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Dr. Annalisa Setti

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN))


Adjunct Assistant Professor (Psychology)

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Merriman, N.A., Whyatt, C., Setti, A., Craig, C., Newell, F.N., Successful balance training is associated with improved multisensory function in fall-prone older adults, Computers in Human Behavior, 45, 2015, p192-203 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Setti Annalisa, Loughman James, Savva George M, Kenny RoseAnne, Trail Making Test performance contributes to subjective judgment of visual efficiency in older adults , PeerJ , 3 , 2015, pe1407 -, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Stapleton, J., Setti, A., Doheny, E. P., Kenny, R. A., & Newell, F. N. , A standing posture is associated with increased susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion in fall-prone older adults. , Experimental brain research, 232, (3), 2014, p423 - 434, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kenny Gibson W, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Setti A., Validation of the self-reported hearing questions in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing against the Whispered Voice Test., BMC Res Notes., 14, (7), 2014, p361-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Setti, A. , Multisensory perception in older adults., Atomium Culture Magazine, 2013, Notes: [], Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Barrett, M.M., Doheny, E.P., Setti, A., Maguinness, C., Foran, T.G., Kenny, R.A. & Newell, F.N., Reduced vision selectively impairs spatial updating in fall prone older adults, Multisensory Research, 1, (1), 2013, p69 - 94, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Maguinness, C, Setti, A, Roudaia, E, Kenny, RA, Does that look heavy to you? Perceived weight judgment in lifting actions in younger and older adults, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 2013, p795-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Setti A, Burke KE, Kenny R, Newell FN, Susceptibility to a multisensory speech illusion in older persons is driven by perceptual processes., Frontiers in psychology, 4, 2013, p575 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Chan, JS., Maguinness, C., Lisiecka, D. Setti, A. & Newell, FN, Evidence for crossmodal interactions across depth on target localisation performance in a spatial array, Perception, 41, 2012, p757 - 773 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Annalisa Setti, Jason S. Chan, Familiarity of objects affects susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion, Neuroscience Letters, 492, (1), 2011, p19-22 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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Award Date
CARDI bursary to attend the British Gerontological Society annual meeting 2010; 2010
Marco Polo Grant for Young Researchers Mobility from the University of Bologna at Trinity College Dublin (covers relocation expenses for 3 months). Feb.- April 2005
Post-doctoral research fellowship awarder by the University of Bologna (covers researcher salary for 24 months); July 2003 - June 2005
Young Researchers grant (Progetto Giovani Ricercatori), awarded by the University of Bologna for the research project "Information about motion in concepts in 6-8-10 year-old children" (covers research costs up to 1000 Euro) and "Categorisation processes in children in selection based tasks" (covers research costs up to 1000 Euro) 2001
Fellowship for Specialization Abroad (Perfezionamento Estero) in order to attain the D.E.S. in Cognitive Experimental Psychology (Université de Genève - CH) (covers monthly salary for 12 months) Oct. 1998 - Sept.1999
My main research interest is the cognitive psychology of ageing. In particular the overlap between perceptual and higher-level cognitive processing and the brain mechanisms underlying them. I am particularly interested in the lifespan perspective, having worked with children and both young and older adults.
My main topics of investigation are:
-integration of different senses in ageing, in particular the relationship between perceptual and multisensory decline and higher-level cognitive functions (e.g. attention, memory) and its neural underpinnings. I am also studying the onset of pathological conditions such as frailty and susceptibility to falls;
-perception and semantic memory across the life span, in particular embodied cognition, i.e. the relationship between body changes and changes in knowledge activation (semantic memory). I am also interested in the relationship between changes in body schema and perception.