About me

I am head of the Human Reinforcement Learning team, which is part of the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives et Computationelles (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale & École Normale Supérieure, Paris) . I am current a editorial board member of Communication Biology, PLoS Computational Biology and Computational Psychiatry. I am a member of European Laboratory of Learning and Ingeligent Systems (ELLIS) Society.


BIO

I was born in 1982 in Palermo (Sicily, Italy), where I lived until I graduated from highschool (Liceo Classico G. Meli, 2000).

I hold a Master degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from the University of Bologna (Italy, 2006) and a Master degree in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience from the University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France, 2007). I hold a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France, 2012).

I was a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Mathias Pessiglione, at the Brain and Spine Institute (Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris). My first post-doctoral position (2013) was at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (ENS, Paris) and the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (University di Trento, Trento) in Giorgio Coricelli's team. My second post-doctoral position (2014-2015) was at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (University College London, London) in Sarah-Jayne Blakemore's team. My third post-doctoral position was at the the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (ENS, Paris) in Etienne Koechlin's team (2016).

-- NEWS --

[since July 2020]


Stefano has been awarded three ANR grants (see fundings)!

Stefano joined the editorial board of Computational Psychiatry!

Sophie's paper accepted in Sciences Advances

Anis' Plos Biology article in the INSERM news!

Valerian's Nature Human Behaviour article in the Scientific American!

Valerian's Nature Human Behaviour article in the CNRS news!

Anis's paper accepted in Plos Biology!

Basile's and Fabien's paper accepted in Philosophical Transactions B!

Stefano joined the editorial board of PLoS Computational Biology!

The HRL awarded a new grant « Lutte contre les addictions aux substances psychoactives », de l'IReSP (co-PI w/ Cédric Lemogne & Marie Zins)