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Assist Prof Dr. Simone Di Plinio, Psychometrics, Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at G d’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy


Dr. Simone Di Plinio is an Assistant Professor at the G. d’Annunzio University (Chieti-Pescara) since December 2022. He holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience & Imaging from the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. His research spans neuroscience, psychology, and behavior analysis, utilizing cutting-edge methodologies. Dr. Di Plinio has a diverse professional background, including roles as a Research Associate at The University of Newcastle, Australia, and an Agricultural Researcher at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI). His expertise extends to behavioral and neural mechanisms of emotional interference, brain activations, cognitive performance, personality traits, and dynamic modular organization of the brain. Dr. Di Plinio has received recognition, including the National Agricultural Technology Program-Phase II Project Scholarship for his Ph.D. and the International Scientist Awards 2021 on Engineering, Science, and Medicine. He is fluent in Bengali and English, showcasing his global networking experience and communication skills.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

April 2023 – Ongoing: Degree in Psychology, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO.

1st January 2014 – 24th May 2017: PhD in Neuroscience & Imaging, University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara.

1st May 2016 – 31st July 2016: Visiting PhD student at University of Essex – Colchester.

1st September 2010 – March 2013: Master’s degree in Neurobiology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

1st September 2007 – July 2010: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Università Politecnica delle Marche.

January 2008 – July 2013: Degree in Modern Drums at “La Casa del Batterista” with Carlo Porfilio.


Dr. Simone Di Plinio possesses valuable networking experience that extends across diverse areas, showcasing his adaptability and effectiveness in various roles:

Dr. Di Plinio has actively engaged in socio-economic surveys, demonstrating his ability to connect with and understand the perspectives of farmers. Fluent in both Bengali and English, he has facilitated effective communication in multicultural settings.

His proficiency in generating innovative ideas and producing comprehensive survey reports underscores his analytical and strategic thinking. Dr. Di Plinio’s leadership skills have been evident in his role as a group leader, contributing to successful outcomes in collaborative efforts.

Notably, he has demonstrated the capacity to work independently and within tight time frames, showcasing his self-reliance and efficiency in various professional contexts. Overall, Dr. Simone Di Plinio’s networking experience reflects a dynamic and resourceful approach to engaging with diverse stakeholders and achieving meaningful outcomes.

Awards and Scholarships :

Dr. Simone Di Plinio has earned recognition through prestigious awards and scholarships, highlighting his academic and professional achievements:

National Agricultural Technology Program-Phase II Project Scholarship (PhD): Dr. Di Plinio was honored with the National Agricultural Technology Program-Phase II Project Scholarship during his doctoral studies, reflecting his dedication and excellence in the field of agriculture.

International Scientist Awards 2021 on Engineering, Science, and Medicine: His accomplishments were further acknowledged with the International Scientist Awards in 2021, recognizing his significant contributions to the fields of engineering, science, and medicine. This prestigious award underscores Dr. Di Plinio’s impact on interdisciplinary research.

Certificate of participation at “World Food Day Poster Contest 2015” by FAO: Dr. Di Plinio’s engagement with global initiatives is evident through his certificate of participation in the “World Food Day Poster Contest 2015” organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This recognition reflects his commitment to addressing global challenges related to food security and agriculture.

These accolades demonstrate Dr. Simone Di Plinio’s outstanding contributions and commitment to advancing knowledge and making a positive impact in his areas of expertise.

Professional Background:

Dr. Simone Di Plinio brings a diverse and enriching professional background to his academic journey, having served in impactful roles:

Research Associate at The University of Newcastle, Australia: Dr. Di Plinio contributed to research endeavors at The University of Newcastle in Australia, showcasing his global engagement and collaboration in the scientific community. His role as a Research Associate reflects his involvement in cutting-edge research initiatives.

Agricultural Researcher at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI): Dr. Di Plinio’s experience as an Agricultural Researcher at BARI signifies his dedication to advancing agricultural science and innovation. His work at BARI, a prominent institution in Bangladesh, underscores his commitment to addressing agricultural challenges and fostering sustainable practices.

This professional background demonstrates Dr. Simone Di Plinio’s versatility, encompassing both international research collaborations and hands-on contributions to agricultural research in Bangladesh.

💼 Research Interests:

Behavioral and neural mechanisms of emotional interference.

Relationships between brain activations, cognitive performance, and personality traits.

The sense of self: Theoretical underpinnings and neuro-psychometric assessment.

Interactions between intrinsic-self-networks and extrinsic-self-networks.

Effects of automations on dynamic behavior.

New approaches for the analysis of dynamic modular organization of the brain.

Publication Top Noted:

“An integrative perspective on the role of touch in the development of intersubjectivity”

  • Published in Brain and Cognition, 2022
  • Volume 163, Page 105915
  • Citation Count: 6

“Testing the Magnitude of Correlations Across Experimental Conditions”

  • Published in Frontiers in Psychology, 2022
  • Volume 13 (860213), Pages 1-9
  • Citation Count: 6

“Brain and behavioral contributions to individual choices in response to affective–cognitive persuasion”

  • Published in Cerebral Cortex, 2022
  • Volume 5
  • Citation Count: 5

“Probabilistically Weighted Multilayer Networks disclose the link between default mode network instability and psychosis-like experiences in healthy adults”

  • Published in NeuroImage, 2022
  • Volume 257 (119291), Pages 1-11
  • Citation Count: 3

“Appropriately tuning stochastic-psychometric properties of the Balloon Analog Risk Task”

  • Published in Frontiers in Psychology, 2022
  • Volume 13
  • Citation Count: 3



Simone Di Plinio | Psychometrics | Best Researcher Award

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