Dr Giulia Galli


I am a cognitive neuroscientist at Kingston University working on the neural underpinnings of cognitive, affective and social processing. My main research interest is long-term memory, more specifically the temporal dynamics of memory formation and the factors that have a positive impact on memory (motivation, brain training, non-invasive brain stimulation). More recently I have developed an interest in social and affective neuroscience, with a specific focus on the neural correlates of political decisions. My work relies on neuroimaging, electrophysiological and non-invasive brain stimulation methods.

I got my PhD in Cognitive Sciences from the University of Florence, Italy. I have done post-doctoral work at University College London, University of California San Diego and University of Siena. I have been working at Kingston University since September 2014

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor


  • PhD
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision


Number of items: 37.


Pallanti, Stefano, Grassi, Eleonora, Knotkova, Helena and Galli, Giulia (2022) Transcranial direct current stimulation in combination with cognitive training in individuals with mild cognitive impairment : a controlled 3-parallel-arm study. CNS Spectrums, ISSN (print) 1092-8529 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Zaninotto, Francesca, Bossi, Francesco, Terry, Philip, Riccaboni, Massimo and Galli, Giulia (2022) The evolution of psychological and behavioral consequences of self-isolation during lockdown : a longitudinal study across United Kingdom and Italy. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, p. 826277. ISSN (online) 1664-0640

Medvedeva, Angela, Galli, Giulia, Petrovskaya, Aleksandra and Medvedev, Oleg N. (2022) A novel application of generalizability theory to evaluate the reliability of the recognition memory test. Current Psychology, ISSN (print) 1046-1310 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Galli, Giulia, Angelucci, Davide, Bode, Stefan, De Giorgi, Chiara, De Sio, Lorenzo, Paparo, Aldo, Di Lorenzo, Giorgio and Betti, Viviana (2021) Early EEG responses to pre-electoral survey items reflect political attitudes and predict voting behavior. Scientific Reports, 11, p. 18692. ISSN (online) 2045-2322

Medvedeva, Angela, Saw, Rebecca, Silvestri, Carla, Sirota, Miroslav, Fuggetta, Giorgio and Galli, Giulia (2021) Offset-related brain activity in the left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex promotes long-term memory formation of verbal events. Brain Stimulation, 14(3), pp. 564-570. ISSN (print) 1935-861X

Allegretta, Roberta A., Pyke, Wesley and Galli, Giulia (2021) ERP evidence of age-related differences in emotional processing. Experimental Brain Research, 239, pp. 1261-1271. ISSN (print) 0014-4819

Pozdniakov, Ivan, Nunez Vorobiova, Alicia, Galli, Giulia, Rossi, Simone and Feurra, Matteo (2021) Online and offline effects of transcranial alternating current stimulation of the primary motor cortex. Scientific Reports, 11, p. 3854. ISSN (online) 2045-2322

Petrovskaya, Aleksandra, Kirillov, Bogdan, Asmolova, Anastasiya, Galli, Giulia, Feurra, Matteo and Medvedeva, Angela (2020) Examining the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on human episodic memory with machine learning. PLOS ONE, 15(12), e0235179. ISSN (online) 1932-6203

Galli, Giulia, Miniussi, Carlo and Pellicciari, Maria Concetta (2020) Transcranial electric stimulation as a neural interface to gain insight on human brain functions : current knowledge and future perspective. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, ISSN (print) 1749-5016 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Galli, Giulia, Vadillo, Miguel A., Sirota, Miroslav, Feurra, Matteo and Medvedeva, Angela (2019) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on episodic memory. Brain Stimulation, 12(2), pp. 231-241. ISSN (print) 1935-861X

Medvedeva, Angela, Materassi, Maurizio, Neacsu, Victorita, Beresford-Webb, Jessica, Hussin, Aya, Khan, Naghma, Newton, Felix and Galli, Giulia (2019) Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex on episodic memory formation and retrieval. Cerebral Cortex, 29(2), pp. 657-665. ISSN (print) 1047-3211

Xia, Jiangyi, Galli, Giulia and Otten, Leun J. (2018) Brain state before a memory probe and associative retrieval in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 68, pp. 93-101. ISSN (print) 0197-4580

Galli, Giulia, Sirota, Miroslav, Gruber, Matthias, Ivanof, Bianca Elena, Ganesh, Janani, Materassi, Maurizio, Thorpe, Alistair, Loaiza, Vanessa, Cappelletti, Marinella and Craik, Fergus I. M. (2018) Learning facts during aging : the benefits of curiosity. Experimental Aging Research, 44(4), pp. 311-328. ISSN (print) 0361-073X

Galli, Giulia, Sirota, Miroslav, Materassi, Maurizio, Zaninotto, Francesca and Terry, Philip (2017) Brain indices of disagreement with one's social values predict EU referendum voting behavior. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(11), pp. 1758-1765. ISSN (print) 1749-5016

Galli, Giulia, Feurra, Matteo, Pavone, Enea Francesco, Sirota, Miroslav and Rossi, Simone (2017) Dynamic changes in prefrontal cortex involvement during verbal episodic memory formation. Biological Psychology, 125, pp. 36-44. ISSN (print) 0301-0511

Feurra, Matteo, Galli, Giulia, Pavone, Enea Francesco, Rossi, Alessandro and Rossi, Simone (2016) Frequency-specific insight into short-term memory capacity. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116(1), pp. 153-158. ISSN (print) 0022-3077

