Gori Simone

Centro Dislessia

Gori Simone

Academic
09.1997 – 07.2002 Student of Psychology at the University of Florence, Italy
07.2002 Laurea (= M.Sc.) in Psychology. Laurea Thesis: “Segregazione Figura – Sfondo e Dinamiche non Lineari”. Supervisor Prof. Riccardo Luccio.
110/110 cum Laude. 
2002 – 2003 Master in “Data Analysis in Psychology”. University of Florence.
Supervisor Prof. Riccardo Luccio. 
01.2004 – 12.2006 PhD student in “Perception and Psychophysics” at University of Padua, Department of General Psychology. Supervisor Prof. Sergio Cesare Masin.
01.2005 – 10.2005 Visiting PhD student at University of Freiburg, Brain Research Unit, Department of Neurology,University Hospital Freiburg. Supervisor Prof. Lothar Spillmann.
11.2005 – 08.2006 Visiting Scholar at Boston University. Vision Sciences Lab. Supervisor Prof. Takeo Watanabe.
30.03.2007 Dottorato di Ricerca (= Ph.D.) in “Perception and Psychophysics”; University of Padua. Ph.D Thesis: “Studies on some new motion illusions”. Supervisor Prof. Sergio Cesare Masin.
08.2007 – 12.2008 Assegno di Ricerca (= Post Doc). University of Trieste. Supervisor Prof. Tiziano Agostini. 
02.2009 – 03.2010 Borsa di Ricerca (= Post Doc). University of Padua. Supervisor Dr. Andrea Facoetti.
04.2010 – 03.2012 Assegno di Ricerca (= Post Doc). University of Padua. Supervisor Dr. Andrea Facoetti.
04.2012 – 03.2014 Assegno di Ricerca Senior (= Post Doc). University of Padua.

Consultancies
11.2010 – Present Consulente Scientifico (= Scientific Consultant) for “Unità di Neuropsicologia dello Sviluppo”, Istituto Scientifico IRCCS “E. Medea” di Bosisio Parini, Lecco, Italy.

Languages
Italian native speaker.
Oral and written English.
Spanish: basics.

Informatics’ knowledge
Windows environment (95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, Window 7).
Mac environment (OS8, OS9, OSX).
Matlab, E-prime, Flash, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Office, SPSS, Systat, SAS.

Research
09.1999 – 10.2003 Research Training at University of Florence, Department of General Psychology. Supervisors Prof. Riccardo Luccio and Prof. Caterina Primi.
11.2003 – 03.2007 Research activity at University of Padova. Supervisor Prof. Sergio Cesare Masin.
01.2005 – 10.2005 Research activity at University of Freiburg. Supervisor Prof. Lothar Spillmann.
11.2005 – 08.2006 Research activity at Boston University. Supervisor Prof. Takeo Watanabe.
08. 2006 – 12.2006 Research activity at University of Padova. Supervisors Prof. Sergio Cesare Masin and Prof. Osvaldo Da Pos.
08.2007 – 12.2008 Research activity at University of Trieste. Supervisor Prof. Tiziano Agostini.
02.2009 – 03.2012 Research activity at University of Padua. Supervisor Dr. Andrea Facoetti.
04.2012 – Present Research activity at University of Padua.

For references write to (alphabetic order):

Andrea Facoetti, University of Padua: ti.dpinu@itteocafaerdna
Arash Yazdanbakhsh, Harvard University: ude.dravrah.smh@hshkabnadzaY_hsarA
D. Alan Stubbs, University of Maine: ude.eniam.timu@sbbutS_nalA
Ennio Mingolla, Boston University: ude.ub.snc@oinne
Lothar Spilmann, University of Freiburg: lothar.spillmann@zfn-brain.uni-freiburg.de‎‎
Sergio Cesare Masin, University of Padua: ti.dpinu@mcs‎ 
Takeo Watanabe, Boston University: ude.ub@oekat‎ 
Tiziano Agostini, University of Trieste: ti.stinu@initsoga‎ 

Teaching
2004 – 2005 esercitazioni ( = Teaching Fellow) at the under-graduated students (40 hours) courses of “General Psychology” (Prof. Clara Casco and Prof. Sergio Roncato) and at the graduated course (10 hours) of “Ergonomics of Communication” (Prof. Sergio Roncato); University of Padua.
2011 Professore a contratto (= Contract Professor) course of “General Psychology II” to under-graduated students (64 hours).

Scientific Membership
2005 – Present: Member of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS).
2010 – Present: Member of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP).
2012 – Present:: Full Member of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP).

