Key-words: travel planning; gender differences; neuropsychology; executive functions; human navigation; neurological disorders; neuropsychological testing
Alessia Bocchi, PhD, is currently working in the field of Neuropsychology, with a fellowship at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) at the new Neuropsychology Clinical Service. She is also lecturer of Educational Psychology at Department DISIM of University of L’Aquila, Italy. She is working at IRCSS Foundation Santa Lucia, Rome (Italy) with patients (both with children and with adults) suffering from cognitive deficits due to neurological disorders. In the research field, she is working on travel planning and on the individual factors that may affect spatial navigation. Concerning this topic she developed during her doctoral studies the Minefield Task (MFT) a tool aimed at assessing travel planning, she continues to investigate this topic across lifespan.
In 2016, Alessia Bocchi was the winner of the Guidoniani prize awarded by the Italian Association of Aeronautical and Space Medicine to young graduates who have distinguished themselves with studies in the field of aerospace medicine. She participates in the competition with a study entitled "Prismatic adaptation does not affect spatial map retrieval possible implications for aero-space flight experts".