Giovanni Buccino is an Italian citizen, married, with two children.
1999: He obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Parma, with a thesis entitled ”A fronto-parietal circuit for manipulation in humans: evidence from an fMRI study.”
1997 – 2000: Researcher at the Department of Neurology, University of Duesseldorf and the Forschungszentrum Juelich.
1993: He took a degree as a Specialist in Neurology at the University of Parma, with a thesis entitled “Effects of noise on sleep: macro- and micro structural features”
1989: He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Parma, with a thesis entitled “Modulation of intercritical discharges during sleep”
1983: Maturità Classica (Grammar School)
English and German: Level C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). French: Level B1 according to CEFR.
2011 –present: Full Professor of Human Physiology at the University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences.
2008 – 2011: He was Researcher and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro.
2001 – 2008: He was Researcher and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma.
He is author or co-author of more than 80 papers, all published in peer-reviewed journals, and 30 book chapters.
Scopus: H index = 34; total citations = 7890.
Google Scholar: H index = 37; total citations = 13500
His main research interests concern the organization of the motor system in humans: in details, he is involved in studying the relationships between the motor system and higher cognitive functions like language, empathy and motor learning. Over the last decade he focused on the neural mechanisms of language processing. He is also involved in neurorehabilitation, exploiting neurophysiological mechanisms. He developed a novel approach known as Action Observation Treatment (AOT), which has shown to be effective in several neurological diseases.
Giovanni Buccino was main investigator in a number of National and International projects, among which the project “Adaptability of the polymodal movement perception/movement recognition system in human and non human primates: a complementary approach”, ROSSI project and Eranet Cogstroke project.