I am currently principal investigator at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale & École Normale Supérieure, Paris), where I created the Human Reinforcement Learning team, thanks to an ATIP-Avenir starting grant.
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 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 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.
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 born in 1982 in Palermo (Sicily, Italy), where I lived until I completed high school (2000). From 2000 to 2006 I lived and studied in Bologna (Emilia Romagna, Italy). Since 2006 I have been living, studying and working between Paris and, more recently (2014), London. I am married to Gaia Geminiani, and have two children: Emilio and Ada.
Contact: stefano dot palminteri at gmail dot com