Valentina Vencato

About me…


I come from Italy and I pursued my studies at the University of Padova. After a bachelor degree in psychobiology, I got into a Master degree in neuroscience and neuropsychology. In September 2015 I moved to France for taking part in PACE project.  I’m currently working at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone in Marseille and at the University of Lille 3 in the SCAlab team. I am also carrying on my studies at the “Integrative and clinical Neuroscience” doctoral school in Marseille.




Why I joined PACE…

When I decided to join PACE project I had been motivated both by the topic of the project, and the interdisciplinarity characterizing the network. Cross-disciplinary approach is a powerful tool in neuroscience field and the possibility to train on it in the early career research represent an excellent opportunity.

My project…

People continuously interact with a dynamic environment. Decisions are updated in order to reduce the gap between the expected and the actual outcomes by using both external and internal feedbacks.  A crucial factor in this dynamic is the time needed for a response to start. The aim of this project is to understand how internal feedbacks provide the awareness people have about their reaction time. The focus will be on both behavioral and neural correlates (using EEG tools) underpinning these processes.



I did my first secondment at the Institut de Neurociències (University of Barcelona – Spain) supervised by Dr. Joan Lopez-Moliner because they are specialized in computational modeling. For my second secondment, I worked at Ben-Gurion University of Negev under Opher Donchin’s supervision.

Learn more about my secondments here.


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