Full Professor

Franca StablumFranca Stablum 

Full Professor at the Department of General Psychology

My primary research interest centers on understanding the dynamics of attention, executive functions, and prospective memory. explore the relationship between these dimensions and develop assessment and treatment tools, with a specific focus on the development of cognitive training programs. My research aims to translate scientific findings into practical solutions, particularly addressing their impact on clinical and non-clinical individuals across various life stages.

Associate Professor

Giovanna MioniGiovanna Mioni

Associate professor at the Department of General Psychology

My research centers on the relationship between time perception and cognitive functions, with a focus on attention and working memory. I investigate temporal processing among university students, healthy older adults, and clinical populations such as traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s patients. Additionally, I explore the influence of emotion on time perception. I also utilize non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to uncover specific brain regions and networks involved in these processes.

Assistant Professor

Nicola CelliniNicola Cellini

Assistant Professor at the Department of General Psychology

My primary research revolves around investigating the connection between nocturnal or diurnal sleep patterns and cognition, emotion, and autonomic nervous system activity. I delve into the modulatory effects of metacognitive processes and personality on subjective and objective sleep quality, spanning both clinical and non-clinical populations across the lifespan.

Andrea ZangrossiAndrea Zangrossi

Assistant Professor at the Department of General Psychology

My research involves predictive modeling for behavioral outcomes in clinical and forensic settings, using diverse data types like behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging data. I specialize in multivariate methods and machine learning, applying them to predict individual characteristics and identify autobiographical memories. I've extended these methods to predict cognitive outcomes in neurological patients. Recently, my focus has been on studying eye movements as early markers of dementia and exploring the link between oculomotor dynamics and brain processes using EEG and wearable technology. Concurrently, I investigate cognitive aspects in forensic neuroscience, specifically related to autobiographical memory and memory-detection techniques for potential applications in criminal contexts.


Antonino VisalliAntonino Visalli

Research Fellow at San Camillo Hospital

Adjunct Professor at Padova Neuroscience Center

My main research topics revolve around uncovering the (neural) mechanisms of Bayesian learning and inference, computational modeling of temporal attention, and exploring the structural and functional neural correlates of executive functions. I employ various research methods, including psychophysics and behavioral techniques, as well as advanced neuroimaging methods such as EEG (ERP, spectral analysis, time-frequency analysis, distributed source reconstruction, deconvolution, and regression-based analysis) and MRI (functional MRI, functional connectivity, lesion-symptom mapping).

Fiorella Del Popolo Cristaldi

Fiorella Del Popolo Cristaldi

Research Fellow at the Department of General Psychology

My research activity focuses on predicting emotional stimuli using approaches and methodologies from experimental psychology, such as behavioral studies in laboratory and online settings, and affective neuroscience, including high-density electroencephalography and peripheral psychophysiological indices.

Ph.D. Student

Micillo Luigi

Luigi Micillo

Ph.D. Student in Psychological Sciences

My focus is on unraveling the effects of psychological and physiological arousal on our perception of time. Using tools like eye-tracking, virtual reality (VR), and peripheral measures such as heart rate (HR) and skin conductance response (SCR), I investigate the intricate links between time, arousal, and subjective temporal experiences.

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Amirmhamoud Houshmand Chatroudi

Amirmhamoud Houshmand Chatroudi

Visiting Ph.D. Student from the University of Tokyo

Neural oscillations, whether considered an epiphenomenon or the genuine driver of cognitive processes, intricately accompany our perception. In my research, I am dedicated to delving into the profound impact of entrained neural oscillations on our perception of time, leveraging the rhythmic cadence inherent in our environment. To achieve this, I employ an amalgamation of electroencephalography (EEG), psychophysics, and advanced Bayesian modeling techniques.

Research Assistant

Grazia Cerullo

Grazia Cerullo

Research Assistant at the Department of General Psychology

I am primarily interested in deepening knowledge and skills in evaluative and diagnostic aspects, in psychological and neuropsychological domains. My research activities are focused on the SWIFT project, which aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the SWIFT program in enhancing cognitive abilities, especially problem-solving skills, in healthy older adults

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Past Members

  • Giulia Iacovelli
  • Agnieszka Barbara Kolasinska
  • Annarita Brizzi
  • Jacopo Clerici
  • Laura Danesin
  • Erica Ruggeri
  • Davide Tempesta