Vittorio Gallese
Dipartimento di Neuroscienze
Università di Parma
Unità di Fisiologia, Via Volturno 39/E
43125 PARMA (Italy)
vittorio.gallese[at]unipr.it
(+39) 0521 903887


Academic profile

I was born and educated in Parma. I took my MD and Degree in Neurology at the School of Medicine of the University of Parma, Italy. I am Full Professor of Physiology at the Dept. of Neuroscience of the School of Medicine of the University of Parma. I am the Coordinator of the PhD Program in Neuroscience of the University of Parma.

I worked at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Nihon University of Tokyo, Japan, and at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. In 2002 I was Visiting Professor at the Brain and Mind Institute of the University of Berkeley.

I am member of the Italian Society of Physiology, of the Italian Society of Neuropsychology, of the European Brain and Behavior Society, of the International Neuropsychological Symposium, and of the Scientific Committee of the Fondation Fyssen, Paris, France.


Prizes and Awards


Research Interests

My major research interest lies in the relationship between action perception and cognition, using a variety of neurophysiological and neuroimaging techniques.
I am also interested in developing an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of the embodied bases of intersubjectivity and social cognition.
I have published about 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and edited books.


Research Areas

Neurophysiology

The current research projects concern:

  1. The study of the neural correlates of social cognition by means of microstimulation and single neurons recording from the macaque monkey insula.
  2. The investigation of the neurophysiological mechanisms at the basis of visuo-tactile mirroring and affective touch by means of single neurons recording from the macaque monkey SII and posterior Insula.

Research Team

 

Cognitive Neuroscience

The current research project concerns:

  1. The study of the phylogeny of intentional behavior in non-human primates, and of its ontogeny in normal and autistic children.
  2. The study of the mechanisms enabling the human capacity to understand the emotions and sensations of others and of how these capacities may be altered in autism and schizophrenia.
  3. The study of the role of the sensory-motor system in the understanding of language.
  4. The study of the neural correlates of aesthetic experience.

Research Team


My publications (clic on [PDF] link at the end of each line, to open or download the pdf file of the article)

Ioannou S., Ebisch S.J., Aureli T., Bafunno D., Ioannides, Cardone D., Manini B., Romani G. L., Gallese V., Merla A. (2013) The Autonomic Signature of Guilt in Children: A Thermal Infrared Imaging Study. PlosOne, 8(11): e79440. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079440. [PDF]

Gallese, V. (2013). Mirror neurons, embodied simulation and a second-person approach to mindreading. Cortex. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2013.09.008. [PDF]

Ebisch S.J., Mantini D., Northoff G., Salone A., De Berardis D., Ferri F., Ferro F.M., Di Giannantonio M., Romani G.L., Gallese V. (2013) Altered brain long-range functional interactions underlying the link between aberrant self-experience and self-other relationship in first-episode schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bull., Advance Access published November 4, 2013. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbt153. [PDF]

Heimann K., Umiltà M.A., Gallese V. (2013) How the motor-cortex distinguishes among letters, unknown symbols and scribbles. A high density EEG study. Neuropsychologia, 51, 2833-2840. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.07.014. [PDF]

Cuccio V., Carapezza M., Gallese V. (2013) Metafore che risuonano. Linguaggio e corpo tra filosofia e neuroscienze. EC, Rivista dell'Associazione Italiana Studi Semiotici, anno VII, N° XVII, 69-74. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2013) Corpo non mente. Le neuroscienze cognitive e la genesi di soggettività ed intersoggettività. Educazione Sentimentale, 20: 8-24. doi: 10.3280/EDS2013-020002. [PDF]

Sbriscia-Fioretti B, Berchio C, Freedberg D, Gallese V, Umiltà MA (2013). ERP modulation during observation of abstract paintings by Franz Kline.PloS ONE 8(10): e75241. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075241. [PDF]

Ferri F., Ardizzi M., Ambrosecchia M., Gallese V. (2013). Closing the Gap between the Inside and the Outside: Interoceptive Sensitivity and Social Distances. PLoS ONE 8(10): e75758. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075758. [PDF]

