Raffone Antonino

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Short bio (in English)

Dr. Raffone completed a Ph.D. in Psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome, and the European Diploma in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. He holds a position of Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology of the Sapienza University of Rome. Both research and teaching of Dr. Raffone are mainly focused on consciousness, attention and mindfulness, and their neural correlates, with different methods of investigation. Dr. Raffone has been author (coauthor) of several international research articles on these topics and related aspects, including publications in the “Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience”, “Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B”, “Psychological Review”, “Consciousness and Cognition”.  He is active in promoting practice of mindfulness and meditation in several contexts, including prisons, and directs a master in “Mindfulness” at the Sapienza University of Rome.



1) Laurea in Psicologia (1989–1995), Università “Sapienza” di Roma (110/110 e lode). 
2) Corso di perfezionamento in “Psicologia cognitiva e reti neurali” (1996) (“Sapienza”). 
3) Borsa di perfezionamento all'estero (1997) ("Sapienza" / Leiden University)
4) Dottorato in “Psicologia Cognitiva” (1998–2002) (“Sapienza”). 
5) European Diploma in Cognitive and Brain Sciences (2000-2002). 
Posizione e incarichi correnti
Da Novembre 2009 è Professore Associato confermato afferente al Dipartimento di Psicologia, dopo un contratto quadriennale nel
programma "Rientro dei Cervelli" nello stesso Dipartimento. 
E' Coordinatore Erasmus dell'Area Psicologica della Facoltà di Medicina e Psicologia della Sapienza.
E' Direttore del Master universitario di secondo livello del Dipartimento di Psicologia della Sapienza in
"Mindfulness: pratica, clinica e neuroscienze".
E' docente presso il Dottorato di Ricerca in "Psicologia e scienza cognitiva" del Dipartimento.
E' docente presso la Scuola di Specializzazione in "Valutazione psicologica" della Sapienza.
Aree di ricerca
Modelli dell'attenzione, della memoria di lavoro e della coscienza
Psicologia e neuroscienze della coscienza
Psicologia e neuroscienze della mindfulness e della meditazione

Pubblicazioni selezionate negli ultimi anni / Selected publications in the last years

Raffone, A., Srinivasan, N., & van Leeuwen, C. (2014). Perceptual awareness and its neural basis: bridging experimental and theoretical paradigms. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 369, (1641), 20130203.

Raffone, A., Srinivasan, N., & van Leeuwen, C. (2014). The interplay of attention and consciousness in visual search, attentional blink and working memory consolidation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B,369(1641), 20130215.

Nakatani C, Raffone A, & van Leeuwen C. (2014). Increased efficiency of conscious access with enhanced coupling of slow and fast neural oscillations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1168-1179.

Simione, L., Calabrese, L., Marucci, F.S., Olivetti Belardinelli, M., Raffone, A., & Maratos, F. (2014). Emotion based attentional priority for storage in visual short-term memory. PLoS ONE, 9(5): e95261.

Barendregt, H.P., & Raffone, A. (2013). Conscious cognition as a discrete, deterministic and universal Turing Machine process. In B. Cooper & J. van Leeuwen (Eds.), Alan Turing: his work and impact (pp. 92–97). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Simione, L., Raffone, A., Wolters, G., Salmas, P., Nakatani, C., Olivetti Belardinelli, M., & van Leeuwen, C. (2012). ViSA: A neurodynamic model for visuo-spatial working memory, attentional blink and conscious access, Psychological Review, 119, 745-769.

Liberati, G., Dalboni da Rocha, J.L., van der Heiden, L., Raffone, A., Birbaumer, N., Olivetti Belardinelli, M., & Sitaram, R. (2012). Toward a Brain-Computer Interface for Alzheimer's disease patients by combining classical conditioning and brain state classification. Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 03/2012.

Liberati, G., Raffone, A., & Olivetti Belardinelli, M. (2012). Cognitive reserve and its implications for rehabilitation and Alzheimer’s disease. Cognitive Processing, 13, 1-12.

Van Dantzig, S., Raffone, A., & Hommel, B. (2011). Acquiring contextualized concepts: a connectionist approach. Cognitive Science, 35, 1162-1189.

Botta, F., Santangelo, V., Raffone, A., Sanabria, D., Lupianez, J., & Olivetti Belardinelli, M. (2011). Multisensory integration affects visuo-spatial working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 1099-1109.

Manna, A., Raffone, A., Perrucci, M. G., Nardo, D., Ferretti, A., Tartaro, A., Londei, A., Del Gratta, C., Olivetti Belardinelli, M., & Romani, G.L. (2010). Neural correlates of focused attention and cognitive monitoring in meditation. Brain Research Bulletin, 82, 46-56. 

Botta, F., Santangelo, V., Raffone, A., Olivetti Belardinelli, M., & Lupianez, J. (2010). Exogenous and endogenous spatial attention effects on visuo-spatial working memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 1590-1602.

Raffone, A., & Pantani, M. (2010). A global workspace model for phenomenal and access consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition, 19, 580-596.

Raffone, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2010). The exploration of meditation in the neuroscience of attention and consciousness. Cognitive Processing, 11, 1-7.

Tagini, A., & Raffone, A. (2010). The ‘I’ and the ‘Me’ in self-referential awareness: a neurocognitive hypothesis. Cognitive Processing, 11, 9-20.

Raffone, A., & Srinivasan, N. (2009). An adaptive workspace hypothesis about the neural correlates of consciousness: insights from neuroscience and meditation studies. In N. Srinivasan (Ed.) Progress in Brain Research: Attention (pp. 161-180), 176, Amsterdam: Elsevier.