Experimental & Applied Psychophysics - Università di Padova

Clara Casco

phone: +39 049 827 6610
email: clara.clasco@unipd.it
room 316

Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale
via Venezia 8 - 35131
Padova - Italy

Research interests
Human vision: perceptual mechanisms of figure-ground segmentation with texture-defined stimuli and motion perception, perceptual learning and synaptic plasticity in normal and low vision observers, audiovisual perception.

  • Robol, V., Grassi, M., Casco, C. (2013). Contextual influences in texture-segmentation: distinct effects from elements along the edge and in the texture-region. Vision Research, 88, 1-8.
  • Battaglini, L., Campana, G., Casco, C. (2013). Illusory speed is retained in memory during invisible motion. i-Perception, 4, 180-191.
  • Mather, G., Pavan, A., Bellacosa Marotti, R., Campana, G., Casco, C. (2013). Interactions between motion and form processing in the human visual system. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7:65. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2013.00065
  • Cansino, S., Guzzon, D., Casco, C. (2013). Effects of interference control on visuospatial working memory. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25, 51-63.
  • Bellacosa Marotti R., Pavan, A., Casco, C. (2012). The integration of straight contours (snakes and ladders): The role of spatial arrangement, spatial frequency and spatial phase. Vision Research, 71, 44-52.
  • Casco, C., Robol, V., Grassi, M., Venturini, C. (2012). Positional noise in Landolt-C stimuli reduces spatial resolution: a study with younger and older observers. Vision Research, 67, 37-43.
  • Robol, V., Casco, C., Dakin, S. C. (2012). The role of crowding in contextual influences on contour integration. Journal of Vision, 12, 3.
  • Maniglia, M., Grassi, M., Casco, C., Campana, G. (2012). The origin of the audiovisual bounce inducing effect: a TMS study. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1478-1482.
  • Mather, G., Pavan, A., Bellacosa Marotti, R., Casco C. (2012). Psychophysical evidence for interactions between visual motion and form processing at the level of motion integrating receptive fields. Neuropsychologia, 50, 153-159.
  • Grassi, M., Casco, C. (2012). Revealing the Origin of the Audiovisual Bounce-Inducing Effect. Seeing and Perceiving, 25, 223-233.
  • Pavan, A., Casco, C., Mather, G., Bellacosa, R.M., Cuturi, L.F. & Campana, G. (2011). The effect of spatial orientation on detecting motion trajectories in noise. Vision Research, 51(18), 2077-2084.
  • De Stefani, E., Pinello, L., Campana, G., Mazzarolo, M., Lo Giudice, G. & Casco, C. (2011). Illusory contours over pathological retinal scotomas. PLoS ONE, 6(10), e26154.
  • Guzzon, D., Casco, C. (2011). The effect of visual experience on texture segmentation without awareness. Vision Research, 51: 2509-2516.
  • Campana, G., Pavan, A., Maniglia, M. & Casco, C. (2011). The fastest (and simplest), the earliest: the locus of processing of rapid forms of motion aftereffect. Neuropsychologia, 49, 2929-2934.
  • Maniglia, M., Pavan, A., Cuturi, L. F., Campana, G., Sato, G., Casco, C. (2011). Reducing crowding by weakening inhibitory lateral interactions in the periphery with perceptual learning. PLoS One, 6(10):e25568.
  • Cansino, S., Guzzon, D., Martinelli, M., Barollo, M., Casco, C. (2011). Effects of aging on interference control in selective attention and working memory. Memory and Cognition, 39, 1409-1422.
  • Casco, C., Robol, V., Barollo, M., Cansino, S. (2011). Effects of aging on visual contour integration and segmentation. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 52, 3955-3961.
  • Pavan, A., Cuturi, F.L., Maniglia, M., Casco, C., & Campana, G. (2011). Implied motion from static photographs influences the perceived position of stationary objects. Vision Research, 51, 187-194.
  • Alberti, C.F, Pavan, A., Campana, G., & Casco, C. (2010). Segmentation by single and combined features involves different contextual influences. Vision Research, 50, 1065, 1073.
  • Pavan, A., Campana, G., Maniglia, M., & Casco, C. (2010). The role of high-level visual areas in short- and longer-lasting forms of neural plasticity. Neuropsychologia, 48, 3069-3079.
  • Grassi, M., Casco, C. (2010). Audiovisual bounce-inducing effect: when sound congruence affects grouping in vision. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72, 378-386. Click here to see a demo of the stimuli of this study.
  • Campana G., & Casco C. (2009). Repetition effects of features and spatial position: evidence for dissociable mechanisms. Spatial Vision, 22, 325-338
  • Roncato, S., & Casco, C. (2009). A new "tilt" illusion reveals the relation between border ownership and border binding. Journal of Vision, 9, 1-10.
  • Campana, G. & Casco, C. (2009). Repetition effects of features and spatial position: evidence for dissociable mechanisms. Spatial Vision, 22,325-338.
