Chiara Bulgarelli

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests

My main interest is about brain connectivity: in particular, how different networks develop over time and whether one area affect the activation of another under specific condition (functional and effective connectivity).

During my PhD, I explored brain connectivity with both fNIRS and EEG in a longitudinal study aimed to investigate the developing of facial mimicry from 4 months old until 3 years old. I discovered my interest in neuroimaging during my Master Degree and during my internship spent half in Milan and half at the USC in Los Angeles, I had the possibility to explore different methods of analyses of functional neuroimaging. I moved my first steps in exploring brain connectivity applied to psychiatric disorders, and then I moved to the fascinating world of developmental neuroscience to better understand how and when brain areas start to talk to each other.



PhD Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, London

2015 - 2019

MSc Clinical Psychology

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University - Milan (Italy)

2011 - 2013

BSc Psychology Science

Università degli Studi di Parma - Parma (Italy)

2008 - 2011 


Research Posts

Research Fellow

Department of Neuropsychiatric Science, Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital and University Milan (Italy)

2014 - 2015

Visiting Scholar

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Brain and Creativity Institute, Dana and David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center

Jan 2014 - April 2014

Post-Lauream Internship

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital and University– Milan (Italy)

2013 - 2014