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Corradi, G., Rosselló-Mir, J., Vañó, J., Chuquichambi, E., Bertamini, M. & Munar, E. (2018). The effects of presentation time on preference for curvature of real objects and meaningless novel patterns. British Journal of Psychology, doi: 10.1111/bjop.12367

Grebenkina, M. Brachmann, A. Bertamini, M. Kaduhm, A. & Redies C. (2018). Edge-Orientation Entropy Predicts Preference for Diverse Types of Man-Made Images. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12:678. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00678

Martinovic, J., Jennings, B.J., Makin, A.D.J., Bertamini, M., & Angelescu, I. (2018). Symmetry perception for patterns defined by colour and luminance. Journal of Vision, 18(8):4. doi: 10.1167/18.8.4

Bertamini, M. & Soranzo, A. (2018). Reasoning about visibility in mirrors: A comparison between a human observer and a camera. Perception. doi: 10.1177/0301006618781088

Bertamini, M. & Kitaoka, A. (2018). Blindness to curvature and blindness to illusory curvature. i-Perception, 9 (3), 1-11, doi: 10.1177/2041669518776986

Bertamini, M., Silvanto, J. Norcia, A.M. Makin, A.D.J. & Wagemans, J. (2018). The neural basis of visual symmetry and its role in middle and high-level visual processing. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1426(1), 111-126. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13667

Bertamini, M., Guest, M., Vallortigara, G., Rugani, R. & Regolin, L. (2018). The effect of clustering on perceived quantity in humans (Homo sapiens) and in chicks (Gallus gallus). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 132(3), 280-293. doi: 10.1037/com0000114

O'Sullivan, N. de Bezenac, C. Piovesan, A., Cutler, H. Corcoran, R. Fenyvesi, D. & Bertamini, M. (2017). I am there ... but not quite: an unfaithful mirror that reduces feelings of ownership and agency. Perception, 47,2,197-215. doi: 10.1177/0301006617743392

Bode, C., Helmy, M., & Bertamini, M. (2017). A cross-cultural comparison for preference for symmetry: comparing British and Egyptians non-experts. Psihologija, 50, 3, 383-402. doi: 10.2298/PSI1703383B

Bianchi, I, Bertamini, M., Burro, R. & Savardi, U. (2017). Opposition and identicalness: two basic components of adults' perception and mental representation of symmetry. Symmetry, 9, 128. doi:10.3390/sym9080128

Makin, A.D.J., Helmy, M., & Bertamini, M. (2017). Visual cortex activation predicts visual preference: evidence from Britain and Egypt. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2017.1350870

Wilson, C.J, Soranzo, A., & Bertamini, M. (2017). Attentional interference is modulated by salience not sentience. Acta Psychologica, 178, 56-65. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.05.010

Cotter, K.N. Silvia, P.J., Bertamini, M., Palumbo, L., Vartanian, O. (2017). Curve Appeal: Exploring Individual Differences in Preference for Curved Versus Angular Objects. i-Perception, 8, 2. doi:10.1177/2041669517693023

Wright, D. Makin, A.D.J., & Bertamini, M. (2017). Electrophysiological responses to symmetry presented in the left or in the right visual hemifield. Cortex, 86, 93-108. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2016.11.001

Ogden, R., Makin, A.D.J., Palumbo, L. & Bertamini, M. (2016). Symmetry lasts longer than random, but only for brief presentations. i-Perception, 7, 6. doi: 10.1177/2041669516676824

Makin, A.D.J. Wright, D. Rampone, G. Palumbo, L. Guest, M. Sheehan, R. Cleaver, H. & Bertamini, M. (2016). An electrophysiological index of perceptual goodness. Cerebral Cortex. 26, 12, 4416-4434. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw255;

Bode, C. Bertamini, M. & Helmy, M. (2016). Left-right position in moving images: An analysis of face orientation, face position, and movement direction in eight action films. Art & Perception, 4, 241-263. doi: 10.1163/22134913-00002053;

Bertamini, M. Herzog, M.H. & Bruno, N. (2016). The Honeycomb illusion: Uniform textures not perceived as such. i-Perception, 7, 4. doi: 10.1177/2041669516660727;

Bruno, N., Bode, C. & Bertamini, M. (2016). Composition in portraits: selfies and wefies reveal similar biases in untrained modern youths and ancient masters. Laterality, 22(3), 279-293. doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2016.1185108

Rampone, G. O'Sullivan, N. & Bertamini, M. (2016). The role of visual eccentricity on preference for abstract symmetry. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0154428 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154428

Bertamini, M. Zito, M. Scott-Samuel, N.E. & Hulleman, J. (2016). Spatial Clustering and Its Effect on Perceived Clustering, Numerosity and Dispersion Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 78(5), 1460-1471. doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1100-0

Makin, A.J.D., & Bertamini, M., Jones, A., Holmes, T., & Zanker, J. (2016). A gaze-driven evolutionary algorithm to study aesthetic evaluation of visual symmetry i-Perception, 7, 2. doi: 10.1177/2041669516637432

