P Bressan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Fathers see stronger family resemblances than non-fathers in unrelated children's faces
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131, Padua, Italy
    Arch Sex Behav 41:1423-30. 2012
  2. pmc Human kin recognition is self- rather than family-referential
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
    Biol Lett 5:336-8. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Visual attentional capture predicts belief in a meaningful world
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Italy
    Cortex 44:1299-306. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Men do not have a stronger preference than women for self-resemblant child faces
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131, Padova, Italy
    Arch Sex Behav 38:657-64. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Gating of remote effects on lightness
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Italy
    J Vis 8:16.1-8. 2008
  6. doi request reprint The best men are (not always) already taken: female preference for single versus attached males depends on conception risk
    Paola Bressan
    University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Psychol Sci 19:145-51. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint The attentional cost of inattentional blindness
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
    Cognition 106:370-83. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint The place of white in a world of grays: a double-anchoring theory of lightness perception
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padua, Italy
    Psychol Rev 113:526-53. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Inhomogeneous surrounds, conflicting frameworks, and the double-anchoring theory of lightness
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:22-32. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous lightness contrast on plain and articulated surrounds
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, I 35131 Padua, Italy
    Perception 35:445-52. 2006

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Publications20

  1. doi request reprint Fathers see stronger family resemblances than non-fathers in unrelated children's faces
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131, Padua, Italy
    Arch Sex Behav 41:1423-30. 2012
    ..We suggest that, in fathers, processing of facial resemblances is biased in a manner that reflects their (adaptive) wishful thinking that fathers and children are related...
  2. pmc Human kin recognition is self- rather than family-referential
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
    Biol Lett 5:336-8. 2009
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  3. doi request reprint Visual attentional capture predicts belief in a meaningful world
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Italy
    Cortex 44:1299-306. 2008
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Men do not have a stronger preference than women for self-resemblant child faces
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131, Padova, Italy
    Arch Sex Behav 38:657-64. 2009
    ..We discuss how the fast-response, multiple-question procedure used in previous experiments may have led to reports of a much larger self-resemblance preference in men than in women...
  5. doi request reprint Gating of remote effects on lightness
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Italy
    J Vis 8:16.1-8. 2008
    ..Our results support the double-anchoring theory and demonstrate that luminances that are far away from the targets are irrelevant in some conditions but critical in others...
  6. doi request reprint The best men are (not always) already taken: female preference for single versus attached males depends on conception risk
    Paola Bressan
    University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Psychol Sci 19:145-51. 2008
    ..As predicted, partnered women favored attached men at the low-fertility phases of the menstrual cycle, but preferred single men (if masculine, i.e., advertising good genetic quality) when conception risk was high...
  7. ncbi request reprint The attentional cost of inattentional blindness
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
    Cognition 106:370-83. 2008
    ..Our findings have one counterintuitive implication: irrelevant stimuli might hamper some types of performance only when perceived subliminally...
  8. ncbi request reprint The place of white in a world of grays: a double-anchoring theory of lightness perception
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padua, Italy
    Psychol Rev 113:526-53. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Inhomogeneous surrounds, conflicting frameworks, and the double-anchoring theory of lightness
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:22-32. 2006
    ..Inter- and intraindividual differences in lightness assessment are shown to emerge under grouping conditions that create unstable, conflicting frameworks...
  10. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous lightness contrast on plain and articulated surrounds
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, I 35131 Padua, Italy
    Perception 35:445-52. 2006
    ..We found that highest luminance and articulation contribute separately to the final illusion...
  11. ncbi request reprint Explaining lightness illusions
    P Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Padua, Italy
    Perception 30:1031-46. 2001
    ..In this paper I present several new families of figures that challenge both views, and conclude that junctions do not play any crucial role in lightness estimation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous lightness contrast with double increments
    P Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Italy
    Perception 30:889-97. 2001
    ..Such luminance prerequisites were not met in previous studies, which explains why simultaneous contrast with incremental targets has so far been regarded as extremely weak or nonexistent...
  13. ncbi request reprint Talis pater, talis filius: perceived resemblance and the belief in genetic relatedness
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Italy
    Psychol Sci 13:213-8. 2002
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  14. ncbi request reprint Antigravity hills are visual illusions
    Paola Bressan
    Universita di Padova, Padova, Italy
    Psychol Sci 14:441-9. 2003
    ..We conclude that antigravity-hill effects follow from a misperception of the eye level relative to gravity, caused by the presence of either contextual inclines or a false horizon line...
  15. ncbi request reprint The dark shade of the moon
    Paola Bressan
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Italy
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 33:574. 2005
  16. ncbi request reprint Chromatic induction in neon colour spreading
    Osvaldo da Pos
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131, Padova, Italy
    Vision Res 43:697-706. 2003
    ..We discuss the implications of these results on our current understanding of the mechanisms of neon colour spreading...
  17. doi request reprint Paradoxical lightness contrast
    Peter Kramer
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Italy
    Vision Res 50:144-8. 2010
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  18. ncbi request reprint Belief in God and in strong government as accidental cognitive by-products
    Peter Kramer
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, 35131 Padova, Italy www psy unipd it kramer www psy unipd it pbressan
    Behav Brain Sci 34:31-2. 2011
    ..We propose, instead, that these beliefs might simply be a passive spin-off of efficient cognitive processes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Auditory attention causes visual inattentional blindness
    Silvia Pizzighello
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, I 35131 Padua, Italy
    Perception 37:859-66. 2008
    ..The lights, however, were expected. Our data imply that listening to the radio while driving, or to a portable audio player while walking or biking, can impair our reactions to objects or events that we do not expect...
  20. ncbi request reprint Going round in circles: shape effects in the Ebbinghaus illusion
    David Rose
    Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
    Spat Vis 15:191-203. 2002
    ..Instead, we suggest that an integrated model of visual processing is needed to account for the illusion...