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Roberta Bianco

Marie-Curie fellow
Researcher
Neuroscience of Perception and Action
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Biografia

I’m a post-doctoral research fellow interested in music and neuroscience.

I investigate the neurobiological foundation of the remarkable human sensitivity to auditory structures, as those underlying music. Much of my work has focused on how humans learn and memorise structured patterns, and how these may guide and facilitate musicians' actions during music playing. Currently, I am investigating the evolutionary origin of musical patterns sensitivity and the neural mechanisms that support conserved abilities. My research combines behavioural, electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods.

Education

Title: PhD (Cognitive Neuroscience)
Institute: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Location: Leipzig
Country: Germany
From: 2013 To: 2017

Title: BA (Medical Biotechnology)
Institute: Università degli Studi di Milano
Location: Milan
Country: Italy
From: 2005 To: 2008

Title: MSc (Neurobiology)
Institute: Università degli Studi di Pavia
Location: Pavia
Country: Italy
From: 2009 To: 2011

Title: BA (Music)
Institute: Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali F. Vittadini
Location: Pavia
Country: Italy
From: 2009 To: 2011

Experience External

Title: Research Associate
Institute: University College London
Location: London
Country: United Kingdom
From: 2017 To: 2021

Title: Visiting doctoral fellow
Institute: Concordia University
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
From: 2016 To: 2017

All Publications
2023
Albury A.W., Bianco R., Gold B.P., Penhune V.B.
Context changes judgments of liking and predictability for melodies
Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 14
2023
Bianco R., Hall E.T.R., Pearce M.T., Chait M.
Implicit auditory memory in older listeners: From encoding to 6-month retention
Current Research in Neurobiology, vol. 5
2023
Bigand F., Bianco R., Abalde S. F., Novembre G.
Joint dancing kinematics unveil a modular organization of interpersonal synchrony
Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW)
Poster Conference
2023
Bianco R., Zuk N.J., Bigand T., Quarta E., Grasso S., Arnese F., Ravignani A., Battaglia-Mayer A., Novembre G.
Neural encoding of musical expectations in a non-human primate.
Current Biology
Article in Press Journal
2023
Novembre G., Zuk N., Bigand F., Quarta E., Grasso S., Arnese F., Battaglia-Mayer A., Bianco R.
Neural encoding of musical expectations in non-human primates
Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting
Poster Conference
Dissemination
2023
Bianco R.
Il cervello che predice i suoni futuri
The power of Music – 2nd edition, Teatro Kursaal Santalucia (Bari, Italy)
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2023
Bianco R., Chait M.
An online, reaction-time based, longitudinal study on long-term auditory memory
ARO - Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Conference
2023
Bianco R., Zuk N., Bigand F., Quarta E., Grasso S., Arnese F., Battaglia-Mayer A., Novembre G.
Neural encoding of musical expectations in non-human primates
17th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition
Conference
2023
Bianco R., Zuk N., Bigand F., Quarta E., Grasso S., Arnese F., Battaglia-Mayer A., Novembre G.
Neural encoding of musical expectations in non-human primates
Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW)
Conference
2023
Bianco R.
Neural encoding of music: phylogenetic and computational perspectives
Sissa (International School for Advanced Studies), Trieste
Institute
2023
Bianco R.
The role of memory in statistical tracking of sound sequences
Trinity College Dublin
Institute
Awards and Achievements
2022
Bianco R., Novembre G.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship: European
2021
Bianco R.
ECR Bridging Grant
2016
Bianco R.
Doctoral research visiting fellowship