Palumbo L. & Bertamini, M. (2016). The curvature effect: a comparison between preference tasks. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 34, 35-52. doi: 10.1177/0276237415621185

Daum, S.O. Both, B.S., Bertamini, M. & Hecht, H. (2015). The Vista Paradox: Framing or Contrast? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 6, 1734-1747. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000119

Palumbo, L., Bertamini, M. & Makin, A.D.J. (2015). Scaling of the extrastriate neural response to symmetry. Vision Research, 117, 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2015.10.002

Bianchi, I. Bertamini, M. & Savardi, U. (2015). Differences between predictions of how a reflection behaves based on the behaviour of an object, and how an object behaves based on the behaviour of its reflection. Acta Psychologica, 161, 54-63 doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.08.008

Palumbo, L., Ogden, R., Makin, A.J.D., & Bertamini, M. (2015). Does preference for abstract patterns relate to information processing and perceived duration? i-Perception, 6(5), 1-16, doi: 10.1177/2041669515604436

Palumbo, L., Ruta, N., & Bertamini, M. (2015). Comparing angular and curved shapes in terms of implicit associations and approach/avoidance responses. PLoS ONE. 10(10): e0140043 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140043

Friedenberg J. & Bertamini, M. (2015). Aesthetic Preference for Polygon Shape. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 33, 144-160. doi: 10.1177/0276237415594708

Bruno, N. Bertamini, M. & Protti, F. (2015). Selfie and the city: A world-wide, large, and ecologically valid database reveals a two-pronged side bias in naive self-portraits. PLoS ONE. 10(4): e0124999. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124999

Bertamini, M. Palumbo, L., Gheorghes, T.N., & Galatsidas, M. (2015). Do observers like curvature or do they dislike angularity?. British Journal of Psychology. 107, 1, 154-178. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12132;

Bertamini, M. & Lyons, M. (2015). How men and women respond to hypothetical parental discovery: The importance of genetic relatedness. Evolutionary Psychology. 13(2): 424-434. online;

Wright, D. & Bertamini, M. (2015). Aesthetic judgements of abstract dynamic configurations. Art & Perception. 3, 3, 283-301. doi: 10.1163/22134913-00002037;

Wright, D., Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2015). Right-lateralized alpha desynchronization during symmetry discrimination: Hemispheric specialization or directed spatial attention? Psychophysiology. 52, 5, 638-647. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12399;

Bertamini, M. & Makin, A.D.J. (2014). Brain activity in response to visual symmetry. Symmetry, 6, 975-996. (Special Issue) doi: 10.3390/sym6040975

Makin, A.D.J., Rampone, G., & Bertamini, M. (2014). Conditions for view-invariance in the neural response to visual symmetry. Psychophysiology. 52, 4, 532-543. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12365

Palumbo, L. Ogden, R. Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2014). Examining visual complexity and its influence on perceived duration. Journal of Vision, 14, 3. doi: 10.1167/14.14.3

Bertamini, M. (2014). Understanding what is visible in a mirror or through a window before and after updating the position of an object. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 476. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00476

Bertamini, M. & O'Sullivan, N. (2014). The use of realistic and mechanical hands in the rubber hand illusion, and the relationship to hemispheric differences. Consciousness and Cognition, 27, 89-99. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2014.04.010

Rampone, G., Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2014). Electrophysiological analysis of the affective congruence between pattern regularity and word valence. Neuropsychologia, 58, 107-117 doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.04.005

Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2014). Do different types of dynamic extrapolation rely on the same mechanism? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 1566-1579. doi: 10.1037/a0036680

Pecchinenda, A. Bertamini, M. Makin, A.D.J., & Ruta, N. (2014). The Pleasantness of Visual Symmetry: Always, Never or Sometimes. PLoS ONE, 9(3): e92685. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092685

Makin, A.D.J., Rampone, G., Wright, A. Martinovic, J. & Bertamini, M. (2014). Visual symmetry in objects and gaps. Journal of Vision, 14(3), article 12. doi: 10.1167/14.3.12

Bruno, N., Gabriele, V. Tasso, T. & Bertamini, M. (2014). Selfies reveal systematic deviations from known principles of photographic composition. Art & Perception, 2, 45-58 doi: 10.1163/22134913-00002027

Makin, A.D.J., Lawson, R., Bertamini, M. & Pickering, J. (2013). Auditory clicks distort perceived velocity but only when the system has to rely on extraretinal signals. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67 (3), 455-473. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2013.816751

Bertamini, M. Helmy M.S. & Bates, D. (2013). The visual system prioritizes locations near corners of surfaces (not just locations near a corner). Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75, 1748-1760. doi: 10.3758/s13414-013-0514-1

Bertamini, M. Makin, A.D.J., & Rampone, G. (2013). Implicit association of symmetry with positive valence, high arousal and simplicity. i-Perception, 4(5) 317-327, doi: 10.1068/i0601jw

Bertamini, M. Makin, A.D.J., & Pecchinenda, A. (2013). Testing whether and when abstract symmetric patterns produce affective responses. PLoS ONE, 8(7), e68403. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068403

