Processi Affettivi e Cognizione Sociale

Responsabile : 


Anna Pecchinenda (Head)

Francesca De Luca (PhD student)



Michal Lavidor (Bar Ilan University)

Tjeerd Jellema (Hull University)

Igor Schindler (Hull University

Paul Skarratt (Hull University)

Marco Bertamini (Liverpool Univesrity)

Alexis Makin (Liverpool University)

Letizia Palumbo (Liverpool University)

Petter GustavSson (Karolinska Institute)

Ann Rudman (Karolinska Institute)


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

PUBLICATIONS (from 2007)


  • Tipples, J. & Pecchinenda, A. (2018) A closer look at the size of the gaze-liking effect : A preregistered replication. Cognition and Emotion. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1468732
  • Petrucci, M. & Pecchinenda, A. (2018). Sparing and impairing: Emotion-induced modulation of the attentional blink and the extended sparing in a 3-targets RSVP task. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics.  80: 439-452,
  • Petrucci, M. & Pecchinenda, A. (2017). The role of cognitive control mechanisms in selective attention towards emotional stimuli. Cognition and Emotion 31, 1480-1492 ,, 5-year IF: 3.153.
  • Pecchinenda, A. & Petrucci, M. (2016). Emotion unchained: facial expression modulates gaze cueing under cognitive load. PLoS ONE. 11(12): e0168111. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168111, 5-year IF: 3.234
  • Pecchinenda, A., Ferlazzo, F., & Lavidor, M. (2015). Modulation of selective attention by polarity-specific tDCS effects. Neuropsychologia, 68, p.1-7, doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.12.023, 5-year IF: 3.673.
  • Pecchinenda, A, Bertamini M, Makin A, & Ruta N (2014). The pleasantness of visual symmetry: Always, never or sometimes PLoS ONE 9(3): e92685, 10.1371/journal.pone.0092685,
  • 5-year IF: 3.234.
  • Bertamini M, Makin A, & Pecchinenda, A, (2013). Testing whether and when abstract symmetric patterns produce affective responses. PLoS ONE 8(7) e68403, 5-year IF: 3.234.
  • Makin A, Rampone G, Pecchinenda, A, & Bertamini M (2013) Electrophysiological responses to visual regularity. Psychophysiology, 50, 1045-1055. doi 10.1111/psyp.12082, 5-year IF: 3.074.
  • Makin A, Wilton M, Pecchinenda, A & Bertamini M (2012) Symmetry perception and affective responses: A combined EEG/EMG study. Neuropsychologia, 50, 3250-3261, doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.10.003, 5-year IF: 3.673.
  • 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
  • Makin A, Pecchinenda, A & Bertamini M (2012) Implicit affective evaluation of visual symmetry. Emotion, 12 (5) 1021-1030, doi: 10.1037/a0026924, 5-year IF: 4.402.
  • Jellema T, Pecchinenda, A, Palumbo L, & Tan GE (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, 5-year IF: 1.433.
  • 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, 5-year IF: 4.402.
  • 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. 10.1088/0953-8984/19/39/395013, 5-year IF: 1.892.



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