Direttrice di Ricerca CNRS all’Istituto Jean Nicod, all’Ecole Normale Supérieure di Parigi
Tiziana Zalla is a CNRS researcher working in cognitive science and psychopathology at Institut Jean Nicod, affiliated with the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at Ecole Normale Supérieure. She studied cognitive psychology and philosophy of Mind at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome.
She was trained in neuropsychology at the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris (1992-1996) and got a PhD in cognitive sciences at CREA-Ecole Polytechnique (1996).
She worked at the Cognitive Neurosciences Section, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda (1997-1999) and at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences in Lyon (1999-2003).
She currently carries out researches in psychopathology of Asperger Syndrome at the Chenevier-Mondor Psychiatric Hospital in Creteil in collaboration with Marion Leboyer (INSERM U 841). Her main investigations and conceptual works are focused on impairments in social cognition and in particular on moral reasoning and mindreading in autism.