  • Pavan, A., Campana, G., Guerreschi, M., Manassi, M., & Casco, C. (2009). Separate motion-detecting mechanisms for first- and second-order patterns revealed by rapid forms of visual motion priming and motion aftereffect. Journal of Vision, 9(11), 1-16.
  • Sinico, M., Parovel G., Casco C., Anstis, S. (2009) Perceived Shrinkage of Motion Paths. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 35, 948-957.
  • Casco, C., Campana, G., Han, S. & Guzzon, D. (2009). Psychophysical and electrophysiological evidence of independent facilitation by collinearity and similarity in texture grouping and segmentation. Vision Research, 49(6), 583-593.
  • Grassi, M., Casco, C. (2009). Audiovisual bounce-inducing effect: attention alone does not explain why the discs are bouncing. Journal Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 235-243.
  • Casco, C.& Guzzon, D. (2008).The joyful aesthetic experience of "contour binding". Spatial Vision, 21, 291-314.
  • Mather, G., Pavan, A., Campana, G., & Casco, C. (2008). The motion aftereffect reloaded. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12, 481-487.
  • Campana, G., Pavan, A., & Casco, C. (2008). Priming of first- and second-order motion: mechanisms and neural substrates. Neuropsychologia, 46(2), 393-398.
  • Campana, G., Cowey, A., Casco, C., Oudsen, I., & Walsh, V. (2007). Left frontal eye field remembers "where" but not "what". Neuropsychologia, 45(10), 2340 - 2345.
  • Fuggetta, G., Campana, G., & Casco, C. (2007). The principle of good continuation in space and time can guide visual search in the absence of priming and contextual cues. Visual Cognition, 15(7), 834-853.
  • Giora, E., & Casco, C. (2007). Region- and edge-based mechanisms in texture segmentation. Vision Research, 47, 879-2006.
  • Anstis, S., & Casco, C. (2006). Induced movement: The flying bluebottle illusion. Journal of Vision, 10(8), 1087-1092, http://www.journalofvision.org/6/10/8/,
  • Roncato, S., & Casco, C. (2006). Illusory boundary interpolation from local association field. Spatial Vision, 19(6), 581-206.
  • Parovel, G., & Casco, C. (2006). The psychophysical law of speed estimation in Michotte's causal events. Vision Research, 46(24), 4134-4142.
  • Grieco, A., Casco, C., & Roncato, S. (2006). Texture segregation on the basis of contrast polarity of odd-symmetric filters. Vision Research, 46(20), 3526-3536.
  • Grieco, A., Beretta, G., & Casco, C. (2006). Reaction time reduction after parafoveal preview in a lexical decision task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 103, 105-112.
  • Casco, C., Grieco, A., Giora, E., & Martinelli, M. (2006). Saliency from orthogonal velocity component in texture segregation. Vision Research, 46, 1091-1098.
  • Casco, C., Forcella, C., Beretta, G., Grieco, A., & Campana, G. (2005). Ecstasy long-term effects on the human central nervous system revealed by Visual evoked potentials (VEPs). Addiction Biology, 10, 187-195.
  • Casco, C., Grieco, A., Campana, G., Corvino, M.P., & Caputo, G. (2005). Attention modulates psychophysical and electrophysiological response to visual texture segmentation in humans. Vision Research, 45, 2384-2396.
  • Casco, C. (2004). La gestalt nelle neuroscienze della visione. Teorie & modelli, 9, 103-122.
  • Casco, C., Campana, G., Grieco, A., & Fuggetta, G. (2004). Perceptual learning modulates electrophysiological and psychophysical response to visual texture segmentation in humans. Neuroscience Letters, 371, 18-23.
  • Grieco, A., Bettella, S., Conti, M., Orioli, M., & Casco, C. (2004). The effect of preview eccentricity in a lexical decision task. Visual Cognition, 11, 781-796.
  • Casco, C., Campana, G., Grieco, A., Musetti, S., & Perrone, S. (2003). Hyper-vision in patient with central and paracentral vision loss reflects cortical reorganization. Visual Neuroscience, 20, 1-10.
  • Campana, G., & Casco, C. (2003). Learning in combined-feature search: specificity to orientation. Perception and Psychophysics, 65, 1197-1207.
  • Roncato, S., & Casco, C. (2003). The influence of contrast and spatial factors in the perceived shape of boundaries. Perception and Psychophysics, 65, 1252-1272.
  • Casco, C. (2002). Fenomenologia sperimentale e visione. Teorie & modelli, 7, 155-172.
  • Casco, C., Grieco, A., & Caputo, G. (2001). Discrimination of an orientation difference in dynamic textures. Vision Research, 41, 275-284.
  • Casco, C., Campana, G., & Gidiuli, O. (2001). Stimulus specific dynamics of learning in conjunction search tasks. Visual Cognition, 8, 145-162.
  • Campana, G., & Casco, C. (2001). Learning of combined-features search: specificity of stimulus characteristics. In Musio, C. (Ed.), Vision. The approach of biophysics and neurosciences (323-326). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.