Alessandra Telesca

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Alessandra Telesca

Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca


Alessandra Telesca is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

Her main research interest is approaching the pain domain from different perspectives, with particular attention to the social aspects of pain.

She explores the cognitive and psychological functioning of patients suffering from chronic pain, integrating the neuropsychological evaluation with the application of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. 

Moreover, she is interested in investigating the neurophysiological aspects of some pain related phenomena such as nociception and the cognitive processing of pain stimuli, both patients and healthy subjects.  

In Social Connections & Technology Lab, she contributes to evaluating social pain in chronic pain populations, proving the efficacy of experimental social cognition paradigms.