[Dr. Carola Salvi, Ph.D]

Home   Projects   Contact   Media  Art  News

Researcher at:


Psychology Department,

Northwestern University,

345 East Superior Street

Chicago, Illinois 60611


Feinberg School of Medicine,

Northwestern University;



Shirley Ryan Abilitylab of Chicago                                                                                      

         

EDUCATION


Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy, Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, and Cognitive Neuroscience

        University of Milano-Bicocca

        Started Winter 2009; Convocation Winter 2013


2009-2013    Full, Merit Fellowship with stipend:

Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca

2010-2011 Visiting Sponsored Period:

Creative Brain lab of Mark Beeman,

Northwestern  University, Evanston, IL




M.S.c. Master of Science, Psychology of Organizations, and Consumer Behavior

       Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca

       (Advisor: Paolo Legrenzi)

       Started Winter 2004; Convocation Winter 2007.

       With distinction and highest possible honors, (110 of 110 possible, plus laude)


B.S.   Bachelor of Science, Psychology

       Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca

       Started Fall 2001; Convocation spring 2004.




HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS


2017-present   T32,NIH-funded Postdoctoral position, Neuroscience of Human Cognition, Northwestern University

2017           Society for Neuroscience of Creativity travel award

2015-2016      T32,NIH-funded Postdoctoral position, Neuroscience of Human Cognition, Northwestern University

Summer 2016    University of Michigan NIH-funded Selected Course in fMRI

2013-14        Research award, “Ivano Becchi”, sponsored by Prof. Andrea Moro, University of Pavia

2009-13        Full Merit Fellowship: Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca

2008           Research award “DOTE Ricercatori”, Auxologico Hospital of Milan & University of Milano-Bicocca

2008           Professional qualification for the Italian Psychological Association

2004-07        Full Merit-Based Fellowship: Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca

2001-04        Full Merit-Based Scholarship: Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca





RESEARCH


Research Expertise

Methodologies: fMRI, tDCS, Eye Tracking, Patients.


Editorial and Peer Review Activities

EDITOR: AIRIcerca, Frontiers

Reviewer: Cortex, Thinking and Reasoning, AIRIcerca, APSSC-Psychological Science, Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Frontiers.


Membership in Professional Organizations

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

American Psychological Association

Co- Founder of ItaRC Italian Researchers in Chicago

Co- Founder of AIRIcerca (Italian Researchers Association)

                           



Journal Articles



  1. Salvi, C., Simoncini, C., Franconeri, S., Kounios, J., Beeman, M. & Grafman, J., Pupil dilation signals Aha! Moments. (In preparation).

  2. Santarnecchi, E., Sprugnoli, G., Bricolo, E., Constantini, G., Liew, S. L., Musaeus, C. S., Salvi, C., Pascual-Leone, A., Rossi A. & Rossi, S. Transcranial Oscillatory Neuromodulation Of Insight Problem Solving abilities. (Under submission).

  3. Salvi, C., & Bowden, E. The link between risk taking and problem solving. (Submitted).

  4. Salvi, C., Conrardy, R., McKinley, R., Bikson, M., Beeman M., and Grafman, J. Right temporal transcranial direct current stimulation improves insight problem solving. (Submitted).

  5. Danek, A., Salvi, C., Moment of truth: Why Aha! experiences are correct. Journal of Creative Behavior (in Press).

  6. Cohen-Zimerman, S., Salvi, C., Krueger, F., Gordon, B. and Grafman J. Intelligence Across the Seventh Decade in Patients with Brain Injuries Acquired in Young Adulthood.Trends in Neuroscience and Education. 13, 1-7.

  7. Cristofori, I., Salvi, C., Beeman, M. & Grafman, J. (2018). The Effects of Expected Reward on Creative Problem Solving. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.1-7. 10.3758/s 13415-018-0613-5. Irene Cristofori and Carola Salvi are both first authors, they contributed equally to this work and are ranked in alphabetical order.

  8. Salvi, C., Costantini, G., Pace, A. & Palmiero, M. (2018). Validation of the Italian Remote Associate Test. Journal of Creative Behavior.https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.345

  9. Hogeveen, J., Salvi, C., & Grafman, J. (2016). “Emotional intelligence”: Lessons from Lesions. Trends in Neurosciences, 39(10), 694–705. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tins.2016.08.007

  10. Palmiero, M., Piccardi, L., Nori, R., Palermo, L., Salvi, C., Guariglia, C. (2016) Editorial: Creativity and Mental Imagery. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01280.

  11. Salvi, C., Bowden, E. (2016). Looking Nowhere for Creativity: Where do we look when we look for new ideas?. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00161

  12. Salvi, C., Cristofori, I., Beeman, M. & Grafman, J. (2016). The politics of insight. Quarterly Journal of stantini, G., Bricolo, E., Perugini, M., & Beeman, M. (2015) Rebus puzzles and compound remote associate problems: an Italian version. Behavioral Research Methods. 1-22. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-015-0597-9

  13. Salvi, C., Bricolo, E., Franconeri, S., Kounios, J. & Beeman, M.(2015). Sudden Insight is associated with shutting down visual inputs. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. DOI: 10.3758/s13423-015-0845-0

  14. Bricolo, E., Salvi, C., Martelli, M., Arduino, L.S., & Daini, R. (2010). Crowding affects eye-movements patterns in word reaExperimental Psychology DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1136338.

  15. Salvi, C., Bricolo, E., Bowden, E., Kounios, J. & Beeman, M. (2016). Insight solutions are correct more often than those achieved by analysis. Thinking and Reasoning DOI: 10.1080/13546783.2016.1141798.