Gallese V., Guerra M. (2013). Film, corpo, cervello: prospettive naturalistiche per la teoria del film. Fata Morgana, 20: 77-91. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2013). Den Körper im Gehirn finden. Konzeptuelle Überlegungen zu den Spiegelneuronen. In: M. Leuzinger-Bohleber, R. Emde, R. Pfeifer (Eds.), Embodiment. Ein innovatives Konzept für Entwicklungsforschung und Psychoanalyse. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, pp. 75-112. [PDF]

Mazzola V., Vuilleumier P., Latorre V., Petito A., Gallese V., Popolizio T., Arciero G., Bondolfi, G. (2013). Effects of emotional contexts on cerebello thalamo-cortical activity during action observation.PLoS ONE, 8(9): e75912. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075912. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2013). Bodily self, affect, consciousness and the cortex. Neuropsychoanalysis, 15 (1), 42-45. [PDF]

Berchio C., Rhis T.A., Michel C.M., Brunet D., Apicella F., Muratori F., Gallese V., Umiltà M.A. (2013). Parieto-Frontal Circuits during observation of hidden and visible motor acts in children. A high-density EEG source imaging study. Brain Topogr., 2013 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1007/s10548-013-0314-x

Gallese V., Ebisch S. (2013). Embodied simulation and touch: The sense of touch in social cognition. Pnenomenology & Mind, 4, 269-291. [PDF]

Umiltà, M.A., Wood R., Loffredo F., Ravera R., Gallese V. (2013). Impact of civil war on emotion recognition: the denial of sadness in Sierra Leone. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 00523, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00523. [PDF]

Ishida H, Fornia L, Grandi LC, Umilta` MA, Gallese V (2013). Somato-Motor Haptic Processing in Posterior Inner Perisylvian Region (SII/pIC) of the Macaque Monkey. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69931. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069931. [PDF]

Sestito M., Umiltà M.A., De Paola G., Fortunati R., Raballo A., leuci E., Maffei S., Tonna M., Amore M., Maggini C., Gallese V. (2013). Facial reactions in response to dynamic emotional stimuli in different modalities in patients suffering from Schizophrenia: a behavioral and EMG study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 00368, 2013. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00368. [PDF]

Gallese V., Ferri F. (2013). Jaspers, the Body, and Schizophrenia: The Bodily Self. Psychopathology, [Epub ahead of print, 2013 Jul 17]. doi: 10.1159/000353258. [PDF]

Ferri F., Costantini M., Salone A., Di Iorio G., Martinotti G., Chiarelli A., Merla A., Di Giannantonio M. and Gallese V. (2013). Upcoming tactile events and body ownership in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2013 Jul 5 [Epub ahead of print], doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2013.06.026. [PDF]

Ferri F., Chiarelli A.M., Merla A., Gallese V. and Costantini M. (2013). The body beyond the body: expectation of a sensory event is enough to induce ownership over a fake hand. Proc. R Soc B 280: 20131140. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1140. [PDF]

Ardizzi M., Martini F., Umiltà M.A., Ravera R. and Gallese V. (2013). When Early Experiences Build a Wall to Others' Emotions: An Electrophysiological and Autonomic Study. PLoS ONE, published online 10 April 2013, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061004. [PDF]

Iani C., Rubichi S., Ferraro L., Nicoletti R., Gallese V. (2013). Observational learning without a model is influenced by the observer's possibility to act: evidence from the Simon task. Cognition, 128: 23-64, 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2013.03.004. [PDF]

Ferri F., Ebisch S.J.H., Costantini, M., Salone A., Arciero, G., Mazzola, V., Ferro F.M., Romani G.L., Gallese V. (2013). Binding action and emotion in social understanding. PLoS ONE 8(1): e54091. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054091. [PDF]

Gallese V. e Spagnuolo Lobb M. (2012). Il Now-for-Next tra Neuroscienze e Psicoterapia della Gestalt. Quaderni di Gestalt, vol. XXIV, 2011/2, pp. 11-26. [PDF]

Gallese V. and Guerra M. (2012). Embodying Movies: Embodied Simulation and Film Studies. Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, 3: 183-210, 2012. [PDF]

Umiltà M.A., Berchio C., Sestito M., Freedberg D., Gallese V. (2012). Abstract art and cortical motor activation: An EEG study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6: 311. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00311 [PDF]

