Baud-Bovy Gabriel RicercatorePsychologyM-PSI/02





1999 - PhD in Psychology and Educational Science,
University of Geneva, Switzerland

1992 - Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Portland State University, USA

1990 - Licence ès Sciences Informatiques,
University of Geneva, Switzerland

1986 -  Maturité classique
Collège Calvin, Geneva, Switzerland



2019 – present       Scientific collaborator
Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Science Research Unit, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy

2010 –2018 - Research fellow
Team Leader of the Dynamic Touch and Interaction Lab, Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Science Research Unit, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy

2002 - 2003 - Research Fellow (chargé de recherche associé)
Laboratoire Cognition et Développement (CNRS UMR 8605), René Descartes Université, Paris V, France

2001 - 2002 - Research fellow
Brain Science Center (Dr. A. Georgopoulos), Neuroscience Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA


2003 - present        Assistant professor (ricercatore confermato M-PSI/02)
Faculty of Psychology, San Raffaele "Vita-Salute" University, Milan, Italy

2010 - Invited professor (professeur invité)
Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neuro-cognition (LPCN, CNRS) & Université Pierre Mendés France (UPMF), Grenoble, France.


2003-present - Metodi di Psicofisica
Corso di Laurea Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano

2016-present -  Modelli Neurocomputazionali
Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Psicologia - Curriculum Neuroscienze Cognitive, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano

2019-present - Neuroinformatica e Neuroprostetica
Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Psicologia - Curriculum Neuroscienze Cognitive, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano

2011-2016 - Psicobiologia dell'Azione e della Percezione
Corso di Laurea Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano

2007-2010 - Metodi di Ricerca ed Analisi dei Dati
Corso di Laurea Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano

2006-2010 - Laboratorio di Metodi Neurocomputazionali
Corso di Laurea Specialistica Interfacoltà in Neuroscienze Cognitive , Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano

2003-2006 - Intelligenza Artificiale
Corso di Laurea Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano

2011-2018 - Statistica con R, Metodi di analisi dei dati, Psicofisica (corsi brevi)
Program in Bioengineering and Robotics, Università degli Stuy di Genova and Italian Institute of Tecnnology


2018 - Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale 2016 (Professore 2nd  fascia in Bioengineeria, secttore 09/G2) 

2015 - Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale 2013 (Professore 2nd fascia, Psicologia, Psicobiologia e Psicometria, settore 11/E1; M-PSI 02).

2016 - BootCamp “TechCare: dalla cura al prendersi cura”. Migliore concetto. (

2015 -  SMARTcup 2015. Vincitore regionale (Liguria) e finalista con il progetto di start-up AudioSocial Tech (


Project/Grant Selection Panels

European Commission (FP6, FP7).

Agence Nationale de la Recherche Française (2012-2014)

Reviewing Activities

Journals: Experimental Brain Research, Journal of Neurophysiology, Neuroscience Letters, Behavioural Neurology, Brain Research, Perceptual & Motor Skills, Perception & Psychophysics, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Abnormal Child Development, Acta Psychologica, Vision Research, PLOS One

Journals: Virtual Reality, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, IEEE Transaction on Robotics, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Displays, Medical Engineering & Physics, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

Conferences: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC), Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Haptic Symposium, EuroHaptics, World Haptics, International Conference on Intelligent Robots (IROS), International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)


2012-2015               Associate Editor (journal), IEEE Transactions on Haptics

2009-present          Associate Editor, World and Euro Haptics conferences.

2005 -present         Technical committee member, World Euro Haptics conferences.

2013                         Technical committee, Intelligent Interfaces for HCI(IIHCI2013)

2007                         Program committee, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).


(Nov- 2021)


(19 out of 41 as first / senior / corresponding author)

