Fields of expertise
BiographyI studied Experimental Psychology at the University of Florence (Italy) and obtained my Master Degree in 2009, with a thesis about the integration of auditory and visual signals (“Acoustic cues to visual detection: A classification image study” https://doi.org/10.1167/11.6.7). In 2014, I earned my Ph.D. in Cognitive Science at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC, Rovereto, Trento) under the supervision of Prof. Turatto. In my Ph.D., I focused on the mechanisms underlying plasticity and learning in human attention and visual perception, using psychophysics and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) (e.g., https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-017-1320-x; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.067).
I did my first post-doc in 2014-2015 at the Department of Movement and Neurological Sciences, in the lab of Prof. Chelazzi (Emergent Attention Lab, University of Verona), where I investigated the role of temporal context in human vision (e.g., https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000144). From 2015-2019, I have been a senior post-doctoral fellow in the Perceptual Network Group of Prof. Plomp (University of Fribourg, Switzerland, SNSF grant N°: 157420), where I focused on dynamic network approaches to the study of human vision, combining electroencephalography (EEG), fMRI, and Granger-causal modeling (e.g., https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007566; https://doi.org/10.1162/netn_a_00218). During these years, I have also been a member of the SNSF Sinergia consortium “Brain Communication Pathways” (https://sinergiaconsortium.bitbucket.io/).
Since 2019, I am an SNSF Ambizione leader at the Brain Mind Institute (EPFL, hosted by the lab of Prof. Herzog) and a co-PI at the University of Iceland (RANNIS grant, in collaboration with Prof. Árni Kristjánsson).
Current workAmbizione Fellow (SNF)
Project: Serial dependence in perception and decision-making
Master Degree in Experimental Psychology
University of Florence, Italy
Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMEC), University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
Post-doctoral fellow in Physiology
Department of Neurological and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Italy
Senior Postdoctoral fellow
Perceptual Network Group Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Ambizione grant (SNSF)
The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)
|Tiurina, N. A., Markov, Y. A., Choung, O. H., Herzog, M. H., & Pascucci, D. (2022).
|Unlocking crowding by ensemble statistics.|
|Pascucci, D., Rubega, M., & Plomp, G. (2020)
PLoS computational biology
|Modeling time-varying brain networks with a self-tuning optimized Kalman filter|
|Pascucci, D., Mancuso, G., Santandrea, E., Della Libera, C., Plomp, G., & Chelazzi, L. (2019)
|Laws of concatenated perception: Vision goes for novelty, decisions for perseverance|
|Pascucci, D., Hervais‐Adelman, A., & Plomp, G. (2018)
Human Brain Mapping
|Gating by induced Α–Γ asynchrony in selective attention.|
|Pascucci, D., Hickey, C., Jovicich, J., & Turatto, M. (2017)
|Independent circuits in basal ganglia and cortex for the processing of reward and precision feedback|
|Turatto, M. & Pascucci, D. (2016)
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
|Short-term and long-term plasticity in the visual-attention system: evidence from habituation of attentional capture|
|Pascucci, D., Rubega, M., Rué-Queralt, J., Tourbier, S., Hagmann, P., & Plomp, G. (2022).
|Structure supports function: informing directed and dynamic functional connectivity with anatomical priors.|
|Pascucci, D., Ceylan, G., & Kristjánsson, Á. (2022).
|Feature distribution learning by passive exposure.|