Personale docente

Michele Vicovaro

Ricercatore a tempo determinato di tipo A


Indirizzo: VIA VENEZIA, 8 - PADOVA . . .

Telefono: 0498276602


  • Il Martedi' dalle 15:30 alle 17:30
    presso Psico1, 6th floor, Room 23

VICOVARO, M., & DALMASO, M. (2020). Is 'heavy' up or down? Testing the vertical spatial representation of weight. Psychological Research.

BURIGANA, L., & VICOVARO, M. (2020). Algebraic aspects of Bayesian modeling in psychology. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 94.

FEDERICI, A., PARMA, V., VICOVARO, M., RADASSAO, L., CASARTELLI, L., RONCONI, L. (2020). Anomalous Perception of Biological Motion in Autism: A Conceptual Review and Meta-Analysis. Scientific Reports, 10, 2045-2322.

VICOVARO, M., RUTA, K., & VIDOTTO, G. (2019). Influence of visually perceived shape and brightness on perceived size, expected weight, and perceived weight of 3D objects. PLOS ONE, 14, e0220149.

VICOVARO, M., NOVENTA, S., & BATTAGLINI, L. (2019). Intuitive physics of gravitational motion as shown by perceptual judgment and prediction-motion tasks. Acta Psychologica, 194, 51-62.

DALMASO, M., & VICOVARO, M. (2019). Evidence of SQUARC and distance effects in a weight comparison task. Cognitive Processing, 20, 163-173.

BURIGANA L., & VICOVARO, M. (2019). Desirable properties of Bayesian models in perceptual psychology. A discussion of distribution families closed under multiplication. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 88, 1-14.

VICOVARO, M. (2018) Causal reports: context-dependent contributions of intuitive physics and visual impressions of launching. Acta Psychologica, 186, 133-144.

VICOVARO, M., & BURIGANA, L. (2017). Contribution of surface material and size to the expected versus the perceived weight of objects. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79, 306-319.

BURIGANA L., & VICOVARO, M. (2017). “Invariants” in Koffka’s theory of constancies in vision: Highlighting their logical structure and lasting value. Gestalt Theory, 39, 6-29.

VICOVARO, M., & BURIGANA, L. (2016). Intuitive understanding of the relationship between the elasticity of objects and kinematic patterns of collisions. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 618-635.

BURIGANA L., & VICOVARO, M. (2016). Inflections of the Bayesian paradigm in perceptual psychology. Perception, 45, 1412-1425.

BURIGANA L., & VICOVARO, M. (2016). Modules in spatial vision: Intrinsic reasons of their functional attributes. Philosophical Psychology, 29, 250-260.

VICOVARO, M., HOYET, L., BURIGANA, L., & O’SULLIVAN, C. (2014). Perceptual evaluation of motion editing for realistic throwing animations. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 11, Article N. 10.

VICOVARO, M., & BURIGANA, L. (2014). Intuitive understanding of the relation between velocities and masses in simulated collisions. Visual Cognition, 22, 896–919.

VICOVARO, M., & BURIGANA, L. (2014). Properties of the size-weight illusion as shown by lines of subjective equality. Acta Psychologica, 149, 52–59.

VICOVARO, M. (2014). Intuitive physics of free fall: An information integration approach to the mass-speed belief. Psicológica, 35, 463-477.

BURIGANA, L., MARTINO, F., & VICOVARO, M. (2014). Olp: An R package for optimal linear partitions of finite sets of points on the plane. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 67, 328–352.

BURIGANA, L., & VICOVARO, M. (2013). Sets of transformations as criteria of diversity within sets of objects. Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics, 42, 13–24.

VICOVARO, M. (2012). Intuitive physics of collision effects on simulated spheres differing in size, velocity, and material. Psicológica, 33, 451–471.

Fisica intuitiva, Metodi e modelli psicofisici, Percezione visiva di eventi fisici, Percezione e cognizione della causalità, Processi multisensoriali (illusioni di peso), Effetto SNARC, Applicazioni della matematica alla psicologia, Metodi di Ricerca in Psicologia, Statistica, Psicometria.


- Fisica Ingenua
- Percezione e ragionamento causale
- Percezione della velocità
- Relazioni tra processi sociali e processi percettivi
- Peso percepito e relative illusioni (illusione grandezza-peso e materiale-peso)
- Rappresentazione spaziale delle quantità non numeriche


- Inter-rater agreement nell'assessment clinico e nell'arbitraggio sportivo
- Teoria dell'Integrazione delle Informazioni e Misurazione Funzionale
- Metodi psicofisici
- Psicologia matematica

- La tesi dovrà essere di tipo sperimentale. La tesi può essere integrata con il tirocinio interno.