Deborah Talamonti

School of Psychology

My research interests are memory, depression, ageing and neurodegeneration. I have expertise in collecting and analysing electrophysiological data (EEG), neuroimaging data (fNIRS) and in using brain stimulation techniques (tDCS).
My current PhD research project is on the "use of temporal information in memory for early detection of cognitive decline". Specifically, my studies focus on the cognitive and neuronal substrates of memory processes and strategies in younger and older adults. Both acquisition and retrieval are complex memory processes, which require the involvement of several cognitive activities. I'm studying the role that attention and working memory play in the formation of memories and how individual strategies of remembering may influence memory performance, and future cognitive decline, in individuals from different age groups. Experiments are carried out using a neuropsychological battery of tests, computer-based tasks and brain activity recording (fNIRS). The final aim of my PhD is to create a practical memory cognitive measure for early detection of cognitive decline.


Spanish - Latin American


University of Padua, Italy, Master's degree in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, Bachelor's degree in Psychological Sciences and Techniques of Clinical Assessment in childhood, adolescence and family.

Academic appointments

PhD student, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - present

Postgraduate training

Visiting Scholar, Australia, University of Western Australia, 2016 - 2016
Visiting Scholar, United States, University of Arizona, 2014 - 2017
Postgraduate internee, Italy, University of Padua, 2013 - 2014

Journal article

Talamonti D, Koscik R, Johnson S, Bruno D. 2020. Predicting Early Mild Cognitive Impairment With Free Recall: The Primacy of Primacy ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 35 :133-142 DOI Author Url Public Url


Talamonti D. Input and output order of recall as early markers of cognitive decline Bruno D, Ogden R, Forshaw M, Clark D. Public Url