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Giovanni Pezzulo

Giovanni Pezzulo is a researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council in Rome, Italy. His research centers on the neuronal and computational mechanisms of predictive processing, goal-directed behaviour, and the sensorimotor foundations of higher cognition.

PPP Contributions


  • Pezzulo, G., Cisek P. (2016) Navigating the Affordance Landscape: Feedback Control as a Process Model of Behavior and Cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 20 (6), 414-424

  • Stoianov, I., Genovesio, A., Pezzulo, G. (2016) Prefrontal goal-codes emerge as latent states in probabilistic value learning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(1):140-57

  • Pezzulo, G., Rigoli, F., Friston, K. (2015) Active Inference, homeostatic regulation and adaptive behavioural control. Progress in Neurobiology 134, 17-35

  • Lepora, N., Pezzulo, G. (2015) Embodied Choice: How action influences perceptual decision making. PLOS Computational Biology 11(4): e1004110

  • Pezzulo, G., van der Meer MA, Lansink, C. S., Pennartz, C. (2014) Internally generated sequences in learning and executing goal-directed behavior. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(12), 647–657

  • Pezzulo, G., Verschure, P., Balkenius, C., Pennartz, C. (2014) The principles of goal-directed decision-making: from neural mechanisms to computation and robotics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 369 20130470

Online Resources