Ritratto di anna.pecchinenda@uniroma1.it

Biografia/Biography

After completing her PhD at Sapienza University, she has worked at the Université Laval (Canada), at Emory University (U.S.A.) and at Hull University (U.K.). At the end of 2000 she returns to Italy, at the Department of Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome.


Ricerca/Research

My research focuses on the interactions between attention and emotion. I study the mechanisms underlying selective attention under conditions of emotional conflict, that is when some emotional information is to be attended and other information is to be ignored. I use Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation to assess the contribution of brain areas involved in cognitive control and I am interested in changes that occur across the lifespan. Another line of research looks at how attention is oriented in space based on the observed direction of eye-gaze of another individual (e.g., gaze cueing). I am especially interested in disentangling the conditions under which gaze cueing is modulated by emotion and to what extent these effects rely on top-down mechanism. Recent work also looks at how attentional orienting based on eye-gaze changes across the lifespan from childhood to old age and to what extent it is affected by individual characteristics (i.e., loneliness).  Finally, I study temporal selective attention to emotional faces and the effects of implicit contingencies on attention.

 

I am P.I. of the lab Affective Processes and Social Cognition/Processi Affettivi e Cognizione Sociale

 

Didattica/teaching sem 1 2022-2023

Courses

Psicologia dei Processi Emozionali CA

Mondays 12-14; Wednesdays 10-12; Fridays (lab) 9-12

Affective Neuroscience Across the Lifespan

Mondays 14-17; Wednesdays 12-14

Emotion Psychology

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-14

 

Lezioni/Lectures: (attendance is "in person" only)

CdLM in Neuroscienze Cognitive e Riabilitazione Ppsicologica: Psicologia dei processi emozionali (C.A.)  A.A. 2022-2023

CdLM in Cognitive Neuroscience: Affective Neuroscience Across the Lifespan A.A. 2022-2023

CdLM in Forensic Psychology: Emotion Psychology A.A. 2022-2023

 

Ricevimento/Office Hours:

Previo appuntamento da richiedere via email/ by requesting an appointment via email: anna.pecchinenda@uniroma1.it

By appointment only. Please email anna.pecchinenda@uniroma1.it

Insegnamento Codice Anno Corso - Frequentare Bacheca
AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 1055053 2023/2024
PSICOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI EMOZIONALI - CORSO AVANZATO 1052370 2023/2024
MEMORY - EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY AND EMOTION PSYCHOLOGY 10605993 2023/2024
AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 1055053 2022/2023
PSICOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI EMOZIONALI - CORSO AVANZATO 1052370 2022/2023
MEMORY - EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY AND EMOTION PSYCHOLOGY 10605993 2022/2023
PSICOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI EMOZIONALI - CORSO AVANZATO 1052370 2021/2022
AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 1055053 2021/2022
AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 1055053 2020/2021
PSICOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI EMOZIONALI - CORSO AVANZATO 1052370 2020/2021
AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 1055053 2019/2020
PSICOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI EMOZIONALI - CORSO AVANZATO 1052370 2019/2020
AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 1055053 2017/2018
PSICOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI EMOZIONALI - CORSO AVANZATO 1052370 2017/2018
PSICOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI EMOTIVI - CORSO AVANZATO 1048034 2016/2017
PSICOLOGIA GENERALE 1023709 2016/2017

a fine lezione o previo appuntamento via email

https://corsidilaurea.uniroma1.it/it/users/annapecchinendauniroma1it

Leemhuis E, Giuffrida V, De Martino ML, Forte G, PECCHINENDA A, De Gennaro L, Giannini AM, Pazzaglia M. (2022) Rethinking the Body in the Brain after Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(2):388. doi.org/10.3390/jcm11020388

Viviani, G., De Luca, F, Antonucci, A., Yankouskaya, A. & PECCHINENDA, A. (2021) It Is Not Always Positive: Emotional Bias in Young and Older Adults, Psychological Research. Oct 26. doi: 10.1007/s00426-021-01614-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34704157.

Strappini, F., Galati, G, & PECCHINENDA, A. (2021) A Systematic Review on the Interaction between Emotion and Pseudoneglect, Symmetry 13(8), 1531; doi.org/10.3390/sym13081531

PECCHINENDA, A., De Luca, F., Monachesi, B., Petrucci, M.; Pazzaglia, M., Doricchi, F., Lavidor, M. (2021) Contributions of the Right Prefrontal and Parietal Cortices to the Attentional Blink: A tDCS Study. Symmetry, 13(7), 1208; doi.org/10.3390/sym13071208

De Luca, F., Petrucci, M., Monachesi, B., Lavidor, M. & PECCHINENDA, A. (2020) Asymmetric Contributions of the Fronto-Parietal Network to Emotional Conflict in the Word Face Interference Task. Symmetry, 12(10), 1701; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12101701

