Simone Cutini

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Simone Cutini



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

tel : +39 049 827 6528
fax: +39 049 827 6600
e-mail: simone.cutini(at)
office: room P13 (ground floor), Building Psico2


Research Interests
My research interests mainly relate to the use of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) methodology in cognitive neuroscience. My current works with fNIRS range from cognitive neuroscience investigations to probe placement and signal processing methods.
I am particularly interested in investigating the neural correlates of executive functions, cognitive control, visuo-spatial attention, numerical cognition and visual short-term memory.

Ph.D., Psychobiology, University of Padova (2007)
Laurea (M.Sc.), Experimental Psychology, University of Padova (2003)

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, in press.
  • Cutini, S., Basso Moro, S., & Bisconti, S. (2012). Functional near infrared optical imaging in
    cognitive neuroscience: an introductory review. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 20,
  • Cutini, S., Scatturin, P., & Zorzi, M. (2011). A new method based on ICBM152 head surface for
    probe placement in multichannel fNIRS. NeuroImage, 54, 919–27.
  • Cutini, S., Scarpa, F., Scatturin, P., Jolicœur, P., Pluchino, P., Zorzi, M., & Dell’acqua, R. (2011).
    A hemodynamic correlate of lateralized visual short-term memories. Neuropsychologia, 49,
  • Cutini, S., Scatturin, P., Menon, E., Bisiacchi, P. S., Gamberini, L., Zorzi, M., & Dell’Acqua, R.
    (2008). Selective activation of the superior frontal gyrus in task-switching: an event-related
    fNIRS study. NeuroImage, 42, 945–55.
  • Schroeter, M. L., Cutini, S., Wahl, M. M., Scheid, R., & Yves von Cramon, D. (2007).
    Neurovascular coupling is impaired in cerebral microangiopathy--An event-related Stroop
    study. NeuroImage, 34, 26–34.