Makin, A.D.J., Rampone, G., Pecchinenda, A. & Bertamini, M. (2013). Electrophysiological responses to visuospatial regularity. Psychophysiology, 50 (10), 1045-1055. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12082

Bertamini, M. Byrne, C. & Bennett, K.M. (2013). Attractiveness is influenced by the relationship between postures of viewer and viewed person. i-Perception, 4(3) 170-179. doi: 10.1068/i0578

Bianchi, I. & Bertamini, M. (2013). Anisotropy and polarization of space: evidence from naive optics and phenomenological psychophysics. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 545-546. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X13000332

Bruno, N., & Bertamini, M. (2013). Self-Portraits: Smartphones Reveal a Side Bias in Non-Artists PLoS ONE, 8(2): e55141 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055141

Bertamini, M. & Wagemans, J. (2013). Processing convexity and concavity along a 2D contour: Figure-ground, structural shape, and attention. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 191-207. doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0347-2

Makin, A.D.J. Wilton, M., Pecchinenda, A. & Bertamini, M. (2012). Symmetry perception and affective responses: A combined EEG/EMG study. Neuropsychologia, 50 (14), 3250-3261. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.10.003

Bertamini, M. Helmy, M.S., & Hulleman, J. (2012). The role of convexity in perception of symmetry and in visual short-term memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 4, 767-785. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2012.717953

Makin, A.D.J. Pecchinenda, A. & Bertamini, M. (2012). Grouping by closure influences subjective regularity and implicit preference. i-Perception, 3(8) 519-527. doi: 10.1068/i0538

Bertamini, M. & Helmy, M.S., (2012). The shape of a hole and that of the surface-with-hole cannot be analysed separately. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 608-616. doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0265-3

Bertamini, M. & Munafo, M. (2012). Bite-size science and its undesired side effects. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7: 67-71. doi: 10.1177/1745691611429353

Makin, A.D.J., Pecchinenda, A. & Bertamini, M. (2012). Implicit affective evaluation of visual symmetry. Emotion, 12, (5), 1021-1030. doi: 10.1037/a0026924;

Bertamini, M. Bode, C., & Bruno, N. (2011). The effect of left-right reversal on film: Watching Kurosawa reversed. i-Perception, 2, 528-540. doi: 10.1068/i0451aap

Bertamini, M. Berselli, N., Bode, C., Lawson, R. & Wong L. (2011). The rubber hand illusion in a mirror. Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 1108-1119. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2011.04.006

Wuerger, S.M., Ruppertsberg, A., Malek, S. Bertamini, M. & Martinovic, J. (2011). The integration of local chromatic motion signals is sensitive to contrast polarity. Visual Neuroscience. 28 (3), 239-246 doi: 10.1017/S0952523811000058

Bertamini, M. Bennett, K.M. & Bode, C. (2011). The anterior bias in visual art: The case of images of animals. Laterality, 16, 673-689. doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2010.508219

Bertamini, M. Lawson, R. Jones, L. & Winters, M. (2010). The Venus Effect in Real Life and in Photographs. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 72, 1948-1964 doi: 10.3758/APP.72.7.1948

Paramei, G., Bertamini, M., Bridgeman, B. & Wade, N. (2010) Introduction to the Special Issue on Eye Movements: Spatial and Temporal Aspects. i-Perception, 1(2) 31-32. doi: 10.1068/i0102

Bennett, K.M. Latto, R.M. Bertamini, M. Bianchi, I. & Minshull, S. (2010). Does Left-Right Orientation Matter in the Perceived Expressiveness of Pictures? A study of Bewick's animals (1753-1828) . Perception, 39, 7, 970 - 981. doi: 10.1068/p6624

Bruno, N., & Bertamini, M. (2010). Haptic Perception After A Change In Hand Size. Neuropsychologia, 48, 1853-1856 doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.01.006

Savardi, U. Bianchi, I. & Bertamini, M. (2010). Naive predictions of motion in mirrors. From what we see to what we expect reflections to do. Acta Psychologica, 134, 1-15 doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2009.11.008

Bertamini, M. Masala, L., Meyer, G.F., & Bruno, N. (2010). Vision, haptics, and attention: new data from a multisensory Necker cube. Perception, 39, 2, 195-207. doi: 10.1068/p6461

Bertamini, M. (2010). Sensitivity to reflection and translation is modulated by objectness. Perception, 39, 1, 27-40. doi: 10.1068/p6393

Bertamini, M. (2010). Mirrors. The Psychologist. 23, 112-114.

Bertamini, M. & Casati, R. (2009). False beliefs and naive beliefs can be good for you., Commentary on McKay, R. and Dennett, D. (2009) The Evolution of Misbelief. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 32, 512-513. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X09990975

Bertamini, M. & Wynne, L.A. (2009). The tendency to overestimate what is visible in a planar mirror amongst adults and children. The European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22, 516 - 528. doi: 10.1080/09541440902934087

Bertamini, M. & Bennett, K.M. (2009). The effect of leg length on perceived attractiveness of simplified stimuli. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 3 (3) 233-250. [journal new name: Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences] doi: 10.1037/h0099320

Bertamini, M. (2008). Detection of convexity and concavity in context. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 775-789. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.34.4.775

Bianchi, I. Savardi, U. & Bertamini, M. (2008). Estimation and representation of head size (People overestimate their own head, evidence starting from the 15th century). British Journal of Psychology, 99, 513-531 doi: 10.1348/000712608X304469; further information, with examples.

