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Telephone 0498276582
Qualification Professore associato confermato
Scientific sector M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
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Notice and additional information
Research lines, with some of the specific issues proposed for PhD students:

1- Language production and comprehension

2- Deafness and sign language

2- Bilingualism, cognitive control, decision making

3- Writing processes

Office hours
Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:30 Via Venezia 8, piano 2, stanza 19 ATTENZIONE: il ricevimento è sospeso nel mese di agosto. Il prossimo ricevimento previsto è per martedì 3 settembre
(updated on 13/08/2019 15:30)

Proposals for thesis
These are the main topics:

Language production and comprehension

Deafness and sign language

Bilingualism and cogntive consequences of bilingualism

Dialect and bilingualism

Writing and reading processes and the new technology


Further information is avaliable at:

Curriculum Vitae

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): AE1F224B6BEB820F9361FD2277EED54C.pdf

Research areas
Information about my research is available at the web page of the COGNITION AND LANGUAGE LABORATORY - CoLab (web page

I am strictly collaborating with:
Dr. Eduardo Navarrete
Dr. Michele Scaltritti

I am supervising the following PhD students:
Cinzia Quartarone
Simone Gastaldon

I am also collaborating with
Prof. Brad Mahon, Rochester University, US
Prof. Michele Miozzo, New School, New York, US
Prof. Michael Reynolds, Trent University, CA

Are you interested in Sign Languages? Can you speak a Sign Language? Contact us! We are looking for collaborators

Most recent publications:

Petrova, A., Navarrete, E., Suitner, C., Sulpizio, S., Reynolds, M., Job, R. & Peressotti, F. (2018) Spatial congruency effects, just not for words: Looking into Estes, Verges, Barsalou (2008). Psychological Science. 
In press.

Lorenzoni, A. Peressotti, F. & Navarrete, E. (2018) The manipulability effect in object naming. Journal of Cognition. In press.

Pretato, E., Peressotti, F., Bertone, C., & Navarrete, E. (2018). The iconicity advantage in sign production: The case of bimodal bilinguals. Second Language Research, doi: 10.1177/0267658317744009.

Peressotti, F., Scaltritti, M. & Miozzo, M. (2018). Can sign language make you better at hand processing? PlosOne, Mar (28); 13(3):e0194771, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194771.

Colombo, L., Sulpizio, S., & Peressotti, F. (2017). Serial mechanisms in transposed letters effect: A developmental study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 161, 46-62. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2017.04.002.

Scaltritti, M., Peressotti, F., & Navarrete, E. (2017). A joint investigation of semantic facilitation and semantic interference in continuous naming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43, 818-823. doi:10.1037/xlm0000354

Navarrete, E., Peressotti, F., Lerose, L., & Miozzo, M. (2017). Activation cascading in sign production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 43, 302-318. doi: 10.1037/xlm0000312

Scaltritti, M., Peressotti, F. Miozzo, M. (2017). Bilingual advantage and language switch: What’s the linkage?". Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20, 80-97. doi: 10.1017S1366728915000565

Scaltritti, M., Arfè, B., Torrance, M., & Peressotti, F. (2016). Typing pictures: Linguistic processing cascades into finger movements. Cognition, 156, 16-29. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2016.07.006

Miozzo, M., Petrova, A., Fischer-Baum, S., Peressotti, F. (2016) The serial encoding of signs. Cognition, 154, 69-80. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2016.05.008

Navarrete, E., Mahon, B.Z., Lorenzoni, A., & Peressotti, F. (2016). What can written-words tell us about lexical retrieval in speech production? Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1982. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01982

Reynolds, M.G., Schlöffel, S. & Peressotti, F. (2016) Asymmetric Switch Costs in Numeral Naming and Number Word Reading: Implications for Models of Bilingual Language Production. Frontiers in Psychology 6:2011. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02011.

Navarrete, E., Caccaro, A., Pavani, F., Mahon, B., & Peressotti, F. (2015). With or without semantic mediation: Retrieving of lexical representations in sign production. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 20(2), 163-171. doi:10.1093/deafed/enu045

Navarrete, E., Sessa, P., Peressotti, F., Dell'Acqua, R. (2015). The distractor frequency effect in the color-naming Stroop task: An overt naming event-related potential study. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 27(3), 277-289 doi: 10.1080/20445911.2014.1002786

Navarrete, E., Pastore, M., Valentini, R. & Peressotti, F. (2015). First learned words are not forgotten: Age of Acquisition effects in the Tip-of-the-Tongue experience. Memory & Cognition, 43, 1085-1103. DOI 10.3758/s13421-015-0525-3

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): AE1F224B6BEB820F9361FD2277EED54C.pdf

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
PS1978 COMMON PSP9086408 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second
PS2295 COMMON PSN1031056 12 1st Year (2019/20) First
PS1082 COMMON PSO2043222 9 2nd Year (2019/20) First
ME1849 COMMON MEN1036203 7 1st Year (2019/20) Second