PECCHINENDA, A., Monachesi, B, & Laeng, B. (2020). Fearful expressions of rapidly presented hybrid-faces modulate the lag 1sparing in the attentional blink. Acta Psychologica, 209 (103124) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2020.103124

PECCHINENDA, A. & Petrucci, M. (2019). Emotion First: Children Prioritize Emotional Faces in Gaze-Cued Attentional Orienting. Psychological Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-019-01237-8

Sdoia, S., Conversi, D. PECCHINENDA, A., & Ferlazzo, F. (2019) Access to consciousness of briefly presented visual events is modulated by transcranial direct current stimulation of left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, Scientific Reports. (SREP-18-22667) www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-47527-4

Tipples, J. & Pecchinenda, A., (2018) A closer look at the size of the gaze-liking effect: a preregistered replication. Cognition and Emotion, 1-7

Petrucci, M. & Pecchinenda, A. (2018) Sparing and Impairing: emotion modulation of the attentional blink and the spread of sparing in a 3-target RSVP task. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 80 (2), 439-452 http://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13414-017-1470-y

Petrucci, M. & Pecchinenda, A.(2017).The role of cognitive control mechanisms in selective attention towards emotional stimuli. Cognition and Emotion, 31, 1480-1492 ,https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2016.1233861

Pecchinenda, A. & Petrucci, M. (2016). Emotion unchained: facial expression modulates gaze cueing under cognitive load. PLoS ONE. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168111

Pecchinenda, A., Ferlazzo, F., & Lavidor, M. (2015). Modulation of selective attention by polarity-specific tDCS effects. Neuropsychologia, 68, 1-7 doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.12.023

Pecchinenda, A., Bertamini, M., Makin, A.D.J. & Ruta, N. (2014). The pleasantness of visual symmetry: Always, never or sometimes. PLoS ONE. 9(3): e92685. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092685

Bertamini, M., Makin, A.D.J.. & Pecchinenda, A., (2013). Testing whether and when abstract symmetric patterns produce affective responses. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68403. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068403

Makin, A.D.J. Rampone, G., Pecchinenda, A. & Bertamini, M. (2013) Electrophysiological responses to visual regularity. Psychophysiology, 50, 1045-1055.doi 10.1111/psyp.12082.

Makin, A.D.J. Wilton, M., Pecchinenda, A. & Bertamini, M. (2012) Symmetry perception and affective responses: A combined EEG/EMG study. Neuropsychologia, 50, 3250-3261. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393212004307 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031

Makin, A.D.J., Pecchinenda, A., Bertamini, M. (2012) Implicit affective evaluation of visual symmetry. Emotion, 12 (5) 1021-1030, doi: 10.1037/a0026924 ISSN: 1528-3542 eISSN: 1931-1516. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22251051

Makin A, Pecchinenda A, Bertamini M, (2012), "Grouping by closure influences subjective regularity and implicit preference" i-Perception 3(8) 519 527 DOI: 10.1068/i0538 ISSN: 2041-6695 (electronic only) http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/i0538
Jellema, T., Pecchinenda, A., L. Palumbo, & Tan, G.E. (2011) Biases in the perception and affective valence of neutral facial expressions induced by the immediate perceptual history of dynamic facial expressions. Visual Cognition.19 (5), 616-634 doi: 10.1080/13506285.2011.569775. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/psych/pvis/2011/00000019/00000005/...

Pecchinenda, A., Pes, M., Ferlazzo, F. & Zoccolotti, P. (2008). The combined effect of gaze direction and facial expression on cueing spatial attention. Emotion, 8 (5), 628-634. doi: 10.1037/a0013437. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/emo/8/5/628/

Pecchinenda, A., & Heil, M. (2007). Role of working memory load on selective attention to affectively valent information. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology ,19 (6), 898-909. doi: 10.1080/09541440601095388, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09541440601095388

Pecchinenda, A., Ganteaume, C. & Banse, R. (2006). Investigating the mechanisms underlying affective priming effects using a conditional pronunciation task. Experimental Psychology, 53 (4), 268-274. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169.53.4.268 http://www.psycontent.com/content/u170244251tg/?p=bbd331adfc4843aa9ea635...

Pecchinenda, A., Dretsch, M. & Chapman, P. (2006). Working memory involvement in emotion-based processes underlying choosing advantageously. Experimental Psychology, 53 (3), 191-197. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169.53.3.191 http://www.psycontent.com/content/w771411xt7w6/?p=bbd331adfc4843aa9ea635...

Heil, M., Rolke, B. & Pecchinenda, A. (2004). Automatic semantic activation is no myth: N400 semantic priming effects in the letter search task in the absence of RT effects. Psychological Science, 15, 852-857. doi: 10.1111/j.0956-7976.2004.00766.x, pss.sagepub.com/content/15/12/852.short