Alessandra Telesca attended her Master Degree in Clinical and Developmental Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2019, completing one year of studies at the Department of Psychology at the University of Porto, Portugal.

She graduated in 2019 discussing a research project investigating, by means of TMS-EEG, the neurophysiological effects of anodal tDCS on negative emotions regulation in context of social exclusion. Under the supervision of Prof. Romero Lauro, she developed a fine expertise in the field of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, namely tDCS, TMS and TMS-EEG.  Alessandra approached the context of clinical pain completing one-year post lauream advanced training in Clinical Neuropsychology, during which she gained knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic pain.

She is currently attending a Ph.D. in Clinical Neuroscience at University of Milano-Bicocca and her main research interest is approaching the domain of pain from different perspectives.


Her research interests range from the investigation of social aspects of pain and the neurophysiological aspects of some pain related phenomena such as nociception and the cognitive processing of pain stimuli, to the search for innovative and alternative methods for chronic pain treatment. Her PhD project is aimed at implementing non-invasive brain stimulation techniques both in the experimental investigation of nociception phenomena and in treatment of patients affected by different chronic pain diseases.  She is currently following a mindfulness-based program with headache patients at the IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, in Milan.


Consonni M, Telesca A, Grazzi L, Cazzato D, Lauria G. Life with chronic pain during COVID-19 lockdown: the case of patients with small fibre neuropathy and chronic migraine. Neurol Sci. 2021 Feb;42(2):389-397.