GALFANO GIOVANNI

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Telephone 0498276535
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Scientific sector M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
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Si comunica che il ricevimento studenti riprenderà, dopo la pausa estiva, mercoledì 5 settembre dalle 11:00 alle 13:00. Il ricevimento previsto per giovedì 6 settembre è invece sospeso per missione fuori sede.
Durante la pausa estiva il docente è comunque raggiungibile dai laureandi via email.

Office hours
Thursday from 11:00 to 13:00 Via Venezia 8, secondo piano, stanza 015
(updated on 25/02/2016 12:30)

Proposals for thesis
I supervise Master and PhD students working in the following areas:
-Inhibitory effects and control processes in memory retrieval and forgetting
-Symbolic and biological control of spatial attention
-Social attention and social processes
I investigate these topics in both healthy participants and in different classes of clinical populations by using both the classic methods of experimental psychology (behavioral measures and eye movements) and neuroscientific techniques.

Curriculum Vitae
Education
1992 – 1997
Laurea in Psicologia Sperimentale, Università degli Studi di Padova

1997 – 1998
Post-lauream internship, Servizio di Neuropsicologia della Facoltà di Psicologia at the Ca Foncello hospital (Treviso) and at the Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università degli Studi di Padova.

1999 – 2002
PhD in Cognitive Sciences (Thesis: Stimulus-driven processing in arithmetic facts retrieval and attentional orienting; Supervisor: Prof. Carlo Umiltà), Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione, Università degli Studi di Padova.

2000 – 2001
One-year visiting Ph.D student at the Centre for Visual Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Southampton, UK.

2003 – 2004
Two-year postdoc fellowship, Dipartimento di Scienze della Cognizione e della Formazione, Università degli Studi di Trento.

Current academic position
Associate Professor at the Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione, Università degli Studi di Padova (since 2010).

Current institutional roles
-Coordinator of the PhD Course in Psychological Sciences, Università degli Studi di Padova.

Scientific affiliations
-Full member of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia, Sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale (dal 2006), Sezione di Psicologia Clinica (since 2016).
-Full member of the Society for Neuroscience (since 2014).
-Full member of the Association for Psychological Science (since 2016).


Main research topics
Orienting of attention
Inhibitory processes in attention and memory

Scientific activity and bibliometric info
(Source: Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge)
Sum of the Times Cited: 1030
Average Citations per Item: 18.54
H-index: 21
Author of:
-48 Scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
-9 Scientific articles in peer-reviewed national journals.
-3 chapters in international volumes.
-2 chapters in national volumes.

Invited lectures and seminars (selection)
Department of Psychology, Guangzhou University, Cina, Dicembre 2016.
Departamento de Psicología Básica y Metodología, Universidad de Murcia, Spagna, Marzo 2012.
Department of Experimental Psychology and Centre for Neuroscience and Education, University of Cambridge, U.K., Maggio 2011.

Teaching activity
-Undergraduate level:
Past: Psicologia della percezione e dell'attenzione (University of Trento), Psicologia Cognitiva (University of Trento), Psicologia Generale (University of Padova), Tecniche di Ricerca in Psicologia Cognitiva (University of Padova), Etica e deontologia professionale (University of Padova), Laboratory in Experimental Psychology (University of Padova).
Present: Psicologia del Pensiero (9CFU), Laboratory in Human Cognition (in lingua inglese; 6CFU), Processi attentivi e cognizione sociale (6CFU).

-Postgraduate level:
Orienting of attention in healthy individuals and clinical patients (in lingua inglese, PhD students).
Attention and eye movements (in lingua inglese, PhD students).

Research areas
Symbolic and biological control of spatial attention
Social attention and social processes
Inhibitory effects and control processes in memory retrieval and forgetting

Publications
Publications (since 2016)

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, B., Libardi, A., Genovese, A., Castelli, L., Palomba, D., & Galfano, G. (2018). Control over interfering memories in eating disorders. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 40, 30-44. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13803395.2017.1313392

Castelli, L., D’Alpaos, F., Carraro, L., Galfano, G., & Forti, B. (2017). Stereotype knowledge and endorsement in schizophrenia. Psychopathology, 50, 342-346. DOI:10.1159/000479882

Dalmaso, M., Castelli, L., Scatturin, P., & Galfano, G. (2017). Trajectories of social vision: Eye contact increases saccadic curvature. Visual Cognition, 25, 358-365. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2017.1290727

Dalmaso, M., Castelli, L., Galfano, G. (2017). Attention holding elicited by direct-gaze faces is reflected in saccadic peak velocity. Experimental Brain Research, 235, 3319-3332. doi: 10.1007/s00221-017-5059-4

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, B., Altoè, G., & Galfano, G. (2017). TDCS over the right inferior frontal gyrus disrupts control over interference in memory: A retrieval-induced forgetting study. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 144, 114-130. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2017.07.005

Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, B., Monego, A. L., Manzan, A., Castelli, L., & Galfano, G. (2017). Suppression of competing memories in substance-related and addictive disorders: A Retrieval-Induced Forgetting study. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 410-417. doi: 10.1177/2167702616671780

Dalmaso, M., Castelli, L., Scatturin, P., & Galfano, G. (2017). Working memory load modulates microsaccadic rate. Journal of Vision, 17, 6. doi: 10.1167/17.3.6

Carraro, L., Dalmaso, M., Castelli, L., Galfano, G., Bobbio, A., & Mantovani, G. (2017). The appeal of the devil’s eye: Social evaluation affects human social attention. Cognitive Processing, 18, 97-103. doi: 10.1007/s10339-016-0785-2

Dalmaso, M., Castelli, L., Scatturin, P., Carli, L., Todisco, P., Palomba, D., & Galfano, G. (2016). Altered social attention in anorexia nervosa during real social interaction. Scientific Reports, 6, 23311. doi: 10.1038/srep23311

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
PS1842 COMMON PSP6075537 6 2nd Year Second
semester
ITA MARIO DALMASO
PS1091 COMMON PSP8082637 6 1st Year Second
semester
ENG GIOVANNI GALFANO
PS1091 COMMON PSN1031355 9 1st Year First
semester
ITA GIOVANNI GALFANO
PS1978 COMMON PSN1031355 9 1st Year First
semester
ITA GIOVANNI GALFANO