Master’s degree in “Sciences of the body and the Mind” summa cum laude, 2019, University of Turin (IT)
Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences and Techniques, 2017, University of Turin (IT)
15.03.2021 – today: Doctoral researcher, International Max Planck Research School for the Science of Human History (IMPRS-SHH), Max-Planck Institute of Geoanthropology, Jena, Germany
01.05.2020-15.03.2021: Research Assistant, Department of General Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Germany
07.10.2019-07.01.2020: Research intern, Behavioural Neuroscience research group, Institute for neuroscience and Medicine – 7, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
15.10.2018-01.05.2020: Research trainee, Focuslab Research Group, Department of General Psychology, University of Turin
Use of meta-analyses of neuroimaging literature to answer questions about brain structure and function
Face perception and learning, and individual differences in these skills
Prototypicality effects in the visual processing of faces
Schroeger, A., Ficco, L., Wuttke, S. J. , Kaufmann, J. M., and Schweinberger, S. R., (2023). Differences between high and low performers in face recognition in electrophysiological correlates of face familiarity and distance-to-norm. Biological Psychology, 182, 108654. 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2023.108654.
Li, C., Ficco, L., Trapp, S., Rostalski, S. M., Korn, L., & Kovács, G. (2023). The effect of context congruency on fMRI repetition suppression for objects. Neuropsychologia, 188, 108603.
Ficco, L., Müller, V. I., Kaufmann, J. M., & Schweinberger, S. R. (2022). Socio-cognitive, expertise-based and appearance-based accounts of the other-‘race’ effect in face perception: A label-based systematic review of neuroimaging results. British Journal of Psychology, 00, 1– 25. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12595
Ficco, L., Li, C., Jahn, R., Kaufmann, J. M., Kovacs, Z. G., Schweinberger, S. R., (September 2022). Effects of visual prototypicality and predictability in face- and object-responsive brain regions: A pilot study, Accepted poster at the Minerva-Gentner Symposium for action representation (University of Regensburg)
Ficco, L., Müller, V.M., Kaufmann, J. M., Schweinberger, S. R., (April 2022). Socio-cognitive, expertise-based and appearance-based accounts of the other -“race” effect in face perception a label-based systematic review of neuroimaging results, Accepted poster at TeaP Conference (64nd edition, University of Cologne)
Ficco, L., Mancuso, L., Manuello, J., Teneggi, A., Liloia, D., Duca, S., … & Cauda, F. (2021). Disentangling predictive processing in the brain: a meta-analytic study in favour of a predictive network. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-14.
Ficco, L. Mancuso, J. Manuello, D. Liloia, A. Nani, T. Costa, F. Cauda, G. Kovacs, (2019). Disentangling predictive processing in the brain: a study in favour of a predictive network across sensory modalities, Accepted poster at TeaP Conference (62nd edition, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena)
L. Mancuso, A. Fornito, T. Costa, L. Ficco, D. Liloia, J. Manuello, S. Duca, F. Cauda, (2020) A meta-analytic approach to mapping co-occurent grey matter volume increases and decreases in psychiatric disorders, Neuroimage, 22210.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117220
L. Mancuso, A. Nani, J. Manuello, D. Liloia, G. Gelmini, L. Ficco, S. Duca, T. Costa, F. Cauda, (2019) Degree Centrality of Co-alteration Networks: Meta-analytic Hubs of Pathological Spread, Accepted poster at the conference: Organization for Human Brain Mapping, 10.13140/RG.2.2.24083.53281
Cauda, F., Mancuso, L., Nani, A., Ficco, L., Premi, E., Manuello, J., … & Costa, T. (2020). Hubs of long‐distance co‐alteration characterize brain pathology. Human brain mapping, 41(14), 3878-3899.