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Fabrizio Leo, Ph.D.

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Fabrizio Leo

Position: Wissenschaftler  Abteilung: Alumni Noppeney

My interest in sensory processing stems from my undergraduate and PhD experience. During my undergraduate studies, my research focused on visual motion perception in humans, under the supervision of Prof. David Burr, at the University of Florence, Italy. For my PhD, I developed a nascent interest in studying the way in which the brain integrates contributions of different sensory modalities (particularly, vision and audition). I investigated this topic both in healthy subjects and in neurological patients with behavioral methods, under the supervision of Prof. Elisabetta Ladavas, at the University of Bologna. After 1 year of postdoctoral period at University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (supervisor: Prof. Jon Driver), I moved to the Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, working under the supervision of Dr. Uta Noppeney. Here, I will combine psychophysical and neuroimaging methods to investigate the neural basis of multisensory integration.

Neural basis of multisensory integration


WORK EXPERIENCE


14/06/2010 – now – Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biological Cybernetics – Cognitive Neuroimaging Group - Research Scientist – supervisor: Dr. Uta Noppeney

01/04/2009 – 31/05/2010 – University College London (UCL) – Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) – Honorary Research Associate – supervisor: Prof. Jon Driver

17/10/2008 – 16/10/2009 – Polo Scientifico-Didattico di Cesena – Research grant in “Psychosocial factors in the emphatic resonance in tactile and painful sensations in others. Neurophysiologic and behavioural studies” – supervisor: Prof. Alessio Avenanti

01/06/2007 – 31/05/2008 - Università degli Studi di Bologna – Research grant in “Multisensory representation of body schema” – supervisor: Prof. Elisabetta Làdavas

02/10/2006 – 01/06/2007 - Università degli Studi di Bologna – Assistant professor in “Rehabilitation techniques of cognitive deficits”

01/02/2006 – 31/01/2007 – Università degli Studi di Bologna – Research grant in “Multisensory integration in patients with elementary sensorial deficits” – supervisor: Prof. Elisabetta Làdavas


EDUCATION


02/2006 – 04/2009 - Università degli Studi di Bologna – PhD in ‘General and clinical psychology’ – supervisor: Prof. Elisabetta Làdavas

09/2005 – 01/2006 - Università degli Studi di Bologna - Centre in Cognitive Neuroscience (Cesena) – Training as graduate student – supervisor: Prof. Elisabetta Làdavas

03/2004 – 03/2005 - Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze – ASL Livorno - Training as a graduate psychologist

09/2003 – 09/2004 - Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze – Course on “Evalutation and development of human resources”

07/2003 - Università degli Studi di Firenze - Degree in Experimental Psychology – Graduate thesis: “Effect of two different mechanisms in visual perception of movement of ambiguous stimuli” – supervisor: Prof. David Burr


LANGUAGES


Italian, English, French


COMPUTER SKILLS


Matlab, Psychtoolbox 2 and 3, Video Card VSG (Visual Stimuli Generator), Eye Movement Recording Systems Eye-Tracker ASL 6000 and EyeLink High-Speed 250 Hz Eye-Tracker, Software Statistica and SPSS, X-GEN, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Linux


POSTER AND TALKS


Bertini, C., Passamonti, C., Leo, F., Làdavas, E., “Cross-modal and within-modal integration in patients with collicular lesions” International Multisensory Research Forum 2010 (IMRF), Liverpool (june, 2010) poster

Bertini, C., Passamonti, C., Leo, F., Làdavas, E., “Cross-modal and within modal integration in patients with Superior Colliculus lesions” workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Brixen (24-29 january, 2010) poster

Passamonti, C., Leo, F., Làdavas, E., “The impact of multisensory and unisensory integration on covert and overt orienting” International Multisensory Research Forum 2009 (IMRF), New York (july, 2009) poster

Leo, F., Bertini, C., Avenanti, A., Làdavas, E., “Independence of visual bias and audio-visual integration” workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Brixen (25-31 january, 2009) talk

