I have focused my interest on three main research questions: to define the neural basis of the tactile vitality forms in adults; to understand the role of vitality forms during social interactions; to evaluate the perception of the vitality forms in the autistic children. My goal is to probe, during social interaction, the role of the action style that represents a new and important aspect of social interactions.
1. Di Cesare G.iit, Pinardi C., Carapelli C., Caruana F., Marchi M., Gerbella M., Rizzolatti G. (2018).
Insula connections with the parieto-frontal circuit for generating arm actions in humans and macaque monkeys.Cerebral Cortex, pp. 1-8.
2. Di Cesare G., De Stefani E., Gentilucci M., De Marco D. (2017). Vitality forms expressed by others modulate our own motor response: a kinematic study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00565.
3. Di Cesare G., Sparaci L., Pelosi A., Mazzone L., Giovagnoli G., Menghini D., Ruffaldi E., Vicari S. (2017). Differences in vitality forms recognition in children with autism spectrum disorders. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01456.
4. Di Cesare G., Marchi M., Errante A., Fasano F., Rizzolatti G. (2017). Mirroring the social aspects of speech and actions: the role of the insula. Cerebral Cortex, 1-10.
5. Di Cesare G., Di Dio C., Marchi M., Rizzolatti G. (2015). Expressing our internal states and understanding those of others. Procedure of the National Academic Science of the United States of America (PNAS), 112(33).