Gallese V., Di Dio C. (2012). Neuroesthetics: The Body in Esthetic Experience. In: V.S. Ramachandran (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, vol. 2, pp. 687-693. Elsevier Academic Press. [PDF]

Cossu G., Boria S., Copioli C., Bracceschi R., Giuberti V., Santelli E., Gallese V. (2012). Motor representation of action in children with Autism. PLoS ONE: Research Article, published 10 Sep 2012. [PDF]

Gallese V., Rochat M.J. and Berchio C. (2012). The mirror mechanism and its potential role in the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012 Aug 28. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2012.04398.x. [Epub ahead of print], 2012. [PDF]

Massaro D., Savazzi F., Di Dio C., Freedberg D., Gallese V, et al. (2012). When Art Moves the Eyes: A Behavioral and Eye-Tracking Study. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37285. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037285, 2012. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2012). Aby Warburg and the dialogue among aesthetics, biology and physiology. Ph, 2, 48-62, 2012. [PDF]

Ferraro L., Iani C., Mariani M., Nicoletti R., Gallese V., Rubichi S. (2012). Look what I am doing: does observational learning take place in evocative task-sharing situations? PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43311. Epub 2012 Aug 14, 2012. [PDF]

Caruana F. and Gallese V. (2012). Overcoming the emotion experience/expression dichotomy. Behav. Brain Sci.,35 (3): 145-146, 2012. [PDF]

Mirabella G., Iaconelli S., Spadacenta S., Federico P. and Gallese V. (2012). Processing of Hand-Related Verbs Specifically Affects the Planning and Execution of Arm Reaching Movements. PlosOne, 7(4): e35403, 2012. 10.1371/journal.pone.0035403. [PDF]

Massaro D., Savazzi F., Di Dio C., Freedberg D., Gallese V. et al. (2012). When Art Moves the Eyes: A Behavioral and Eye-Tracking Study. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37285, 2012. 10.1371/journal.pone.0037285. [PDF]

Jezzini A., Caruana F., Stoianov I., Gallese V. and Rizzolatti G. (2012). Functional organization of the insula and inner perisylvian region. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 19;109(25):10077-82. Epub 2012 May 30. [PDF]

Ferri F., Frassinetti, F., Ardizzi, M., Costantini M. and Gallese V. (2012). A sensorimotor network for the bodily self. J Cogn. Neurosci., 24(7):1584-95, 2012. [PDF]

Ferri F., Frassinetti F., Mastrangelo F., Salone A., Ferro F.M., and Gallese V. (2012). Bodily self and schizophrenia: The loss of implicit self-body knowledge. Consciousness & Cognition, 2012 10.1016/j.concog.2012.05.001. [PDF]

Ebisch S.J.H., Salone A., Ferri F., De Berardis, D., Mantini, D., Ferro F.M., Romani G.L., Gallese V. (2012). Out of touch with reality? Social perception in first episode schizophrenia. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2012 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print]. [PDF]

Ferri F., Salone A., Ebisch S.J.H., De Berardis, D., Ferro F.M., Romani G.L., Gallese V. (2012). Action verb understanding in first-episode psychosis: is there evidence for a simulation deficit? Neuropsychologia. 2012 Apr;50(5):988-96. Epub 2012 Feb 15. [PDF]

Intervista a Vittorio Gallese di Remo Ceserani. (2012). In "Transpostcross-Letteratura Culture", Rivista on-line Università Bologna, 2012. [PDF]

Gallese V., Sinigaglia C. (2012). Response to de Bruin and Gallagher: embodied simulation as reuse is a productive explanation of a basic form of mind-reading. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16(2): 99-100, 2012. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2011). Embodied Simulation Theory: Imagination and narrative. A commentary on Siri Hustvedt. Neuropsychoanalysis, 13 (2): 196-200, 2011. [PDF]

Gallese V., Morelli U. (2011). Il Teatro come Metafora del Mondo e il Teatro nella Mente. Castiglioncello (PI), 25 Febbraio 2011. [PDF]

Ferri F., Riggio L., Gallese V., Costantini M. (2011). Objects and their nouns in peripersonal space. Neuropsychologia, 49: 3519-3524, 2011. [PDF]

Gallese V., Sinigaglia C. (2011). How the body in action shapes the self. J Consciousness Studies, 18: 117-143, 2011. [PDF]

