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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Idiosyncratic biases in the perception of medical imagesFrontiers in Psychology, vol. 13, 1049831Contributions to Journals: Articles
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
Serial dependence in the perceptual judgments of radiologistsCognitive research: principles and implications, vol. 6, no. 1, 65Contributions to Journals: Articles
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
Serial dependence in a simulated clinical visual search taskScientific Reports, vol. 9, 19937Contributions to Journals: Articles
Serial dependence in position occurs at the time of perceptionPsychonomic Bulletin and Review, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 2245-2253Contributions to Journals: Articles
Serial dependence promotes the stability of perceived emotional expression depending on face similarityAttention, Perception, and Psychophysics, vol. 80, no. 6, pp. 1461-1473Contributions to Journals: Articles
Multi-level Crowding and the Paradox of Object Recognition in ClutterCurrent Biology, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. R127-R133Contributions to Journals: Articles
Neural Dynamics of Grouping and Segmentation Explain Properties of Visual Crowding.Psychological Review, vol. 124, no. 4, pp. 483-504Contributions to Journals: Articles
The perceived stability of scenes: serial dependence in ensemble representationsScientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 1971, 1971Contributions to Journals: Articles
What crowds in crowding?Journal of Vision, vol. 16, no. 11, 25Contributions to Journals: Articles
What crowding can tell us about object representationsJournal of Vision, vol. 16, no. 3, 35Contributions to Journals: Articles
Intact crowding and temporal masking in dyslexiaJournal of Vision, vol. 15, no. 14, pp. 1-17Contributions to Journals: Articles
No priming for global motion in crowdingJournal of Vision, vol. 15, no. 9, 25Contributions to Journals: Articles
Release of crowding by pattern completionJournal of Vision, vol. 15, no. 8, 16Contributions to Journals: Articles
Crowding, grouping, and object recognition: A matter of appearanceJournal of Vision, vol. 15, no. 6, 5Contributions to Journals: Articles
Uncorking the bottleneck of crowding: A fresh look at object recognitionCurrent Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, vol. 1, pp. 86-93Contributions to Journals: Articles
How color, regularity, and good Gestalt determine backward maskingJournal of Vision, vol. 14, no. 7, 8Contributions to Journals: Articles