Massimo Turatto

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Affiliation: University of Trento
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint On the speed of pop-out in feature search
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Center for Mind Brain Sciences, Rovereto, TN, Italy
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 36:1145-52. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Change perception using visual transients: object substitution and deletion
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Via Matteo del Ben, 5, 38068, Rovereto, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 167:595-608. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Microsaccades distinguish between global and local visual processing
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Neuroreport 18:1015-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Crossmodal object-based attention: auditory objects affect visual processing
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Via Matteo del Ben, 5, 38068 Rovereto TN, Italy
    Cognition 96:B55-64. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in visual change awareness
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Via Matteo del Ben 5, 38068 Rovereto, Italy
    Neuroreport 15:2549-52. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Attention makes moving objects be perceived to move faster
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, Rovereto, Italy
    Vision Res 47:166-78. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Redundant visual signals boost saccade execution
    Massimo Turatto
    University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:928-32. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Space-independent modality-driven attentional capture in auditory, tactile and visual systems
    Massimo Turatto
    University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 155:301-10. 2004
  9. doi request reprint On altering motion perception via working memory-based attention shifts
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, Center for Mind Brain Science, University of Trento, Italy
    J Vis 8:11.1-13. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Microsaccadic responses in a bimodal oddball task
    Matteo Valsecchi
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Corso Bettini, 31, 38068, Rovereto, Italy
    Psychol Res 73:23-33. 2009