Wojciehowski H.C., Gallese V. (2011). How stories make us feel. Toward an embodied narratology. California Italian Studies,Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2011. [PDF]

The Mirror Neuron Mechanism and Literary Studies. (2011). an Interview with Vittorio Gallese, by Hanna Wojciehowski. California Italian Studies, Vol 2, issue 1, 2011. [PDF]

Gallese V., Sinigaglia C. (2011). What is so special with Embodied Simulation. Trends Cogn Sci. 2011 Nov;15(11):512-9. Epub 2011 Oct 7. [PDF]

Marino B.F. Gough P.M., Gallese V., Riggio L., Buccino G. (2011). How the motor system handles nouns: A behavioral study. Psychol Res. 2011 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print]. [PDF]

Gallese V., Gernsbacher M.A., Heyes C., Hickock G., and Iacoboni M. (2011). Mirror neuron Forum. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6: 369-347, 2011. [PDF]

Costantini M, Ambrosini E, Sinigaglia C, Gallese V. (2011). Tool-use observation makes far objects ready-to-hand. Neuropsychologia. 2011 Jul;49(9):2658-63. Epub 2011 May 27. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2011). Seeing art… beyond vision. Liberated embodied simulation in aesthetic experience. In: Seeing with the Eyes Closed. Ass. for Neuroesthetics Symposium at the Guggenheim Collection, Venice. A. Abbushi, I. Franke, and I. Mommenejad (Eds.). pp. 62-65, 2011. [PDF]

Frassinetti F., Ferri F., Maini M., and Gallese V. (2011). Bodily self: An implicit knowledge of what is explicitly unknown. Exp Brain Res. 2011 Jul;212(1):153-60. Epub 2011 May 8. [PDF]

Carpaneto J, Umiltà MA, Fogassi L, Murata A, Gallese V, Micera S, Raos V. (2011). Decoding the activity of grasping neurons recorded from the ventral premotor area F5 of the macaque monkey. Neuroscience. 2011 Aug 11;188:80-94. Epub 2011 May 14. [PDF]

Glenberg A., Gallese V. (2011). Action-based language: A theory of language acquisition comprehension and production. Cortex. 2012 Jul;48(7):905-22. Epub 2011 Apr 27. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2011). Neuroscience and Phenomenology. Phenomenology & Mind, 1: 33-48, 2011. [PDF]

Caruana F., Jezzini A., Sbriscia-Fioretti B., Rizzolatti G., Gallese V. (2011). Emotional and Social Behaviors Elicited by Electrical Stimulation of the Insula in the Macaque Monkey. Curr Biol. 2011 Feb 8;21(3):195-9. Epub 2011 Jan 20. [PDF]

Ferri F., Frassinetti F., Costantini M., and Gallese V. (2011). Motor simulation and the bodily self. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17927, 2011. [PDF]

Marino B.F.M, Gallese V., Buccino G., Riggio L. (2010). Language sensorimotor specificity modulates the motor system. Cortex. 2012 Jul;48(7):849-56. Epub 2010 Dec 21. [PDF]

Ferri F., Stoianov I., Gianelli C., D’Amico L., Borghi A.M. and Gallese V. (2010). When action meets emotions. How facial displays of emotion influence goal-related behavior. PLoS One. 2010 Oct 1;5(10). pii: e13126. [PDF]

Castiello U, Becchio C, Zoia S, Nelini C, Sartori L, Blason L., D’Ottavio G., Bulgheroni M. and Gallese V. (2010). Wired to Be Social: The Ontogeny of Human Interaction. PLoS One. 2010 Oct 7;5(10):e13199. [PDF]

Streltsova, A., Berchio, C., Gallese V. and Umiltà, M.A. (2010). Time course and specificity of sensory-motor alpha modulation during the observation of hand motor acts and gestures: a high density EEG study. Exp Brain Res. 2010 Sep;205(3):363-73. Epub 2010 Aug 3. [PDF]

Ebisch S.J.H., Ferri F., Salone A., d’Amico L., Perrucci M.G., Ferro F.M., Romani G.L. and Gallese V. (2010). Differential involvement of somatosensory and interoceptive cortices during the observation of affective touch. J Cogn Neurosci. 2011 Jul;23(7):1808-22. Epub 2010 Jul 28. [PDF]

