Andrea obtained undergraduate and master’s degrees in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience at Oxford before completing his PhD in neuroscience at Cambridge and the Alan Turing Institute (UK). His doctoral work combined multimodal, multi-species neuroimaging to investigate the neuroscience of altered states of consciousness (coma, anaesthesia, psychedelics) through the lens of complex systems and information dynamics. He is now conducting postdoctoral work with Dr. Bratislav Misic (MNI) and Dr. Danilo Bzdok (MILA), at the interface of AI and neuroscience. Combining whole-brain computational modelling and neuromorphic computing, he investigates how the network architecture and neuromodulatory landscape of the brain jointly shape information processing and cognition. A native of Italy, Andrea enjoys hiking in the mountains, cooking, indoor skydiving, and reading and writing fiction.