  1. Risso G., Martoni R., Erzegovesi S., Bellodi L., Baud-Bovy G.* (2020) Visuo-tactile shape perception in women with Anorexia Nervosa and healthy women with and without body concerns. Neuropsychologia, in press.
  2. Risso G, Valle G, Iberite F, Strauss I, Stieglitz T, Controzzi M, Clemente F, Granata G, Rossini P, Micera S*, Baud-Bovy G* (2019). Optimal integration of intraneural haptic cues with visual information: a single-case study. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1-10. The paper was awarded F. Purghe price by the Italian Association of Pyschology.
  3. Cappagli G., Finocchietti S., Cocchi E., Giammari G., Zumiani R., Cuppone A. V., Baud Bovy G., Gori M. (2019) Audio motor training improves mobility and spatial cognition in visually impaired children. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 3303.
  4. Nelson, J. S.*, Baud-Bovy, G., Smeets, J. B. J., & Brenner, E. (2019). Accuracy of Intercepting Moving Tactile Targets. Perception, 48(8):685-701.
  5. Tatti F, Baud-Bovy G* (2018) Force sharing and other collaborative strategies in a dyadic force perception task. Plos One. 13(2): e0192754.
  6. Carpenter A, Baud-Bovy G, Georgopoulos A, Pellizzer G* (2018)  Encoding of Serial Order in Working Memory: Neuronal activity in Motor, Premotor and Prefrontal Cortex during a Memory Scanning Task. Journal of Neuroscience, 3294-17.
  7. Cappagli G, Finocchietti S, Baud-Bovy G, Badino L, D’Ausilio A, Cocchi E, Gori M* (2018) Assessing social competence in visually impaired people and rehabilitating visually impaired children. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems. 10(4): 929-935.  
  8. Bartoli, E. Caso F, Magnani G, Baud-Bovy G* (2017) Low-cost robotic assessment of visuo-motor deficits in Alzheimer’s disease. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 25(7):852-860.
  9. deSperati C*, Baud-Bovy G (2017) Low perceptual sensitivity to altered video speed in viewing a soccer match. Scientific Reports. 7(1), 15379.
  10. Canessa N*, Crespi C, Baud-Bovy G, Dodich A, Falini A, Antonellis G, Cappa S (2017). Neural markers of loss aversion in resting-state brain activity. NeuroImage, 146:57–265.
  11. Gori M.*, Cappagli G., Baud Bovy G., Finocchietti S. (2017) Shape perception and navigation in blind adults. Frontiers in Psychoogy: Cognitive Science, 8:10.
  12. Cappagli G, Finocchietti S, Baud-Bovy G, Cocchi E, Gori M* (2017). Multisensory rehabilitation training improves spatial perception in totally but not partially visually deprived children. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 11:29. 24.      
  13. van Beek FE*, ·Bergmann Tiest WM, Kappers AML, Baud-Bovy G * (2016) Integrating force and position: testing model predictions. Experimental Brain Research.  234(11):3367–3379.
  14. Vastano R, Inuggi A, Vargas C, Baud Bovy G., Jacono M, Pozzo T* (2016) Tactile perception during action observation. Experimental Brain Research. 234(9):2585-2594.
  15. Caltenco H.*, Magnusson C., Rydeman B., Finocchietti S., Cappagli G., Cocchi E., Porquis LP, Baud-Bovy G., Gori (2016) Co-Designing Wearable Technology Together with Visually Impaired Children. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI) 8 (4): 68-84.
  16. Gori M*, Cappagli G, Tonelli A, Baud-Bovy G, Finocchietti S (2016) Devices for visually impaired people: high technological devices with low user acceptance and no adaptability for children. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Review. 69:79-88.
  17. Pirovano M, Mainetti R, Baud-Bovy G., Lanzi P.L., Borghese A. N*. (2016) IGER – Intelligent Game Engine for Rehabilitation. IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games (T-CIAIG). 8(1):43-55. (online version published in 2014).
  18. Baud-Bovy G*, Tatti F., Borghese A. N.  (2015) Ability of a Low-Cost Force-Feedback Device  to Influence Postural Stability. IEEE Transaction on Haptics (ToH), 8(2):130-139.
  19. Gurari N, Baud-Bovy G* (2014) Customization, Control, and Characterization of a Commercial Haptic Device for High-Fidelity Rendering of Weak Forces. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 235, pp. 169-180.
  20. Tomassini A.*, Gori M., Baud-Bovy G., Sandini S., Morrone M. C. (2014) Motor commands induce time compression for tactile stimuli. The Journal of Neuroscience. 34(27): 9164-9172;
