Vittorio Gallese, MD and trained neurologist, has been Professor in Experimental Aesthetics at the Institute of Philosophy since January 2016. He is Professor of Physiology at the Dept. of Neuroscience of the University of Parma, Italy, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the Dept. of Art History and Archeology of Columbia University, New York, and Einstein Fellow at the Berlin School of Mind & Brain of Humboldt University for 2016-2018. He is the coordinator of the PhD Program in Neuroscience and Director of the Doctoral School of Medicine of the University of Parma. A  cognitive neuroscientist, his main research interests are on the neurobiological basis of intersubjectivity, empathy, aesthetics and language.