vecchi@unipv.it

 

Tel.: +39 0382 98 6456
Fax.: +39 0382 98 6272

 

E' professore ordinario di Psicologia Generale, insegna: Psicologia dei processi cognitivi, Psicologia della memoria,Psicologia sperimentale.

 

Dal 2002 è Direttore del Dipartimento di Psicologia.

 

Orario di ricevimento studenti: martedì ore 10-12

 

La sua attività di ricerca negli ultimi anni si è sviluppata lungo i seguenti filoni:

 

Memoria umana, processi di ricordo e di elaborazione, memoria di lavoro,modelli cognitivi.

Immagini mentali (imagery), elaborazione visuo-spaziale.

Differenze individuali, sviluppo e invecchiamento cognitivo, differenze sessuali.

Diagnosi e riabilitazione di deficit cognitivi.

Rapporto tra percezione e immagini mentali, cecità.

Musica e neuroscienze

 

 

Principali pubblicazioni dal 1995

 

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Vecchi, T., Monticelli, M., & Cornoldi, C. (1995). Visuo-spatial working memory: structures and variables affecting a capacity measures. Neuropsychologia, 33, 1549-1564.

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Mazzoni, G., Cornoldi, C., Tomat, L., & Vecchi, T. (1997). Remembering the grocery shopping list: biases in metacognitive judgement. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 11, 253-267.

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Vecchi, T. (1998). Visuo-spatial imagery in congenitally totally blind people. Memory,6, 91-102.

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Luzzatti, C., Vecchi, T., Agazzi, D., Cesa-Bianchi, M., & Vergani, C. (1998). A neurological dissociation between preserved visual and impaired spatial processing in mental imagery. Cortex, 34, 461-469.

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Vecchi, T., & Girelli, L. (1998). Gender differences in visuo-spatial processing: The importance of distinguishing between passive storage and active manipulation. Acta Psychologica, 99, 1-16.

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Vecchi, T., & Cornoldi, C. (1998). Differenze individuali e memoria di lavoro visuo-spaziale. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 25, 491-530.

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Girelli, L., Luzzatti, C., Annoni, G., & Vecchi, T. (1999). Progressive decline of numerical skills in Alzheimer type dementia: A case study. Brain and Cognition, 40, 132-136.

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Vecchi, T. (1999). Perception, imagery and memory processes. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, 18, 586-592.

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Vecchi, T., Albertin, L., & Cornoldi, C. (1999). The relationship between self assessment of everyday spatial memory and performance on memory tasks in old age. Clinical Gerontologist, 20, 57-66.

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Vecchi, T., & Cornoldi, C. (1999). Passive storage and active manipulation in visuo-spatial working memory: Further evidence from the study of age differences. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 11, 391-406.

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Vecchi, T., Saveriano, V., & Paciaroni, L. (1998/1999). Storage and processing working memory functions in Alzheimer-type dementia. Behavioural Neurology, 11, 227-231.

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Vecchi, T., & Richardson, J.T.E. (2000). Active processing in visuo-spatial working memory. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, 19, 3-32.

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Cornoldi, C., & Vecchi, T. (2000). Mental imagery in blind people: The role of passive and active visuo-spatial processes. In M. Heller (Ed.), Touch, representation, and blindness, pp.143-181. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

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Cornoldi, C., Rigoni, F., Venneri, A., & Vecchi, T. (2000). Passive and active visuo-spatial memory: Double dissociation in developmental learning disabilities. Brain and Cognition, 43, 117-120

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Cornoldi, C., & Vecchi, T. (2000). Cécité précoce et images mentales spatiales. In Y. Hatwell, A. Streri & E. Gentaz (Eds.), Toucher pour connaître: Psychologie cognitive de la perception tactile manuelle, pp. 175-189. Presses Universitaires de France, Paris.

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Vecchi T., Phillips, L.H., & Cornoldi, C. (2001). Individual differences in visuo-spatial working memory: The effects of age, gender and blindness. In M. Denis, C. Cornoldi, R.H. Logie, De Vega, M. & Engelkamp, J. (Eds.), Imagery, language and visuo-spatial thinking, pp.29-58. Psychology Press, Hove.

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Vecchi, T. (2001). Visuo-spatial processing in congenitally blind people: Is there a gender-related preference? Personality and Individual Differences, 30, 1361-1370.

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Cornoldi, C., & Marconi, F., & Vecchi T. (2001). Visuospatial working memory in Turner's syndrome. Brain & Cognition, 46, 90-94.

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Vecchi, T., & Richardson, J.T.E. (2001). Measures of visuospatial short-term memory: The Knox Cube Imitation Test and the Corsi Blocks Test compared. Brain & Cognition. 46, 291-295.

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Richardson, J.T.E., & Vecchi, T. (2002). A jigsaw-puzzle imagery task for assessing active visuospatial processes in old and young people. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers, 34, 69-82.

