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Main areas of research:
Mental Imagery in different sensory modality;
Creativity and aesthetics
Mental Health
Brain mapping of cognitive processes
Current title/position:
Visiting Scientist at Laboratory for Perceptual Dynamics at Brain Science Institute - Riken (Japan)
Current affiliation/employer:
Department of Psychology, University of Rome "Sapienza";
Brain Science Institute - Riken
PhD Advisor and University:
Marta Olivetti Belardinelli (full professor), University of Rome "Sapienza"
Postdoc Advisor and University:
Cees van Leeuwen (head lab), Laboratory for Perceptual Dynamics, Brain Science Institute - Riken
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Peer-reviewed articles

Palmiero, M. Olivetti Belardinelli, M., Nardo, D., Sestieri, C. Di Matteo, R., D’Ausilio A., & Romani, G.L. (2009). Mental imagery generation in different modalities activates sensory-motor areas. Cognitive Processing, 10 (2), 268-271.

Delogu, F., Palmiero, M., Federici, S., Plaisant, C., Zhao, H., Olivetti Belardinelli, M. Interactive sonification of geographical maps: Non-visual exploration of geographic maps: does sonification help? Disability & Rehabilitation – Assistive Technology (In press: DOI: 10.1080/17483100903100277).

Olivetti Belardinelli M., Palmiero M., Sestieri C., Nardo D., Di Matteo R., Londei A., D’Ausilio A., Ferretti A., Del Gratta C., Romani G.L. (2009). An fMRI investigation on image generation in different sensory modalities: the influence of vividness. Acta Psychologica (In press: DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2009.06.009).

Olivetti Belardinelli M. & Palmiero M. (2008). La vividezza delle immagini mentali nelle diverse modalita’ sensoriali: uno studio fMRI. In Griffero T., Di Monte M. (Eds). Il potere delle Immagini/The power of Images (pp. 123-136). Milano: Mimesis. (Book in Italian).

Delogu F., Olivetti Belardinelli M., Palmiero M., Pasqualotto E., Zhao H., Plaisant C. and Federici S. (2006). Interactive sonification for blind people exploration of geo-referenced data: comparison between a keyboard-exploration and a haptic-exploration interfaces. Cognitive Processing, 7 (1), 178-179.

Submitted or in preparation

Palmiero, M., Di Matteo, R., & Olivetti Bealardinelli M. Representation of knowledge: a comparison between imaginative and semantic processing in visual, auditory and olfactory modalities (Submitted to The Journal of General Psychology).

Full length Conference Proceedings Peer-Reviewed

Olivetti Belardinelli, M., Federici, S., Delogu, F., & Palmiero M. (2009). Sonification of Spatial Information: Audio-Tactile Exploration Strategies by Normal and Blind Subjects. In: C. Stephanidis (Ed.): Universal Access in Human computer interaction, Volume 2, pp. 557–563, of the Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2009), San Diego, CA, USA, 19-24 July. Berlin Heidelberg: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series of Springer (LNCS 5615).

Zhao, H., Plaisant, C., Shneiderman, B., Delogu, F., Pasqualotto, E., Palmiero, M., Olivetti Belardinelli, M. (2005). iSonic: Interactive Sonification for Geo-referenced Data Exploration for the Vision Impaired. In: P. Buono, M. F. Costabile, F. Paternò, C. Santoro (Eds.), INTERACT '05 - Communicating Naturally through Computers (pp. 25-28). Bari: Edizioni Giuseppe Laterza.

Abstracts and Poster presentations

Palmiero M., Nakatani C., Olivetti Belardinelli M., & van Leeuwen C. (2009). Visual and verbal creativity, and their relationship with visuo-spatial and verbal proficiency. 4th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC 2009), Rome, Italy, September 14-18.

Delogu F., Palmiero M., & Olivetti Belardinelli M. (2009). The influence of the exploration interface on blind subjects’ mental representation of sonified geographic maps. 10th Congress of the Advanced of Assistive Technology in Europe (AATE 2009), Florence, Italy, August 31st – September 2nd

Cardi V., Palmiero M. & Olivetti Belardinelli M. (2008). La creativita’ e le immagini mentali visive: il ruolo della vividezza. 14th Congresso Nazionale (Sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale) – AIP, Padova, 18-20 Settembre.

Palmiero M., Marta Olivetti Belardinelli, Carlo Sestieri, Alessandro Londei, AlessandroD’Ausilio, Rosalia Di Matteo, Andrea Ferretti, Cosimo Del Gratta, GianLuca Romani (2007). Embodied Cognition: Multi-modal imagery generation activates pre-motor areas. 15th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Marseille, France, Aug 29 - Sept 1.

Olivetti Belardinelli M., Delogu F., Palmiero M., Federici S., Pasqualotto E. Zaho H. Plaisant C. (2007). Interactive sonification of geographical maps: a behavioural study with blind subjects. 15th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Marseille, France, Aug 29 - Sept 1.

Palmiero M. & Olivetti Belardinelli M. (2007). Do gustatory and olfactory mental images really exist? 11th European Workshop on Imagery and Cogntion, Utrecht, the Netherlands June 27-29.

Olivetti Belardinelli M, Palmiero M., Sestieri C, Londei A., D’Ausilio A., Di Matteo R., Ferretti A., Del Gratta C. & Romani G.L. Is there an influence of vividness on multimodal images generation? An fMRI study (2007). 11th European Workshop on Imagery and Cogntion, Utrecht, the Netherlands June 27-29.

Olivetti Belardinelli, M., Sestieri, C., Palmiero, M., Ferretti, A., Del Gratta, C., Di Matteo, R., Caulo, M., Tartaro, A., Romani, G.L. (2006). Multimodal mental image generation triggered by auditory verbal stimuli: an fMRI study. 12th International Conference of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Florence, Italy, June 11-15, 2006.

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At 8:03am on September 4, 2009, Marta Olivetti Belardinelli said…
Wellcome Massimiliano!
I would like to widen my previous invitation soliciting you to join the Cognitive Science Group.
Looking forward to many interesting interactions. M.O.B.

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