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Titolo della tesi: The Effects of Selective Attention on Time-Course of Visual Maintenance: Implication for Phenomenal Consciousness

This thesis aims to contribute to a better understanding of the role of selective attention at early stages of visual processing and maintenance, associated with phenomenal consciousness. A common procedure is used in three experiments, i.e. a change detection paradigm based on Landman et al. (2003). Selective attention is manipulated by assigning the items with different colors coding for different priority to be selected (i.e. high, equal, low). Early and late retro-cues tested different memory stage within sensory store, i.e. iconic memory (< 0.5 sec) and fragile-VSTM (> 0.5 sec). The Experiment 1 (Chapter 2) show that attentional bias has different effects between high (80%) and low priority (20%) items at longer delays (i.e. 600 and 1,200 ms from stimulus offset). The Experiment 2 (Chapter 3) show that the bias is related to suppressive mechanisms, evidenced by increasing difference between low priority and the equal priority items (baseline condition; 50-50%). The Experiment 3 (Chapter 3) excluded the occurrence of feedforward mechanisms in selection. Finally, the neural simulations with an updated version of ViSA (Simione et al., 2012; Chapter 4) confirmed that our results fit well within the theoretical framework of this multistage neural model of selective attention and visual consciousness. General Discussion considers implication relevant for theories of consciousness and attention such as Theory of Attention and Consciousness (Raffone et al., 2014), Global Neuronal Workspace Theory (Dehaene et al., 1998) and Recurrent Processing Theory (Lamme, 2004, 2006).

Produzione scientifica

11573/1693229 - 2023 - Loss of boundaries: the effects of mindfulness on peripersonal space
Chiarella, Salvatore G.; De Pastina, Riccardo; Raffone, Antonino; Simione, Luca - 04f Poster
congresso: Associazione italiana psicologia AIP sez. sperimentale (Lucca)
libro: Emotions - ()

11573/1671181 - 2023 - The mechanisms of selective attention in phenomenal consciousness
Chiarella, Salvatore Gaetano.; Simione, Luca; D'angiò, Monia; Raffone, Antonino; Di Pace, Enrico - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: CONSCIOUSNESS AND COGNITION (Academic Press Incorporated:6277 Sea Harbor Drive:Orlando, FL 32887:(800)543-9534, (407)345-4100, EMAIL:, INTERNET:, Fax: (407)352-3445) pp. 103446- - issn: 1053-8100 - wos: WOS:001029790900001 (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85143658504 (0)

11573/1692615 - 2023 - Probing pro-environmental behaviour: a systematic review on its relationship with executive functions and self-regulation processes
Colombo, S. L.; Chiarella, S. G.; Lefrancois, C.; Fradin, J.; Simione, L.; Raffone, A. - 01g Articolo di rassegna (Review)
rivista: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (Elsevier Science Limited:Oxford Fulfillment Center, PO Box 800, Kidlington Oxford OX5 1DX United Kingdom:011 44 1865 843000, 011 44 1865 843699, EMAIL:,, INTERNET:,, Fax: 011 44 1865 843010) pp. - - issn: 0272-4944 - wos: (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85174805908 (0)

11573/1692622 - 2023 - Understanding the Environmental Attitude-Behaviour Gap: The Moderating Role of Dispositional Mindfulness
Colombo, S. L.; Chiarella, S. G.; Raffone, A.; Simione, L. - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: SUSTAINABILITY (Basel : MDPI) pp. - - issn: 2071-1050 - wos: WOS:000988131300001 (1) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85159323460 (0)

11573/1692617 - 2023 - Why Knowing about Climate Change Is Not Enough to Change: A Perspective Paper on the Factors Explaining the Environmental Knowledge-Action Gap
Colombo, Serena L.; Chiarella, Salvatore G.; Lefrançois, Camille; Fradin, Jacques; Raffone, Antonino; Simione, Luca - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: SUSTAINABILITY (Basel : MDPI) pp. - - issn: 2071-1050 - wos: WOS:001095151200001 (0) - scopus: (0)