Honour and Awards
2012: Nomination for the World best young investigator in Vision Sciences ( Young Investigator Award) organized by the Vision Sciences Society (only 12 scientists in the world were nominated).
2011: The Breathing Light Illusion (Gori & Stubbs) is the “Friday Illusion” on the New Scientist TV (the top British popular science magazine). New Scientist, June 2011: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/06/friday-illusion-move-your-head-to-brighten-an-image.html#more
2011: Inclusion of the Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion (Gori & Hamburger, 2006) in Le Scienze (a top Italian popular science magazine) regarding to the best 169 visual illusions of all time: Le Scienze, February, 2011.
2010: Inclusion of the Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion (Gori & Hamburger, 2006) in the special issue of Scientific American (the top world popular science magazine) regarding to the best 169 visual illusions of all time: Scientific American Mind, Special Issue, 169 Best Illusions, May, 2010.
2009: Purghè Prize winner as the best Italian young investigator in Perception and Psychophysics.
2009: Exposition of the Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion (Gori & Hamburger) and the Breathing Light Illusion (Gori & Stubbs) during the temporary exhibition ““Quel che pare non xé: la luce, l’occhio e le illusioni ottiche”, Lusiana, Vicenza, Italy.
2009: VSS Call for Graphics 1st Prize Winner. The VSS logo for the 2009 Conference was designed by D. Alan Stubbs and Simone Gori.
2008: The Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion (Gori & Hamburger) is on Focus.it (a top Italian popular science magazine). Focus, December 2008: 
http://www.focus.it/illusioni_ottiche_in_movimento_281121_1610_C9.aspx
2008: The Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion (Gori & Hamburger) is on Scientific American website (the top world popular science magazine) as part of the article by Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik “Art as Visual Research: 12 Examples of Kinetic Illusions in Op Art”. Scientific American, November 2008:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=art-as-visual-research
2008: Winner image (together with D. Alan Stubbs) for the back cover contest of the Sinauer Press Book “Sensation and Perception” by Wolfe et al, second edition.
2007: VSS Call for Graphics 1st Prize Winner. The VSS logo for the 2007 Conference was designed by Simone Gori and D. Alan Stubbs.
2005: Exposition of the Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion (Gori & Hamburger) in the Science Museum “Casa de las Ciencias” La Corunha, Spain.
2005: The Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion (Gori & Hamburger) in the top ten of the “Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest” hosted by “Quo”, the top Spanish popular science magazine.
2005: ECVP Travel Award. La Corunha Spain
2003: “Best Student of the Psychology Faculty” University of Florence. Italy

In the News (Popular Science Magazines or Newspapers interview or articles regarding my research activity)
http://unipd.waypress.eu/RassegnaStampa/LetturaNL.aspx?dest=simone.gori@unipd.it‎‎&cod=122012SIB421004001
http://mattinopadova.gelocal.it/cronaca/2012/04/06/news/dislessia-scoperta-padovana-si-puo-riconoscere-gia-alla-materna-1.3781754
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120405131419.htm
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/0,1518,826093,00.html
http://wwww.ansa.it/saluteebenessere/notizie/rubriche/medicina/2012/04/06/visualizza_new.html_162351889.html
http://pgbooks.ru/pg_recommend/life_with_kids/detey-nauchat-chitat-videoigry-i-salochki.php
http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-lernen-aktives-lernen-im-web-2-0/p/439735484/ipad-im-unterricht-hefte-raus-war-gestern
http://eletmod.hu/tart/cikk/j/0/128291/1/eletmod/Megvan_hogy_lehet_elore_kezelni_a_diszlexiat
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/visual-attention-lead-dyslexia-children/story?id=16078380
http://blog.ok-salute.it/news-commenti/2012/04/06/la-dislessia-si-sconfigge-prima-delleta-scolare/
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/espanol/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=1&lvlid=30&ID=663540
http://www.humanhealthandscience.com/tackling-dyslexia-before-kids-learn-to-read/news
http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Science
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/325005/20120406/early-signs-dyslexia-prereading-poor-reading-dyslexic.htm
http://latest-news-on-technology.blogspot.it/2012/04/tackling-dyslexia-before-kids-learn-to.html
http://www.newso.org/visual-spatial-attention-treating-dyslexia-before-reading-age.html
http://www.labspaces.net/119035/Tackling_dyslexia_before_kids_learn_to_read
http://www.wiki-meds.com/medical-news/study-suggests-treating-dyslexia-before-kids-learn-to-read-3201.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-04/cp-tdb033012.php
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=156807
http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2012-04-tackling-dyslexia-kids.html
http://www.padovaoggi.it/cronaca/dislessia-ricerca-universita-padova.html
http://abcnewsradioonline.com/health-news/signs-of-dyslexia-start-before-reading-study-finds.html
http://www.everydayhealth.com/kids-health/0405/study-suggests-treating-dyslexia-before-kids-learn-to-read.aspx
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/04/05/study-suggests-treating-dyslexia-before-kids-learn-to-read
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/04/05/study-suggests-treating-dyslexia-before-kids-learn-to-read
http://news.yahoo.com/signs-dyslexia-start-reading-study-finds-142130229--abc-news-health.html
http://esciencenews.com/sources/science.daily/2012/04/05/tackling.dyslexia.kids.learn.read
http://consumer.healthday.com/espanol/Article.asp?AID=663540
http://digg.com/news/story/tackling_dyslexia_before_kids_learn_to_read
http://salud.univision.com/es/noticias/un-estudio-sugiere-tratar-la-dislexia-antes-de-que-los-ni%C3%B1os-aprendan-a-leer
http://www.sciencecodex.com/tackling_dyslexia_before_kids_learn_to_read-89330
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/11/friday-illusion-spinning-gradient-makes-hearts-beat.html
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/10/friday-illusion-printed-dot-pattern-does-the-wave.html
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/10/friday-illusion-dizzying-silhouettes-change-direction.html
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/06/friday-illusion-move-your-head-to-brighten-an-image.html#more
http://unipd.waypress.eu/RassegnaStampa/LetturaNL.aspx?dest=simone.gori@unipd.it‎‎&cod=082010SIS329112002
http://www.padovanews.it/content/view/67559/112/
http://unipd.waypress.eu/RassegnaStampa/LetturaNL.aspx?dest=simone.gori@unipd.it‎‎&cod=112010VE2301608001
http://unipd.waypress.eu/RassegnaStampa/LetturaNL.aspx?dest=simone.gori@unipd.it‎‎&cod=102010SIK205808001
http://unipd.waypress.eu/RassegnaStampa/LetturaNL.aspx?dest=simone.gori@unipd.it‎‎&cod=102010SID211208002
http://unipd.waypress.eu/RassegnaStampa/LetturaNL.aspx?dest=simone.gori@unipd.it‎‎&cod=112010VE2301708001
http://www.focus.it/illusioni_ottiche_in_movimento_281121_1610_C9.aspx
http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=art-as-visual-research
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/2232/eye-flicker-explains-optical-illusion
http://www.nove.firenze.it/vediarticolo.asp?id=a3.01.20.13.38
http://www1test.unifi.it/mod-MDNotizie-master-action-view-bid-341.html

