Leonardo Fogassi is Professor of Human Physiology at the Università degli Studi di Parma in Parma, Italy. His research focuses on the sensori-motor transformations operated by the cerebral cortex and the role of motor cortex in action perception. Some of his recent publications include: “Mirror neurons responding to the observation of ingestive and communicative mouth actions in the monkey ventral premotor cortex” (European Journal of Neuroscience, 2003) and “Hearing sounds, understanding actions: action representation in mirror neurons” (Science, 2002). He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the Università degli Studi di Parma.
Read the abstract of the paper Professor Fogassi presented for STI's Is Science Compatible with Our Desire for Freedom? experts meeting.