I am a neurologist and systems neuroscientist originally from Rome. I am interested in perception-action coupling. My interest in perception-action coupling led me to the study, among other things, of mirror neurons. Mirror neurons led me to study human imitation, empathy, and more generally what is called social cognition. As a neurologist, however, I also have a strong interest in the neurobiological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric conditions and how to intervene on those mechanisms.