Dr. Cristina Berchio
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Cristina received her Bachelor/Master in Developmental Psychology from the University of Torino (Italy). She did her doctoral work at the University of Parma (Italy) under the supervision of Vittorio Gallese, where she studied the mirror mechanism in autism and in typically developing children using high density EEG. During her post doc at the University of Geneva, in the mood disorders unit directed by Jean-Michel Aubry in collaboration with the group of Christoph Michel, she used EEG to study affective disorders.
She’s currently a senior scientist at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry division of the University of Geneva headed by Nadia Micali, where she’s using high density EEG to study cognitive functions in eating disorders.
Her research interests focus on cognition and developmental psychopathology. In this framework, she is specialized in applying high density EEG as a clinical tool to assess cognitive functions in children and psychiatric disorders.