  21. Canessa N*., Crespi C., Motterlini M., Baud-Bovy G., Chierchia G., Pantaleo G., Tettamanti M., Cappa S. F.(2013) The functional and structural neural basis of individual differences in loss aversion. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(36):14307-14317; doi:0.1523/JNEUROSCI.0497-13.2013
  22. Santello M.*, Baud-Bovy G., Jörntell H. (2013) Neural bases of hand synergies. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7:23, doi: 10.3389/fncom.2013.00023
  23. Baud-Bovy, G.*, Gentaz, E. (2012) The perception and representation of orientations: a study in the haptic modality. Acta Psychologica, 2012 Sep;141(1):24-30 54.            
  24. Parietti F., Baud-Bovy G., Gatti E., Riener R., Guzzella L., Vallery H.* (2011) Series Viscoelastic Actuators Can Match Human Force Perception. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH), 16(5): 853-860 56.
  25. Méary D., Leocani L., Chieffo R., Comola M., Comi G, Baud-Bovy G* (2010) Probing the Control Processes of the Motor System. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement, 59(10):2488-2495. 
  26. Sarlegna, F., Baud-Bovy, G., Danion, F.* (2010) Delayed visual feedback affects both manual tracking and grip force control when transporting a hand-held object. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104:641-653
  27. Cerveri P*, De Momi E, Marchente M, Baud-Bovy G, Scifo P, Barros RML, Ferrigno G (2010) Method for the estimation of a double hinge kinematic model for the trapeziometacarpal joint using MR imaging. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 13(3):387–396
  28. Scocchia L, Actis-Grosso, R, de' Sperati C, Stucchi, N, Baud-Bovy, G* (2009) Observer's control of the moving stimulus increases the flash-lag effect. Vision Research, 49(19):2363-2370.
  29. de Sperati, C.*, Baud-Bovy, G. (2008) A transient dissociation between saccades and visual perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(17):4317-4321.
  30. Baud-Bovy, G.*, Prattichizzo, D., Rossi, S. (2008) Contact forces evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex in a multi-finger grasp. Brain Research Bulletin, 75(6):723-736.
  31. Gentaz, E.*, Baud-Bovy, G., Luyat, M. (2008) The haptic perception of spatial orientations. Experimental Brain Research,187:331-348.
  32. Cerveri, P.*, De Momi, E., Marchente, M., Lopomo, N., Baud-Bovy, G., Barros, R. M. L., Ferrigno, G. (2008) In-vivo validation of a realistic kinematic model for the trapeziometacarpal joint using an optoelectronic system. Annals of biomedical engineering, 36(7):1268-1280.
  33. Cerveri P.*, De Momi E., Lopomo N., Baud-Bovy G., Barros R. M. L., Ferrigno G. (2007) Finger Kinematic Modeling and Real-Time Hand Motion Estimation. Annals of biomedical engineering, 35(11):1989-2002
  34. Baud-Bovy, G.*, Gentaz, E. (2006) The haptic reproduction of orientations in three-dimensional space. Experimental Brain Research, 172(3):283-300
  35. Baud-Bovy, G.*, Gentaz, E. (2004) The visual localization of the center of mass in adults and five-year old children. Current Psychology Letters: Behaviour, Brain & Cognition.  13(2):np.
  36. Baud-Bovy, G.*, Viviani, P. (2004) Amplitude and direction errors in kinesthetic pointings. Experimental Brain Research, 157(2):197-214.
  37. Baud-Bovy, G.*, Soechting, J. F. (2002) Factors Influencing Variability of Load Forces in a Tripod Grasp. Experimental Brain Research, 143:57-66.
  38. Baud-Bovy, G.*, Soechting, J. F. (2001) Two Virtual Fingers in the Control of the Tripod Grasp. Journal of Neurophysiology, 86:604-615.
  39. Baud-Bovy, G.*, Soechting, J. F. (2001) The visual localization of the center of mass of compact asymmetric two-dimensional shapes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27(3):692-7 85.
  40. Baud-Bovy, G.*, Viviani, P. (1998) Pointing to kinesthetic targets in space. Journal of Neuroscience, 18(4):1528-1545.
  41. Viviani, P.*, Baud-Bovy, G., Redolfi, M. (1997) Perceiving and Tracking Kinesthetic Stimuli: Further Evidence of Motor-Perceptual Interaction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 23(4):1232-1252. 06.


(Nov- 2021)

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