The PI

Davide Crepaldi

Davide Crepaldi

Born October 1979 near Milano, Italy, Davide got his PhD in Psychology, Linguistics, and Cognitive Neurosciences from the University of Milano‑Bicocca, Italy (with a significant spell at Macquarie University, Sydney). During his PhD, he worked with Claudio Luzzatti on the neuropsychology of nouns and verbs. He then moved to Royal Holloway University of London, to work on the visual identification of complex words with Kathy Rastle and widen his toolbag with experimental psychology, ERP and computational modelling. Davide was then back to Milano Bicocca in 2010, taking up an independent Research Scientist position thanks to a FIRB-Futuro in Ricerca grant from the Italian Ministry of Education. In 2015, he moved to SISSA as an Associate Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience.

At SISSA, Davide leads the Language, Learning and Reading lab, and is part of the Cognitive Neuroscience group. An ERC grantee, he works with a team of around 10 people on various research projects on statistical learning, morphology and word meaning. He published more than 40 papers in international journals, including Current Biology, Cognition, Developmental Science, Neuropsychologia, Journal of Memory and Language, and JEP:G. A neuropsychologist by background, Davide developed a varied research portfolio, which now includes psycholinguistics, some neuroimaging, electrophysiology, eye tracking, and computational modelling. During his career, Davide has attracted nearly 3M Euros of research funding, from 6 different agencies. He reviews papers regularly for journals such as Cognition, JEP:G, JML, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Lingua, JEP:LMC, Cortex, Neuropsychologia and Neuroimage (among ~50). Davide is a Deputy Editor (with a special focus on Registered Reports) at the British Journal of Psychology, is part of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cognition and guest edited at the journal Cortex. He's also an active member of his research community—he was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the European Society for Cognitive Psychololgy (ESCoP) and organized a number of different congresses/events (such as the International Morphological Processing Conference in 2017 and the 2016 edition of the Trieste Encounters in Cognitive Science).

You can download Davide's CV here below, and here you can access his Google Scholar page.