Chaminade, T., Zecca, M., Blakemore, S-J., Takanishi, A., Frith, C.D., Micera, S., Dario, P., Rizzolatti, G., Gallese, V. and Umiltà, M.A. (2010). Brain response to a humanoid robot in areas implicated in the perception of human emotional gestures. PLoS One. 2010 Jul 21;5(7):e11577. [PDF]

Ebisch, S.J.H., Gallese, V., Willems, R.M., Mantini, D., Groen, W.B., Romani, G-L., Buitelaar, J.K. and Bekkering, H. (2010). Altered intrinsic functional connectivity of anterior and posterior insula regione in high functioning participants with autism spectrum disorder. Hum Brain Mapp. 2011 Jul;32(7):1013-28. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21085. Epub 2010 Jul 19. [PDF]

Rochat M.J., Caruana F., Jezzini A., Escola L., Intskirveli I., Grammont F., Gallese V., Rizzolatti G., and Umiltà M.A. (2010). Responses of mirror neurons in area F5 to hand and tool grasping observation. Exp Brain Res. 2010 Aug;204(4):605-16. Epub 2010 Jun 26. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2010). Corpo e azione nell’esperienza estetica. Una prospettiva neuroscientifica. Postfazione a: U. Morelli – Mente e Bellezza. Mente relazionale, arte, creatività e innovazione. Umberto Allemandi & c. editore, Torino, pp. 245-262, 2010. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2010). Embodied Simulation and its Role in Intersubjectivity. In: T. Fuchs, H.C. Sattel, P. Henningsen (Eds.) The Embodied Self. Dimensions, Coherence and Disorders. Stuttgart: Schattauer, pp. 78-92., 2010. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2010). Mirror Neurons and Art. In: F. Bacci and D. Melcher (Eds.) Art and the Senses. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 441-449, 2010. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2010). Il Sé intercorporeo. Un commento a “Il soggetto come sistema” di Manlio Iofrida. Ricerca Psicoanalitica, 3/2010. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2010). Le basi neurofisiologiche dell’intersoggettività. La Società degli Individui, 37/1: 48-53, 2010. [PDF]

Wood R., Gallese V., Cattaneo L. (2010). Visuo-tactile empathy within the primary somatosensory cortex revealed by short-latency afferent inhibition. Neurosci Lett. 2010 Mar 31;473(1):28-31. Epub 2010 Feb 10. [PDF]

Gallese V., Sinigaglia C. (2009). The bodily self as power for action. Neuropsychologia. 2010 Feb;48(3):746-55. Epub 2009 Oct 14. Review. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2009). Le due facce della Mimesi. La teoria mimetica di Girard, la simulazione incarnata e l’identificazione sociale. Psicobiettivo, Anno XXIX N° 2, 77-102, 2009. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2009). All'origine dell'interazione con gli altri. Intervista con Marina Savi. La Società degli Individui, n. 35, anno XII, 2009/2, pp. 115-126, 2009. [PDF]

Di Dio C., Gallese V. (2009). Neuroesthetics: A Review. Curr. Op. Neurobiol. 19: 682-687, 2009. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2009). Mirror neurons, embodied simulation, and the neural basis of social identification. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 19: 519-536, 2009. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2009). We-ness. Embodied simulation and Psychoanalysis. Reply to commentaries. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 19: 580-584, 2009. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2009). Mirror neurons. In: Baynes T., Cleeremans A., and Wilken P. (Eds.). The Oxford Companion to Consciousness. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 445-446, 2009. [PDF]

Gallese V., Sinigaglia C. (2009). Chi è senza peccato scagli la prima pietra (mesmerica). Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, a. XXXVI, vol. 2: 297-302, 2009. [PDF]

Eagle M.E., Gallese V., Migone P. (2009). Mirror neurons and mind; Commentary on Vivona. J Am Psychoanal Assoc. 2009 Jun;57(3):559-68 discussion 569-73. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2009). Motor abstraction: A neuroscientific account of how action goals and intentions are mapped and understood. Psychol Res. 2009 Jul;73(4):486-98. Epub 2009 Apr 21. Review. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2009). The two sides of Mimesis: Girard’s Mimetic Theory, Embodied Simulation and Social Identification. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2009, 16: 21-44. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2009). Neuroscienze e Fenomenologia. In: Enciclopedia Treccani Terzo Millennio, in press. [PDF]