11573/1695815 - 2023 - Behavioral, neuroimaging and phenomenological evidence of the minimal-bodily self.
Laurenzi, Matteo; Chiarella, Salvatore Gaetano; Simione, Luca; Gallagher, Shaun Andrew; Raffone, Antonino - 04f Poster
congresso: XXIX Congresso dell'Associazione Italiana di Psicologia - Sezione Sperimentale (Scuola IMT Alti Studi di Lucca)
libro: Atti del XXIX Congresso - ()

11573/1690890 - 2023 - Quadrato Motor Training (QMT) is associated with DNA methylation changes at DNA repeats: A pilot study
Marson, Fabio; Zampieri, Michele; Verdone, Loredana; Bacalini, Maria Giulia; Ravaioli, Francesco; Morandi, Luca; Chiarella, Salvatore Gaetano; Vetriani, Valerio; Venditti, Sabrina; Caserta, Micaela; Raffone, Antonino; Dotan Ben-Soussan, Tal; Reale, Anna - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: PLOS ONE (San Francisco, CA : Public Library of Science) pp. - - issn: 1932-6203 - wos: WOS:001098677400044 (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85175219649 (0)

11573/1652458 - 2022 - Investigating the negative bias towards artificial intelligence: effects of prior assignment of AI-authorship on the aesthetic appreciation of abstract paintings
Chiarella, S. G.; Torromino, G.; Gagliardi, D. M.; Rossi, D.; Babiloni, F.; Cartocci, G. - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR (Elsevier Science Limited:Oxford Fulfillment Center, PO Box 800, Kidlington Oxford OX5 1DX United Kingdom:011 44 1865 843000, 011 44 1865 843699, EMAIL:,, INTERNET:,, Fax: 011 44 1865 843010) pp. 1-12 - issn: 0747-5632 - wos: WOS:000874367000004 (8) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85135394696 (11)

11573/1561179 - 2021 - Beneficial effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction training on the well-being of a female sample during the first total lockdown due to covid-19 pandemic in italy
Accoto, A.; Chiarella, S. G.; Raffone, A.; Montano, A.; De Marco, A.; Mainiero, F.; Rubbino, R.; Valzania, A.; Conversi, D. - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH (Base : MDPI, 2004-) pp. 5512- - issn: 1661-7827 - wos: WOS:000660024500001 (9) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85106216952 (12)

11573/1574989 - 2021 - Aesthetic appreciation in art context. Human versus AI authorship
Chiarella, Sg; Gagliardi, Dm; Torromino, G; Rossi, D; Babiloni, F; Cartocci, G - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
rivista: COGNITIVE PROCESSING (Lengerich : Pabst Science, 2000-2003 Springer Berlin / Heidelberg 2004-) pp. 61-61 - issn: 1612-4782 - wos: WOS:000693578400200 (0) - scopus: (0)
congresso: 8th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC 2021) (Rome, Italy)

11573/1556951 - 2020 - Mindfulness Meditation Weakens Attachment to Self: Evidence from a Self vs Other Binding Task
Chiarella, S. G.; Makwana, M.; Simione, L.; Hartkamp, M.; Calabrese, L.; Raffone, A.; Srinivasan, N. - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: MINDFULNESS (New York, NY : Springer Science and Business Media) pp. 2411-2422 - issn: 1868-8527 - wos: WOS:000553255300003 (5) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85088785563 (5)

11573/1341126 - 2019 - Visual attention modulates phenomenal consciousness: evidence from a change detection study
Simione, Luca; Di Pace, Enrico; Chiarella, Salvatore G.; Raffone, Antonino - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY (Lausanne: Frontiers Editorial) pp. - - issn: 1664-1078 - wos: WOS:000487204100001 (7) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85073037758 (7)

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