Our research aims to investigate the dual role of the premotor cortex in action production and action understanding. Our first long-term research objective is to understand the neural basis of fundamental human behavior, grasping, and object manipulation. Our second one is to decipher the neural mechanisms of social cognition.

He has published more than 30 research papers in his field's top peer-reviewed journals, receiving about 2000 citations.

Current research interests

• Το disentangle the role of the dorsal and ventral premotor cortex in the control of hand-grasping actions. In particular, to assess the intra- and inter-areal dynamics and examine the causality in the premotor grasping network.

• To reveal the way the brain processes observed actions and the mechanisms whereby we assign meaning to the actions of other subjects, by investigating the underlying neural dynamics at the micro-, meso-, and macroscopic scales.

• To develop decoders for the real-time control of a dexterous hand able to manipulate objects in a versatile fashion using neural signals recorded from the forelimb representations of the dorsal and ventral premotor cortical areas.