Gallese V., Rochat M., Cossu G., Sinigaglia C. Motor Cognition and its role in the phylogeny and ontogeny of intentional understanding. Dev Psychol. 2009 Jan;45(1):103-13. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2008). Mirror neurons and the social nature of language: The neural exploitation hypothesis. Social Neuroscience, 2008, 3: 317-333. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2008). Il corpo teatrale: Mimetismo, neuroni specchio, simulazione incarnata. Culture Teatrali, 2008, 16:13-38. [PDF]

Freedberg D. and Gallese V. (2008). Movimento, emozione, empatia. I fenomeni che si producono a livello corporeo osservando le opere d'arte. Prometeo, 2008, Anno 26, N° 103:52-59. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2008). Empathy, embodied simulation and the brain: commentary on Aragno and Zepf/Hartmann. J Am Psychoanal Assoc. 2008 Sep;56(3):769-81; discussion 803, 805-9. [PDF]

Ebisch S.J.H., Perrucci M.G., Ferretti A., Del Gratta C., Romani G.L., Gallese V. (2008). The sense of touch: embodied simulation in a visuotactile mirroring mechanism for observed animate or inanimate touch. J Cogn Neurosci. 2008 Sep;20(9):1611-23. [PDF]

Gallese V. (2008). Interview to Die Zeit 15/05/2008 by Stefan Kleins (with Italian translation). [PDF]

Umiltà M.A., Escola L., Intskirveli I., Grammont F., Rochat M., Caruana F., Jezzini A., Gallese, V., and Rizzolatti G. (2008). When pliers become fingers in the monkey motor system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Feb 12;105(6):2209-13. Epub 2008 Jan 31. [PDF]

Rochat M., Serra E., Fadiga L., and Gallese V. The evolution of social cognition: Goal familiarity shapes monkeys’ action understanding. Current Biology, 2008, 18: 227-232. [PDF]

Gallese V. Empathy, embodied simulation and mirroring mechanisms. Commentary on “Towards a neuroscience of empathy” by Doug Watt. Neuropsychoanalysis, 2007, 9, vol 2: 146-151. [PDF]

Gallese V., De Monticelli R. (a cura di A. Lanni) Dialogo sulla Felicità. Mente e Cervello, 2007, 35: 72-75. [PDF]

Gallese V. Dai neuroni specchio alla consonanza intenzionale. Meccanismi neurofisiologici dell’intersoggettività. Rivista di Psicoanalisi, LIII, 2007, 1: 197-208. [PDF]

Gallese V., Freedberg D. Mirror and canonical neurons are crucial elements in esthetic response. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2007, 11: 411. [PDF]

Gallese V., Eagle M.E., and Migone P. Intentional attunement: Mirror neurons and the neural underpinnings of interpersonal relations. J. of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2007, 55: 131-176. [PDF]

Gallese V. The "conscious" dorsal stream: Embodied simulation and its role in space and action conscious awareness. PSYCHE: http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/ [PDF]

Sato M., Cattaneo L., Rizzolatti G., and Gallese V. Numbers Within Our Hands: Modulation of Corticospinal Excitability of Hand Muscles During Numerical Judgment. J. Cognitive Neurosci., 2007, 19: 684-693. [PDF]

Freedberg D. and Gallese V. Motion, emotion and empathy in esthetic experience. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2007, 11: 197-203. [PDF]

Gallese V. Before and below 'theory of mind': embodied simulation and the neural correlates of social cognition. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci., 2007, 362: 659-669. [PDF]

Gallese V. Embodied simulation: from mirror neuron systems to interpersonal relations. Novartis Found Symp., 2007, 278: 3-12; discussion 12-9. [PDF]

Gallese V. Corpo vivo, simulazione incarnata e intersoggettività: Una prospettiva neurofenomenologica. in: Neurofenomenologia. A cura di M. Cappuccio. Bruno Mondadori, 2006, pp. 293-326. [PDF]

Barale F., Bertani M., Gallese V., Mistura S. e Zamperini A. (A cura di) Psiche. Dizionario storico di psicologia, psichiatria, psicoanalisi, neuroscienze. Einaudi, 2006, 2 Voll. [PDF]

