My behavioral and electrophysiological studies have been initially focused on decision making and attention. In the Advance Brain Signal Processing laboratory (ABSP) my work has been focusing also on brain signal data related to cognitive and affective functions.

After two years spent as R&D director for a health care Japanese company, I moved to Dynamic Brain Lab LLC (DBL), where I work as Chief Science Officer.  At DBL we are  engaged in researching and developing non-invasive medical and healthcare monitoring products. One of our major projects is glucoscanner, a non-invasive device to monitor glucose in the blood. We also provide consultation on research projects aimed to improve or create medical, healthcare and sport devices and applications. Our R&D department has a special understanding and expertise with every physiological data (measures and analysis).

Highest Education

2011 Ph.D. ECoNA school of Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Majored in Cognitive Psychology, Psychophysiology and Personalities

2008 Completed one year post-graduate apprentice training program in Psychology of Thinking and Reasoning at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

2006 M.Sc. in Psychology; Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Majored in General and Experimental Psychology


Since 2008 ECoNA - Italian Inter-university Centre for Cognitive Processes in Natural and Artificial Systems

2013-2014 membership of Society for Neuroscience

Honors and Awards

2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers Japan - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

2013 Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research - Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) 


  1. Esposito, G., Valenzi, S., Islam, T., Bornstein, M.H. (2015) Three physiological responses in fathers and non-fathers' to vocalizations of typically developing infants and infants with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities
  2. Jurica, P., Valenzi, S., Struzik, Z. R. and Cichocki, A. (2015). Methods for Transition Toward Computer Assisted Cognitive Examination. Methods of Information in Medicine.
  3. Esposito, G., Valenzi, S., Islam, T., Mash, C. and Bornstein, M. H. (2014). Immediate and selective maternal brain responses to own infant faces. Behavioral brain research, 287, 40-43.
  4. Valenzi, S., Islam, T., Jurica, P. and Cichocki, A. (2014) Individual Classification of Emotions Using EEG. J. Biomedical Science and Engineering, 7, 604-620.
  5. Valenzi, S., Olivetti Belardinelli, M., Van Leeuwen, C. (2009) Attentional interference facilitates skilled anticipatory action. Cognitive Processing, Vol. 10, Suppl, 2
  6. In Preparation - Valenzi, S., Islam, T., Jurica, P., Cichocki, A. Massage and Emotions: EEG study. To be submitted to Journal of Neuroscience & Medicine
  7. In Preparation - Valenzi, S., Esposito G., Islam T., Mash C., Bornstein M.H. . Autistic Cry and Healthy Cry: Selective Paternal Brain Responses
  8. In Preparation - Valenzi S., Esposito G., S., Mash C., Bornstein M.H. EEG Recording One Month Before Acute Psychotic State Onset: a Case Study
  9. In Preparation - Stefano Valenzi, Sergei Gepshtein, Marta Olivetti, Cees van Leeuwen. Optimal movement planning and attentional resources effects in interceptive tasks.
  10. In Preparation - Stefano Valenzi, Sergei Gepshtein, Marta Olivetti, Cees van Leeuwen. Optimality and organizational processes of interception of shrinking target.