Evelyn Gianfranchi

Ritratto di Evelyn Gianfranchi
+39 049 8276684 - +39 049 8276905 (lab)
Via Venezia 12, piano terra, studio 039 - Via Venezia 8, piano interrato, lab B09

Research interests

- Psychophysiology and hazard perception: study of the electrodermal activity of on-road hazard anticipation in novice drivers and riders.

- Road safety and virtual reality: driving behaviour assessment for novice drivers and riders through the use of the Honda Riding Trainer (HRT) simulator and self-report questionnaires

-  Development of trainings of driving abilities and hazard perception for adolescents in collaboration with the High Schools of Padua


Talk and posters:

1. Gianfranchi, E., Tagliabue, M., & Sarlo, M. (2016, 27-29 October). Body and mind in driving abilities: how electrodermal correlates can explain the improvement of hazard perception in a virtual training. Poster session presented at the XXIV National Congress of the Italian Society of Psychophysiology, Milan, Italy.

2. Gianfranchi, E., Sarlo, M., e Tagliabue, M. (2017). Rischiare in sicurezza: La conduttanza cutanea come marcatore somatico del rischio alla guida in ambiente virtuale. Atti del XXIII Congresso Nazionale AIP della Sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale, 20-22 settembre 2017 (p. 134). Bari, Italia

3. Gianfranchi, E., Tagliabue, M., Spoto, A., & Vidotto, G. (2017). The assessment of driving abilities through a riding simulator: Risk profiles and sensation-seeking. Talk presented at the VI Road Safety and Simulation International Conference, 17-19 October 2017. The Hague, Netherlands.

Peer reviewed papers:

1. Tagliabue, M., Gianfranchi, E., & Sarlo, M. (2017). A First Step toward the Understanding of Implicit Learning of Hazard Anticipation in Inexperienced Road Users Through a Moped-Riding Simulator. Frontiers In Psychology, 8(768), 1-11. 

2. Gianfranchi, E., Spoto, A., & Tagliabue, M. (2017). Risk profiles in Novice Road users: Relation between Moped Riding Simulator performance, On-road Aberrant Behaviors and Dangerous Driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 49, 132-144.

3. Gianfranchi, E., Tagliabue, M., Spoto, A., & Vidotto, G. (2017). Sensation seeking, Non-contextual Decision Making, and Driving Abilities as Measured through a Moped Simulator. Frontiers in Psychology8, 2126.


  • From October 2016 - ongoing: Phd Student in Psychological Sciences
  • From October 2015 to November 2016: Internship at the Department of General Psychology, University of Padua (Italy). Main themes: Road safety, Virtual Reality, Hazard perception, Somatic Marker Hypothesis and Decision-making Driving behaviours, Psychophysiological indexes (in particular, Skin Conductance Response)
  • Master degree in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, University of Padua – Italy. Title of the thesis “Risk Perception among Novice Riders: Simulated Driving and Personality Variables” - 110 cum laude/110 – October 2015. 

  • From October 2014 to September 2015: Internship at the Department of General Psychology, University of Padua (Italy).
  • Bachelor degree in Psychological science and Psychobiology, University of Padua – Italy. Title of the thesis: "Somatic Markers in Risk Perception: Psychophysiological indexes and simulated driving" – 110 cum laude/110 
- July 2013