Adriatica 2020


Previous dates and deadlines: Pescara, 8-13 June 2020  |  Application deadline March 16, 2020


UPDATE: ADRIATICA2020 postponed until further notice

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have regrettably decided to postpone ADRIATICA2020 until further notice. We sincerely hope that the situation will improve soon and that the workshop will take place later in the Summer.
We thank you for understanding our decision. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us at

With kindest regards,
The scientific committee




We invite applicants to attend Adriatica2020 on “Brain, Body and Adaptive Behaviour”, a joint initiative of the Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences at the University of Chieti-Pescara and the Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome.


Adriatica2020 will take place in the Pescara province, Italy, at a wonderful four-star hotel by the Adriatic Sea.



Adriatica2020 will address, in a multi-scale approach, the brain-body interactions that support human adaptive behavior. More specifically, some of the topics we will cover are the following: 

  • How interoceptive signals contribute to the brain’s intrinsic and evoked dynamics and to disorders of self-regulation;
  • What are the neural dynamics underlying perceptual, attentional and action anticipation serving social adaptive behavior;
  • How body representations change in older age and clinical conditions;
  • Bayesian models of perception, cognition and mental illness.

Adriatica2020 is structured as a study retreat and the programme will give the students the opportunity to debate with world-leading experts from different fields: experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology, physics and neural modelling. Moreover, the students will work on a “mock” research project under the supervision of the same experts.



Daniele Marinazzo, University of Ghent
Esther Kuehn, Magdeburg University
Freek Van Ede, University of Oxford
Hugo Critchley, University of Sussex
James Kilner, UCL
Massimiliano Zampini, University of Trento
Patric Bach, University of Plymouth
Peggy Series, University of Edinburgh
Sulian Ben Hamed, University Lyon I
Tjeerd Boonstra, Maastricht University
Francesca Ferri, UdA
Laura Marzetti, UdA
Marcello Costantini, UdA
Viviana Betti, “La Sapienza” University of Rome


How to apply

We will accept a maximum number of 40 students. Applications (including curriculum vitae, motivation for attending Adriatica2020 and abstract) will be evaluated by the members of the scientific committee.

Accepted applicants are requested to pay a registration fee of 500 Euros that will cover the costs associated with accommodation for five nights (check-in Monday 8th June, check-out Saturday 13th June), coffee breaks, lunch for all days, dinner for three nights.

The application form can be downloaded here. Submit the filled application form to by Monday 16th of March 2020. 



DNISC (Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences), University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara
Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome


Scientific Committee

Francesca Ferri, DNISC, University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara
Laura Marzetti, DNISC, University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara
Viviana  Betti, Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome
Marcello Costantini, DISPUTER, University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara
Vittorio Pizzella, DNISC, University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara 


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