Research Topics

  • Decision-Making
  • Motivation
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Psychosis


Brief Biographical Sketch

Dr. Damiano Terenzi is a post-doctoral researcher at the German Institute of Human Nutrition (Potsdam, Germany). His current research interests include studying the influence of socially relevant information (e.g., eye gaze) on food preference, as well as the relationships between metabolic factors (e.g., protein diet) and decision-making in obesity.

During his PhD at the International School for Advanced Studies (Trieste, Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Raffaella Rumiati and Dr. Marilena Aiello, Dr. Terenzi has investigated reward sensitivity and decision-making in Parkinson’s patients with impulse control disorders and in individuals with subclinical psychotic symptoms.

As a private human being, Dr. Terenzi enjoys the company of friends and practicing Kung-Fu.


Key Publications

Aiello, M., Terenzi, D., Furlanis, G., Catalan, M., Manganotti, P., Eleopra, R., [...], Rumiati, R. I.: Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus and the temporal discounting of primary and secondary rewards. Journal of neurology 266(5), 1113-1119 (2019).

Terenzi, D., Mainetto, E., Barbato, M., Rumiati, R. I., Aiello, M.: Temporal and Effort cost Decision-making in Healthy Individuals with Subclinical Psychotic Symptoms. Scientific reports 9(1), 1-9 (2019). [Open Access]

Terenzi, D., Rumiati, R. I., Catalan, M., Antonutti, L., Furlanis, G., Garlasco, P., […] Aiello, M.: Reward sensitivity in Parkinson's patients with binge eating. Parkinsonism & related disorders 51, 79-84 (2018).

Mengotti, P., Aiello, M., Terenzi, D., Miniussi, C., Rumiati, R. I.: How brain response and eating habits modulate food energy estimation. Physiology & behavior 188, 18-24 (2018).