I completed a Lauream degree in Psychology (equivalent to a BSc and MSc degree) at the University of Padova (Italy) in 2004. In 2009 I completed a PhD in Psychological Sciences at the University of Padova under the supervision of Prof Gianluca Campana. After a two-year Post-Doc at the University of Padova, I spent one year as an independent Post-Doc at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA, Italy), and two years as an Alexander Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Regensburg (Germany) under the supervision of Prof Mark W. Greenlee. I joined the University of Lincoln in 2014 as Lecturer.
My research interests focus on the mechanisms and neural substrates underlying visual motion perception using psychophysics, eye-tracking and a variety of neurobehavioral techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and brain-imaging (fMRI). Currently I am carrying out a number of research projects aimed to investigate the role of awareness and attention in visual motion perception, motion processing in crowding, computational modeling of motion adaptation and interaction between the form and motion systems. Additionally, my research combines methods of visual research with clinical aspects allowing for the development of specific research programs and rehabilitative strategies in clinical populations such as amblyopia and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
- I supervise one PhD student
- I contribute to teaching on the following modules: Basic Research Methods & Skills, RS2 Seminars (1 group)
- Psychology Tutorials (1 group)
- I supervise dissertation projects (6 students)
- International Tutor
Perception and Psychophysics, particularly motion perception and perceptual learning.
PhD Psychological Sciences
— University of Padova, 2009
Lauream degree in Psychology
— University of Padova, 2004
8th Edition of the Italian Prize Franco Purghé
— Associazione Italiana di Psicologia