Linda Ficco, M.Sc.

Doctoral Researcher

Main Focus

My current research focuses on how we recognize recently learnt faces. In particular, I investigate why strong individual differences exist in face recognition abilities, and whether these are also related to the degree of social functioning. I am interested in both the behavioral effects and the neural responses of face recognition in different individuals. In addition, I have experience with neuroimaging meta-analyses, and I use such approaches to investigate the relationship between brain structure and function.

Curriculum Vitae


Master’s degree in “Sciences of the body and the Mind” summa cum laude, 2019, University of Turin (IT)
Exchange student at Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena (2018/2019)
Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences and Techniques, 2017, University of Turin (IT)
Classical high-school diploma (equivalent to the German "Abitur"), 2014, Liceo Classico G. Bruno di Albenga


15.03.2021-today: Doctoral researcher at the International Max Planck Research School for the Science of Human History (IMPRS-SHH) and the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
                  Supervision: Prof. Dr. Stefan R. Schweinberger, Dr. Juliane Bräuer
                  Mentoring: Prof. Dr. Gyula Z. Kovács
01.05.2020-14.03.2021: Research Assistant, Department of General Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Germany
07.10.2019-07.01.2020: Research intern, Behavioural Neuroscience research group, Institute for neuroscience and Medicine – 7, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
15.10.2018-01.05.2020: Research trainee, Focuslab Research Group, Department of General Psychology, University of Turin

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