Bressan, P., Bertamini, M., Nalli, A. & Zanutto, A. (2008). How men and women respond to self-resemblance in child faces. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38, 657-664. doi: 10.1007/s10508-008-9350-0

Bertamini, M., & Lawson, R. (2008). Rapid figure-ground responses to stereograms reveal an advantage for a convex foreground. Perception, 37, 483-494 doi: 10.1068/p5728

Bertamini, M. Lawson, R. & Liu, D. (2008). Understanding 2D projections on mirrors and on windows. Spatial Vision, 21, 273 -289. doi: 10.1163/156856808784532527

Bertamini, M. Martinovic, J. & Wuerger, S.M. (2008). Integration of ordinal and metric cues in depth processing. Journal of Vision. 8(2):10, 1-12. doi: 10.1167/8.2.10

Jones, L. & Bertamini, M. (2007). Through the looking glass: How the relationship between an object and its reflection affects the perception of distance and size. Perception, 36, 1572-1594. ; doi: 10.1068/p5605; Further information

Lawson, R. & Bertamini, M. Liu, D. (2007). Overestimation of the projected size of objects on the surface of mirrors and windows. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33, 1027-1044 ; doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.33.5.1027; Further information

Bruno, N., Jacomuzzi, A., Bertamini, M. & Meyer G. (2007). A visual-haptic Necker cube reveals temporal constraints on multisensory interactions during perceptual exploration. Neuropsychologia, 45, 469-475. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.01.032

Bertamini, M., & Farrant, T. (2006). The perceived structural shape of thin (wire-like) objects is different from that of silhouettes. Perception, 35, 1679-1692. doi: 10.1068/p5534

Lawson, R. & Bertamini, M. (2006). Errors in judging information about reflections on mirrors. Perception, 35, 1265-1288. doi: 10.1068/p5498

Bertamini, M., & Hulleman, J. (2006). Amodal completion and visual holes (static and moving). Acta Psychologica, 123, 55-72. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2006.04.006

Bertamini, M., & Lawson, R. (2006). Visual search for a circular region perceived as a figure versus as a hole: Evidence of the importance of part structure. Perception & Psychophysics, 68, 776-791. doi: 10.3758/BF03193701

Ruppertsberg, A.I., Wuerger, S.M., & Bertamini M.. (2006). When S-cones contribute to chromatic global motion. Visual Neuroscience, 23, 1-8. doi: 10.1017/S0952523807230081

Bertamini, M. (2006). Who owns the contour of a visual hole. Perception, 35, 883-894. doi: 10.1068/p5496

Bertamini, M., Jones L., Spooner, A., & Hecht, H. (2005). Boundary extension: The role of magnification, object size, context and binocular information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 31, 1288-1307. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.31.6.1288

Hecht, H., Bertamini, M., & Gamer, M. (2005). Naive optics: Acting upon mirror reflections. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 31, 1023-1038. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.31.5.1023

Bertamini, M., & Farrant, T. (2005). Detection of change in shape and its relation to part structure. Acta Psychologica, 120, 35-54. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2005.03.002

Bertamini, M., & Parks, T.E. (2005). On what people know about images on mirrors. Cognition. 98, 85-104. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2004.11.002

Fantoni, C., Bertamini, M., & Gerbino, W. (2005). Contour curvature polarity and surface interpolation. Vision Research, 45, 1047-1062. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2004.10.023

Bertamini, M., & Mosca, F. (2004). Early computation of contour curvature and part structure: Evidence from holes. Perception, 33, 35-48. doi: 10.1068/p5024

Bertamini, M., Bruno N., & Mosca F. (2004). Illusory surfaces affect the integration of local motion signals. Vision Research, 44, 297-308. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2003.07.011

Ruppertsberg, A.I., Wuerger, S.M., & Bertamini, M. (2003). The chromatic input to global motion perception.Visual Neuroscience, 20, 421-428. doi: 10.1017/S0952523803204077

Bertamini, M., Spooner, A., & Hecht, H. (2003). Naive optics: Predicting and perceiving reflections in mirrors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29, 5, 982-1002. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.29.5.982

Bertamini, M., Latto, R., & Spooner, A. (2003). The Venus effect: people's understanding of mirror reflections in paintings. Perception, 32, 593-599. ; doi: 10.1068/p3418; Further information. This is the Wikipedia entry

Bertamini, M., & Croucher, C.J. (2003). The shape of holes. Cognition, 87, 1, 33-54. doi: 10.1016/S0010-0277(02)00183-X

Bertamini, M., Friedenberg J., & Argyle, L. (2002). No within-object advantage for detection of rotation. Acta Psychologica, 111, 59-81. doi: 10.1016/S0001-6918(02)00043-4

Croucher, C.J., Bertamini, M., & Hecht, H. (2002). Naive optics: Understanding the geometry of mirror reflections. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 28, 546-562. ; doi: 10.1037//0096-1523.28.3.546; This work (among others) was reviewed by Cavanagh (2005) in Nature.

