Areas of Interest.
✤ Animal Sciences are essential for improving and supporting the welfare of our species. By means of Animal Behaviour observation, a holistic approach became essential to lots of different fields related to the discovery of our functioning, since even empathy - a concept formerly considered abstract - has scientific foundations which need to be looked for in the animal brain. As a matter of fact, interactions between ecological and medical studies are evolving day by day while aiming to find more balanced bonds among humans and animals.
✤ I'm committed to help developing alternative research methods for the improvement of life quality, which is something that's becoming possible thanks to the promising combination between Animal Research and Computational Neuroscience. This innovative connection can be used to shape more ethical and modern experimental techniques, filling the gap between real and virtual interactions with test subjects in an ever-changing context that needs to keep pace with bioethics.
✤ I'm particularly interested in the therapeutic potential of Psychedelics, which are substances that act on the neural system and produce non-ordinary states of consciousness (i. e. enhancement of perception and self-awareness). After several decades, they're slowly being re-introduced in the Western society as revolutionary discoveries related to their effects take place in many scientific fields.
My undergraduate dissertation (click here for the Italian version) is intended to be a compendium of relevant studies supporting the pivotal role that alterations of consciousness had throughout our evolution.
The research project I've joined during my master's degree at the University of Leicester (UK) focused on brain aging in mice and the potential benefits of involving Cannabis in treatment and prevention of the cognitive deficits related to aging processes (N. Hartell Lab 2020 ©).
✤ Last but not least, I'm also a freelance translator (It-Eng/Eng-It). During early 2021 I've started collaborating as co-author of the website trekking-etc and as content curator for the alternative rock metal band Nereis.