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Dr. Annalisa Setti

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


Adjunct Assistant Professor (Psychology)

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Sumner, R.C. and Cassarino, M. and Dockray, S. and Setti, A. and Crone, D.M., Moving towards a multidimensional dynamic approach to nature and health: A bioavailability perspective, People and Nature, 4, (1), 2022, p44-52 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hirst, R.J. and Cassarino, M. and Kenny, R.A. and Newell, F.N. and Setti, A., Urban and rural environments differentially shape multisensory perception in ageing, Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 2021, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Hirst, R.J. and Whelan, R. and Boyle, R. and Setti, A. and Knight, S. and O'Connor, J. and Williamson, W. and McMorrow, J. and Fagan, A.J. and Meaney, J.F. and Kenny, R.A. and De Looze, C. and Newell, F.N., Gray matter volume in the right angular gyrus is associated with differential patterns of multisensory integration with aging, Neurobiology of Aging, 100, 2021, p83-90 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
O†brien, J. and Mason, A. and Cassarino, M. and Chan, J. and Setti, A., Older women†s experiences of a community-led walking programme using activity trackers, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, (18), 2021, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Basurrah, A. and Lambert, L. and Setti, A. and Murphy, M. and Warren, M. and Shrestha, T. and Di Blasi, Z., Effects of positive psychology interventions in Arab countries: A protocol for a systematic review, BMJ Open, 11, (7), 2021, Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Fawsitt, F. and Dockray, S. and Setti, A., Regulatory focus and perceptions of ageing: exploring the connections, Aging and Mental Health, 2021, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hirst RJ, Setti A, De Looze C, Akuffo KO, Peto T, Kenny RA, Newell FN., The effect of eye disease, cataract surgery and hearing aid use on multisensory integration in ageing., Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 133, 2020, p161-176 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Hirst, R.J. and McGovern, D.P. and Setti, A. and Shams, L. and Newell, F.N., What you see is what you hear: Twenty years of research using the Sound-Induced Flash Illusion, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 118, 2020, p759-774 , Notes: [cited By 8], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
O†meara, A. and Cassarino, M. and Bolger, A. and Setti, A., Virtual reality nature exposure and test anxiety, Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 4, (4), 2020, p1-14 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
O†Brien, J.M. and Chan, J.S. and Setti, A., Audio-Visual Training in Older Adults: 2-Interval-Forced Choice Task Improves Performance, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 14, (569212), 2020, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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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.