Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale
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35131 - Padova



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Book chapters


  1. Pitteri, M., Marchetti, M., Priftis, K., Grassi, M. (in press). Naturally together: pitch-height and brightness as coupled factors for eliciting the SMARC effect in non-musicians. Psychological Research. (download)
  2. Talamini, F., Carretti, B., Grassi, M. (2016). The working memory of musicians and nonmusicians. Music Perception, 34, 183-191. (download)
  3. 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. (download)
  4. 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. (download)
  5. 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. (download)
  6. 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 (download)
  7. Nava, E., Grassi, M., Turati, C. (2016). Audio-visual, Visuo-tactile and Audio-tactile Correspondences in Preschoolers. Multisensory Research, 29, 93-111. (download)
  8. 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 (download)
  9. Cazzolato, A., Mondini, S., Nucci, M., Grassi, M. (2015). Le abilità uditive di base in giovani adulti, adulti di mezza età e anziani. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 42, 249-262. (download)
  10. 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 (download)
  11. Soranzo, A., Grassi, M. (2014). PSYCHOACOUSTICS: a comprehensive MATLAB toolbox for auditory testing. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:712. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00712 (download)
  12. Grassi, M., Borella, E. (2013). The role of auditory abilities in basic mechanisms of cognition in older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 5:59. (download)
  13. Robol, V., Grassi, M., Casco, C. (2013). Contextual influences in texture-segmentation: distinct effects from elements along the edge and in the texture-region. Vision Research, 88, 1-8. (download)
  14. Rocchesso, D., Lemaitre, G., Grassi, M. (2013). Evidence for a spatial bias in the perception of sequences of brief tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, EL346-350. (download)
  15. Grassi, M., Pastore, M., Lemaitre, G. (2013). Looking at the world with your ears: how do we get the size of an object from its sound? Acta Psychologica, 143, 96-104. (download)
  16. Casco, C., Robol, V., Grassi, M., Venturini, C. (2012). Positional noise in Landolt-C stimuli reduces spatial resolution: a study with younger and older observers. Vision Research, 67, 37-43. (download)
  17. Grassi, M., Pavan, A. (2012). The subjective duration of audiovisual looming and receding stimuli. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 1321-1333. (download)
  18. Grassi, M., Bonato, M. (2012). The interaction between time and number in a temporal bisection task: A reply to Vicario (2011). Perception, 41, 498-500. (download)
  19. Maniglia, M., Grassi, M., Casco, C., Campana, G. (2012). The origin of the audiovisual bounce inducing effect: a TMS study. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1478-1482. (download)
  20. Deguchi, C., Boureux, M., Sarlo, M., Besson, M., Grassi, M., Schon, D., Colombo, L. (2012). Sentence pitch change detection in the native and unfamiliar language in musicians and nonmusicians: Behavioral, electrophysiological and psychoacoustic study. Brain Research, 1455, 75-89. (download)
  21. Grassi, M., Casco, C. (2012). Revealing the Origin of the Audiovisual Bounce-Inducing Effect. Seeing and Perceiving, 25, 223?233. (download)
  22. Kramer, P., Bressan, P., Grassi, M. (2011). Time estimation predicts mathematical intelligence. PLOS ONE, 6, e28621. (download)
  23. Grassi, M. (2010). Sex difference in subjective duration of looming and receding sounds. Perception, 39, 1424-1426. (download)
  24. Castiello, U., Giordano, B. L., Begliomini, C., Ansuini, C., Grassi, M. (2010). When ears drive hands: the influence of contact sound on reaching to grasp. PLOS ONE, 5, e12240. (download)
  25. Grassi, M., Casco, C. (2010). Audiovisual bounce-inducing effect: when sound congruence affects grouping in vision. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72, 378-386. (download) Click here to see a demo of the stimuli.
  26. Grassi, M., Casco, C. (2009). Audiovisual bounce-inducing effect: attention alone does not explain why the discs are bouncing. Journal Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 235-243. (download)
  27. Grassi, M., Soranzo, A. (2009). MLP: a MATLAB toolbox for rapid and reliable auditory threshold estimations. Behavior Research Methods, 41, 20-28. (download)
  28. Grassi, M., Darwin, C. J. (2006). The subjective duration of ramped and damped sounds. Perception & Psychophysics, 68, 1382-1392. (download)
  29. Grassi, M., Bazzo, F. (2005). Una nuova verifica delle ipotesi di Stumpf sulla fusione tonale. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 32, 837-842. (download)
  30. Grassi, M. (2005). Do we hear size or sound: balls dropped on plates. Perception & Psychophysics, 67(2), 274-284. (download)
  31. Bressan, P. Grassi, M. (2004). Parental resemblance in one-year-olds and the Gaussian curve. Evolution & Human Behavior, 25, 133-141. (download)
  32. Grassi, M., Biasutti, M., Vicario G. B. (2004). Categorizzazione e valutazione di intervalli musicali. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 31, 175-184. (download)
  33. Grassi, M. (2003). Differenza nella durata percettiva di suoni crescenti o calanti in intensità: permanenza o decurtamento? Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 30, 659-663. (download)

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