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Structure Department of General Psychology
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Scientific sector M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
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Office hours
Monday from 15:00 to 17:00 Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, via Venezia 8, edificio "Psico1", sesto piano, stanza 021 I ricevimenti del 30/09/2019 e del 14/10/2019 sono annullati per impegni del docente.
(updated on 09/09/2019 15:20)

Proposals for thesis
- Auditory perception, audiovisual perception, psychology of music, psychoacoustics and psychophysics.
- The relationship between audition and cognition, music and cognition.
- History of psychology of the University of Padova.
- Replication crisis in psychological research: identical replication of classic experiments with pre-pregistration and/or registered reports.

Curriculum Vitae

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 6696CD0CD025129235101188CE9F628B.pdf

Research areas
Auditory perception and psychophysics. Psychology of music. The relationship between auditory performance and cognitive performance. The cognitive abilities of musicians.

- Grassi, M. (in press). “Comprereste un’auto usata da Sulpizio e Avanzi (2019)?”. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia.
- Grassi, M., Mioni, G. (Registered Report: stage 1 accepted). Why damped sounds are perceived as shorter than ramped sounds. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics.
- Grassi, M. (2018). What’s new in psychology? Open Science. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 45(4), 11-33.
- Lanzilotti, C., Dumas, R., Grassi, M., Schön, D. (in press). Prolonged exposure to highly rhythmic music affects brain dynamics and perception. Neuropsychologia. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.04.011
- Borella, E., Carretti, B., Meneghetti, C., Carbone, E., Vincenzi, M., Madonna, J. C., Grassi, M., Fairfield, B., Mammarella, N. (in press). Is working memory training in older adults sensitive to music? Psychological Research.
- Di Mauro, M., Toffalini, E., Grassi, M., Petrini, K. (2018). Effect of long-term music training on emotion perception from drumming improvisation. Frontiers in Psychology doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02168
- Kramer, P., Bressan, P., Grassi, M. (2018). The SNARC effect is associated with worse mathematical intelligence and poorer time estimation. Royal Society Open Science. 5(8), 172362. doi: 10.1098/rsos.172362
- Talamini, F., Grassi, M., Toffalini, E., Santoni, R., Carretti, B. (2018). Learning a second language: can music training or music aptitude have a role? Learning and Individual Differences, 64, 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2018.04.003
- Mioni, G., Laflamme, V., Grassi, M., Grondin, S. (2018). The effect of emotional spoken words on time perception depends on the gender of the speaker. Timing & Time Perception, 6, 1-13. doi: 10.1163/22134468-00002096
- Grassi, M., Meneghetti, C., Toffalini, E., Borella, E. (2017). Auditory and cognitive performance in elderly musicians and nonmusicians. PLoS ONE, 2(11): e0187881.
- Bruzzi, E., Talamini, F., Priftis, K., Grassi, M. (2017). A SMARC effect for loudness. i-Perception, 8(6). doi: 10.1177/2041669517742175
- Nava, E., Grassi, M., Brenna V., Croci E., Turati, C. (2017). Multisensory motion perception in 3-4 month-old infants. Frontiers in Psychology. 8:1994. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01994
- Talamini, F., Altoè, G., Carretti, B., Grassi, M. (2017) Musicians have better memory than nonmusicians: A meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 12(10): e0186773.
- Maniglia, M., Grassi, M., Ward, J. (2017). Sounds are perceived as louder when accompanied by visual movement. Multisensory Research, 30(2), 159-177. doi: 10.1163/22134808-00002569
- 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
- Nava, E., Romano, D., Grassi, M., Turati, C. (2016). Skin conductance reveals the early development of the unconscious processing of emotions. Cortex, 84, 124-131.
- Talamini, F., Carretti, B., Grassi, M. (2016). The working memory of musicians and nonmusicians. Music Perception, 34, 183-191.

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
PS1085 COMMON PSN1031056 12 1st Year (2019/20) First
PS1978 COMMON PSP5070339 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second