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General and Experimental Psychology









Research group
Perception and Action

Graduate school

Sensory-Motor Decision-Making

Ph. D. Matteo Valsecchi

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen 
Fachbereich 06, Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie
Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 10F
35394 Giessen

Campus: Building F1, Room 304
Phone: +49(0)641 / 99-26108
Fax: +49(0)641 / 99-26119


    Research Interests

      Visual Perception
      Eye Movements

    Most Recent Publications


      Valsecchi, M., Stucchi, N.A., & Scocchia, L. (in press). Repulsive serial effects in visual numerosity judgments. Perception
      Toscani, M., Gegenfurtner, K.R., & Valsecchi, M. (2017). Foveal to peripheral extrapolation of brightness within objects. Journal of Vision, 17(9): 14.
      Chen, J.,Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2017). Attention is allocated closely ahead of the target during smooth pursuit eye movements: evidence from EEG frequency tagging. Neuropsychologia, 102, 206-216.
      Chen, J.,Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2017). Enhanced brain responses to color during smooth pursuit eye movements. Journal of Neurophysiology, 118, 749-754.
      Schiller, F., Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (in press). An evaluation of different measures of color saturation. Vision Research
      Valsecchi, M., Billino, J., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2018). Healthy aging is associated with decreased risk-taking in motor decision-making. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(1), 154-167.
      Toscani, M., Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2017). Lightness perception for matte and glossy complex shapes. Vision Research, 131, 82-95.
      Koenderink, J., Valsecchi, M., van Doorn, A., Wagemans, J. , & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2017). Eidolons: Novel Stimuli for Vision Research. Journal of Vision, 17(2): 7.
      Chen, J.,Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2016). Role of motor execution in the ocular tracking of self-generated movements. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116, 2586-2593.
      Chen, J.,Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2016). LRP predicts smooth pursuit eye movement onset during the ocular tracking of self-generated movements. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116, 18-29.
      Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2016). Dynamic Re-calibration of Perceived Size in Fovea and Periphery through Predictable Size Changes. Current Biology, 26, 59-63.
      Caziot, B.,Valsecchi, M., Gegenfurtner, K.R. , & Backus, B. T. (2015). Fast perception of binocular disparity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 909-916.
      Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2015). Control of binocular gaze in a high-precision manual task. Vision Research, 110, 203-214.
      Scocchia, L.,Valsecchi, M., & Triesch, J. (2014). Top-down influences on ambiguous perception: the role of stable and transient states of the observer. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8: 00979.
      Wiebel, C.B.,Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2014). Early differential processing of material images: Evidence from ERP classification. Journal of Vision, 14(7): 10.
      Scocchia, L.,Valsecchi, M., Gegenfurtner, K.R., &Triesch, J. (2014). Differential effects of visual attention and working memory on binocular rivalry. Journal of Vision, 14(5): 13.
      Granzier, J.J.M., & Valsecchi, M. (2014). Variations in daylight as a contextual cue for estimating season, time of day, and weather conditions. Journal of Vision, 14(1): 22.

    A complete list of publications and the reprints of the papers are available here.