Staff Profile
Dalila Burin
Dalila Burin
Dalila Burin
Smart-Ageing Research Center (SARC), Tohoku University Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC), Tohoku University
Research Theme
  • Physical and cognitive processes related to ageing
  • Expertise in Immerisve Virtual Reality
Oct 2017- Assistant Professor (Tohoku University, Japan)
Jan 2017- PhD in Neuroscience (University of Turin, Italy)
Jan 2013- Ph.D. student in Neuroscience (University of Turin, Italy)
Mar-June 2014-2015 Visiting Ph.D. student (EVENT Lab, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
Research Articles
17. Pyasik M, Salatino A, Burin D., Berti A, Ricci R, Pia L.
"Shared neurocognitive mechanisms of attenuating self-touch and illusory self-touch."
Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2019 Jan 15. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsz002.

16. Burin D., Kilteni K, Rabuffetti M, Slater M, Pia L.
"Body ownership increases the interference between observed and executed movements."
PLoS ONE 14(1): e0209899.

15. Dell'Anna A., Fossataro C., Burin D., Bruno V, Salatino A, Garbarini F, Pia L, Ricci R, Leman M, Berti A
"Entrainment beyond embodiment."
Neuropsychologia. 2018 Oct;119:233-240. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.08.017. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

14. Summers M.J., Innocenzo R., Vercelli A.E., Aumayr G., de Rosario H., Mönterg M., Kawashima R., for theMy-AHA Consortium.
" The My Active and Healthy Aging (My-AHA) ICT platform to detect and prevent frailty in older adults: Randomized control trial design and protocol."
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical InterventionsVolume 4, 2018, Pages 252-262.

13. De Pasquale G., Mastrototaro L., Pia L., Burin D..
" Wearable system with embedded force sensors for neurologic rehabilitation trainings."
Published in: 2018 Symposium on Design, Test, Integration & Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS (DTIP). Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 25 June 2018. DOI: 10.1109/DTIP.2018.8394187.

12. Rabellino D, Burin D., Harricharan S, Lloyd C, Frewen PA, McKinnon MC, Lanius RA.
" Altered Sense of Body Ownership and Agency in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Its Dissociative Subtype: A Rubber Hand Illusion Study."
Front Hum Neurosci. 2018 May 1;12:163. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00163. eCollection 2018.

11. Ianì F, Burin D., Salatino A, Pia L, Ricci R, Bucciarelli M
" The beneficial effect of a speaker's gestures on the listener's memory for action phrases: The pivotal role of the listener's premotor cortex."
Brain Lang. 2018 May - Jul;180-182:8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2018.03.001. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

10. Pyasik M, Burin D., Pia L.
" On the relation between body ownership and sense of agency: A link at the level of sensory-related signals."
Acta Psychol (Amst). 2018 Apr;185:219-228. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.03.001. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

9. Burin D., Pyasik M, Ronga I, Cavallo M, Salatino A, Pia L.
" "As long as that is my hand, that willed action is mine": Timing of agency triggered by body ownership."
Conscious Cogn. 2018 Jan 2. pii: S1053-8100(17)30479-8. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2017.12.005.

8. Burin D., Garbarini F, Bruno V, Fossataro C, Destefanis C, Berti A, Pia L.
" Movements and body ownership: Evidence from the rubber hand illusion after mechanical limb immobilization."
Neuropsychologia. 2017 Dec;107:41-47. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.11.004. Epub 2017 Nov 3.

7. Burin D., Battaglini A, Pia L, Falvo G, Palombella M, Salatino A.
" Comparing intensities and modalities within the sensory attenuation paradigm: Preliminary evidence."
J Adv Res. 2017 Nov;8(6):649-653. doi: 10.1016/j.jare.2017.08.001. Epub 2017 Aug 2.

6. Burin D., Pyasik M, Salatino A, Pia L.
" That's my hand! Therefore, that's my willed action: How body ownership acts upon conscious awareness of willed actions."
Cognition. 2017 Sep;166:164-173. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2017.05.035. Epub 2017 May 31.

5. Rabellino D, Harricharan S, Frewen PA, Burin D., McKinnon MC, Lanius RA.
" "I can't tell whether it's my hand": a pilot study of the neurophenomenology of body representation during the rubber hand illusion in trauma-related disorders."
Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2016 Nov 21;7:32918. doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v7.32918. eCollection 2016.

4. Pia L, Garbarini F, Fossataro C, Burin D., Berti A.
" Sensing the body, representing the body: Evidence from a neurologically based delusion of body ownership."
Cogn Neuropsychol. 2016 Feb-Mar;33(1-2):112-9. doi: 10.1080/02643294.2016.1185404. Epub 2016 Jun 17. Review.

3. Pia L, Garbarini F, Burin D., Fossataro C, Berti A.
" A predictive nature for tactile awareness? Insights from damaged and intact central-nervous-system functioning."
Front Hum Neurosci. 2015 May 19;9:287. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00287. eCollection 2015.

2. Burin D., Livelli A, Garbarini F, Fossataro C, Folegatti A, Gindri P, Pia L.
" Are movements necessary for the sense of body ownership? Evidence from the rubber hand illusion in pure hemiplegic patients."
PLoS One. 2015 Mar 16;10(3):e0117155. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117155. eCollection 2015.

1. Pia L, Spinazzola L, Garbarini F, Bellan G, Piedimonte A, Fossataro C, Livelli A, Burin D., Berti A.
" Anosognosia for hemianaesthesia: a voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping study."
Cortex. 2014 Dec;61:158-66. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.08.006.
4. Burin D.
"From virtual to reality! Theoretical, experimental and clinical applications of Immersive Virtual Reality."
RIEC, Tohoku University. 17 January 2019, Sendai (Japan).

3. Burin D.
"From virtual to realilty: Virtual training leads to real physical and cognitive benefits."
Winter School Cuban Neuroscience Center. 4-7 December 2018, Havana (Cuba).

2. Burin D., Nouchi R.
"Benefits of acute nutrition, cognitive, and exercise interventions on well dynamics."
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Program Research on New Scientific Area, 2nd General Meeting. 15-16 February 2018, Tokyo (Japan).

1. Burin D., the My-AHA Consortium
"Discussion on RCT: the Asian partner."
My-AHA Consortium annual meeting. 4-5 December 2017, Napoles (Italy).
Awards and Honors
May 2018 Honorable mention at Brain Training competiton NeU Ltd.

December 2016 Aldo Fasolo award for young neuroscientists 2nd edition.

May2016 GiovediScienza award for young researchers 5th edition.

January 2016 Nominated Junior member of SIPF- Italian Society of Psychophysiology.

November 2015 SIPF award for young researchers 2015 for the best scientific contribution, SIPF- Italian Society of Psychophysiology.
Conferences and seminars
4-7 December 2018 Havana (Cuba)
"Winter School Cuban Neuroscience Center"

15-16 February 2018 Tokyo (Japan)
"Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Program Research on New Scientific Area, 2nd General Meeting."

4-5 December 2017 Napoles (Italy)
"My-AHA consortium annual meeting."