Lucrezia Lonardo, MSc


Curriculum Vitae

Lucrezia Lonardo gained her bachelor degree in Cognitive Psychology in July 2017 from the University of Trento (Italy). Immediately after, she began her master’s degree course in Psychology and Neuroscience at the same university. During the course of her studies, she carried out different internships and worked part-time at the Animal Brain Cognition Lab (Rovereto). Here, she had the chance to assist on different projects investigating mainly chicks’ (Gallus gallus) spontaneous social predispositions and abstract pattern learning.

In July 2019, she graduated (summa cum laude) with an experimental thesis on cognitive offloading in pet dogs. The research for her master thesis was carried out at the Clever Dog Lab, Messerli Research Institute, Vienna.

She has been awarded several scholarships for academic merit from the university of Trento and from other organisations.

Since November 2019, she has been working as a PhD student in the Comparative Cognition unit of the Messerli Research Institute on the project “Convergent Evolution of the Social Brain? A comparative dog-human fMRI approach” (supervisor: L. Huber).

Main Fields of Research

Neurocognitive basis of social cognition

Evolution of intelligence

Research Projects

WWTF project “Convergent evolution of the social brain?” 2

supervised by Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ludwig Huber and Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Claus Lamm



Lucrezia Lonardo MSc.
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