Since 2015 I am Associate Professor of General Psychology at the Department of Philosophy, Social Sciences and Education, University of Perugia. I graduated in Experimental Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome (2000), where I also received my Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology (2005). Subsequently, I was appointed as a post-doc at the Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome (2005-2007) and then at the Neuroimaging Laboratory, Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS (2007-2008). In 2009 I was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Social Sciences and Education, University of Perugia. I carried out part of my research projects in the Netherlands (Department of Psychology, Utrecht University, 2004) and in the United Kingdom (Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, 2006-2007). I am a referee for several journals in the field of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, such as: Acta Psychologica; Cognition; Consciousness and Cognition; Experimental Brain Research; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Neuroimage; Perception; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Vision Research; Visual Cognition. I am also Handling Editor for Cognitive Processing and Reviewer Editor for Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.
My research mission is to understand the neural underpinnings of attention and memory, in normotypical and pathological individuals. In particular, I’m focused on the interplay between attention selection and memory representation using complex and ecologically-valid stimuli. I used a variety of experimental methods: psychophysical measures, computational modeling, analysis of eye-movements, ERPs, and fMRI.