Ad hoc Reviewer (alphabetic order)
Brain Research Bulletin
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Cambridge Scholars Publishing Books
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gestalt Theory
i-Perception
Medical Science Monitor
Neuropsychology
Open Journal of Ophthalmology
Perception
Seeing and Perceiving
Spatial Vision
Vision Research

Service
2006 – 2010: Member of the Volunteer Committee of the “Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest”.
2011 Invited Judge for the “Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest”.

Scientific Production Indexes:
Citation number (total): 87
Citation number (mean): 4.4
Impact Factor (total): 55.2
Impact Factor (mean): 2.8
h index: 7

Publications
International Refereed Journal Articles [IJA]:
IJA20- “A Causal Link between Visual Spatial Attention and Reading Acquisition” 
(*Franceschini S., Gori S., Ruffino M., Pedrolli K., & *Facoetti A.) 
Current Biology [in press]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.03.013
Impact Factor (2010, latest): 10.025
* = equal contribution authors, co-first-authorship.
IJA19- “Zoom-out Attentional Impairment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”.
(Ronconi L., Gori S., Ruffino M., Molteni M. & Facoetti A.)
Cortex [in press]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2012.03.005
Impact Factor (2010, latest): 7.251
IJA18- “The neural basis of the Enigma illusion: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study”
(*Ruzzoli M., *Gori S., *Pavan A., Pirulli C., Marzi C.A., & Miniussi C.)
Neuropsychologia, 49, 3648-3655, 2011
Impact Factor (2010, latest): 3.949
* = equal contribution authors, co-first-authorship.
IJA17- “A new motion illusion based on competition between two kinds of motion processing units: The Accordion-Grating” 
(Gori S., Giora E., Yazdanbakhsh A.& Mingolla E.). 
Neural Networks, 24, 1082-1092, 2011
Impact Factor (2010, latest): 1.955
IJA16-“ Mathematical analysis of the Accordion Grating illusion: a differential geometry approach for introducing 3D aperture problem” 
(Yazdanbakhsh A.& Gori S.). 
Neural Networks, 24, 1093-1101, 2011
Impact Factor (2010, latest): 1.955
IJA15-“Attentional Engagement Deficits in Dyslexic Children.”
(Ruffino M., Trussardi A.N., Gori S., Finzi A., Giovagnoli S., Menghini D., Benassi M.G., Molteni M., Bolzani R., Vicari S. & Facoetti A.). 
Neuropsychologia, 48, 3793-3801, 2010
Impact Factor (2010): 3.949
IJA14-“The perceptual expansion of a filled area depends on textural characteristics” 
(Giora E.& Gori S.).
Vision Research, 50, 2466-2475, 2010
Impact Factor (2010): 2.330
IJA13-“Visual Spatial Attention and Speech Segmentation are both Impaired 
in Preschoolers at Familial Risk for Developmental Dyslexia” 
(Facoetti A., Corradi N., Ruffino M., Gori S. & Zorzi M.). 
Dyslexia, 16, 226-239, 2010
Impact Factor (2010): 1.179
IJA12- “Perceptual compromise between apparent and veridical motion indices: the Unchained-Dots illusion”
(Gori S., Giora E. & Stubbs D.A.).
Perception, 39, 863-866, 2010
Impact Factor (2010): 1.293
IJA11- “Thresholds for the detection and grouping of elements differing in spacing, size and luminance. An alternative approach toward the psychophysics of Gestalten” 
(Gori S. & Spillmann L.).
Vision Research, 50, 1194-1202, 2010
Impact Factor (2010): 2.330
IJA10- “Unattended exposure to components of speech sounds yields same benefits as explicit auditory training” 
(*Seitz A. R., *Protopapas A., *Tsushima Y, Vlahou E, Gori S., Grossberg S., Watanabe T.). Cognition, 115, 435-443, 2010
Impact Factor (2010): 3.708
* = equal contribution authors, co-first-authorship.
IJA9- “Measuring the Breathing Light Illusion by means of induced simultaneous contrast”
(Gori S., Giora E, & Agostini T.).
Perception, 39, 5-12, 2010.
Impact Factor (2010): 1.293
IJA8- “Perceptual multistability in figure-ground segregation using motion stimuli” 
(Gori S., Pedersini R., Giora E.).
Acta Psychologica, 129, 399-409, 2008.
Impact Factor (2008): 2.155
IJA7- “A new psychophysical estimation of the receptive field size”
(Yazdanbakhsh A. & Gori S.).
Neuroscience Letters, 438, 246-251, 2008.
Impact Factor (2008): 2.200
IJA6-“The riddle of the Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion” 
(Gori S. & Yazdanbakhsh A.).
Perception, 37, 631-635, 2008.
Impact Factor (2008): 1.360
IJA5- “How do painters represent motion in garments? Graphic invariants across centuries” 
(Gori S., Pedersini R., Giora E.).
Spatial Vision, 21, 201-227, 2008. 
Impact Factor (2008): 1.339
IJA4- “Afterimages and the Breathing Light Illusion”
(Anstis S. M., Gori S., Wehrhahn C.).
Perception, 36, 791-794, 2007.
Impact Factor (2007): 1.617
IJA3- “A new set of illusions - The Dynamic Luminance-Gradient Illusion and the Breathing Light Illusion”
(Gori S. & Stubbs D. A.).
Perception, 35, 1573-1577, 2006.
Impact Factor (2006): 1.585
IJA2- “Reversal of apparent rotation in the Enigma-figure with and without motion adaptation and the effect of T-junctions” 
(Gori S., Hamburger K. & Spillmann L.). 
Vision Research, 46, 3267-3273, 2006.
Impact Factor (2006): 2.167
IJA1- “A new motion illusion - The Rotating-Tilted-Lines-Illusion” 
(Gori S. & Hamburger K.).
Perception, 35, 853-857, 2006.
Impact Factor (2006): 1.585
National Refereed Journal Articles [NJA]:
NJA1- “"Percept-percept coupling" in a case of illusory brightness variation: some phenomenological considerations”
(Gori S., Giora E, & Agostini T.)
Teorie & Modelli (special English edition), 13, 185-194, 2008.

International Refereed Book Chapters [IBC]:
IBC3- “The Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion: rotation instead of expansion, a peculiar case of motion misperception” [Invited Book Chapter]
In A. Shapiro & D. Todorovic (Eds.), “The Oxford Compendium of Visual
Illusions” Oxford University Press.
(Gori S.) [in press].
IBC2- “The Breathing Light Illusion: illusory size and brightness variation induced by motion” [Invited Book Chapter]
In A. Shapiro & D. Todorovic (Eds.), “The Oxford Compendium of Visual
Illusions” Oxford University Press.
(Gori S., Giora E. & Stubbs D.A.) [in press].
IBC1- “How do painters represent motion in garments? Graphic invariants across centuries.” In B. Pinna (Ed.), “Art and Perception. Towards a Visual Science of Art, Part 2.” (pp. 33-59)
(Gori S., Pedersini R., Giora E.).
Series "Spatial Vision Perspectives", Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill Academic Publisher. 2008. 

National Refereed Book Chapters [NBC]:
NBC1- “Segnale luminoso e illusioni ottiche”
(Franceschini S. & Gori S.)
in G.Carella, L. Cerulli, G. Simonetti (Ed.) “La Via Ottica dalle Origini alla Contemporaneità”. (pp. 405-411)
S.O.I. (Società Oftalmologica Italiana). Reg. San Giovanni, Canelli (AT), Italy: Fabiano Editore. 2011.
Conference Refereed Abstracts and Proceedings [A]: 
A68- " Brightness local bias in children with autism spectrum disorder" 
(Gori S., Ronconi L.., Abalti F., Molteni M., Agostini T. & Facoetti A.).
Journal of Vision, 12, [in press].VSS Conference 2010, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A67- "TMS over FEF induces a “narrow” focus of attention" 
(Ronconi L., Basso D., Gori S. & Facoetti A.).
Journal of Vision, 12, [in press].VSS Conference 2010, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A66- "Sluggish Attentional Shifting Seems Genetically Determined in Developmental Dyslexia: Evidence from the Nicotinergic Receptor Alpha 4 Subunit Gene " 
(Facoetti A., Gori S., Riva V., Marino C.).
Journal of Vision, 12, [in press].VSS Conference 2012, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A65- “Disturbi della via dorsale nella Dislessia Evolutiva?”
(Pedrolli K., Gori S., Franceschini S., Ruffino M., Ronconi, L., Imperato G., Rispoli S., Tucci R., Cellino M.R. &., Facoetti A.,).
Atti del Congresso Giornate di Neuropsicologia dell’Età Evolutiva, 2012, 
Bressanone, Italy.
A64- “Dyslexia: a deficit in visuo-spatial attention, not in phonological processing”: le prime
evidenze da uno studio longitudinale” 
(Pedrolli K., Franceschini S., Gori S., Ruffino M., & Facoetti A.)
Atti del Congresso AIRIPA 2011, O.5.
Prato, Italy.
A63- “C’è Fonologia nella Decodifica Fonologica?” 
(Franceschini S., Ruffino M., Gori S., Ronconi L., & Facoetti A.)
Atti del Congresso AIRIPA 2011, N.8.
Prato, Italy.
A62- “Un gene può contribuire a modificare la velocità di orientamento
dell’attenzione visuo-spaziale? Evidenze dal CHRNA4 nella dislessia evolutiva”
(Gori S., Marino C., Mascheretti S., Ruffino M., & Facoetti A.)
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2011, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale,
Catania, Italy.
A61- “Distribuzione asimmetrica dell’attenzione visuo-spaziale in bambini con rischio familiare di dislessia evolutiva”
(Ruffino M., Franceschini S., Pedrolli K., Gori S. & Facoetti A.)
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2011, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale,
Catania, Italy.
A60- “Studying visual motion illusions in dyslexics supports magnocellular deficit hypothesis”
(Gori S., Giora E, Ronconi L., Ruffino M., Franceschini S., Molteni M. & Facoetti A.).
Perception, 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement 43, 2011 
Toulouse, France.
A59- “Visuospatial attention in pre-schoolers predicts reading acquisition”
(Franceschini S., Gori S., Ruffino M., Pedrolli K. & Facoetti A.).
Perception, 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement 190, 2011 
Toulouse, France.
A58- “Poor coherent motion discrimination is the consequence of magnocellular impairment in autism spectrum disorders?”
(Ronconi L., Gori S., Ruffino M. & Facoetti A.).
Perception, 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement 168, 2011 
Toulouse, France.
A57- “Architectural ranking and aesthetic perception: cross-cultural differences between Western and Eastern culture”
(Vannucci M., Gori S. & Kojima H.).
Perception, 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement 219, 2011 
Toulouse, France.
A56- “Dyslexia: a deficit in visuo-spatial attention, not in phonological processing”:
Le prime evidenze da uno studio longitudinale”
(Facoetti A.,Pedrolli K., Gori S., Corradi N., Ruffino M. & Franceschini S.).
Atti del Congresso Giornate di Neuropsicologia dell’Età Evolutiva, 2011, 
Bressanone, Italy.
A55-“The strength of a visual illusion measured by a related illusory phenomenon”
(Gori S., Giora E, & Agostini T.).
Fechner Day, 2010, abstract book, 197-202, 
Padua, Italy.
A54-“Children with developmental dyslexia show reduced sensitivity to visual motion illusions”
(Facoetti A., Giora E., Ronconi L., Ruffino M. & Gori S.).
Fechner Day, 2010, abstract book, 181-186, 
Padua, Italy.
A53-“Sensitivity to textural statistics affects the perceived size of a visual object”
(Giora E., & Gori S.).
Fechner Day, 2010, abstract book, 275-280, 
Padua, Italy.
A52-“From impossible to possible thanks motion: a new transparency effect”
(Bressaneli D., & Gori S.).
Fechner Day, 2010, abstract book, 193-196,
Padua, Italy.
A51-“To Induce Autistic-Like Focused Perception in Typically Developing Adults
Interfering with the Right Hemisphere Global Processing”
(Ronconi L., Gianesini T., Ruffino M., Gori S., & Facoetti A.).
International Congress Autism-Europe 2010, abstract book, 
Catania, Italy.
A50-“Is Attentional Disengagement Impaired in Children with Autism? A Meta-Analysis”
(Ruffino M., Mazzoni C., Ronconi L., Gori S., Tressoldi P, Molteni M. & Facoetti A.).
International Congress Autism-Europe 2010, abstract book, 
Catania, Italy.
A49- "Different thresholds for detection and grouping"
(Gori S. & Spillmann L.).
Review of Psychology, 17, 152. Alps-Adria Conference of Psychology 2010, 
Klagenfurt, Austria.
A48-"Non-Spatial attention engagement in Neglect Patients"
(Gori S., Ruffino M., Peverelli M., Molteni F., Priftis K. & Facoetti A.).
Review of Psychology, 17, 141. Alps-Adria Conference of Psychology 2010, 
Klagenfurt, Austria.
A47-“Temporal instability and hysteresis in dynamic multistable patterns”
(Giora E, Gori S., Pedersini R.).
Review of Psychology, 17, 153. Alps-Adria Conference of Psychology 2010, 
Klagenfurt, Austria.
A46-“Visual Attention in Preschooler Children and Future Reading Ability”
(Franceschini S., Corradi N., Ruffino M., Gori S., Gianesini T. & Facoetti A.).
Review of Psychology, 17, 146. Alps-Adria Conference of Psychology 2010, 
Klagenfurt, Austria.
A45-“Bias locale nella percezione di chiarezza in bambini con disturbo dello spettro autistico”
(Gori S., Ronconi L., Ruffino M., Agostini T. & Facoetti A.).
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2010, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale 39, 
Bologna, Italy.
A44-“Le caratteristiche tessiturali influenzano la dimensione percepita di un oggetto visivo”
(Giora E., & Gori S.).
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2010, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale 40, 
Bologna, Italy.
A43-“ Il mascheramento attenzionale laterale nei disturbi dello spettro autistico”
(Ronconi L., Ruffino M., Gori S. & Facoetti A.).
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2010, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale 20, 
Bologna, Italy.
A42- “Il Fuoco dell’Attenzione Visiva nei Bambini con Disturbo dello Spettro Autistico”
(Ruffino M., Ronconi L., Gori S. & Facoetti A.).
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2010, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale 20, 
Bologna, Italy.
A41- L’attenzione visiva spaziale e il disturbo di apprendimento della lettura: Uno studio longitudinale (Corradi N., Ruffino M., Gori S., Franceschini S. & Facoetti A.)
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2010, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale 22, 
Bologna, Italy.
A40- “A perceptual motion compromise: the Unchained-Dots illusion”
(Gori S., Giora E. & Stubbs D.A.).
Perception, 39, ECVP Abstract Supplement 179, 2010 
Lausanne, Switzerland.
A39- “Developmental dyslexia: Perceptual noise exclusion deficit or spatial attention dysfunction?”
(Ruffino M., Gori S., Franceschini S. & Facoetti A.).
Perception, 39, ECVP Abstract Supplement 80, 2010 
Lausanne, Switzerland.
A38- “Atypical local perception precedence in preschooler poor readers”
(Franceschini S., Corradi N., Ruffino M., Gori S., Gianesini T. & Facoetti A.).
Perception, 39, ECVP Abstract Supplement 79, 2010 
Lausanne, Switzerland.
A37- “Visual spatial attention and developmental reading disorder: A longitudinal study”
(Corradi N., Ruffino M., Gori S., Franceschini S. & Facoetti A.).
Perception, 39, ECVP Abstract Supplement 83, 2010 
Lausanne, Switzerland.
A36- “Textural characteristics at the basis of the filled-space illusory enlargement”
(Giora E. & Gori S).
Perception, 39, ECVP Abstract Supplement 180, 2010 
Lausanne, Switzerland.
A35- "Non-Spatial attention engagement in Neglect Patients" 
(Gori S., Ruffino M., Peverelli M., Molteni F., Priftis K. & Facoetti A.).
Journal of Vision, 10, 282a.VSS Conference 2010, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A34- "The Accordion Grating illusion measured by a nulling paradigm" 
(Giora E., Gori S., Yazdanbakhsh A.& Mingolla E.).
VSS Conference 2010, Naples, Florida, USA.
Journal of Vision, 10, 821a. VSS Conference 2010, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A33- “On the relationship between spatial and non-spatial attention” 
(Corradi N., Ruffino M., Gori S., & Facoetti A.).
Journal of Vision, 10, 275a. VSS Conference 2010, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A32- “On the Relationship between Magnocellular Pathway and Automatic Attentional Orienting: Evidences from Developmental Dyslexia” 
(Facoetti A., Ruffino M., Gori S., Bigoni A., Benassi M.G., Bolzani R., Molteni M. & Cecchini P.).
Journal of Vision, 10, 281a. VSS Conference 2010, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A31- “Relazione fra la via Magnocellulare-Dorsale e l’orientamento automatico dell’attenzione: Evidenze nella Dislessia Evolutiva”
(Facoetti A., Ruffino M., Gori S., Bigoni A., Benassi M.G., Bolzani R., Molteni M. & Cecchini P.).
Atti del Congresso Giornate di Neuropsicologia dell’Età Evolutiva, 2010, 
Bressanone, Italy.
A30- “Il Deficit nell’Attenzione Visuo-Spaziale Predice lo Sviluppo delle Abilità di Lettura”
(Corradi N., Ruffino M., Gianesini T., Gori S., Trussardi A.N., Ciciriello E., Montanaro A., Tressoldi P., & Facoetti).
Atti del Congresso Giornate di Neuropsicologia dell’Età Evolutiva, 2010, 
Bressanone, Italy.
A29- “L’ Accordion Grating illusion: Quando i neuroni che elaborano il movimento falliscono”
(Gori S., Giora E., Yazdanbakhsh A.& Mingolla E.).
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2009, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale 63, 
Chieti, Italy.
A28- “L’ancoraggio dell’attenzione temporale nei pazienti con negligenza spaziale unilaterale sinistra”
(Ruffino M., Peverelli M., Molteni F., Gori S., Priftis K. & Facoetti A.).
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2009, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale 151, 
Chieti, Italy.
A27- “La via Magnocellulare-Dorsale nella Dislessia Evolutiva”
(Bigoni A., Gori S., Molteni M., Cecchini P. & Facoetti A.).
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2009, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale 57, 
Chieti, Italy.
A26- “Hysteresis in dynamic ambiguous figures”
(Gori S., Pedersini R., Giora E.).
Perception, 38, ECVP Abstract Supplement 117, 2009 
Regensburg, Germany.
A25- “Magnocellular-Dorsal Pathway and Sub-Lexical Route in Developmental Dyslexia” 
(Facoetti A., Gori S., Bigoni A., Ruffino M., Molteni M. & Cecchini P.).
Perception, 38, ECVP Abstract Supplement 103, 2009 
Regensburg, Germany.
A24- “From impossible to possible: a peculiar illusory transparency in the absence of stratification index only due to motion”
(Bressaneli D., & Gori S.).
Perception, 38, ECVP Abstract Supplement 98, 2009 
Regensburg, Germany.
A23- “Lightness constancy under achromatic veils”
(da Pos O., Masin S.C., Gori S., Bellacosa Marotti R., Chiarelli F, Cuturi
L.F., Maniglia M., Szabo F.).
International Colour Association (AIC) abstract book. AIC Congress 2009, 
Sydney, Australia.
A22- “Grouping thresholds are several times larger than detection thresholds - a new approach toward the psychophysics of Gestalten”
(Gori S. & Spillmann L.).
Journal of Vision, 9, 922a. VSS Conference 2009, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A22- “The Plot Thickens: Exploring Illusory Contours” 
(Stubbs D. A. Gori S. & Stubbs C. S.).
Journal of Vision, 9, 912a. VSS Conference 2009, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A21-“Measuring receptive field size by a motion illusion” 
(Yazdanbakhsh A. & Gori S.).
Society for Neuroscience, (SfN) abstract book, 
Washington DC, USA.
A20- “The Phantom Gradient: A variation in lightness induction without a perceived variation in the background color.”
(Gori S., Galmonte A., Dazzan G., Agostini T.).
Perception 37 ECVP Abstract Supplement 62, 2008. 
Utrecht, The Netherlands.
A19- “A predictive model for the Accordion Grating illusion.”
(Giora E., Gori S., Yazdanbakhsh A.& Mingolla E.).
Perception 37 ECVP Abstract Supplement 26, 2008. 
Utrecht, The Netherlands.
A18- “Can depth information affect the Enigma Illusion?”
(Gori S., Galmonte A., Agostini T.).
Journal of Vision 8 (6), 132a, 2008. VSS Conference, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A17- “Why does Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion rotate? ”
(Yazdanbakhsh A. & Gori S.).
Journal of Vision 8 (6), 131a, 2008. VSS Conference, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A16- “Visual competition between ambiguous and unambiguous motion signals in grating patterns.”
(Giora E. & Gori S.).
Journal of Vision 8 (6), 122a, 2008. VSS Conference, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A15- “Impossible transparency becomes possible also without stratification indexes: a new example of illusory transparency due to motion.”
(Bressaneli D., & Gori S.).
Journal of Vision 8 (6), 567a, 2008. VSS Conference, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
A14-“La Breathing Light Illusion: una nuova illusione percettiva”
(Gori S. & Stubbs D. A.). 
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2007, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale,‘Percezione’, Como, Italy.
A13- “Double illusory brightness variation in the Breathing Light Illusion”
(Gori S., Giora E., Agostini T.).
Perception 36 2007 ECVP Abstract Supplement, 
Arezzo, Italy.
A12- “A synergetic model for dynamic bistable figures” 
(Giora E, Gori S., Pedersini R.).
Perception 36 2007 ECVP Abstract Supplement, 
Arezzo, Italy.
A11- “Graphic invariants for representing motion throughout the history of art”
(Gori S., Pedersini R., Giora E.).
Journal of Vision, 7 (9), 981a, 2007. VSS Conference, 
Sarasota, Florida, USA.
A10- “Can the probability of occurrence of imperfect scission predict the extent of perceived transparency?” 
(S. Gori).
Journal of Vision, 6 (6), 716a, 2006. VSS Conference, 
Sarasota, Florida, USA.
A9- “Time course of perceived direction of rotation in the Enigma figure and a possible bias produced by motion adaptation” 
(Gori S., Hamburger K. & Spillmann L.).
Perception, 33 (suppl), pp. 232, 2005. ECVP Conference, 
La Corunha, Spain.
A8-“Imperfect Scission in Achromatic Transparency” 
(Gori S.). 
Journal of Vision 5 (8) 567a, 2005. VSS Conference, 
Sarasota, Florida, USA
A7- “Un’interpretazione sinergetica di una versione dinamica dell’effetto Petter” 
(Gori S.). 
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2003, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale,‘Percezione’, Bari, Italy.
A6- “Il panneggio delle vesti come indice percettivo di movimento nell’arte. Invarianti grafiche attraverso i secoli” 
(Borghini C. & Gori S.). 
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2003, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale,‘Percezione’, Bari, Italy.
A5- “A synergetic model for modifications in figure – ground segregation” 
(Gori S., Chiorri C. & Luccio R.). 
Review of Psychology (suppl), p 60, 2002. 6th Alps-Adria Conference of Psychology, Rovereto, Trento, Italy.
A4- “Effetti sinergetici nella categorizzazione percettiva della forma fenomenica” 
(Chiorri C. & Gori S.). 
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2002, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale,‘Percezione’, Bellaria, Rimini, Italy.
A3- “Segregazione figura – sfondo e dinamiche non lineari” 
(Gori S. & Chiorri C.). 
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2002, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale,‘Percezione’, Bellaria, Rimini, Italy.
A2- “Dinamiche non lineari nel completamento amodale” 
(Chiorri C. & Gori S.).
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2001, sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale,‘Percezione’, Alghero, Italy.
A1- “Cosa fare per piacere ai coetanei: un’indagine tra gli adolescenti” 
(Paganucci C., Franceschini S., Gori S., Landi S. & Primi C.). 
Atti del Congresso Nazionale AIP 2000, sezione di Psicologia Sociale,
Parma, Italy

Invited Talks [IT]
IT12- “Percezione di chiarezza nei soggetti con disturbo autistico”
(Gori S. Ronconi L, Ruffino M, Molteni M, Agostini T, Facoetti A).
Giornata di studio sull’Apprendimento ed i suoi Disturbi in Età Evolutiva. 10 June 2011, Padua, Italy.
IT11-“Numerosità and Spatial Frequency influence the perceived size”
(Gori S.).
Numberfest. 20 May 2011, CNR 
Pisa, Italy.
IT10- “Dalle illusioni ottiche di movimento allo studio della via Magnocellualre-Dorsale
nella dislessia evolutiva”
(Gori S.).
Workshop IAPAC 21 February 2011, Dipartimento di Psicologia, 
Parma, Italy.
IT9- “Le illusioni ottiche di movimento come strumento per studiare il deficit magnocellulare nei dislessici”
(Gori S.).
Seminario organizzato da Neuroscienze e Scienze Psicologiche e Psichiatriche, Facoltà di Medicina. 15 October 2010, 
Verona, Italy.
IT8- “Dove vogliamo portare questa psicologia?”
(Gori S.).
“Congressino”, 10 June 2010,
Medana, Slovenia.
IT7- “Le illusioni ottiche di movimento come strumento per studiare il deficit magnocellulare nei dislessici”
(Gori S.).
Prof. Umiltà lab meeting. 8 June 2010, 
Padua, Italy.
IT6- “Sistema magnocellulare e dislessia”
(Gori S.).
Giornata di studio sull’Apprendimento ed i suoi Disturbi in Età Evolutiva. 4 June 2010, Padua, Italy.
IT5- “Illusioni di movimento: dalla ricerca sperimentale alla ricerca clinica”
(Gori S.).
Seminario organizzato per la Scuola di Dottorato in Psicobiologia. 31 May 2010, 
Padua, Italy.
IT4- “Perceptual Learning Task Irrelevant”
(Gori S.).
Prof. Casco lab meeting. 30 March 2010, 
Padua, Italy.
IT3- “Il mondo che vediamo è realtà o illusione?”
(Gori S.).
Brain Awareness Week, Il futuro delle neuroscienze cognitive: giovani ricercatori discutono di mente e cervello. Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori, 16 March 2010, 
Padua, Italy.
IT2-“Temporal attention engagement in Neglect Patiences”
(Gori S., Ruffino M., Peverelli M., Molteni F., Priftis K. & Facoetti A.).
Prof. Umiltà lab meeting. 3 November 2009, 
Padua, Italy.
IT1- “Nuove illusioni di movimento e di chiarezza”
(Gori S.).
Convegno “Rilevanza delle illusioni nello studio della percezione visiva”, in occasione della mostra “Quel che pare non xé: la luce, l’occhio e le illusioni ottiche”. 31 Luglio, 2009, Lusiana, Vicenza, Italy.