Bertini, C., Leo, F., Avenanti, A., Làdavas, E., “TMS-based evidence for the independence of ventriloquism effect and multisensory integration” First Meeting of the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (ESN), Edimburgh (2-5 september, 2008) poster

Leo, F., Bertini, C., Làdavas, E., “Temporo-nasal asymmetry in multisensory integration mediated by the superior colliculus” International Multisensory Research Forum 2008 (IMRF), Hamburg (16-19 july, 2008) poster

Bertini, C., Leo, F., Avenanti, A., Làdavas, E., “TMS-based evidence for the independence of ventriloquism effect and multisensory integration” International Multisensory Research Forum 2008 (IMRF), Hamburg (16-19 july, 2008) poster

Leo, F., Bertini, C., Làdavas, E., “Multisensory integration in humans requires the activation of the superior colliculus” SINP, Bologna (09-10 may, 2008) talk

Ciaramelli, E., Leo, F., Burr, D.C., Del Viva, M., Làdavas, E., “Prefrontal lobe contribution to global perception” CVR Vision Conference, Toronto (19-23 june, 2007) poster

Ciaramelli, E., Leo, F., Burr, D.C., Del Viva, M., Làdavas, E., “Prefrontal lobe contribution to global perception” CNS 2007 Annual Meeting, New York (5-8 may, 2007) poster

Leo, F., Passamonti, C., Bertini, C., Bolognini, N., Làdavas, E., “Cross-modal localization in hemianopia” workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone (21-26 january, 2007) talk

Passamonti, C., Bertini, C., Leo, F., Làdavas, E., “Audio-visual training improves oculomotor exploration in hemianopic patients” workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone (21-26 january, 2007) poster

Leo, F., Passamonti, C., Bertini, C., Làdavas, E., “Multisensory-mediated auditory localization in hemianopic patients” 2nd meeting of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (EuroNPsy), Toulouse, Centre des Congrès Pierre Baudis (18 -20, october 2006) poster

Passamonti, C., Leo, F., Bertini, C., Làdavas, E., “Oculomotor improvement in hemianopic patients after audio-visual training” 2nd meeting of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (EuroNPsy), Toulouse, Centre des Congrès Pierre Baudis (18 -20, october 2006) poster

Leo, F., Passamonti, C., Bertini, C., Làdavas, E., “Multisensory-mediated auditory localization” International Multisensory Research Forum 2006 (IMRF), University of Dublin, Trinity College (18-21 june, 2006) poster

Del Viva, M., Burr, D.C., Danti, S., Leo, F., “Disambiguation of motion direction by first-order and second-order motion mechanisms” European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Paris (1-5 september, 2003) poster


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Artikel (8):

Leo F und Noppeney U (September-2014) Conditioned Sounds Enhance Visual Processing PLoS ONE 9(9) 1-7.
Leo F, Romei V, Freeman E, Làdavas E und Driver J (September-2011) Looming sounds enhance orientation sensitivity for visual stimuli on the same side as such sounds Experimental Brain Research 213(2-3) 193-201.
Bertini C, Leo F, Avenanti A und Làdavas E (Mai-2010) Independent mechanisms for ventriloquism and multisensory integration as revealed by theta-burst stimulation European Journal of Neuroscience 31(10) 1791-1799.
Bertini C, Leo F und Làvadas E (November-2008) Temporo-nasal asymmetry in multisensory integration mediated by the Superior Colliculus Brain Research 1242 37-44.
Leo F, Bolognini N, Passamonti C, Stein B und Làdavas E (März-2008) Cross-modal localization in hemianopia: new insights on multisensory integration Brain 131(3) 855-865.
Leo F, Bertini C, di Pellegrino G und Làdavas E (März-2008) Multisensory integration for orienting responses in humans requires the activation of the superior colliculus Experimental Brain Research 186(1) 67-77.
Bolognini N, Leo F, Passamonti C, Stein B und Làdavas E (Oktober-2007) Multisensory-mediated auditory localization Perception 36(10) 1477-1485.
Ciaramelli E, Leo F, Viva MMD, Burr D und Làdavas E (August-2007) The contribution of prefrontal cortex to global perception Experimental Brain Research 181(3) 427-434.

