Andrea Salaris

PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVI
email: andrea.salaris@uniroma1.it
phone: 3334467617




supervisor: Salvatore Maria Aglioti

EDUCATION
PhD Student, Psychology and Social Neuroscience, Curriculum Cognitive Social and
Affective Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Università degli studi di
Roma “La Sapienza”, Nov 2020 - Present
Master Degree, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Università degli studi di Roma
“La Sapienza”, 06 – 12 - 2018
Vote: 110 cum laude/110
Thesis: “Cognitive reserve modulates brain atrophy in the parahippocampal gyrus in the mild
cognitive impairment stage of Alzheimer’s dementia”
Supervisor: Prof. Laura Petrosini
Bachelor Degree “Psychology and Social Processes”, Faculty of Medicine and
Psychology, Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, 08 – 07 – 2016
Vote: 105/110

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
PhD Studentship, Psychology and Social Neuroscience, Università degli studi di Roma
La Sapienza, Nov 2020 - Present
Scholarship, Santa Lucia Foundation, Feb 2020 – Oct 2020
GR 18.36.1 “The Role of Carotid Baroreceptors in Interoceptive awareness”
Tutor: P.I. Barbara Basile
Post-graduate internship, Sapienza Department of Psychology, Sep 2019 – Mar 2020
Tutor: Prof. Cristina Ottaviani
Torno Subito 2nd phase internship, Sapienza Department of Psychology, Nov 2019 –
Jan 2020
Tutor: Prof. Cristina Ottaviani
Post-graduate internship, Department of General Psychology , University of Padua,
Mar 2019 – Aug 2019
Tutor: Prof. Giulia Buodo
Torno Subito 1st phase internship, Psychophysiology Lab, University of Padua, Jan
2019 – Jun 2019
Tutor: Prof. Giulia Buodo
Under-graduate internship, Neuroimaging Lab , Santa Lucia Foundation, May 2017 –
Dec 2018
Tutor: Prof. Laura Petrosini; Dr. Laura Serra

PUBLICATIONS
Serra, L., Petrosini, L., Salaris, A., Pica, L., Bruschini, M., Di Domenico, C., ... & Bozzali, M.
(2019). Testing for the myth of cognitive reserve: are the static and dynamic cognitive
reserve indexes a representation of different reserve warehouses?. Journal of Alzheimer's
Disease, 72(1), 111-126.

Levi, M., Bossù, M., Luzzi, V., Semprini, F., Salaris, A., Ottaviani, C., ... & Polimeni, A. (2022). Breathing out dental fear: A feasibility crossover study on the effectiveness of diaphragmatic breathing in children sitting on the dentist’s chair. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.

PRESENTATIONS
Cognitive reserve modulates brain atrophy in the parahippocampal gyrus in the mild
cognitive impairment stage of dementia - Laura Serra, A. Salaris, L. Pica , G. Ferrara, M.
Bruschini, C. Marra, C. Caltagirone, L. Petrosini, M. Bozzali - Abstract SIN Conference 2018

On-line interventions promoting self-regulation of emotions and behaviour - Lombardo C., Ballesio A., Cerolini S., Monda G., Salaris A., Terrasi M., Zagaria A. Oral presentation. AIP Lecce 17-19 September 2021

Interoceptive accuracy moderates the relationship between blood pressure and pain perception. - Porciello G, Salaris, Calcagnini, Ottaviani, Mattei, Basile. Oral presentation. XXIX Congresso Nazionale SIPF. Palermo (Italia), 30 September- 2 October 2021

AWARDS AND HONORS
Winner PhD Fellowship position 2020 – Psychology and Social Neuroscience - “Università
degli studi di Roma La Sapienza”
Winner FSL Scholarship 2020 1st semester GR 18.36.1 “The Role of Carotid Baroreceptors
in Interoceptive awareness”
Winner “Torno Subito 2018 Regione Lazio”
Sapienza CIAO (Centro Informazioni Accoglienza Orientamento) Feb-Jun 2015 – 2017

RELEVANT SKILLS
Informatics: R; Matlab Mango; SPSS; Office Package; Acknowledge; Kubios HRV; Procomp
Infinity; E-Prime
Laboratory Skills: EEG, ECG, EMG, EOG electrodes montage; Procomp – Infinity
Biofeedback User; Transcranical Magnetic Stimulation; Neuronavigation
Language Skills: fluent written and spoken English

Research products

  • 11573/1621909 - 2022 - Breathing out dental fear: a feasibility crossover study on the effectiveness of diaphragmatic breathing in children sitting on the dentist's chair (01a Articolo in rivista)
    MAURIZIO BOSSU', Valeria LUZZI, FEDERICA SEMPRINI PIRONI, ANDREA SALARIS, CRISTINA OTTAVIANI, Cristiano VIOLANI, Antonella POLIMENI
  • 11573/1608842 - 2021 - Interoceptive accuracy moderates the relationship between blood pressure and pain perception (04d Abstract in atti di convegno)
    GIUSEPPINA PORCIELLO, ANDREA SALARIS, Giovanni CALCAGNINI, CRISTINA OTTAVIANI
  • 11573/1489222 - 2019 - Testing for the myth of cognitive reserve. Are the static and dynamic cognitive reserve indexes a representation of different reserve warehouses? (01a Articolo in rivista)
    Laura PETROSINI, ANDREA SALARIS, CARLOTTA DI DOMENICO

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