Bertamini, M. (2002). Representational momentum, internalised dynamics, and perceptual adaptation. Visual Cognition, 9, (1/2), 195-216. ; doi: 10.1080/13506280143000395; This special issue of Visual Cognition was reviewed by Amorim (2003) in Perception.

Bertamini, M. (2001). If a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody around, does Chasles' theorem still apply?, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 4, 655-656. Commentary on Todorovic, D. (2001) Is kinematic geometry an internalized regularity?

Bertamini, M., (2001). The importance of being convex: An advantage for convexity when judging position. Perception, 30, 1295-1310. ; doi: 10.1068/p3197; This work was cited in Kersten Mamassian Yuille (2004) in relation to Bayesian inference.

Friedenberg, J., & Bertamini, M. (2000). Contour symmetry detection: The influence of axis orientation and number of objects. Acta Psychologica, 105, 107-118. doi: 10.1016/S0001-6918(00)00051-2

Bertamini, M., & Proffitt D.R. (2000). Hierarchical motion organization in random dot configurations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26, 4, 1371-1386 doi: 10.1037//0096-1523.26.4.1371

Hecht H.H., & Bertamini, M., (2000). Understanding projectile acceleration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26, 2, 730-746. doi: 10.1037//0096-1523.26.2.730

Bertamini, M., Yang T., & Proffitt D.R., (1998). Relative size perception at a distance is best at eyelevel. Perception & Psychophysics, 60 (4), 673-682. doi: 10.3758/BF03206054

Bertamini, M., Friedenberg J., & Kubovy M. (1997). Detection of symmetry and perceptual organization: How a lock-and-key process works. Acta Psychologica, 95, 119-140. doi: 10.1016/S0001-6918(96)00038-8

Bruno N., Bertamini, M., & Domini F., (1997). Amodal completion of partly occluded surfaces: Is there a mosaic stage. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 23, 1412-1426. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.23.5.1412

Proffitt D.R., Joseph J.E., Bhalla M., Bertamini, M., Durgin F.H., Lynn C.W., & Jernigan J.D. (1995). External viewing of vehicle contents under varying tinting and illumination conditions. Transportation Research Record, 1485, 90-96. Published by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences.

Bertamini, M. (1993). Memory for position and dynamic representation. Memory & Cognition, 21, 449-457. doi: 10.3758/BF03197176

Bruno N., & Bertamini, M., (1990). Identifying contours from occlusion events. Perception & Psychophysics, 48, 331-342 doi: 10.3758/BF03206684

Vallortigara G., Bressan P., & Bertamini, M. (1988). Perceptual alternations in stereokinesis. Perception, 17, 31-34. doi: 10.1068/p170031


Books and book chapters

Bertamini, M. (2017).
Programming visual illusions for everyone.
Springer, ISBN: 978-3319640655
website

Bertamini, M. & Griffin, L.D. (Editors) (2017).
Symmetry in Vision.
MDPI, ISBN: 978-3-03842-496-3
website for Symmetry 1st special issue
website for Symmetry 2nd special issue

Bertamini, M. & Latto, R. (2017).
The Venus effect.
In A.G. Shapiro (Editor), D. Todorovic (Editor) The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions .
Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199794607

Bertamini, M. & Palumbo, L. (2015).
The aesthetics of curvature in historical context.
In Art and its role in the history of the Balkans (between durability and transientisms).
Published by Faculty of Philosophy, Kosovska Mitrovica, University of Pristina. ISBN: 978-86-6349-034-5

Bruno, N. & Bertamini, M. (2013).
Perceptual organization and the aperture problem
In J. Wagemans (Ed) The Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization. Chapter 33.
Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199686858.
link

Bertamini, M. & Casati, R. (2013).
Figures and Holes
In J. Wagemans (Ed) The Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization. Chapter 10.
Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199686858.
link

Bertamini, M. (2010).
What is there to study about vision and memory?
In O. Kholeif and A. Brogger (Eds) Vision Memory and Media.
Liverpool University Press. ISBN: 978-1-84631-637-1.


Bertamini, M., Lawson R., & Liu, D. (2008).
Understanding 2D projections on mirrors and on windows.
In B. Pinna (Ed.) Art and Perception: Towards a Visual Science.
Brill. ISBN: 9004166297.

Bertamini, M., & Kubovy, M. (Eds.) (2006).
Human Perception.
The international library of psychology.
Ashgate Publishing. ISBN: 0-7546-2607-5.
There is a page about the survey we carried out for this book


Bertamini, M., Spooner A., & Hecht, H. (2004).
The representation of naive knowledge about physics.
In G. Malcolm (Ed.) Multidisciplinary Approaches to
Visual Representations and Interpretations.
Elsevier. ISBN: 0-444-51463-5.


