Guido Barchiesi


Research interests

  • neuro-cognitive processes related to action observation.
  • motor control while observing others' actions, i.e., why do not we imitate all the time?
  • cortico-cortical connectivity within the cortical motor system.
  • Muscular activity localization through MEG (myomagnetogrpahy).


  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) 


Selected publications

Barchiesi, G. & Cattaneo, L. (2015)

Motor resonance meets motor performance, Neuropsychologia (69), 93-104.


Ubaldi, S., Barchiesi, G., Cattaneo, L. (2013) Bottom-Up and Top-Down Visuomotor Responses to Action Observation. Cerebral Cortex.


Avanzini, P., Fabbri-Destro, M., Campi, C., Pascarella, A., Barchiesi, G., Cattaneo, L., Rizzolatti, G. (2013)

Spatiotemporal dynamics in understanding hand-object interactions. Procedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 110(40):15878-85.


Barchiesi, G., Cattaneo, L. (2012)

Early and Late Motor Responses to Action Observation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.


Cattaneo, L., & Barchiesi, G. (2011)

Transcranial Magnetic Mapping of the Short-Latency Modulations of Corticospinal Activity from the Ipsilateral Hemisphere during Rest. Front Neural Circuits, 5, 14.


Cattaneo, L., Barchiesi, G., Tabarelli, D., Arfeller, C., Sato, M., & Glenberg, A. M. (2011)

One's motor performance predictably modulates the understanding of others' actions through adaptation of premotor visuo-motor neurons. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6(3), 301-310.