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Notice and additional information
To whom it may concern,

with reference to the "Clinical Neuropsychology" course (Academic year: 2019/20):
students who want to prepare the exam, through Modality 1, should study the following handbook: Manuale di Neuropsicologia (a cura di G. Vallar e C. Papagno, Terza edizione, 2018, Bologna: il Mulino).

The specific chapters to be studied, can be found on the course's Forum on Moodle:

Konstantinos Priftis

Office hours
Monday from 13:15 to 15:15 Edificio: Psicologia 1, Via Venezia 8; Piano: 6; Studio: 06-019
(updated on 03/10/2019 23:18)

Proposals for thesis
Bibliographic theses concerning the historical origins of neuropsychology in the 19th century.

Please contact me as soon as possible to verify whether I still have open positions for theses.

Curriculum Vitae

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 33B15EE9945CC556F52D982F8EF4D52A.pdf

Research areas
1. Spatial cognition.
2. Mathematical cognition.
3. Neuropsychology of spatial disorders.
4. Neuropsychology of mathematical disorders.
5. History of Neuropsychology.
6. Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.

Bruzzi, E., Talamini, F., Priftis, K., & Grassi, M. (2017). A SMARC Effect for Loudness. I-Perception, 8(6), 2041669517742175.
Rugani, R., Castiello, U., Priftis, K., Spoto, A., & Sartori, L. (2017). What is a number? The interplay between number and continuous magnitudes. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e187.
Rugani, R., Vallortigara, G., Priftis, K., & Regolin, L. (2017). Experimental evidence from newborn chicks enriches our knowledge on human spatial-numerical associations. Cognitive Science, 4, 2275–2279.
Di Bono, M. G., Priftis, K., & Umiltà, C. (2017) Bridging the gap between brain activity and cognition: Beyond the different tales of fMRI data analysis. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11, 31. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00031
Pitteri, M., Marchetti, M., Priftis, K., & Grassi, M. (2017). Naturally together: Pitch-height and brightness as coupled factors for eliciting the SMARC effect in non-musicians. Psychological Research, 81, 243-254. doi: 10.1007/s00426-015-0713-6.
Rugani, R., Vallortigara, G., Priftis, K., & Regolin, L. (2016). Piece of Evidence. Commentary: Ancestral Mental Number Lines: What Is the Evidence? Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 553.
Rugani, R., Vallortigara, G., Priftis, K., & Regolin, L. (2016). Response: “Newborn chicks need no number tricks. Commentary: Number-space mapping in the newborn chick resembles humans’ mental number line.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 31.
Marin, D., Pitteri, M., Della Puppa, A., Meneghello, F., Biasutti, E., Priftis, K., & Vallesi, A. (2016). Mental Time Line Distortion in Right-Brain-Damaged Patients: Evidence From a Dynamic Spatiotemporal Task. Neuropsychology, 30, 338-345.
Bonato, M., Spironelli, C., Lisi, M., Priftis, K., & Zorzi, M. (2015). Effects of Multimodal Load on Spatial Monitoring as Revealed by ERPs. PloS One, 10(9), e0136719.
Dalmaso, M., Castelli, L., Priftis, K., Buccheri, M., Primon, D., Tronco, S., & Galfano, G. (2015). Space-based and object-centered gaze cuing of attention in right hemisphere-damaged patients. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1119.
Rugani, R., Vallortigara, G., Priftis, K., & Regolin, L. (2015). ANIMAL COGNITION. Response to Comments on “Number-space mapping in the newborn chick resembles humans’ mental number line.” Science 348(6242), 1438.
Ranzini, M., Lisi, M., Blini, E., Pitteri, M., Treccani, B., Priftis, K., & Zorzi, M. (2015). Larger, smaller, odd or even? Task-specific effects of optokinetic stimulation on the mental number space. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 27, 459-470.
Rugani, R., Vallortigara, G., Priftis, K., & Regolin, L. (2015). Animal cognition. Number-space mapping in the newborn chick resembles humans’ mental number line. Science, 347(6221), 534–536.
Marchetti, M., & Priftis, K. (2015). Brain-computer interfaces in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A metanalysis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 126, 1255–1263.
Benavides-Varela, S., Pitteri, M., Priftis, K., Passarini, L., Meneghello, F., & Semenza, C. (2014). Right-hemisphere (spatial?) acalculia and the influence

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
PS1091 COMMON PSP9086358 9 1st Year (2019/20) First
PS2192 COMMON PSP5070132 9 2nd Year (2019/20) Second