Poster (15):

Serino A, Canzoneri E, Leo F, Furetta C und Làdavas E (Oktober-19-2011): Extended peripersonal space in professional fencers, 12th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2011), Toulouse, France.
Leo F und Noppeney U (Oktober-17-2011): Conditioning influences audio-visual integration by increasing sound saliency, 12th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2011), Fukuoka, Japan, i-Perception, 2(8) 762.
Bertini C, Passamonti C, Leo F und Làdavas E (Juni-2010): Cross-modal and within-modal integration in patients with collicular lesions, 11th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2010), Liverpool, UK.
Bertini C, Passamonti C, Leo F und Làdavas E (Januar-2010): Cross-modal and within modal integration in patients with Superior Colliculus lesions, 28th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology (EWCN 2010), 28(818).
Passamonti C, Leo F und Làdavas E (Juli-2009): The impact of multisensory and unisensory integration on covert and overt orienting, 10th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2009), New York, NY, USA.
Bertini C, Leo F, Avenanti A und Làdavas E (September-2008): TMS-based evidence for the independence of ventriloquism effect and multisensory integration, 1st Meeting of the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (ESN 2008), Edinburgh, UK.
Leo F, Bertini C und Làdavas E (Juli-2008): Temporo-nasal asymmetry in multisensory integration mediated by the superior colliculus, 9th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2008), Hamburg, Germany.
Bertini C, Leo F, Avenanti A und Làdavas E (Juli-2008): TMS-based evidence for the independence of visual bias and audio-visual integration, 9th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2008), Hamburg, Germany.
Ciaramelli E, Leo F, Burr DC, Del Viva M und Làdavas E (Juni-2007): Prefrontal lobe contribution to global perception, The Centre for Vision Research Conference: Cortical Mechanisms of Vision Test (CVR 2007), 2007.
Ciaramelli E, Leo F, Burr DC, Del Viva M und Làdavas E (Mai-7-2007): Prefrontal lobe contribution to global perception, 14th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS 2007), New York, NY, USA, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(Supplement) 185.
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Passamonti C, Bertini C, Leo F und Làdavas E (Januar-2007): Audio-visual training improves oculomotor exploration in hemianopic patients, 25th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology (EWCN 2007), 25.
Leo F, Passamonti C, Bertini C und Làdavas E (Oktober-2006): Multisensory-mediated auditory localization in hemianopic patients, 2nd Meeting of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (EuroNPsy 2006), Toulouse, France.
Passamonti C, Leo F, Bertini C und Làdavas E (Oktober-2006): Oculomotor improvement in hemianopic patients after audio-visual training, 2nd Meeting of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (EuroNPsy 2006), Toulouse, France.
Leo F, Passamonti C, Bertini C und Làdavas E (Juni-17-2006): Multisensory-mediated auditory localization, 7th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2006), Dublin, Ireland.
Del Viva M, Burr DC, Danti S und Leo F (September-2003): Disambiguation of motion direction by first-order and second-order motion mechanisms, 26th European Conference on Visual Perception, Paris, France, Perception, 32(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 102.

Vorträge (4):

Leo F und Noppeney U (November-18-2011) Abstract Talk: Monetary conditioning influences audio-visual integration by increasing sound saliency, Riunione Autunnale di Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP 2011), Bologna, Italy 7.
Leo F, Bertini C, Avenanti A und Làdavas E (Januar-2009): Independence of visual bias and audio-visual integration, 27th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology (EWCN 2009), Bressanone, Italy.
Leo F, Bertini C und Làdavas E (Mai-2008): Multisensory integration in humans requires the activation of the superior colliculus, Riunione Primaverile 2008 della Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia, Bologna, Italy.
Leo F, Passamonti C, Bertini C, Bolognini N und Làdavas E (Januar-2007): Cross-modal localization in hemianopia, 25th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology (EWCN 2007), Bressanone, Italy.

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