Guido Gainotti was born in Italy in 1939. He received his M.D. from Parma University in 1963 and was from 1989 to 2012 Full Professor of Neurology at the Institute of Neurology of the Catholic University of Rome. He is now Professor Emeritus of Neurology in the same University.
Member of the Editorial Board of many international journals and of the Handbook of Neuropsychology, Gainotti has been Guest Editor of a volume of the Handbook of Neuropsychology on “Emotional Behavior and its Disorders” (2001), and of Special Issues of Frontiers in Bioscience (2014) , Neuropsychologia (2017) and Brain Sciences (2021).
He has published about 300 papers in international journals or books of Neurology, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry and Neurosciences, mainly dealing with: the right hemisphere dominance for emotions; the mechanisms underlying unilateral spatial neglect; the nature and anatomical correlates of semantic disorders; the familiar people recognition disorders.