MACCHI CASSIA VIOLA MARINA

Room: 
U06, Piano: P03, Stanza: 3026B
Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1 - 20126 MILANO
Role: 
Full professor
Academic disciplines: 
DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (M-PSI/04)
Telephone: 
0264483708
Reception Hours: 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, office hour is held online. Drop me an e-mail to schedule an online meeting and receive the link to use to start the call. Thank you.

Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

- Development and plasticity of face processing biases (race bias, age bias) across the lifespan 

- Social attributions based on facial information across development

- Interactions between biological and cultural factors in driving spatial biases across development 

- Magnitude representation in infants

- Serial order processing in infancy

- Implicit learning in infancy (rule learning)

 

RESEARCH METHODS

- Looking time measures (visual habituation/familiarization, prefential looking)

- Eye-tracking 

- Event-Related Potentials (ERPs)

- Mental chronometry (Accuracy and Reaction Times measures)

Publications

  • Baccolo, E., & Macchi Cassia, V. (2020). Age-Related Differences in Sensitivity to Facial Trustworthiness: Perceptual Representation and the Role of Emotional Development. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 91(5), 1529-1547.
  • Nava, E., Etzi, R., Gallace, A., & Macchi Cassia, V. (2020). Socially-relevant visual stimulation modulates physiological response to affective touch in human infants. NEUROSCIENCE.
  • Bettoni, R., Riva, V., Cantiani, C., Molteni, M., Macchi Cassia, V., & Bulf, H. (2020). Infants’ Learning of Rule-Based Visual Sequences Predicts Language Outcome at 2 Years. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 11(281), 1-8.
  • Macchi Cassia, V. (2020). Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research using the Infant-Directed-Speech preference. ADVANCES IN METHODS AND PRACTICES IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 3(1), 24-52.
  • de Hevia, M., Macchi Cassia, V., Veggiotti, L., & Netskou, M. (2020). Discrimination of ordinal relationships in temporal sequences by 4-month-old infants. COGNITION, 195.