret. Proceedings of the XI International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON XI). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

  • Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., Bonini, N., Sanfey, A. (in press). Reappraising social emotions: the role of inferior frontal gyrus, temporo-parietal junction and insula in interpersonal regulation. Proceedings of the XI International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON XI). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

  • Giorgetta, C., Zeelenberg, M., Ferlazzo, F., D’Olimpio, F. (2012). Cultural Variation in the Role of Responsibility in Regret and Disappointment: The Italian case. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33, 726-737.

  • Grecucci, A., Giorgetta, C., van Wout, M., Bonini, N., Sanfey, A. (2012). Reappraising the Ultimatum: an fMRI study of emotion regulation and decision-making. Cerebral Cortex, 2012 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Shavit, T., Giorgetta, C., Shani, Y., Ferlazzo, F. (2010). Using an eye tracker to examine behavioral biases in investment tasks: An experimental study. Journal of Behavioral Finance, 11, 185-194.

  • D’Alessio, M., Laudadio, A., Giorgetta, C. (2010). What would happen if I let myself go? Tendency to feel Regret and Personality. Counseling, 3 (1), 49-64.

  • Laudadio, A., Conti, M., Giorgetta, C. (2008). Coping and tendency to feel Regret. GIPO – Giornale Italiano di Psicologia dell’Orientamento. 9.1, 29-42.

  • Laudadio, A., Amendola, M., Giorgetta, C., Lolli, C. (2007). Knowing how to choose: the weight of regret in adolescents. Quaderni di Orientamento, XVI, 31, 36-39.

  • Laudadio, A., Giorgetta, C., Amendola, M., Baumgartner, M. (2007). Validation of a scale for measuring the tendency to feel regret in adolescents. Ricerche di Psicologia, 3, 141-158.

  • Giorgetta, C., Terenzi, M., Tatta, M., D’Olimpio, F., Di Nocera, F. (2006). Proneness to make mistakes predict Absent-Mindedness, but not road accidents. Proceeding of the National Conference - SIE - Milano.