Carlo Semenza

Full Professor of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of Padova and in the Padova Neuroscience Centre.

Short Bio

Carlo Semenza graduated in Medicine and specialized in Psychiatry. He is presently Full Professor of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurosciences  at the University of Padova and in the Padova Neuroscience Centre. He has been Director of the Department of Psychology at the University of Trieste. He has been visiting professor at Boston University, Melbourne University, University of Athens , the Moskow New School of Economics and at The Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language in S Sebastian. He is the founder and organizer of the yearly European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology. He published over 300 articles about neuropsychological disorders, in particular in the domains of language and mathematical cognition. He also shares an interest, and published articles and book chapters, on the relation between psychoanalysis and neurosciences.

Research Themes

All area of neuropsychology, language in particular. A main research topic is lexical semantics and the retrieval pocesses, studied through the observation of specific aphasic conditions, with special attention to word categories. Another pivotal interest is that of number representation and calculation, studied through the observation of acalculia cases, research concerning number transcoding, arithmetical facts representation, arithmetical procedures and rules and conceptual knowledge. 

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Last update: 04/03/2021