Corrado Bucherelli is graduated in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology.
He has achieved the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in Physiology.
He is Associate Professor of Physiology at the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine at the University of Florence.
He was visiting scientist at the Institute of Physiology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague in the laboratory of "Neurophysiology of Learning and Memory" directed by Dr. Jan Bures. His scientific activity has focused on animal behavior in rat, particularly in the study of conditioned reflexes and central nervous system structures involved in learning and memory mechanisms, but he has also conducted research on psychophysics in humans.
The results of his research have been carried out at national and international congresses and published in international journals.
He also co-authored chapters of books.
Elisabetta Baldi is graduated in Biological Sciences and has achieved Ph.D. in Physiology.
She is Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine at the University of Florence.
Physiology professor at various degree courses at the University of Florence.
The scientific activity is represented by papers published in international journals and contributions to national and international congresses; she also contributed to chapters of books.
The research activity focuses mainly on the analysis of animal behavior, particularly in the study of conditioned reflexes and neural correlates of learning and memory in the rat.
These studies are carried out combining behavioral methods (aversive conditioning) and neurophysiological interventions (functional ablation, intracranial injection of pharmacologically active compounds).
Research topics are as follows: 1) research on spontaneous and conditioned rat activity; 2) analysis of the role of different brain sites in the memorization of conditioned responses in the rat; 3) effects of particular food regimens on cerebral plasticity and aging in the rat.