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Publications35

  1. doi request reprint On the speed of pop-out in feature search
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Center for Mind Brain Sciences, Rovereto, TN, Italy
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 36:1145-52. 2010
    ..However, when the task requires a detailed target analysis, the pop-out condition can be faster than the multiple-target condition. Current models of visual search are discussed in light of the findings...
  2. ncbi request reprint Change perception using visual transients: object substitution and deletion
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Via Matteo del Ben, 5, 38068, Rovereto, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 167:595-608. 2005
    ..However, no differences in RTs emerged in the same change detection task when objects' identity was not stored in working memory (Experiment 3)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Microsaccades distinguish between global and local visual processing
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Neuroreport 18:1015-8. 2007
    ..The results provide support to the hypothesis that some coarse visual analysis can be performed in a distributed attention mode...
  4. ncbi request reprint Crossmodal object-based attention: auditory objects affect visual processing
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Via Matteo del Ben, 5, 38068 Rovereto TN, Italy
    Cognition 96:B55-64. 2005
    ..Hence, in addition to the well documented control of visual objects over what we hear, our findings demonstrate that, in some cases, auditory objects can affect visual processing...
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in visual change awareness
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Via Matteo del Ben 5, 38068 Rovereto, Italy
    Neuroreport 15:2549-52. 2004
    ..Our findings are in agreement with a recent view emphasizing the role of frontal areas, in addition to classical ventral and dorsal pathways, in visual awareness...
  6. ncbi request reprint Attention makes moving objects be perceived to move faster
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, Rovereto, Italy
    Vision Res 47:166-78. 2007
    ..However, our results suggest that this change in visual performance was not accompanied by a corresponding change in the phenomenological appearance of the speed of the moving stimulus...
  7. ncbi request reprint Redundant visual signals boost saccade execution
    Massimo Turatto
    University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:928-32. 2006
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  8. ncbi request reprint Space-independent modality-driven attentional capture in auditory, tactile and visual systems
    Massimo Turatto
    University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 155:301-10. 2004
    ..The present results cannot be accounted for by spatial artifacts, response priming or criterion shifts, and are interpreted as the consequence of a space-independent attentional shift across sensory modalities...
  9. doi request reprint On altering motion perception via working memory-based attention shifts
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, Center for Mind Brain Science, University of Trento, Italy
    J Vis 8:11.1-13. 2008
    ..At present these data suggest that WM-based attention operates at different (later) stages of visual analysis than transient attention...
  10. doi request reprint Microsaccadic responses in a bimodal oddball task
    Matteo Valsecchi
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Corso Bettini, 31, 38068, Rovereto, Italy
    Psychol Res 73:23-33. 2009
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  11. pmc Attentional selection and identification of visual objects are reflected by distinct electrophysiological responses
    Veronica Mazza
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 181:531-6. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint Microsaccadic response during inhibition of return in a target-target paradigm
    Elena Betta
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Via Matteo del Ben, 5 I 38068 Rovereto, Italy
    Vision Res 47:428-36. 2007
    ..The results are consistent with the notion that IOR is composed of both attentional and oculomotor components, and challenge the view that covert orienting paradigms engage the attentional component in isolation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Visual oddballs induce prolonged microsaccadic inhibition
    Matteo Valsecchi
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Via Matteo del Ben, 5, 38068, Rovereto, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 177:196-208. 2007
    ..Finally, we also introduce a new method for exploring the visual system response to oddball stimuli...
  14. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of return in microsaccades
    Giovanni Galfano
    Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Via Matteo del Ben 5, 38068 Rovereto, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 159:400-4. 2004
    ..Because microsaccades are known not to be under conscious control, our results suggest strong links between IOR and unconscious oculomotor programming...
  15. ncbi request reprint Are you ready? I can tell by looking at your microsaccades
    Elena Betta
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Neuroreport 17:1001-4. 2006
    ..Our findings, however, surprisingly demonstrate that the effect of preparation and stimulus expectation extends to an automatic and unconscious oculomotor activity such as microsaccade execution...
  16. doi request reprint Cooperative and opposing effects of strategic and involuntary attention
    Veronica Mazza
    University of Trento, Italy
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:2838-51. 2011
    ..Overall, these findings suggest that, together with the physical properties of the stimuli presented in the visual field, irrelevant memory contents represent a powerful class of factors that lead to involuntary attentional control...
  17. doi request reprint Attention selection, distractor suppression and N2pc
    Veronica Mazza
    Center for Mind Brain Sciences CIMeC, University of Trento, Italy
    Cortex 45:879-90. 2009
    ..We propose that the N2pc indexes mechanisms involved in identifying and localizing relevant stimuli in the scene through enhancement of their features and not suppression of distractors...
  18. doi request reprint An electrophysiological assessment of distractor suppression in visual search tasks
    Veronica Mazza
    Center for Mind Brain Sciences CIMeC, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
    Psychophysiology 46:771-5. 2009
    ..Both results indicate that the N2pc is not unequivocally linked to distractor-suppression mechanisms, but may index mechanisms involved in identifying and localizing relevant stimuli through enhancement of their features...
  19. pmc Perceptual grouping enhances visual plasticity
    Tommaso Mastropasqua
    Center for Mind Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e53683. 2013
    ..Our findings indicate that no voluntary effort to direct attention to the grouping stimulus or feature is necessary to enhance visual plasticity...
  20. doi request reprint Microsaccadic inhibition and P300 enhancement in a visual oddball task
    Matteo Valsecchi
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Psychophysiology 46:635-44. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint Microsaccadic response to visual events that are invisible to the superior colliculus
    Matteo Valsecchi
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Cortso Bettini 31, I 38068 Rovereto, Italy
    Behav Neurosci 121:786-93. 2007
    ..Although the SC may be the generator of microsaccades, this research suggests that the specific fixational oculomotor activity in response to visual events can be controlled by other brain centers...
  22. doi request reprint Unconscious priming instructions modulate activity in default and executive networks of the human brain
    Nicola De Pisapia
    CIMeC Center for Mind Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Rovereto TN 38068, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 22:639-49. 2012
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  23. ncbi request reprint The role of the magnocellular and parvocellular systems in the redundant target effect
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognitive Science and Education, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 158:141-50. 2004
    ..In contrast, stimuli presumably processed by the parvocellular system are compatible with a probabilistic redundancy gain...
  24. doi request reprint Are the effects of attention on speed judgments genuinely perceptual?
    Matteo Valsecchi
    University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Atten Percept Psychophys 72:637-50. 2010
    ..We suggest that the effect revealed by comparative judgments arises at the decisional, rather than the perceptual, stage...
  25. ncbi request reprint Stimulus-driven attentional capture: An empirical comparison of display-size and distance methods
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of Cognition Sciences and Education, University of Trenton, Rovereto, Italy
    Q J Exp Psychol A 57:297-324. 2004
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  26. doi request reprint Change blindness in profoundly deaf individuals and cochlear implant recipients
    Davide Bottari
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Brain Res 1242:209-18. 2008
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  27. ncbi request reprint Small-sample characterization of stochastic approximation staircases in forced-choice adaptive threshold estimation
    Luca Faes
    Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Trento, Povo, Trento, Italy
    Percept Psychophys 69:254-62. 2007
    ..These results prompt the utilization of SA staircases in practical forced-choice estimation of sensory thresholds...
  28. ncbi request reprint Change perception in complex auditory scenes
    Francesco Pavani
    Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
    Percept Psychophys 70:619-29. 2008
    ..Taken together, these findings indicate that the intuitive parallels between visual and auditory change perception should be reconsidered...
  29. ncbi request reprint Change detection evokes a Simon-like effect
    Giovanni Galfano
    Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia, 8, 35131 I Padova, Italy
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 127:186-96. 2008
    ..Overall, our findings show that a Simon-like effect can only be observed under conditions of explicit change detection, likely because a shift of attention towards the change location has occurred...
  30. ncbi request reprint How automatic are audiovisual links in exogenous spatial attention?
    Veronica Mazza
    Department of Developmental and Social Psychology, University of Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 45:514-22. 2007
    ..This is consistent with the notion that peripheral auditory stimuli are very powerful in capturing visual attention...
  31. ncbi request reprint Rare stimuli or rare changes: what really matters for the brain?
    Veronica Mazza
    Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Neuroreport 16:1061-4. 2005
    ..Hence, we suggest that changes are preferentially processed by the brain only when they involve the occurrence of new and rare stimuli...
  32. ncbi request reprint Foreground-background segmentation and attention: a change blindness study
    Veronica Mazza
    Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione, University of Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
    Psychol Res 69:201-10. 2005
    ..This also supports the phenomenal observations made by Gestaltists, who demonstrated the greater salience of the foreground than the background...
  33. ncbi request reprint Nonspatial attentional shifts between audition and vision
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Italy
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 28:628-39. 2002
    ..The authors suggest that such cross-modal limitation can be produced by simply presenting S1 and S2 in different modalities and that central processing mechanisms are also, at least partially, modality dependent...
  34. ncbi request reprint Looking without seeing the background change: electrophysiological correlates of change detection versus change blindness
    Massimo Turatto
    Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Cognition 84:B1-10. 2002
    ..These results, which challenge directly the position that 'dumb attentional mechanisms' can account for word learning, stand as evidence for the central role of conceptual information in mapping words to meaning...
  35. doi request reprint Two orienting mechanisms in posterior parietal lobule: an rTMS study of the Simon and SNARC effects
    Elena Rusconi
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Cogn Neuropsychol 24:373-92. 2007
    ..Results suggested a causal role of the anterior portion of PPL of both hemispheres in the Simon effect and of the posterior portion of PPL of both hemispheres in the Simon effect and the SNARC effect...