I got my Bachelor's degree in Psychology of Personality and Interpersonal Relationships at Padua University (Padua, Italy). Right before getting my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology (and starting a career as a clinical psychologist), I fell in love with everything that is about Perception and Visual Neuroscience. Since then, this is what I do and I love.
After my master thesis on motion priming under the supervision of Prof. Gianluca Campana, I joined Prof. Michael Herzog's Psychophysics laboratory at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) for a PhD in Neuroscience (2009-2014). My PhD focused on how our visual system organizes the cluttered environment around us in a coherent manner (go here for more info about my work on visual organization).
At the end of my PhD, I was awarded of the Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation, for an 18 months postdoc in Prof. David Whitney's laboratory of Perception and Action at UC Berkeley (California, USA). Here, I have become interested in how our visual system stabilizes our visual interpretations of the world, turning discontinuous and chaotic retinal images into coherent visual percepts (go here for more info about my work on visual stabilization).
As of August 2019, I am a Lecturer (~Assistant Professor) in Psychology at the University of Aberdeen (UK). More about my research at www.mauromanassi.com
- PhD Neuroscience2014 - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
- MSc Clinical Psychology2009 - University of Padua
- BSc Psychology of Personality and Interpersonal Relationship2006 - University of Padua
- PhD PostDoc2019 - University of California, Berkeley
- Object recognition
- Perceptual Organization
- Visual Stability
I am currently accepting PhDs in Psychology.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
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Ensemble perception: Stacking the hay to find the needleCurrent Biology, vol. 32, no. 22, pp. R1264-R1266Contributions to Journals: Articles
Abstracts of Scottish Vision Group 2022 MeetingVision, vol. 6, no. 4, 57Contributions to Journals: Articles
Searching for serial dependencies in the brainPLoS Biology, vol. 20, no. 9, e3001788Contributions to Journals: Articles
Everything we see is a mash-up of the brain’s last 15 seconds of visual informationThe ConversationContributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
Illusion of visual stability through active perceptual serial dependenceScience Advances, vol. 8, no. 2Contributions to Journals: Articles
Global and high-level effects in crowding cannot be predicted by either high-dimensional pooling or target cueingJournal of Vision, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 1-25Contributions to Journals: Articles
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Selective age-related changes in orientation perceptionJournal of Vision, vol. 20, no. 13, pp. 1-12Contributions to Journals: Articles
Capsule networks as recurrent models of grouping and segmentationPLoS Computational Biology , vol. 16, no. 7, e1008017Contributions to Journals: Articles
Visual crowding in drivingJournal of Vision, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 1-17Contributions to Journals: Articles