Dr Mauro Manassi
Dr Mauro Manassi

Dr Mauro Manassi


Accepting PhDs


School of Psychology, William Guild Building, Room F11, Kings College, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3FX


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 Neuroscience 
    2014 - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne 
  • MSc Clinical Psychology 
    2009 - University of Padua 
  • BSc Psychology of Personality and Interpersonal Relationship 
    2006 - University of Padua 
  • PhD PostDoc 
    2019 - University of California, Berkeley 

Research Overview

  • Object recognition
  • Perceptual Organization
  • Visual Stability

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

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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Accepting PhDs

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My current supervision areas are: Psychology.

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  • No priming for global motion in crowding

    Pavan, A., Gall, M., Manassi, M., Greenlee, M.
    Journal of Vision, vol. 15, no. 9, 25
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Release of crowding by pattern completion

    Manassi, M., Hermens, F., Francis, G., Herzog, M. H.
    Journal of Vision, vol. 15, no. 8, 16
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Crowding, grouping, and object recognition: A matter of appearance

    Herzog, M., Sayim, B., Chicherov, V., Manassi, M.
    Journal of Vision, vol. 15, no. 6, 5
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Uncorking the bottleneck of crowding: A fresh look at object recognition

    Herzog, M. H., Manassi, M.
    Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, vol. 1, pp. 86-93
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • How color, regularity, and good Gestalt determine backward masking

    Sayim, B., Manassi, M., Herzog, M. H.
    Journal of Vision, vol. 14, no. 7, 8
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • When crowding of crowding leads to uncrowding

    Manassi, M., Sayim, B., Herzog, M. H.
    Journal of Vision, vol. 13, no. 13, 10
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Grouping, pooling, and when bigger is better in visual crowding

    Manassi, M., Sayim, B., Herzog, M.
    Journal of Vision, vol. 12, no. 13, pp. 1-14
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Separate motion-detecting mechanisms for first- and second-order patterns revealed by rapid forms of visual motion priming and motion aftereffect

    Pavan, A., Campana, G., Guerreschi, M., Manassi, M., Casco, C.
    Journal of Vision, vol. 9, no. 11, 27
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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