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Luca Francesco Ticini (@LucaTicini), brain scientist, is interested in how the brain processes information and converts sensory signals into perception.
This knowledge can improve our undersanding of how the brain works in healthy and pathological conditions, ameliorate technology and brain-user interfaces,
develop methods for neuro-marketing.
He initially studied paleontology and paleoanthropology, then switched to biology and physiopathology at the University of Trieste (Italy).
Under the guidance of Professor Semir Zeki (University College London), and then as representative of the Institute of Neuroesthetics (London, U.K. and Berkeley, CA) and as President of the Italian Society of Neuroesthetics "Semir Zeki", he has contributed to the development of the field of neuroaesthetics.
He got his PhD at the International Max Planck Research School in Tuebingen (Germany), he worked at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (Tuebingen, Germany), and at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences of Leipzig (Germany). He is currently working in Paris (France), at the Ecole Normale Superieure - CNRS .
He is consultant and scientific advisor for numerous scientific and artistic initiatives and Scientific Director of Neuroaesthetic zone - Manara medical center,
Founder and vice-President of the Committee for the Promotion of Neurosciences.
In 2011 he has been member of the group Italian leaders abroad - Aspen Institute Italia.
Expert evaluator for the European Commission, his activities cover seminars and plenary lectures at universities, foundations, scientific and artistic associations, as well as articles and essays for internationally recognized artists and designers.
He has been scientific advisor and curator of exhibitions sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Research, and member of the Jury of the GASAG Art Price 2012 (promoting artistic and scientific creativity, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin).
His work in the field of neuroaesthetics has been acknowledged in interviews for the major Italian media and newspapers such as Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, La Repubblica, Radio Vaticana, RAI.
He is creator and curator of Genialmente, l'Arte del Cervello. For this project, which involved scientists of the highest calibre, such as Semir Zeki, Manfredo Massironi and the designer Ottavio Missoni, Ticini has been praised for his originality and the scientific content of his work by the President of the Italian Republic.