Symposia Talks and Special Event Presentations [S]
S19- “Action Video Games Improve Dorsal-Attentional Stream Functioning and 
Reading Abilities in Poor Reader Children”
(Franceschini S., Gori S., Ruffino M., Ronconi L., Viola S., & Facoetti A.)
Rovereto Attention Workshop - Attention and Objects, 2011, 
Rovereto, Italy.
S18- “The Attentional Focusing Mechanism In Autism Spectrum Disorders:
Evidence Of A “Zoom-Out” Impairment”
(Ronconi L., Gori S., Ruffino M. & Facoetti A.).
Rovereto Attention Workshop - Attention and Objects, 2011, 
Rovereto, Italy.
S17- “Bias locale nella percezione di chiarezza nei soggetti con disturbo autistico”
(Gori S., Ronconi L., Ruffino M., Agostini T. & Facoetti A.).
“Congressino”, 
Medana, Slovenia, 2010.
S16- “Waves of Lights, Magic Flowers and Unchained Dots illusions” Demo Night.
(Gori S. & Stubbs D. A.).
VSS Conference 2010, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
S15- “Can a visuo-spatial attention impairment explain developmental reading disorder? The first evidence from a longitudinal study”
(Corradi N., Ruffino M., Gianesini T., Gori S., Trussardi A. N., Ciciriello E., Montanaro A., Tressoldi P & Facoetti A.).
Rovereto Attention Workshop - Attention and Awareness, 2010, 
Rovereto, Italy.
S14- “Magnocellular-Dorsal Pathway and phonological decoding ability in Developmental Dyslexia”
(Facoetti A., Gori S., Bigoni A., Molteni M. & Cecchini P.).
Conference on Developmental Dyslexia: searching the links between Neurocognitive Functions, 2009, 
Rome, Italy.
S13- “Accordion Grating illusion: modelli matematici e dati sperimentali”
(Gori S., Giora E., Yazdanbakhsh A.& Mingolla E.).
“Congressino”, 
Medana, Slovenia, 2009.
S12- “Enigma Illusion e disparità binoculare”
(Gori S., Galmonte A., Agostini T.).
“Congressino”, 
Medana, Slovenia, 2008.
S11- “The impossibile but possibile transparency” and other new illusions” Demo Night.
(Gori S. & Bressanelli D.).
VSS Conference 2008, 
Naples, Florida, USA.
S10- “Illusory motion and fixational eye movements”
(Gori S. & Poletti M.).
The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, 
Trieste, Italy, 2007.
S9- “Può l'aperture problem spiegare la Rotating Tilted Lines Illusion?”
(Gori S. & Yazdanbakhsh A.) 
“Congressino”, 
Medana, Slovenia, 2007.
S8- “Deforming Grating and other new illusions” Demo Night. 
(Gori S. & Giora E.) 
VSS Conference 2007, 
Sarasota, Florida, USA.
S7- “The Breathing Light Illusion and other motion illusions” Demo Night. 
(Gori S.) 
VSS Conference 2006, 
Sarasota, Florida, USA.
S6- “The Enigmatic Enigma and Related Phenomena” Demo Night. 
(Hamburger K. & Gori S.) 
VSS Conference 2005, 
Sarasota, Florida, USA.
S5- "Scissione imperfetta in un caso di trasparenza fenomenica" 
(Gori S.). 
“Congressino”, 
Medana, Slovenia, 2004.
S4- “Soluzioni grafiche per il movimento delle vesti attraverso i secoli nella storia dell'arte” 
(Gori S. & Borghini C.) 
“Congressino”, 
Medana, Slovenia, 2003.
S3- “A synergetic model for the Petter effect” 
(Gori S. & Luccio R.). 
The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, 
Trieste, Italy, 2002.
S2- “Segregazione figura – sfondo e dinamiche non lineari” 
(Gori S., Chiorri C. & Luccio R.). 
“Congressino”, 
Medana, Slovenia, 2002.
S1- “Synergetic effects in amodal completion” 
(Chiorri C. & Gori S.). 
The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, 
Trieste, Italy 2001.

Main Work in Progress: 
“Decreased Coherent Motion Discrimination in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Attentional Zoom-out Deficit” [Journal Article].
(*Ronconi L., *Gori S., Ruffino M., Franceschini S., Urbani B., Molteni M. & Facoetti A.) Plos One [under review].
* = equal contribution authors, co-first-authorship.

“Motion illusions as a psychophysical tool to investigate the visual system.” [Invited Book Chapter]
In Geremek A., Greenlee M., Magnussen S. (Eds.), “Beyond Gestalt – Neural Foundations of Visual Perception” Psychology Press.
(Gori S.) [in preparation].

Simone Gori, PhD
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of General Psychology
University of Padua
Via Venezia 8
35131 Padova
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=simone%20gori
http://decone.psy.unipd.it/De.Co.Ne_LAB_Unipd/S._Gori.html
http://dpg.psy.unipd.it/sch_assborspd_pub.php?id=313