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Biography

Ricci’s research focuses on the neurophysiology of human movement control. He completed his PhD at Nottingham Trent University under the supervision of Dr. Claire Minshull and Prof. Jonathan Folland (Loughborough University). His doctoral studies focused on the neural and mechanical contributions to ‘ballistic’ muscle performance. Following that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University College London with Prof. John Rothwell. There he developed non-invasive brain stimulation techniques for probing motor cortical circuits, and used those to study the neural processes contributing to movement preparation. Most recently, Ricci worked with Prof. Adam Aron at the University of California San Diego, where he studied how humans interrupt and update movement plans.