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diana torta is a post-doctoral Research fellow at the université catholique de louvain, collaborating with the gcs- fmri group at the koelliker Hospital and department of Psychology in turin. she obtained her phd from the University of turin in march 2011 after a period spent as visiting Student at the University of oxford and at the University college in london. before the post-doc position at the University of turin, she won an ineurope short stay fellowship at the université catholique de louvain. her scientific research is aimed at understanding what is the role of spatial attention and space representation in the perception of painful stimuli, how the representation of one’s own body and the space surrounding it can affect the perceived intensity of nociceptive stimuli and what is the role of some regions of the brain (in particular the somatosensory cortices and the cingulate cortex) in the perception of such stimuli. for this goal she integrates the use of different techniques such as eeg and erps, tms, fmri and lesional studies. other research interests include the study of degenerative diseases such as parkinson’s and alzheimer’s diseases under neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric perspectives.


Current Experience

  • AUL- Marie Curie post doc fellow

    Since January 2015

  • Research associate

    Since November 2012

Past Experience

  • Post-doctoral research fellow

    January 2013 --- December 2014

  • Post-doctoral research fellow

    May 2011 --- August 2012

  • IBRO InEurope Short Term Research fellow

    March 2011 --- April 2011

  • Research associate

    January 2010 --- December 2010

  • PhD student

    March 2009 --- August 2009


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LinkedIn Assessment :
Cognitive NeurosciencePsychophysiologyEEGNeuropsychologyStatisticsScientific WritingCognitionfMRIData AnalysisResearchscienceCognitive ScienceSPSSExperimental DesignNeuroscienceElectrophysiologyMatlabCognitive PsychologyNeuroimagingPsychologyPsychophysicsTeaching

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Design scientific projects (in biology)Publish scientific projectslifescienceOrganize scientific projects (in biology) Analyze data Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Report data Write papersAdjust methodsAlzheimerAssist with experimentsAttend investigator meetingCollaborate with principal investigatorClinical data collectionCollect dataConduct literature searchesConduct the trialConduct university research coordinating research projectsDesign protocolPresent data at congressdrafting grant applications


  • PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Università degli Studi di Torino/University college London in 2011
  • Msc in Cognitive Neuroscience from Università degli Studi di Torino / University of Turin in 2006
  • BSc in Neuropsychology from Università degli Studi di Torino / University of Turin in 2004
  • in from Liceo Scientifico Galileo Ferraris, Torino in 2001
  • in from Liceo Scientifico, Istituto Rosmini in 1998
  • PhD; 2006. MSc in Experimental; Cognitive Science from Università degli Studi di Torino in 0000


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    5 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Account Manager - Life Sciences Assistant Professor Clinical Project Leader Data Manager Freelance Science Writer Lecturer Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Medical Writer Postdoctoral Research Fellow Principal Scientist Project Leader Scientific Writer Teacher
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  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 4 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    15-30% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    30 Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee :    15-30% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Brussels, Belgium


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