Who I am
I have also illustrated several children’s books. Some of my other interests: reading (fiction and nonfiction), computers and new technologies, mathematical games, illustration, architecture and design, photography, cinema, plants and gardens, new ideas, and anything that still has no explanation.
Team Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Study & Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy (with E. Mingolla, Boston University; L. Spillmann, University of Freiburg; T. Watanabe, University of Tokio)
Ad hoc reviewer for
Psychological Review, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Psychological Science, PLoS ONE, Cortex, Perception, Perception & Psychophysics, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Evolution & Human Behavior, Psychological Research, Animal Cognition, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Applied Cognitive Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Social Behavior and Personality, Human Nature, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Journal of the Optical Society of America, Acta Psychologica, Cognition, Vision Research, Journal of Vision [where my evaluations received twice the ranking of “Exceptionally good review”]
I have published 57 scientific papers in refereed international journals, two books on visual perception (also used as textbooks in several Italian universities), and a few chapters in national and international volumes.
My work has been covered by scientific magazines, newspapers and news agencies, among which:
Nature; Scientific American; Reuters Health; New York Magazine; Psychology Today; BBC Future; Bild der Wissenschaft, Der Spiegel, Der Tagesspiegel, Die Zeit (Germany); SonntagsZeitung (Switzerland); National Geographic (Hungary); Het Parool (Holland); Newton (Japan); The Tribune (India); Klik Magazin (Croatia); Krstarica Magazin (Serbia); La Repubblica, L’Espresso, Il Messaggero, Il Nuovo, Il Gazzettino, La Stampa; Focus; Newton Italia; Mente e Cervello (Italy).
My work “The best men are (not always) already taken: Female preference for single versus attached males depends on conception risk” has been covered in the 2012 scientific documentary From Kiss to Kiss, The Biochemistry of Love, Mona Lisa Production (France).
My work has been cited 1706 times (Google Scholar, March 2017).