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November 2022

TEDxLakeComo 2022

I was invited as a speaker to the TEDxLakeComo event on the 5th of November 2022. I spoke about the language of touch. The recording of the talk in Italian will be available soon. Read more about the event here.


May 2022

Pint of Science 2022

I participated to Pint of Science 2022 in Stockholm. The title of the talk was “The skin, our magic suit”. More information about the event here.


January 2022

Mercoledì della Cultura

Intervento in Italiano per i Mercoledì della Cultura, un’iniziativa organizzata dall’Università degli Studi dell’Aquila. Il mio intervento in Italiano qui


July 2021

Festival Vicino/Lontano

On July 3rd, I spoke during the session Il contatto indispensabile, as part of the Literature Festival Vicino/Lontano, taking place in Udine, Italy. Trovate il mio intervento in Italiano qui


March 2021

Interoception and sense of body ownership

The podcast I recorded with Medical Running, discussing the topics of interoception and its role in the perception of our own body.


December 2020

Overcoming affective boundaries between the self and the other: Perspectives on interpersonal interactions

Outreach workshop organised by CHBH & IMH Joint, University of Birmingham, UK, on Friday December 4th, 2020.


June 2020

I got the fellowship! What now?

Perfectionism has been a blessing and a curse in my life. However, at the end of the day, in science, as in life, perfection does not exist. Read my KI careers blog post!


October 2019

What are ASMR and how do they work?

Laura Crucianelli answers a question related to “asmr” phenomenon in KI podcast Medicinvetarna (from minute 3.30, English/Swedish).


October 2022

Am I too hot or too cold?

Results of the Marie Curie project “Homeothermic self” are now available in 6 languages in the European Commission portal. Read more here.


May 2022

Ricerca in Italia? Una corsa ad ostacoli

Intervista in Italiano per Londra Notizie 24. Intervista completa qui.


September 2021

Workshop: The sense of Touch

Invited talk as part of the the First International Women in Neuroscience Parma Workshop. Full talk here


June 2021

Intervista per AIMI

Intervista in Italiano per l’Associazione Italiana Massaggio Infantile. Link all’intervista qui


February 2021

Il contatto indispensabile

La traduzione italiana del mio essay per AEON pubblicata sul numero 1394 di Internazionale.


October 2020

The need to touch

The language of touch binds our minds and bodies to the broader social world. What happens when touch becomes taboo? Read my essay for AEON.


July 2020

‘When the Body Feels Like Mine: Constructing and Deconstructing the Sense of Body Ownership Through the Lifespan’

Submissions are now open for the Research Topic in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience with Dr Gerardo Salvato, Prof Carissa Cascio and Prof Roy Salomon


February 2019

Dalla testa alle mani: l’importanza del tatto affettivo nel legame madre-bambino

Intervista in Italiano condotta dalla Dott.ssa Roberta Rubbino, dell’Istituto Beck (Italian).


October 2022

Interoception and mental health

On the 10th of October, I was an invited speaker to the Mental Health Day event organised by students at Karolinska Institutet to discuss the link between interoception and mental health.


April 2022

Intervista per Donna Moderna

Intervista in italiano sull’esperienza di contatto fisico e tattile che abbiamo visuto durante e dopo la pandemia. L’inchiesta completa di Ilaria Solari è su Donna Moderna.


September 2021

European Researchers’ Night 2021

Laura Crucianelli takes part in the European Researchers’ Night (ForskarFredag2021), a public science outreach event in Stockholm.


March 2021

Rivista Aisthesis

Una riproduzione in italiano dell’articolo pubblicato in Internazionale.


February 2021

La necesidad de tocar

The Spanish translation of the essay I wrote for AEON, published in La Maleta de Portbou.


November 2020

Interview with ABC Radio Australia

Interview with Amanda Vanstone on the importance of touch, especially in 2020 when it’s not always possible.


July 2020

Interview with The Dissenter, Ricardo Lopes: Interoception, Affective Touch, And Anorexia Nervosa

In this episode, we talk about interoception, affective touch and sense of body ownership, and how they can relate to some psychiatric conditions.


July 2020

Il valore delle carezze nella consapevolezza di sé

Intervista in Italiano per la rubrica Ricercado all’Estero, della rivista online OggiScienza.


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