dotLAB Italy


dotLAB Italy is the result of the partnership with the University of Chieti-Pescara, approved through the Department of Psychological, Health and Territory Sciences. The Department of Psychological, Health and Territory Sciences was born from a scientific project for the territory and the community. The Department is interdisciplinary and it is based on a common scientific and historical methodological foundation. In the Department of Psychological, Health and Territory Sciences, numerous scientific-disciplinary sectors are integrated in an innovative way around a common research goal: the knowledge of the individual through the investigation of physical, historical, psychological, anthropological, cultural, and social aspects. Reflecting the multi- and inter-disciplinary nature, the Department offers a wide range of opportunities for cutting edge research at the interstices of related fields.

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  • The Study of Cognitive & Emotional Changes Associated with Lifespan

    dotLAB Italy’s laboratory examines cognitive functioning in young and elderly individuals across several domains, such as perception, attention, emotion, decision-making, and memory. By investigating these functions, research aims to gain insights into how they change with age and their impact on overall cognitive well-being.

  • Investigating the Impact of Pathological Conditions on Cognitive Functions

    The dotLAB Italy laboratory examines how conditions such as dementia and mental disorders affect cognitive abilities, exploring the changes that occur in perception, attention, decision-making, emotion, and memory.

  • Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Techniques for Cognitive Enhancement (NIBS)

    Further research activities focus on utilizing NIBS techniques to improve cognitive performance in both healthy young and elderly individuals and those with pathological conditions.

  • Exploring Risk Perception & Decision-Making

    Research investigates risk perception as a cognitive process that influences decision-making in various daily activities. For example, our research examines pro-environmental behaviours, consumer behaviour, and how the perception of the risk of climate change influences sustainable behaviour.


Dr Marta Rocchi

Dr Marta RocchiAssistant Professor,
Dublin City University

Dr Rocco PalumboAssociate Professor, Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara