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Dr. Massimiliano Di Luca

 

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Massimiliano Di Luca

Position: Postdoc  Abteilung: Alumni Bülthoff Alumni Ernst

News

  • 04/05/2011: Personal website: massimilianodiluca.info
  • 03/05/2011: From 01/08/2011 I will be lecturer at the University of Birmingham in the CNCR (center for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics). I will leave the Max Planck in Tüebingen during the summer.


Research
The goal of my research is to understand perceptual processing of multiple sources of sensory information. In particular, I investigate what are the temporal properties of multisensory perception.

Perceptual theories usually consider a steady-state situation, but in reality the information we pick up from the environment is continuously varying: objects move unpredictably, signals appear and disappear, sensory noise changes, and our sensory system adapts to the sensory stimuli. Nevertheless, the perceptual system can combine information even when the conditions of stimulation are not stable over time, but it is not clear whether this makes a difference for the theoretical accounts of perception. One can discover what are the characteristics of the perceptual system only by using stimuli that contain such natural-occurring changes.

Subjective timing is also an open window from which to investigate perception. Perceptual time is subject to distortion and seldom corresponds to objective time. For example, event timing is not perceived consistently across modalities, it is influenced by our actions, it changes depending on previous stimulation, and it is also affected by the status of the observer. These influences can be exploited to investigate how multimodal percepts are created and what are the temporal constraints in the integration mechanism.

2010 - 2011      7th FP IP 248587 “THE” (www.thehandembodied.eu)

Apr-Jun 2010   HFSP grant RPG 2006/3 (with Ben Backus)

2006 - 2010      6th FP IP 27141 “ImmerSence” (www.immersence.info)

01/06/2006 - 31/09/2011  Postdoctoral fellow, MPI 

01/09/2001 - 28/05/2006  PhD in Cognitive science, Brown Universtity

14/09/1994 - 11/12/2000  Laurea in psicologia, Universitá degli studi di Trieste

 

Training

Sheridan teaching certificate, Brown University

Electronics officer navy training

CAD-CAM course: 3D and electronic circuit design

Technical high school in telecommunication

 

Awards

2005  Corinna Borden Keen research fellowship

2001  Brown University fellowship

2000  Summa cum Laude, Universitá di Trieste

 

Courses taught

04/2009 Blockpraktikum (2-week behavioral laboratory course), MPI

Su 2005 CG044/PY044 Perception and Mind, Brown University

Su 2003 One-day course on simultaneous contrast, Summer@Brown

Su 1999 150 hours course on Windows NT and Office, Italian public administration

Sp 1999 150 hours course on Windows NT and Office, Italian public administration

 

Other teaching experience at Brown University

Sp 2005 Teaching Fellow: CG144 Visualizing Vision, Michael Tarr & Fulvio Domini

Fa 2004 TA: CG001 Approaches to the Mind, Sheila Blumstein

Sp 2004 TA: CG011 Perception, Illusion, and the Visual Arts, William Warren

Sp 2003 TA: CG011 Perception, Illusion, and the Visual Arts, William Warren

Fa 2002 Teaching Fellow: CG144 Visualizing Vision, Michael Tarr & Fulvio Domini

 

Mentoring

02/2009 - present  Jessica Harcther-O’brian (University of Oxford), PhD project

06/2006 - present  Tonja-Kathryn Machulla (MPI, Tübingen), PhD dissertation

09/2010 - 11/2010 Ellen Brölz (MPI, Tübingen), Internship, with Harcther-O’brian

02/2010 - 10/2010 Cesare Parise (University of Oxford), PhD project

12/2009 - 02/2010 Vera Mönter (MPI, Tübingen), Lab rotation

02/2009 - 09/2009 Devika Narain (LMU, Munich), Master dissertation

07/2008 - 08/2008 Lubov Zeifman (Penn State), Internship

06/2007 - 06/2008 Eva Frolich (University of Tübingen), Internship, with Machulla

08/2008 - 10/2008 Devika Narain (LMU, Munich), Internship

04/2008 - 08/2008 Rachel Foster (Brown University), Internship

06/2007 - 08/2007 Dana Darmohray (Mercer College), Internship, with Machulla

02/2007 - 10/2007 Katja Martina Mayer (University of Tübingen), Master dissertation

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Poster (34):

Di Luca M, Domini F und Caudek C (November-2004): Depth-order relationship in Stereo-Motion stimuli, 45th Annual Meeting of The Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis MN, USA, Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 9 51.
Di Luca M, Domini F und Caudek C (August-2004): Combination of stereo and motion information, ISEP, 2004, Hartford (CT).
Di Luca M, Domini F und Caudek C (August-2004): Non-linear combination of stereo and motion, Journal of Vision, 4(8) 466.
Di Luca M, Domini F und Caudek C (Oktober-2003): Spatial integration of curved surfaces in Structure from Motion, Third Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2003), Sarasota, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 3(9) 276.
Di Luca M, Domini F und Caudek C (September-2003): Are stereo and motion information to 3-D structure linearly combined?, 26th European Conference on Visual Perception, Paris, France, Perception, 32(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 74.
Di Luca M, Domini F und Caudek C (November-2002): Spatial integration in structure from motion, Second Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2002), Sarasota, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 2(76) 648.
Fantoni C, Di Luca M, Agostini T und Galmonte A (Juni-2001): The occluded shrinks while the occludent stretches (Modale/ Amodale: l‘occluso si restringe, l‘occludente si allarga), AIP, Congresso nazionale della sezione di psicologia sperimentale, Alghero (Italy).

Abschlussarbeiten (2):

Di Luca M: Perception of shape properties from multiple cues, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, (Februar-2007). PhD thesis
Di Luca M: Surface perception and dynamic illumination (Percezione di superfici e illuminazione dinamica), Università di Trieste, Trieste, (2001). Diplom thesis

Vorträge (16):

Hartcher-O'Brien J, Di Luca M und Ernst MO (Juni-2013) Abstract Talk: A sense of time: Non-linear distortions in perceived time across the senses, 14th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2013), Jerusalem, Israel, Multisensory Research, 26(1) 139.
Di Luca M (Juni-19-2012): Time and time again: temporal influences of repeated stimuli, 13th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2012), Oxford, UK, Seeing and Perceiving, 25(0) 10.
Di Luca M (November-10-2010) Invited Lecture: Recalibration of audiovisual simultaneity, Colloquium of the Faculteit der Bewegingswetens, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Di Luca M (November-4-2010) Invited Lecture: Temporal recalibration induced by exposure to asynchronous audiovisual stimuli, Colloquium of the Department of Cognitive and Biological Sciences, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany.
Di Luca M, Ernst MO und Backus BT (Juni-25-2010) Invited Lecture: An invisible signal can be made accessible to consciousness by training the perceptual system to use it for a novel purpose, 14th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC 2010), Toronto, Canada 8-9.
Di Luca M (Juni-3-2010): Visual-haptic perception of compliant materials, Workshop "Perception and Action", Schloss Rauischholzhausen, Germany.
Di Luca M (November-18-2009): Multimodal asynchrony: perceptual consequences and adaptation, SUNY College of Optometry: Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research Colloquium, New York, NY, USA.
Harders M und Di Luca M (November-3-2008) Abstract Talk: Interaction in VR: Demonstrator Systems and Neuroscientific Experiments, Presence & the Science of Virtual Reality, Haifa, Israel.
Ernst MO, Di Luca M und Adams W (Juli-2008) Abstract Talk: Amodal Multimodal Integration, 9th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2008), Hamburg, Germany 285.
Di Luca M, Ernst M und Adams W (Juni-2008) Abstract Talk: Amodal multimodal integration, 8th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2008), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 8(6) 526.
Machulla T, Di Luca M und Ernst M (März-4-2008) Abstract Talk: Recalibration of Audiovisual Synchrony: What is changing?, 50. Tagung Experimentell Arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP 2008), Marburg, Germany 56.
Di Luca M und Ernst M (Juli-2007) Abstract Talk: The time course of multimodal percepts induced by reliability changes, 8th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2007), Sydney, Australia(105).
Di Luca M und Ernst M (Juli-2007): Timing in the perception of reliability and signal changes, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Di Luca M (Mai-2006): Indipendenza delle proprietá di forma (Independence of shape properties), Congressino di Primavera del Dipartimento di Psicologia, Medana (Slovenia).
Fantoni C, Di Luca M, Agostini T und Galmonte A (Mai-2001): Modale/amodale: l’occluso si restringe l’occludente si allarga (The occluded shrinks while the occludent stretches), Congressino di Primavera del Dipartimento di Psicologia, Medana (Slovenia).
Agostini T, Di Luca M, Fantoni C, Fantoma D, Galmonte A und Bruno P (Mai-2001): Profonditá spaziale e suono (Perceived distance and sound), Congressino di Primavera del Dipartimento di Psicologia, Medana (Slovenia).
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