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Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Experimental psychologist, interested in vision, eye movements and perceptual decision-making


  1. PhD, University of Padua, Italy


  1. Maus, G.W., Duyck, M., Lisi, M., Collins, T., Whitney, D. and Cavanagh, P. (2017). Target Displacements during Eye Blinks Trigger Automatic Recalibration of Gaze Direction. Current Biology, 27(3), pp. 445–450. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.12.029.
  2. Lisi, M., Cavanagh, P. and Zorzi, M. (2015). Spatial constancy of attention across eye movements is mediated by the presence of visual objects. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 77(4), pp. 1159–1169. doi:10.3758/s13414-015-0861-1.
  3. Lisi, M. and Cavanagh, P. (2015). Dissociation between the perceptual and saccadic localization of moving objects. Current Biology, 25(19), pp. 2535–2540. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.08.021.
  4. Casarotti, M., Lisi, M., Umiltà, C. and Zorzi, M. (2012). Paying attention through eye movements: A computational investigation of the premotor theory of spatial attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(7), pp. 1519–1531. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00231.

Conference paper/proceedings

  1. Lisi, M., Mongillo, G. and Gorea, A. (2016). Humans exhibit discrete confidence levels in perceptual decision-making.

Journal articles (12)

  1. Haladjian, H.H., Lisi, M. and Cavanagh, P. (2018). Motion and position shifts induced by the double-drift stimulus are unaffected by attentional load. Attention, perception & psychophysics. doi:10.3758/s13414-018-1492-0.
  2. Massendari, D., Lisi, M., Collins, T. and Cavanagh, P. (2018). Memory-guided saccades show effect of a perceptual illusion whereas visually guided saccades do not. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 119(1), pp. 62–72. doi:10.1152/jn.00229.2017.
  3. Lisi, M. and Cavanagh, P. (2017). Different spatial representations guide eye and hand movements. Journal of Vision, 17(2), pp. 1–12. doi:10.1167/17.2.12.
  4. Lisi, M. and Gorea, A. (2016). Time constancy in human perception. Journal of Vision, 16, pp. 1–12. doi:10.1167/16.14.3.doi.
  5. Bonato, M., Lisi, M., Pegoraro, S. and Pourtois, G. (2016). Cue-target contingencies modulate voluntary orienting of spatial attention: dissociable effects for speed and accuracy. Psychological Research pp. 1–12. doi:10.1007/s00426-016-0818-6.
  6. Ranzini, M., Lisi, M. and Zorzi, M. (2016). Voluntary eye movements direct attention on the mental number space. Psychological Research, 80(3), pp. 389–398. doi:10.1007/s00426-015-0741-2.
  7. Lisi, M. and Gorea, A. (2016). Time constancy in human perception. Journal of Vision, 16(14). doi:10.1167/16.14.3.
  8. Lisi, M., Bonato, M. and Zorzi, M. (2015). Pupil dilation reveals top-down attentional load during spatial monitoring. Biological Psychology, 112, pp. 39–45. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.10.002.
  9. Bonato, M., Spironelli, C., Lisi, M., Priftis, K. and Zorzi, M. (2015). Effects of multimodal load on spatial monitoring as revealed by ERPs. PLoS ONE, 10(9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136719.
  10. Ranzini, M., Lisi, M., Blini, E., Pitteri, M., Treccani, B., Priftis, K. … Zorzi, M. (2015). Larger, smaller, odd or even? Task-specific effects of optokinetic stimulation on the mental number space. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 27(4), pp. 459–470. doi:10.1080/20445911.2014.941847.
  11. Desantis, A., Mamassian, P., Lisi, M. and Waszak, F. (2014). The prediction of visual stimuli influences auditory loudness discrimination. Experimental Brain Research, 232(10), pp. 3317–3324. doi:10.1007/s00221-014-4001-2.
  12. De Filippo De Grazia, M., Cutini, S., Lisi, M. and Zorzi, M. (2012). Space coding for sensorimotor transformations can emerge through unsupervised learning. Cognitive Processing, 13(1 SUPPL). doi:10.1007/s10339-012-0478-4.