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Autumn 2023

17th October 2023, 4.30pm Room 2C(Psico2) - Andrey Chetverikov (Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway)
The puzzle of contextual biases: Why cannot we ignore irrelevant information? [ video ]

3rd November 2023, 8.30am Room 2A(Psico2) - Dr Letizia Palumbo (Hope University, Liverpool, UK)
Visual preference for abstract shapes and for interior spaces: Beyond undergraduate student samples [ video ]

8th November 2023, 8.30am Room 2A(Psico2) - Rebecca Chamberlain (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
Psychological mechanisms of artistic production and perception [ video ]

14th November 2023, zoom seminar - Dr Laurie Galas (Université Paris Cité, France)
Attention Rhythmically Shapes Sensory Tuning [ video ]

07th December 2023, 2.30pm Room DPG1- Dr Marco Gandolfo (Radboud University, Netherlands)
Perceiving through the lens of prior knowledge: Understanding the functional consequences of top-down vision [ video ]

12th December 2023, zoom seminar - Dr João Cardoso (Université Paris Cité, France)
Modeling the Role of Perceptual Waves during Binocular Rivalry [ video ]


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Visual Properties Driving Visual Preference (VPDVP) workshop

For 2023 VDVP took place at the University of Liverpool on the 2nd of June 2013
The local organiser was Alexis Makin.

More information, including the recordings of the talks, is available on the VPDVP site:


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[ 2021 ]

30th November 2021 - Marco Gandolfo (Donders Institute for Brain cognition and behaviou)
Boundary extension is constrained by naturalistic image properties [ video ]

1st March 2021 - Francesca Talamini (University of Innsbruck)
Short-term memory performance in musicians and nonmusicians: the role of sensory modality, material type and contour.  [ video ]

12th April 2021 - Olivia Guest (Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging at Radboud University, Netherlands)
How computational modeling can force theory building in psychological science [ video ]

3rd May 2021 - Marcello Maniglia (University of California, Riverside)
Neural plasticity of the perceptual and oculomotor systems in pathological and simulated central vision loss [ video ]

24th May 2021 - Gianluca Campana (University of Padova)
Ensemble representations beyond simple statistics [ video ]

31st May 2021 - Mauro Manassi (University of Aberdeen)
The Multi-level Paradox of Visual Crowding video ]

[ 2022 ]

14th January 2022 - 3-7 pm.
WEBINAR: Seeing Pictures and Seeing Things
Hosted by: Neuroscience & Humanities Lab, University of Parma
Session1 Session2 Session3

19 Gennaio 2022, 4:30 pm
Elena Marini e Alessandra Barbon (Università di Padova, DPG)
Contextual modulation in contrast perception: the role of flankers contrast. [ video ]

16 Febbraio 2022, 4:30 pm
Jan Willem DeGee (Baylor College of Medicine, Huston, United States)
Brainstem modulation of cortical decision-computations and behavior. [ video ]

9 Marzo 2022, 4:30 pm
Jasna Martinovic (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Masking, crowding and grouping: Connecting low and mid-level vision. [ video ]

20 April 2022, 4:30 pm
Juan Lupiañez & Andrea Marotta (University of Granada, Spain)
Why is gaze special?: Common and specific attentional mechanisms triggered by social and non-social cues [ video ]

11 May 2022, 4:30 pm
Thiago Costa (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Predictive Processing helping us understand perceptual organization and neuropsychological alterations [ video ]

13 July 2022, 4:30 pm
Mitchel Valdes-Sosa (Cuban Center for Neuroscience)
Perceptual organization and neural networks within human V1 [ video ]

14 September 2022, 2:00 pm
Alessandro Soranzo (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
A dual-process model of the visual perspective taking phenomenon [ video ]

26 October 2022, 1:00 pm
George Mather (University of Lincoln, UK)
Perception of human locomotion

23 November 2022, 1:00 pm
Heiko Hecht (University of Mainz, Germany)
Visually induced sickness [ video ]

[ 2023 ]

Spring 2023

20th April 2023 - Giuseppe Di Dona (School of Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy)
Periodic and aperiodic features of the EEG power spectrum: towards new possibilities for cognitive neuroscience [ video ]

11th May 2023 - Ian Thornton (University of Malta)
Assessing cognitive decline using the MILO task [ video ]

Summer 2023

We organized the first meeting on Psychology of Art, Aesthetics and Neuroaesthetics as part of a new group within the Italian Association of Psychology (AIP)
More information about the PAN group is here: Psicologia dell'Arte e Neuroestetica.