Tessa Marzi | Kent State University

Tessa Marzi


Tessa Marzi

Tessa Marzi earned a Laurea in Experimental Psychology at the University of Florence in 2006. Between 2006 and 2007 she was a postgraduate fellow in Experimental Psychology and Electrophysiological recordings in the Department of Psychology, Lab of Cognitive Electrophysiology, at the University of Florence. In 2010 she received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Florence, Department of Psychology. Prof. Marzi joined Kent State University Florence in 2012. Her research interest focuses on understanding how the human brain perceives and recognizes objects of the world, with a particular interest in faces. The general purpose of Prof. Marzi’s research is to investigate the nature of face representations in the human brain and their neural systems. To reach this goal Tessa Marzi’s work relies largely on event-related potential recordings and magnetoencephalography (MEG) in normal human subjects and neuropsychological patients, taking advantage of their excellent time resolution to track perceptual face processes. Prof. Marzi’s ongoing work on cognitive psychophysiology investigates the cognitive and neural basis of face recognition in relation to social interactions and emotions. 

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