Bertamini, M. (2002).
Representational Momentum, Internalized Dynamics and Perceptual Adaptation.
In T.L. Hubbard and I.M. Thornton (Eds.) Representational Momentum: New Findings, New Directions, A Special Issue of Visual Cognition.
Psychology Press ISBN: 978-1841699226.



Conference Abstracts

Bertamini, M. Guest, M. & Zito, M. (2018). The solitaire illusion generalises to large numerosities and brief presentation, but not to grouping based only on proximity. ECVP meeting, Trieste, Aug 2018.

Bertamini, M. Makin, A.D.J. & Rampone, G. (2018). Perception of symmetry: Psychophysics, neuroscience and aesthetics. ECVP meeting, Trieste, Aug 2018.

Bertamini, M. & Palumbo, L. (2018). Can a preference for smooth curvature be explained by visual system tuning to smoothness in shape processing?. VSAC meeting, Trieste, Aug 2018.

Rampone, G., Bertamini, & Makin, A.D.J. (2018). ERP responses to symmetry formed through temporal integration of transient and partial information. EPS meeting, Leicester, 18-20 April 2018.

Bertamini, M. Wright, D. & Makin, A.D.J. (2017). Figure-ground organisation and the neural response to visual symmetry: symmetry has to be in the figure not just in the image. ECVP meeting, Berlin, Aug 2017.

Martinovic, J. & Makin, A.D.J., Bertamini, M. & Angelescu, I. (2017). Symmetry perception for patterns defined by colour and/or luminance. ECVP meeting, Berlin, Aug 2017.

Rampone, G., Tatlidil, S., Ferrari, A., Bertamini, M. Makin, A.D.J. (2017). A neurophysiological response to symmetry is formed through the integration of partial transient information over parieto-occipital regions. ECVP meeting, Berlin, Aug 2017.

Bruno, N. & Bertamini, M. (2017). Eye-centering in selfies posted on Instagram. VSAC meeting, Berlin, Aug 2017.

Palumbo, L. Harrison, N. & Bertamini, M. (2017). Preference and approach response for smooth curvature: an ERP study. VSAC meeting, Berlin, Aug 2017.

Bode, C. Bertamini, M. & Helmy, M.S. (2017). Left-right position in moving images: An analysis of face orientation, face position and movement direction in eight action films. VSAC meeting, Berlin, Aug 2017.

Bertamini, M. Bode, C. & Helmy, M.S. (2017). Symmetry preferences in Britain and Egypt. VSAC meeting, Berlin, Aug 2017.

Palumbo, L., Harrison, N., Moss, L., & Bertamini (2017). Approach response for smooth curvature: an ERP study. EPS meeting, London, 4-6 January 2017.

Rampone, G., Tatlidil, S., Ferrari, A., Bertamini, M., & Makin, A.D.J. (2016). ERP responses to symmetry formed through temporal integration of transient and partial information. AVA meeting, Queen Mary University, London, 12 December 2016.

Bertamini, M., Rampone, G. Ferrari, G & Makin, A. (2016). Neural responses to partially occluded symmetry. ECVP meeting, Barcelona, Aug 2016. Perception (Suppl).

Soranzo, A. Wilson, C. & Bertamini, M. (2016). The role of perceptual factors in the reflexive attentional shift phenomenon. ECVP meeting, Barcelona, Aug 2016. Perception (Suppl).

Rampone, G. Bertamini, M. & Makin, A.D.J. (2016). Neurophysiological investigation of the role of (reflection) symmetry in figure-ground segregation. ECVP meeting, Barcelona, Aug 2016. Perception (Suppl).

Wright, D. Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2016). The neural response to visual symmetry in each hemisphere. ECVP meeting, Barcelona, Aug 2016. Perception (Suppl).

Ferrari, A. & Bertamini, M. (2016). Probing Attentional Deployment to Foreground and Background regions. ECVP meeting, Barcelona, Aug 2016. Perception (Suppl).

Makin, A.D.J., Rampone, G., Wright, D. & Bertamini, M. (2016). How does perceptual goodness relate to aesthetic merit?. VSAC meeting, Barcelona, Aug 2016.

Bertamini, M. Bode, C. & Bruno, N. (2016). Compositional bias in selfies: Both selfies and wefies reveal a left cheek biases in children and adults. VSAC meeting, Barcelona, Aug 2016.

Palumbo, L. & Bertamini, M. (2016). Visual preference and approach response for smooth curvature. VSAC meeting, Barcelona, Aug 2016.

Bertamini, M. & Palumbo, L. (2016). Perception of shape and local curvature. EPS conference, Oxford, July 8-10, 2016.

Wright, D., Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M.(2016). The influence of visual crowding on the electrophysiological response to symmetry. EPS conference, Oxford, July 8-10, 2016.

Palumbo, L. Ruta, N. & Bertamini, M. (2015). It is more difficult to judge global properties of shapes described by vertices than by curvature extrema. ECVP meeting, Liverpool, Aug 2015. Perception (Suppl).

Rampone, G. Bertamini, M. & Makin, A.J.D. (2015). Exogenous cuing of attention increases preference for abstract shapes. ECVP meeting, Liverpool, Aug 2015. Perception (Suppl).

