The neural substrates of perceived size.

This research aims to use psychophysical and neuroimaging techniques to investigate how perceived size is represented in the brain when viewing distance changes.

Mechanisms underlying the formation of an afterimage.

The goal of this research is to study the neural correlates of negative afterimages and perceptual awareness by integrating psychophysics and fMRI.

Visual processing and brain disorders.

The goal of this research is to examine the effects of schizotypal and autistic-like personality traits, as measured by questionnaires, on visual perception.

Effects of visual illusions on perception and action.

This study examines the effects of different exposure durations to a visual illusion and the availability of depth cues (e.g. vergence) on perception and goal-directed hand movements.

Functional reorganization in patients with visual field defects.

The purpose of this research is to assess and monitor impairments or improvements of magno and parvo visual pathways in patients with visual field defects by combining psychophysics and fMRI.

Hello There!

I grew up in Verona, Italy. I received my M.Sc. in psychology from the University of Padova, Italy. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Verona in the Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences.

During my graduate studies, I used behavioural techniques to examine size constancy mechanisms, visual illusions, and other related phenomena. I conducted this research under the co-supervision of Prof. Carlo Alberto Marzi and Prof. Silvia Savazzi.

After receiving my PhD, I joined the Brain and Mind Institute as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada to work with Prof. Melvyn Goodale, where I combined visual psychophysics and fMRI to investigate the neural correlates of visual perception in humans. During my post-doc years, I also had the chance to expand my research to sensory-motor control in humans using visual psychophysics, eye movement and kinematic recordings.

I joined the School of Psychology at the University of East Anglia as a Lecturer in December 2012.


17 Feb 2016

Paper accepted in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

23 Aug 2015

We have a poster presented at ECVP 2015 in Liverpool entitled "The Influence of Familiar Size on Simple Reaction Times"

31 Jul 2015

Congrats to Carmen Fisher for winning the ECVP waiver! Way to go Carmen! :-)

17 Jul 2015

Welcome to the World to LIDIA!! Lidia was born at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at 3.35pm :-)

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