Rizzolatti G., Fogassi L. and Gallese V. Mirrors in the mind. Scientific American Nov, 2006, 295(5): 54-61. [PDF]

Gallese V., Migone P. and Eagle M.E. La simulazione incarnata: i neuroni specchio, le basi neurofisiologiche dell'intersoggettività e alcune implicazioni per la psicoanalisi. Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2006, XL: 543-580. [PDF]

Gallese V. La molteplicità condivisa. Dai neuroni mirror all'intersoggettività. in: Autismo: L'umanità nascosta. Di A. Ballerini, F. Barale, V. Gallese, e Ucelli S. (a cura di S. Mistura). Einaudi, 2006, pp. 302. [PDF]

Gallese V. Intentional attunement: A neurophysiological perspective on social cognition and its disruption in autism. Brain Res. Cog. Brain Res., 2006, 1079: 15-24. [PDF]

Gallese V., Umiltà M.A. Cognitive continuity in primate social cognition. Biological Theory 2006, 1: 25-30. [PDF]

Gallese, V. La consonanza intenzionale: Una prospettiva neurofisiologica sull'intersoggettività e sulle sue alterazioni nell'autismo infantile. Dedalus, 2006, anno I, numero 0: pp. 18-29. [PDF]

Raos V., Umiltà M.A., Fogassi L., Gallese V. Functional properties of grasping-related neurons in the ventral premotor area F5 of the macaque monkey. J Neurophysiol., 2006, 95:709-729. [PDF]

Gallese V. Mirror neurons and intentional attunement: A commentary on David Olds. J. American Psychoanalytic Association, 2006, 54:46-57. [PDF]

Iacoboni M., Molnar-Szakacs I., Gallese V., Buccino G., Mazziotta J. and Rizzolatti G. Grasping the intentions of others with one’s owns mirror neuron system. PLOS Biology, 2005, 3:e79. [PDF]

Gallese V. Embodied simulation: from neurons to phenomenal experience. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2005, 4:23–48. [PDF]

Gallese V., Lakoff G. The Brain’s Concepts: The Role of the Sensory-Motor System in Reason and Language. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2005, 22:455-479. [PDF]

Tettamanti M., Buccino G., Saccuman M.C., Gallese V., Danna M., Scifo P., Fazio F., Rizzolatti G., Cappa S.F. and Perani D. Listening to action-related sentences activates fronto-parietal motor circuits. J Cogn. Neurosci., 2005, 17: 273-281. [PDF]

Buccino G., Riggio L., Melli G., Binkofski, F. , Gallese V., and Rizzolatti G. Listening to action-related sentences modulates the activity of the motor system: a combined TMS and behavioral study. Cog. Brain Res., 2005, 24: 355-363. [PDF]

Gallese V. Intentional Attunement: The Mirror Neuron System and its Role in Interpersonal Relations. 2004.

Gallese V., Keysers C. and Rizzolatti G. A unifying view of the basis of social cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8: 396-403, 2004. [PDF]

Keysers C., Wicker B., Gazzola V., Anton J.L., Fogassi L., Gallese V. A touching sight: SII/PV activation during the observation and experience of touch. Neuron, 42: 335-346, 2004. [PDF]

Keysers C., Kohler E., Umiltà M.A. Fogassi L., Nanetti L., Gallese V. Audio-visual mirror neurones and action recognition. Exp. Brain Res., 153: 628-636, 2003. [PDF]

Wicker B., Keysers C., Plailly J., Royet J-P., Gallese V., Rizzolatti G. Both of us disgusted in my insula: The common neural basis of seeing and feeling disgust. Neuron, 40: 655-664, 2003. [PDF]

Metzinger T., Gallese V. The emergence of a shared action ontology: building blocks for a theory. Consciousness and Cognition, 12: 549-571, 2003. [PDF]

Gallese V., Metzinger T. Motor ontology: The representational reality of goals, actions, and selves. Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 13, No. 3, 365-388, 2003. [PDF]

Gallese V. The roots of empathy: The shared manifold hypothesis and the neural basis of intersubjectivity. Psychopatology, Vol. 36, No. 4, 171-180, 2003. [PDF]

Gallese V. A neuroscientific grasp of concepts: From control to representation. Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. London, B., 358: 1231-1240, 2003. [PDF]