Knox, P., Rampone, G. & Bertamini, M. (2015). Oculomotor inhibition and the preference rating of abstract visual patterns. ECVP meeting, Liverpool, Aug 2015. Perception (Suppl).

Hecht, H., Daum, S.O., Both, B. & Bertamini, M. (2015). The vista paradox. ECVP meeting, Liverpool, Aug 2015. Perception (Suppl).

Bertamini, M. & Makin, A.D.J. (2015). Brain Activity in Response to Visual Symmetry. ECVP meeting, Liverpool, Aug 2015. Perception (Suppl).

Zito, M. & Bertamini, M. (2015). The effect of proximity in numerosity judgements. ECVP meeting, Liverpool, Aug 2015. Perception (Suppl).

Wright, D., Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2015). Neural responses to symmetry presented in the visual hemifields. ECVP meeting, Liverpool, Aug 2015. Perception (Suppl).

Martinovic, J. Angelescu, I. Kurppa, L-M., McGinn, T.P., Bertamini, M. & Makin, A.D.J. (2015). Putting the S (cones) into Symmetry. ECVP meeting, Liverpool, Aug 2015. Perception (Suppl).

Piovesan, A., De Bezenac, C., O'Sullivan, N. & Bertamini, M. (2015). Unfaithful mirror: A new procedure to decrease the sense of ownership and agency of one's own face.. ECVP meeting, Liverpool, Aug 2015. Perception (Suppl).

Makin, A.D.J., Rampone, G., Wright, D., Palumbo, L. & Bertamini, M. (2015). The Holographic weight of evidence model predicts the amplitude of the neural response to symmetry. AVA meeting, University of Nottingham, 24 April 2015.

Palumbo, L. Ruta, N. Bertamini, M. (2015). It is more difficult to judge global properties of shapes described by vertices than shapes described by curvature extrema.. Vision ScienceS Society meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, May 15-20 2015.

Bertamini, M. Makin, A.D.J, Palumbo, L. Rampone, G. & Wright, D. (2015). Brain Activity in Response to Visual Symmetry. Vision ScienceS Society meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, May 15-20 2015.

Rampone, G. Makin, A.D.J & Bertamini, M. (2015). Exogenous cueing modulates preference formation. Vision ScienceS Society meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, May 15-20 2015.

Wright, D., Makin, A.D.J & Bertamini, M. (2015). Electrophysiological responses to symmetry presented in each of the visual hemifields. Vision Sciences Society meeting, St Pete Beach, Florida, May 15-20, 2015.

Piovesan A., De Bezenac, C., O'Sullivan, N. & Bertamini, M. (2015). Self-enfacement: A new procedure to test the effect of multisensory stimulation in relation to sense of ownership and agency of a face. EPS conference, Leeds, April 8-10, 2015.

Palumbo, L., Ruta, N., & Bertamini, M. (2015). Implicit preference for curved shapes. EPS conference, Leeds, April 8-10, 2015.

Wright, D. & Bertamini, M. (2015). Aesthetic preference for dynamic abstract configurations. EPS conference, Leeds, April 8-10, 2015.

Makin, A.D.J. Palumbo, L. Rampone, G. Wright, D. & Bertamini, M. (2015). A neural signature of perceptual goodness?. EPS meeting, Leeds, April 8-10, 2015.

Bertamini, M. Palumbo, L, Gheorghes, T.N. & Galatsidas, M. (2014). Do people dislike angles or do they like curvature?. ECVP meeting, Belgrade, Aug 2014. Perception (Suppl).

Bruno, N. & Bertamini, M. (2014). Two multisensory illusions reveal a dissociation between implicit and explicit representations of the body. ECVP meeting, Belgrade, Aug 2014. Perception (Suppl).

Ruta, N., Palumbo, L., & Bertamini, M. (2014). Comparing angular and smoothed polygons. Exploring the link between preference, response time and contour integration. IAEA, New York, 22-24 August, 2014.

Rampone, G. Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2014). Exogenous attention influences aesthetic evaluation. IAEA, New York, 22-24 August 2014.

Palumbo, L. & Bertamini, M. (2014). Do we like curvature or do we dislike angularity? IAEA, New York, 33-24 August 2014.

Wright, D. Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2014). Electrophysiological responses to symmetry presented in the left or in the right hemifiled. EPS meeting, Newcastle, July 14-17, 2014.

Palumbo, L. Bertamini, M. Gheorghes, T.N. & Galatsidas, M. (2014). Do we like curvature or do we dislike angularity?. EPS meeting, Newcastle, July 14-17, 2014.

Ruta, N. Bertamini, M. & Palumbo, L. (2014). How strong is the implicit association of curved and angular shapes with affective categories (valence, gender and danger)? An investigation using the IAT. EPS meeting, Newcastle, July 14-17, 2014.

Bertamini, M. & Makin, A.D.J. (2014). Electrophysiological responses to visual symmetry. APCV, Takamatsu, Japan, 19-22 July 2014.

