Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy,

Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, and Cognitive Neuroscience. University of Milano-Bicocca - 2013


M.S.c. Master of Science,

Psychology of Organizations, and Consumer Behavior. University of Milano-Bicocca- 2007

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


B.S.   Bachelor of Science,

Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca - 2004



Salvi, C., Iannello, P., Cancer, A., McClay, M., Rago, S., Dunsmoor, E. J. and Antonietti, A., (2021). Going Viral: Social and Cognitive Factors Influence Fake News Detection and Proliferation During COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Communication

Salvi, C., Leiker, E., Baricca, B., Molinari, M. A., Nichelli, P., Grafman, J., & Dunsmoor, J., (2021) The effect of dopaminergic replacement therapy on creative thinking and insight problem-solving in Parkinson’s Patients. Frontiers in Psychology.

Sprugnoli, G., Rossi, S., Liew, S. L., Bricolo, E., Costantini, G., Salvi, C., ... & Santarnecchi, E. (2021). Enhancement of semantic integration reasoning by tRNS. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 1-11.

Cohen-Zimerman, S., Salvi, C., & Grafman, J. (2020). Patients-based approaches to understanding intelligence and problem-solving. The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence and cognitive Neuroscience.

Laukkonen,R.,  Webb, M., Salvi, C., Tange, J., and ShoolerJ. (2020). Eureka Heuristics: How feelings of insight signal the quality of a new idea. PsyArXiv. 10.31234/


Salvi, C., Simoncini, C., Franconeri, S., Kounios, J., Beeman, M. & Grafman, J., (2020). Oculometric signature of the switch into awareness? Pupil size predicts sudden insight whereas microsaccades predict problem-solving via analysis


Salvi, C., McKinley, R., Bikson, M., Beeman M., and Grafman, J. (2020). Right temporal transcranial direct current stimulation improves insight problem-solving . Nature, Scientific Reports.


C. Palmiero, M., Piccardi, L., Nori, R., Palermo, L., Salvi, C., & Guariglia. (2019) Creativity: Education and Rehabilitation. Frontiers in Psychology.


Santarnecchi, E., G. Sprugnoli, E. Bricolo, G. Costantini, S. L. Liew, C. S. Musaeus, C. Salvi, A. Pascual-Leone, A. Rossi, and S. Rossi. (2019) Gamma tACS over the temporal lobe increases the occurrence of Eureka! moments. Nature, Scientific reports 9, no. 1 : 5778-5778. doi 10.1038/s41598-019-42192-z


Salvi, C., & Bowden, E. (2019). The relation between state and trait risk-taking and problem-solving. Psychological research, 1-14.


Danek, A., Salvi, C., (2018). Moment of truth: Why Aha! experiences are correct. Journal of Creative Behavior. doi 10.1002/jocb.380


Cohen-Zimerman, S., Salvi, C., Krueger, F., Gordon, B. and Grafman J. (2018).  Intelligence Across the Seventh Decade in Patients with Brain Injuries Acquired in Young Adulthood. Trends in Neuroscience and Education. 13, 1-7.


Cristofori, I., Salvi, C., Beeman, M. & Grafman, J. (2018). The Effects of Expected Reward on Creative Problem Solving. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.1-7.


Salvi, C., Costantini, G., Pace, A. & Palmiero (2018). Validation of the Italian Remote Associate Task. Journal of Creative Behavior. 1-13. 10.1002/jocb.345.


Hogeveen, J., Salvi, C., & Grafman, J. (2016). “Emotional intelligence”: Lessons from Lesions. Trends in Neurosciences, 39(10), 694–705.


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. PMID: 27610094


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


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


Salvi, C., Cristofori, I., Beeman, M. & Grafman, J. (2016). The politic of insight. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1136338.


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


Salvi, C., Costantini, G., Bricolo, E., Perugini, M., & Beeman, M. (2015) Validation of Italian rebus puzzles and compound remote associate problems. Behavioral Research Methods. 1-22. doi: 10.3758/ s13428-015-0597-9


Salvi, C., (2015). “Aha! ho indovinato” Cosa avviane nel nostro cervello quando abbiamo un lampo di genio. AIRInforma Journal. (“Aha! I got it” What happens in our brain when we have an insight.


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


Bricolo, E., Salvi, C., Martelli, M., Arduino, L.S., & Daini, R. (2010). Crowding affects eye- movements patterns in word reading. Perception 39, supplement, 29. 10281/21692


Legrenzi, P., & Salvi, C. (2008). Dual processes in reasoning and judgment. SISTEMI INTELLIGENTI/a. XX, n. 1, April 2008. Il Mulino: Bologna. doi: 10.1422/26719

Salvi, C., Barr, N., Grafman, J & Dunsmoor , J., Aha! It's Fake news. (Submitted).

Salvi, C., Iannello, P., Cancer, A., Cooper, S., McClay, M., S., Antonietti, A., and Dunsmoor, E. J. (in preparation). Socio-cognitive polarization, problem solving and apophenia: latent profile analysis.

Salvi, C., (in preparation). Markers of Insight.