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City, University of London
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Experimental psychologist, interested in vision and perceptual decision-making


  1. PhD, University of Padua, Italy


  1. 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. (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. (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. (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 papers and proceedings (2)

  1. Lisi, M., Solomon, J. and Morgan, M. (2018). Signatures of a Probabilistic Strategy in the Control of Saccadic Eye Movements.
  2. 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, and Psychophysics, 80(4), pp. 884–893. doi:10.3758/s13414-018-1492-0.
  2. Bonato, M., Lisi, M., Pegoraro, S. and Pourtois, G. (2018). Cue-target contingencies modulate voluntary orienting of spatial attention: dissociable effects for speed and accuracy. Psychological Research, 82(2), pp. 272–283. doi:10.1007/s00426-016-0818-6.
  3. 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.
  4. Lisi, M., Mongillo, G. and Gorea, A. (2017). Discrete confidence levels revealed by sequential decisions. . doi:10.1101/169243.
  5. 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.
  6. (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. (2016). Time constancy in human perception. Journal of Vision, 16(14). doi:10.1167/16.14.3.
  8. (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. 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. Priftis, K. and 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. (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. (2012). Space coding for sensorimotor transformations can emerge through unsupervised learning. Cognitive Processing, 13(1 SUPPL). doi:10.1007/s10339-012-0478-4.