Francesco Grassi

Francesco studied Biotechnology (B.Sc.) and Neurobiology (M.Sc.) at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. In his Master’s Thesis he investigated the role of basal ganglia in the temporal dynamics of spatial learning and memory, especially through psychopharmacological manipulations on murine models. After his graduation, he spent one year as research assistant at the department of Psychology at Sapienza, working on new approaches for the study of navigational abilities in humans. 
In October 2018 he started his PhD at the department of Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology at the University of Göttingen. The aim of his doctoral project is to investigate how motivational salience can modulate valence of inherently emotional stimuli.