Contact Information


Guido Barchiesi

Dr., Postdoc (Lise-Meitner Fellow)

Research Interests

  • Neuro-cognitive processes related to action observation
  • Motor control while observing others’ actions, i.e., why do not we imitate all the time?
  • Cortico-cortical connectivity within the cortical motor system
  • Muscular activity localization through MEG (myomagnetogrpahy)
  • Expertise: Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Selected publications

  • Barchiesi, G. & Cattaneo, L. (2015). Motor resonance meets motor performance, Neuropsychologia (69), 93-104.
  • Ubaldi, S., Barchiesi, G., Cattaneo, L. (2013). Bottom-Up and Top-Down Visuomotor Responses to Action Observation. Cerebral Cortex.
  • Avanzini, P., Fabbri-Destro, M., Campi, C., Pascarella, A., Barchiesi, G., Cattaneo, L., Rizzolatti, G. (2013). Spatiotemporal dynamics in understanding hand-object interactions. Procedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 110(40):15878-85.
  • Barchiesi, G., Cattaneo, L. (2012). Early and Late Motor Responses to Action Observation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
  • Cattaneo, L., & Barchiesi, G. (2011). Transcranial Magnetic Mapping of the Short-Latency Modulations of Corticospinal Activity from the Ipsilateral Hemisphere during Rest. Front Neural Circuits, 5, 14.
  • Cattaneo, L., Barchiesi, G., Tabarelli, D., Arfeller, C., Sato, M., & Glenberg, A. M. (2011). One’s motor performance predictably modulates the understanding of others’ actions through adaptation of premotor visuo-motor neurons. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6(3), 301-310.