  16. Salvi, C., (2015). Cosa fa scattare nel cervello un lampo di genio. Fondazione Umberto Veronesi.

  17. Bricolo, E., Salvi, C., Martelli, M., Arduino, L. S. & Daini, R. (2015). The effects of crowding on eye movement patterns in reading. Acta Psychologica, 160, 23-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.06.003

  18. Salvi, C., Coding. Perception 39, supplement, 29. DOI 10.1177/03010066100390S101

  19. Legrenzi, P., & Salvi, C. (2008). I due sistemi dell’intelligenza umana. SISTEMI INTELLIGENTI /a. XX, n. 1, Aprile 2008. Il Mulino: Bologna. http://www.rivisteweb.it/doi/10.1422/26719



Scholarly Conference Presentations


  1. Salvi, C., Conrardy, R., McKinley, R., Bikson, M., Beeman M., and Grafman, J. Right temporal transcranial direct current stimulation improves insight problem solving (2018). Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 24th Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts.

  2. Salvi, C., Conrardy, R., McKinley, R., Bikson, M., Beeman M., and Grafman, J. Insight is Facilitated by High Definition tDCS to the Right Temporal Lobe (2018). Society for Neuroscience of Creativity. Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  3. Sprugnoli, G., Liew, S.L., Bricolo, E., Costantini, G., Salvi, C., Musaeus, c. S., Rossi, s., Rossi, A., Pasqual-Leone, A., & Santarnecchi, E. (2017) Going beyond the Eureka moment: enhancement of insightful solutions by means of tACS and tRNS. Conference Paper inBrain Stimulation 10(2):402

  4. Salvi, C., Bowden, E. & Beeman, M. (2016). The link between risk taking and Aha! moments. Association for Psychological Science, 28th Annual Convention (APS), Chicago, Illinois.

  5. Salvi, C., Cristofori, I., Beeman, M. & Grafman, J. (2016). How subliminal reward enhances Aha! moments. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York.

  6. Cristofori, I., Forneris, F., Cassetta, L., Grasselli, G., Salvi, C., Gravina, T. (2015) The AIRInforma experiment: Peer-reviewed public dissemination of science in Italy. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago.

  7. Beeman, M., Kounios, J. & Salvi, C. (2013) The "Aha!" Moment: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Insight. In Learning & the Brain.

  8. Salvi, C., Collier, K., A., Bricolo, E., Kounios, J. & Beeman, M. (2012). “Aha” is right: insight solutions are more likely to be correct than are analytic solutions. Association for Psychological Science, 24th Annual Convention (APS), Chicago, Illinois.

  9. Salvi, C., Franconeri, S., Bricolo, E., Kounios, J. & Beeman, M. (2012). Looking outside the box: blinks and eye movements associated with insight versus analytic problem solving. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 19th Annual Meeting (CNS), Chicago, Illinois.

  10. Bricolo, E., Salvi, C., Martelli, M., Arduino, L.S. & Daini, R. (2010). Crowding affects eye-movements patterns in word reading. 33rd European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Lausanne, Switzerland.

  11. Salvi C., Daini R., Arduino L.S., Martelli M., Bricolo E. (2010). Relazione tra crowding e lettura: Uno studio con i movimenti oculari. Congresso Nazionale della Sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale (AIP), Bologna.

  12. Salvi.C. (2009). Competition and group effect in mechanization process. Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM 22). Bi-annual conference run by the European Association of Decision Making. Rovereto (TN).

  13. Salvi, C. (2007). Effetti di fissazione e meccanizzazione nella soluzione di problemi: modulazioni dovute al pensiero di gruppo. AIP Congresso Annuale Sezione Italiana di Psicologia. Sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale. Como 2007.



Invited talks


  1. Salvi,C., (2018). The science and Neuroscience Behind Creative Ideas. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

  2. Salvi,C., (2018). Brain processes underlying insight problem solving: Current status and future directions. Cognitive Brain Mapping Group, CBMG; Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

  3. Salvi,C., (2018). The Neuroscience Behind Creative Ideas. Guest speaker for Italian Research Day at the “Istituto Italiano di Cultura"; Consulate General of Italy in Chicago.

  4. Salvi,C., (2016). Aha! moments, the link between subliminal reward, risk taking and the dopamine system. NUIN Small talks. Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

  5. Salvi, C., (2016). Should we try and enhance insight problem solving? Why and how. Loyola University. Chicago.

  6. Salvi, C., (2016). Aha! moments, the link between subliminal reward, risk taking and the dopamine system. NUIN Small talks. Northwestern University.

  7. Salvi, C., (2015). Nutrire la mente. Creativita`, Cinema e Stile di vita. WORLD EXPO - KIP Pavilion.

  8. Thomas, D., (Salvi, C., moderator) (2015). From School Gardens to Urban Farms: Redefining Chicago’s Foodways. WORLD EXPO - KIP Pavilion.

  9. Salvi, C., (2014). Eureka! When the right solution arrives in a blink of an eye. Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Jordan Grafman’s Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, September 12th.

  10. Salvi, C., (2014). Eureka! When the right solution arrives in a blink of an eye. University of Illinois at Chicago, Psychology dep. Cognitive Brown Bag Series.


  11. Salvi, C., (2014). Aha! Look outside the box to think outside the box. University of Chicago, Psychology dep. Human Performance Lab.


  12. Salvi, C., (2009). L’influenza dei supporti tecnologici nel processo decisionale. Furniture Trend Update (FUTSU), Pordenone.