Galli, Giulia, Santarnecchi, Emiliano, Feurra, Matteo, Bonifazi, Marco, Rossi, Simone, Paulus, Martin P. and Rossi, Alessandro (2016) Individual and sex-related differences in pain and relief responsiveness are associated with differences in resting-state functional networks in healthy volunteers. European Journal of Neuroscience, 43(4), pp. 486-493. ISSN (print) 0953-816X

Frank, Stefan L., Otten, Leun J., Galli, Giulia and Vigliocco, Gabriella (2015) The ERP response to the amount of information conveyed by words in sentences. Brain and Language, 140, pp. 1-11. ISSN (print) 0093-934X

Cioncoloni, David, Galli, Giulia, Mazzocchio, Riccardo, Feurra, Matteo, Giovannelli, Fabio, Santarnecchi, Emiliano, Bonifazi, Marco, Rossi, Alessandro and Rossi, Simone (2014) Differential effects of acute cortisol administration on deep and shallow episodic memory traces: a study on healthy males. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 114, pp. 186-192. ISSN (print) 1074-7427

Santarnecchi, Emiliano, Galli, Giulia, Polizzotto, Nicola Riccardo, Rossi, Alessandro and Rossi, Simone (2014) Efficiency of weak brain connections support general cognitive functioning. Human Brain Mapping, 35(9), pp. 4566-4582. ISSN (print) 1065-9471

Galli, Giulia (2014) What makes deeply encoded items memorable? Insights into the levels of processing framework from neuroimaging and neuromodulation. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5, ISSN (online) 1664-0640

Galli, G., Griffiths, V. A. and Otten, L. J. (2014) Emotion regulation modulates anticipatory brain activity that predicts emotional memory encoding in women. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(3), pp. 378-384. ISSN (print) 1749-5016

Galli, Giulia, Shukla, Akanksha, Simmons, Alan N., Davenport, Paul W. and Paulus, Martin P. (2013) Sex differences in the neural processing of aversive interoceptive events: the benefit of relief. PloS one, 8(12), e84044. ISSN (online) 1932-6203

Galli, Giulia, Gebert, A. Dorothea and Otten, Leun J. (2013) Available processing resources influence encoding-related brain activity before an event. Cortex, 49(8), pp. 2239-2248. ISSN (print) 0010-9452

Santarnecchi, Emiliano, Feurra, Matteo, Galli, Giulia, Rossi, Alessandro and Rossi, Simone (2013) Overclock your brain for gaming? Ethical, social and health care risks. Brain Stimulation, 6(5), pp. 713-714. ISSN (online) 1935-861X

Feurra, Matteo, Galli, Giulia and Rossi, Simone (2012) Transcranial alternating current stimulation affects decision making. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 6, ISSN (online) 1662-5137

Galli, Giulia, Leng Choy, Tsee and Otten, Leun J. (2012) Prestimulus brain activity predicts primacy in list learning. Cognitive Neuroscience, 3(3-4), pp. 160-167. ISSN (print) 1758-8928

Galli, G., Wolpe, N. and Otten, L. J. (2011) Sex differences in the use of anticipatory brain activity to encode emotional events. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(34), pp. 12364-12370. ISSN (print) 0270-6474

Galli, Giulia and Otten, Leun J. (2011) Material-specific neural correlates of recollection: objects, words, and faces. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(6), pp. 1405-1418. ISSN (print) 0898-929X

Galli, G., Bauch, E. M. and Gruber, M. J. (2011) When anticipation aids long-term memory: what cognitive and neural processes are involved? Journal of Neuroscience, 31(12), pp. 4355-4356. ISSN (print) 0270-6474

Galli, Giulia, Ragazzoni, Aldo and Viggiano, Maria Pia (2010) Atypical event-related potentials in patients with mild cognitive impairment: an identification-priming study. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 6(4), pp. 351-358. ISSN (print) 1552-5260

Viggiano, Maria Pia, Galli, Giulia, Corte, Valentina La and Ragazzoni, Aldo (2010) Temporal dynamics of memory-related effects in older and young adults: an event-related potential study. Experimental Aging Research, 36(2), pp. 206-229. ISSN (print) 0361-073X

Viggiano, Maria Pia, Galli, Giulia, Righi, Stefania, Brancati, Claudia, Gori, Guido and Cincotta, Massimo (2008) Visual recognition memory in Alzheimer's disease: repetition-lag effects. Experimental Aging Research, 34(3), pp. 267-281. ISSN (print) 0361-073X

Galli, Giulia, Feurra, Matteo and Viggiano, Maria Pia (2006) “Did you see him in the newspaper?” Electrophysiological correlates of context and valence in face processing. Brain Research, 1119(1), pp. 190-202. ISSN (print) 0006-8993

Viggiano, Maria Pia, Righi, Stefania and Galli, Giulia (2006) Category-specific visual recognition as affected by aging and expertise. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 42(3), pp. 329-338. ISSN (print) 0167-4943

Conference or Workshop Item

Medvedeva, A., Saw, R., Fuggetta, G. and Galli, G. (2019) Temporal dynamics of memory formation in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex investigated through rTMS. In: 3rd International Brain Stimulation Conference; 24-27 Feb 2019, Vancouver, Canada. (Unpublished)

Frank, Stefan L., Otten, Leun J., Galli, Giulia and Vigliocco, Gabriella (2013) Word surprisal predicts N400 amplitude during reading. In: 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics; 4-9 Aug 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria. ISBN 9781937284503

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