Processi Affettivi e Cognizione Sociale

Pecchinenda Anna


Anna Pecchinenda (Head)
Manuel Petrucci (PhD student)
Michele Pellegrino (research collaborator)
Noemi Bartolini (research student)
Laura Romano (research student)
Marco Spitaleri (research student)


Marco Bertamini (Liverpool Univesrity)
Alexis Makin (Liverpool University)
Letizia Palumbo (Liverpool University)
Michal Lavidor (Bar Ilan University)
Tjeerd Jellema (Hull University)
Petter GustavSson (Karolinska Institute)
Ann Rudman (Karolinska Institute)


  • Selective Attention for Emotional Information
  • Social Attention
  • Executive Functions and Affect
  • Fluency, Symmetry and Affect


  • PECCHINENDA, A., Ferlazzo, F., & Lavidor, M. (2015). Modulation of selective attention by polarity-specific tDCS effects. Neuropsychologia, 68, 1-7 doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.12.023
  • PECCHINENDA, A., Bertamini, M., Makin, A.D.J. & Ruta, N. (2014). The pleasantness of visual symmetry: Always, never or sometimes. PLoS ONE. 9(3): e92685. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092685
  • Bertamini, M., Makin, A.D.J.. &  PECCHINENDA, A., (2013). Testing whether and when abstract symmetric patterns produce affective responses. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68403. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068403
  • Makin, A.D.J. Rampone, G., PECCHINENDA, A. & Bertamini, M. (2013) Electrophysiological responses to visual regularity. Psychophysiology, 50, 1045-1055.doi 10.1111/psyp.12082.
  • Makin, A.D.J. Wilton, M., PECCHINENDA, A. & Bertamini, M. (2012) Symmetry perception and affective responses: A combined EEG/EMG study. Neuropsychologia, 50, 3250-3261.
  • Makin, A.D.J.; PECCHINENDA, A.; Bertamini, M. (2012)  Implicit affective evaluation of visual symmetry. Emotion, 12 (5) 1021-1030, doi: 10.1037/a0026924 ISSN: 1528-3542 eISSN: 1931-1516.
Makin A, PECCHINENDA A, Bertamini M, (2012), "Grouping by closure influences subjective regularity and implicit preference" i-Perception 3(8) 519–527  DOI: 10.1068/i0538 ISSN: 2041-6695 (electronic only)
  • Jellema, T., PECCHINENDA, A., L. Palumbo, & Tan, G.E. (2011) Biases in the perception and affective valence of neutral facial expressions induced by the immediate perceptual history of dynamic facial expressions. Visual Cognition.19 (5), 616-634  doi: 10.1080/13506285.2011.569775.
  • PECCHINENDA, A., Pes, M., Ferlazzo, F. & Zoccolotti, P. (2008). The combined effect of gaze direction and facial expression on cueing spatial attention. Emotion, 8 (5), 628-634. doi: 10.1037/a0013437.
  • PECCHINENDA, A., & Heil, M. (2007). Role of working memory load on selective attention to affectively valent information. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology ,19 (6), 898-909. doi: 10.1080/09541440601095388,
  • PECCHINENDA, A., Ganteaume, C. & Banse, R. (2006). Investigating the mechanisms underlying affective priming effects using a conditional pronunciation task. Experimental Psychology, 53 (4), 268-274. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169.53.4.268
  • PECCHINENDA, A., Dretsch, M. & Chapman, P. (2006). Working memory involvement in emotion-based processes underlying choosing advantageously. Experimental Psychology, 53 (3), 191-197. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169.53.3.191
  • Heil, M., Rolke, B. & PECCHINENDA, A. (2004). Automatic semantic activation is no myth: N400 semantic priming effects in the letter search task in the absence of RT effects. Psychological Science, 15, 852-857. doi: 10.1111/j.0956-7976.2004.00766.x,

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