Marco Zorzi

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Marco Zorzi

Marco Zorzi

Full Professor

Department of General Psychology
University of Padova
via Venezia 12/2
35131 Padova (Italy)

tel : +39 049 827 6618
fax: +39 049 827 6600
e-mail: marco.zorzi(at)
office: Building Psico2, Ground Floor


Other Appointments
Senior Researcher and Consultant, IRCCS San Camillo Neurorehabilitation Hospital, Venice Lido

Ph.D., University of Trieste (1999)
Diploma in Cognitive Science, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA-ISAS), Trieste (1996)
Laurea (M.Sc.), Experimental Psychology, University of Padova (1994)

Representative publications

  • Cutini, S., Scarpa, F., Scatturin, P., Dell’Acqua, R. & Zorzi, M. (2012). Number-space interactions in the human parietal cortex: Enlightening the SNARC effect with functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Cerebral Cortex.
  • Zorzi, M., Barbiero, C., Facoetti, A., Lonciari, I., Carrozzi, M., Montico, M., Bravar, L., et al. (2012). Extra-large letter spacing improves reading in dyslexia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(28), 11455-9. doi:10.1073/pnas.1205566109.
  • Stoianov, I., & Zorzi, M. (2012). Emergence of a “visual number sense” in hierarchical generative models. Nature neuroscience, 15(2), 194-6. Nature Publishing Group. doi:10.1038/nn.2996.
  • Casarotti, M., Lisi, M., Umiltà, C., & Zorzi, M. (2012). Paying attention throgh eye movements: A computational investigation of the premotor theory of spatial attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14, 1519-1531.
  • Piazza, M., Facoetti, A., Trussardi, A. N., Berteletti, I., Conte, S., Lucangeli, D., Dehaene, S., & Zorzi, M. (2010). Developmental trajectory of number acuity reveals a severe impairment in developmental dyscalculia. Cognition, 116(1), 33-41. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2010.03.012.
  • Perry, C., Ziegler, J.C., & Zorzi, M. (2007). Nested incremental modeling in the development of computational theories: The CDP+ model of reading aloud. Psychological Review, 114, 273-315.
  • Zorzi M., Priftis, K., & Umilta` C. (2002). Neglect disrupts the mental number line. Nature, 417,138-139.
  • Zorzi M., Houghton G., Butterworth B. (1998). Two routes or one in reading aloud? A connectionist dual-process model. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 24, 1131-1161.
  • Zorzi, M., Umilta`, C. (1995). A computational model of the Simon effect. Psychological Research, 58, 193-205.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Trends in Cognition