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Alessia Tonelli

Unit for Visually Impaired People
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Alessia received her Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Florence in Italy under the supervision of Professor Roberto Arrighi with a thesis regarding attention on visual size perception. She obtained her Ph.D. in Bioengineers and Robotics from the University of Genoa affiliated with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia under the supervision of Dr. Monica Gori and Luca Brayda. During her Ph.D., she focused on spatial cognition in blind and sighted people, paying particular attention to human echolocation. After her Ph.D., she spent one year of post-doc at the Department of Translational Research and New Technologies of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pisa working on visual motion processing. In January 2021, she returned to work as a post-doc researcher in Dr. Monica Gori's lab group (U-VIP, Unit for Visually Impaired People). Her research interests mainly regard multisensory perception, spatial cognition, and size perception.

All Publications
Tonelli A., Burr D.C., Alais D.
Continous tracking of audiovisual stimuli
International Multisensory Research Forum
Poster Conference
Calafatello G., Tonelli A., Zanchi S., Amadeo M.B., Tammurello C., Setti W., Gori M.
Auditory spatial localization in children and adults. A comparison of localization accuracy in the azimuth and elevation plane
15th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF)
Poster Conference
Tonelli A., Mazzola C., Sciutti A., Gori M.
Context-dependency mechanisms in auditory distance estimation: the effect of blindness.
European Conference of Visual Perception
Poster Conference
Domenici N., Tonelli A., Gori M.
Deaf individuals use compensatory strategies to estimate visual time events
Brain Research, vol. 1798
Amadeo M.B., Tonelli A., Setti W., Tammurello C., Campus C., Gori M.
Development of audio-tactile temporal binding with and without vision
Vision Science Society
Poster Conference