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Engineering Design Centre

Dr Maria Adriana Neroni


Dr Maria Adriana Neroni

Dr Maria Adriana Neroni

Research Associate

Research group: Design Practice Group
Telephone: +44 1223 748568

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  • PhD in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Suor Orsola Benincasa University (Italy) and the University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • Master's Degree in Pedadogy, Suor Orsola Benincasa University (Italy)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Educational Sciences, Suor Orsola Benincasa University (Italy)

Maria Adriana Neroni is a Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre.  After obtaining a PhD in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience within a bilateral programme involving the Suor Orsola Benincasa University (Naples, Italy) and the University of Edinburgh (UK), she moved to the University of Cambridge to collaborate with the Department of Psychology as a Visiting Researcher. Most of her research focuses on investigating future thinking, imagination and planning abilities in adults, both healthy subjects and neuropsychological patients. As a Research Associate with the IdEAS project, she is currently working to design novel experimental paradigms to investigate creativity in engineering design.

Selected Publications

Neroni M. A., Gamboz N., & Brandimonte M. A. (2014). Does episodic future thinking improve prospective remembering? Consciousness and Cognition, 23, 53-62.

de Vito S., Neroni M.A., Gamboz N., Della Sala S., & Brandimonte M.A. (2015). Desirable and undesirable future thoughts call for different scene construction processes. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1-8

Neroni M.A., Gamboz N., de Vito S., & Brandimonte M.A. (2015). Effects of self-generated vs. experimenter-provided cues on the representation of future events. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Gamboz N., Neroni M.A., de Vito S., D’Orso G., & Brandimonte M.A.. The role of narrative construction in future events simulation. Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition 2015. Trieste (Italy), November 2015.

Gamboz N., Neroni M.A., & Brandimonte M.A.. On the relationship between Episodic Future Thinking and Prospective Memory XVIII Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Budapest (Hungary), September 2013.

Neroni M.A., de Vito S., Gamboz N., & Brandimonte M.A.. How ageing affects Episodic Future Thinking: a new experimental approach., XIX National Conference of Experimental Psychology of the Italian Association of Psychology (AIP), Rome (Italy), September 2013.