Lucia Regolin was born in Gorizia, Italy, in 1967. She received a degree (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Padua (Italy), in 1992 and 1997, respectively, discussing her experimental contribution in the field of animal behavior and cognition (Ph.D. thesis entitled “Cognitive, neuropsychological and neuropharmacological aspects of detour behavior in the domestic chick,” tutor Professor Mario Zanforlin and Professor Giorgio Vallortigara). She also trained in research during her visits to the Professor Richard Andrew's Laboratory at Sussex Centre for Neuroscience (UK) and to Professor Steven Rose's Laboratory, Department of Biology, The Open University (UK). Since 2000, she has been employed at the University of Padua, where she currently works as an Associate Professor of comparative psychology. She studies aspects of comparative cognition, mostly employing the young domestic chick as animal subject. Her main interests involve comparative visual perception (perception of biological motion, perception of symmetry, and perception of physical causality), working memory, spatial cognition, number cognition, social cognition, inferential processes, and reasoning.
Biography Updated on 23 November 2011