Veronica Montani

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Veronica Montani

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Post-doc

Brain & Language Research Institute
LPL - CNRS & Université d'Aix-Marseille
3 place Victor Hugo
13331 Marseille Cedex 3
France

e-mail: veronica.montani(at)live.com

 

Research Interests
Until now, my work has concerned two lines of research:
1) My first interest focuses in understanding mechanisms through which spatial attention modulates visual processing. In particular, I have investigated the deployment of spatial attention in visual recognition of word studying individuals with normal reading abilities and by using different experimental paradigms and techniques (eye tracking, TMS).
2) Since evidence suggests possibility of great plasticity also in the adult damaged brain, I have attempted to develop a task to stimulate recovery of lost functioning following traumatic brain injury. In particular, the task has conceived to involve flexible allocation of attention, to be entertaining and, at the same time, to be able to deal with the challenges of rehabilitation practice.


Education
Ph.D., Cognitive Science, University of Padova (2012)
Laurea (M.Sc.), General and Experimental Psychology, University of Padova (2008)

Publications

Montani V, Facoetti A and Zorzi M. (in press). The effect of decreased interletter spacing on orthographic processing. Psychonomic Bullettin & Review
Montani V, De Filippo De Grazia M and Zorzi M (2014). A new adaptive videogame for training attention and executive functions: Design principles and initial validation. Front. Psychol. 5:409. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00409
Montani V, Facoetti A and Zorzi M (2014). Spatial attention in written word perception.
Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:42. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00042