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Structure Department of General Psychology
Telephone 0498277494
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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 29/06/2018, NOTA BENE. L'ORARIO DI RICEVIMENTO E' CAMBIATO.
(updated on 29/06/2018 14:24)

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.

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.
Borella, E., Carretti, B., Meneghetti, C., Carbone, E., Vincenzi, M., Madonna, J. C., Grassi, M., Fairfield, B., Mammarella, N. (2018). Is working memory training in older adults sensitive to music? Psychological Research, doi:
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
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.
Rosa Salva, O., Grassi, M., Lorenzi, E., Regolin, L., Vallortigara, G. (2016). Spontaneous preference for visual cues of animacy in naïve domestic chicks: the case of speed changes. Cognition, 157, 49-60.
Grassi, M., Di Giano, J., Moè, A., (2016). Increasing the dive-length of swimmers through personalised targets. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 47, 155-164.
Mioni*, G., Grassi*, M., Tarantino, V., Stablum, F. , Grondin, S., Bisiacchi, P. S. (2016). The role of a concurrent motor task on auditory and visual temporal discrimination task. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 78, 742-748. *co-first-authorship
Nava, E., Grassi, M., Turati, C. (2016). Audio-visual, visuo-tactile and audio-tactile correspondences in preschoolers. Multisensory Research, 29, 93-111. doi: 10.1163/22134808-00002493
Geronazzo, M., Avanzini, F., Grassi, M. (2015). Absence of modulatory action on haptic height perception with musical pitch. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1369. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01369
Borella, E. Carretti, B., Grassi, M., Nucci, M., Sciore, R. (2014). Are age-related differences between young and older adults in an affective working memory test sensitive to the music effects? Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6:298. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00298
Soranzo, A., Grassi, M. (2014). PSYCHOACOUSTICS: a comprehensive MATLAB toolbox for auditory testing. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:712. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00712

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
ME1856 999PD MEO2044115 6 2nd Year First
ME1856 999TV MEO2044115 6 2nd Year First
PS2192 COMMON PSP5070174 6 3rd Year Second
PS1085 COMMON PSN1031056 12 1st Year First
PS1978 COMMON PSP5070339 6 1st Year Second