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Cavallini, E., Pagnin, A., & Vecchi, T. (2002). The rehabilitation of memory in old age: Effects of mnemonics and metacognition in strategic training. Clinical Gerontologist, 26, 125-141.

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Cavallini, E., Pagnin, A., & Vecchi, T. (2003). Aging and everyday memory: The beneficial effect of memory training. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 37, 241-257.

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Palladino, P, Mammarella, N., & Vecchi, T. (2003). Modality-specific effects in inhibitory mechanisms: The interaction of peripheral and central components in working memory. Brain and Cognition, 53, 263-267.

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Cornoldi, C., & Vecchi, T. (2003). Visuo-spatial working memory and individual differences. Psychology Press: Hove and New York, UK/USA (pp. 170).

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Cornoldi, C., Fastame, M.C., & Vecchi, T. (2003). Congenital blindness and spatial mental imagery. In Y. Hatwell, A. Streri & E. Gentaz (Eds.), Touching for knowing, pp. 173-187. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam-Philadelphia.

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Bosco, A., Longoni, A.M., & Vecchi, T. (2004). Gender effects in spatial orientation: cognitive profiles and mental strategies . Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18, 519-532.

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Cavallini, E., Fastame, M.C., Palladino, P., Rossi, S., & Vecchi, T. (2004). Visuo-spatial span and cognitive functions: A theoretical analysis of the “Corsi” task. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 23, 217-224.

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Vecchi, T., Tinti, C., & Cornoldi, C. (2004) Spatial memory and integration processes in congenital blindness. NeuroReport, 15, 2787-2790

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Vecchi, T., Richardson, J.T.E., & Cavallini, E. (2005). Passive storage versus active processing in working memory: Evidence from age-related variations in performance. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 17, 521-539.

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Pietrini, P., Ricciardi, E., Gentili, C., Bonino, D., Vanello, N., Sani, L., Danti, S., Guazzelli, M., Bicchi, A., Vecchi, T., & Haxby, J.V. (2005). Oltre le immagini sensoriali: la rappresentazione degli oggetti nella via visiva ventrale. Neurological Sciences, 26:S81–S83.

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Cattaneo, Z., Postma, A., & Vecchi T. (2006). Gender Differences in Memory for Object and Word locations: The Role of Stimulus Transformations. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 904-919.

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Cattaneo, Z. & Vecchi, T., (2006). Psicologia delle differenze sessuali. Carocci Editore: Roma (pp. 110).

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Vecchi, T. & Bottini, G. (Eds.) (2006). Imagery and spatial cognition: Methods, models and clinical assessment. John Benjamins Publishers: Amsterdam and Philadelphia, The Netherlands/USA (pp. 435)

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Cattaneo, Z., Fastame, M.C., Cornoldi, C., & Vecchi, T. (2006). Working memory, imagery and visuo-spatial mechanisms. In T. Vecchi & G. Bottini (Eds.), Imagery and spatial cognition: Methods, models and clinical assessment, 101-137. John Benjamins Publishers: Amsterdam and Philadelphia, The Netherlands/USA

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Logie, R.H. & Vecchi, T. (2006). Motor components in visuo-spatial processes. In T. Vecchi & G. Bottini (Eds.), Imagery and spatial cognition: Methods, models and clinical assessment, pp. 173-184. John Benjamins Publishers: Amsterdam and Philadelphia, The Netherlands/USA

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Cavallini, E., & Vecchi, T. (2006). Visuo-spatial working memory and aging. In T. Vecchi & G. Bottini (Eds.), Imagery and spatial cognition: Methods, models and clinical assessment, 187-201. John Benjamins Publishers: Amsterdam and Philadelphia, The Netherlands/USA

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Ricciardi, E., Bonino, D., Gentili, C., Sani, L., Pietrini, P., & Vecchi, T. (2006). Neural correlates of spatial working memory: A fMRI study comparing visual and tactile processes. Neuroscience, 139, 339-349.

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Vecchi, T., Cattaneo, Z., Monegato, M., Pece, A., Cornoldi, C., & Pietrini P. (2006). Why Cyclops could not compete with Ulysses: monocular vision and mental images. NeuroReport, 17, 723-726.

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Basso, D., Vecchi, T., Akiva-Kabiri, L., Baschenis, I., Boggiani, E., & Bisiacchi, P.S. (2006). Handedness effects on Interhemispheric Transfer Time: A TMS study. Brain Research Bulletin, 70, 228-232.

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Schön, D., Akiva-Kabiri, L., & Vecchi, T. (2007). Psicologia della musica. Carocci Editore: Roma.

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Dunlosky, J., Cavallini, E., Roth, H., McGuire, C.L., Hertzog, C., & Vecchi, T. (2007). Do Self-Monitoring Interventions Improve Older Adults’ Learning? Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

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Cattaneo, Z., Vecchi, T., Monegato, M., Pece, A., & Cornoldi, C. (2007). Effects of late visual impairment on mental representations activated by visual and tactile stimuli. Brain Research.