Ilaria Amato received her B.S. in Psychology from Endicott College. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Psychological Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She works in the Decision Neuroscience Lab under the supervision of Dr. Aron Barbey.
Broadly, her research interests revolve around the effects of fitness on cognition, decision making and brain structure. She is also interested in understanding how lifestyle factors may affect age-related changes and impart cognitive reserve.