My studies have been initially focused on human performance, decision making, emotions, attention and personality traits. In the Advance Brain Signal Processing laboratory I work on human computer interaction and my focus is on emotion. As the Anicall R&D Director I am aiming to create innovative wearable technology for non-human mammals to facilitate human-animal interaction. We rely on behavioral and electrophysiological data to develop our products.

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-graduated 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 Interuniversity Centre for Cognitive Processes in Natural and Artificial Systems

2013-2014 membership of Society for Neuroscience

Teaching Experience

Since 2007, I have been holding seminars and presentation of my studies on human performance, behavior and decision making. I worked as lecturer for Cognitive Psychology and Psychology of Thinking courses (at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy). In the last years I have being training and supervising Ph.D. students, researchers and fellow workers in both scientific and non-scientific settings.

Honors and Awards

In Sept. 2012, I started a 2 years Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in the ABSP laboratory of RIKEN BSI List of Scientific Journal Publications


  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 Leewen, 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 Leewen. Optimal movement planning and attentional resources effects in interceptive tasks.
  10. In Preparation - Stefano Valenzi, Sergei Gepshtein, Marta Olivetti, Cees van Leewen. Optimality and organizational processes of interception of shrinking target.