Gallese V. La molteplice natura delle relazioni interpersonali: la ricerca di un comune meccanismo neurofisiologico. Networks, 1: 24-47, 2003. [PDF]

Gallese V. The manifold nature of interpersonal relations: The quest for a common mechanism. Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. London B, 358: 517-528, 2003. [PDF]

Ferrari P.F., Fogassi L., Gallese V., Rizzolatti G. Mirror neurons responding to the observation of ingestive and communicative mouth actions in the monkey ventral premotor cortex. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17 (8), 1703-1714, 2003. [PDF]

Gallese V., Umiltà M.A. From self-modeling to the self model: agency and the representation of the self. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, vol. 4, No. 2: 35-40, 2002. [PDF]

Gallese V., Ferrari P.F., Umiltà M.A. The mirror matching system: a shared manifold for intersubjectivity. Behavioral Brain Sciences, 25: 35-36, 2002. [PDF]

Rizzolatti G., Fogassi L., Gallese V. Motor and cognitive functions of the ventral premotor cortex. Curr. Op. Neurobiol. 12: 149-154, 2002. [PDF]

Gallese V. Una scienza cognitiva interdisciplinare: una possibile terza via? Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 39, Vol. 2: 297-301, 2002.

Kohler E., Keysers C., Umiltà M.A., Fogassi L., Gallese V., Rizzolatti G. Hearing sounds, understanding actions: action representation in mirror neurons. Science, 297: 846-848, 2002. [PDF]

Gallese V., Fadiga L., Fogassi L., Rizzolatti G. Action representation and the inferior parietal lobule. In Prinz, W., and Hommel, B. (Eds.) Common Mechanisms in Perception and Action: Attention and Performance, Vol. XIX. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 247-266, 2002.

Rizzolatti G., Fogassi L., Gallese V. Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the understanding and imitation of action. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2: 661-670, 2001. [PDF]

Gallese V., Keysers C. Mirror neurons: a sensorimotor representation system. Behavioral Brain Sciences, 24:5, 983-984, 2001. [PDF]

Gallese V. The “Shared Manifold” Hypothesis: from mirror neurons to empathy. Journal of Consciousness Studies: 8, N° 5-7; 33-50, 2001. [PDF]

Umiltà M.A., Kohler E., Gallese V., Fogassi L., Fadiga L., Keysers C., Rizzolatti G. “I know what you are doing”: a neurophysiological study. Neuron: 32; 91-101, 2001. [PDF]

Fadiga L., Fogassi L., Gallese V., Rizzolatti G. Visuomotor neurons: ambiguity of the discharge or ‘motor’ perception? Int. J. Psychophysiology, 35:165-77, 2000. [PDF]

Ferrari P.F., Kohler E., Fogassi L., Gallese V. The ability to follow eye gaze and its emergence during development in macaque monkey. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA Vol. 97, No. 25: 13997-14002, 2000. [PDF]

Gallese V. The inner sense of action: agency and motor representations. Journal of Consciousness Studies: 7; 23-40, 2000. [PDF]

Goldman A., Gallese V. Reply to Schulkin. Trends in Cognitive Sciences:4; 255-256, 2000. [PDF]

Murata A., Gallese V., Luppino G., Kaseda M., Sakata H. Selectivity for the shape, size and orientation of objects in the hand-manipulation-related neurons in the anterior intraparietal (AIP) area of the macaque. Journal of Neurophysiology, 83: 2580-2601, 2000. [PDF]

Gallese V., Goldman A. Mirror neurons and the simulation theory of mind-reading. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12:493-501, 1998. [PDF]

Murata A., Fadiga L., Fogassi L., Gallese V., Raos V., Rizzolatti G. Object representation in the ventral premotor cortex (area F5) of the monkey. Journal of Neurophysiology, 78: 2226-2230, 1997. [PDF]

Rizzolatti G., Fogassi L., Gallese V. Parietal cortex: from sight to action. Curr. Op. Neurobiol., 7: 562-567, 1997.

Rizzolatti G., Fadiga L., Fogassi L., Gallese V. The space around us. Science, 277: 190-191, 1997.

Gallese V., Fadiga L., Fogassi L., Rizzolatti G. Action recognition in the premotor cortex. Brain 119: 593-609, 1996. [PDF]