Makin, A.D.J & Bertamini, M. (2014). How do we update mental simulations at the right speed?. Vision ScienceS Society meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida, May 16-21 2014.

Bertamini, M. & Bruno, N. (2014). Self-portraits taken with a smartphone do not support known principles of composition but they support a bias to select the right side of the face. AVA meeting, University of York, 11 April 2014.

Wright, D. Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2014). Alpha lateralization during the discrimination of symmetry. AVA meeting, University of York, 11 April 2014.

Makin, A.D.J. Rampone, G. & Bertamini, M. (2013). Questions about symmetry perception answered with ERP techniques. AVA meeting, University of York, 11 April 2014.

Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2013). How do we update mental simulations at the right speed?. AVA meeting, University of Leuven, 19 December 2013.

Rampone, G. Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2013). I will write I Love You on… a symmetrical pattern!! An ERP evidence of affective congruency between pattern regularity and word valence. AVA meeting, University of Leuven, 19 December 2013.

Palumbo, L. Ogden, R. Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2013). Visual complexity and Perceived Duration. AVA meeting, University of Leuven, 19 December 2013.

Bertamini, M. Ogden, R., Rampone, G. & Makin A.D.J. (2013). Symmetry is forever. ECVP meeting, Bremen, Aug 2013. Perception (Suppl)

Cooper, N. Furlong-Silva, J, O'Sullivan N. & Bertamini, M. (2013). The Effects Of Stress on Body Ownership and The Rubber Hand Illusion. ECVP meeting, Bremen, Aug 2013. Perception (Suppl)

Rampone, G. & Makin A. & Bertamini, M. (2013). Cued Attention and Aesthetic Evaluation of Abstract Unfamiliar Patterns. ECVP meeting, Bremen, Aug 2013. Perception (Suppl)

Cecchetto, S. Lawson, R. & Bertamini, M., (2013). Afterimage Filling-In Modulated By Stereo Disparity. ECVP meeting, Bremen, Aug 2013. Perception (Suppl)

Makin, A. Bertamini, M. Lawson, R. & Pickering, J. (2013). Auditory modulation of extra-retinal velocity signals. ECVP meeting, Bremen, Aug 2013. Perception (Suppl)

Rampone, G. & Bertamini, M. (2013). Exogenous Cues affect Aesthetic Evaluation. EPS meeting, Bangor, July 3-5, 2013.

O'Sullivan, N. Bentall, R.P. Braithwaite, J. Sharp, H. Smith-Donnellson, W. Bolda, R. Millward, A. & Bertamini, M. (2013). When sense of self goes AWOL: the rubber-hand illusion in depersonalization- and hallucination-proneness EPS meeting, Bangor, July 3-5, 2013.

Makin, A.D.J., Pecchinenda, A. & Bertamini, M. (2013). Visual and emotional analysis of symmetry. Vision ScienceS Society meeting, Naples, Florida, May 10-15 2013.

Rampone, G. & Bertamini, M. (2013). Measuring possible facilitation of a collinear axis of symmetry on element grouping. AVA meeting, University of Manchester, 26 March 2013.

Bates, D. & Bertamini, M. (2013). Regularity, Symmetry, and Perceived Numerosity. AVA meeting, University of Manchester, 26 March 2013.

Makin, A.D.J. Bertamini, M. Lawson, R. & Pickering, J (2012). Clicks, clocks and various velocity representations. AVA meeting, UCL, London, 18 December 2012.

Bertamini, M. Pecchinenda, A. & Makin A.D.J. (2012). Responses to symmetry measured with a series of implicit association tests. AVA meeting, UCL, London, 18 December 2012.

Bruno, N. & Bertamini, M. (2012). The psychology of naive self-portraits: compositional biases when using the iPhone front camera. ECVP meeting, Alghero, Sept 2012. Perception (Suppl)

Makin A.D.J., Pecchinenda, A., Wilton, M. & Bertamini, M. (2012). Symmetry perception and automatic emotional responses. ECVP meeting, Alghero, Sept 2012. Perception (Suppl)

Makin A.D.J., Pecchinenda, A., Wilton, M. & Bertamini, M. (2012). When do people aesthetically evaluate visual symmetry? . ECVP meeting, Alghero, Sept 2012. Perception (Suppl)

Bertamini, M. Makin A.D.J. & Pecchinenda, A. (2012). On the association between abstract symmetry and valence. VSAC meeting, Alghero, Sept 2012. Perception (Suppl)

Bertamini, M. & Mohamed Helmy, M. (2012). Attention allocation to regions perceived as holes. ECVP meeting, Alghero, Sept 2012. Perception (Suppl)

Bertamini, M. Makin, A.D.J, Jones, A., & Holmes, T. (2012). Degree of symmetry and exploratory eye patterms: a study using a genetic algorithm. . AVA meeting, Cambridge, May 2012.

Makin, A.D.J., Pecchinenda, A., Wilton, M. & Bertamini, M. (2012). What is so special about visual symmetry? EPS meeting, Hull, April 11-13, 2012.

Pecchinenda, A., Bertamini, M., Makin, A.D.J., & Ruta, N. (2012). Affective responses to symmetry perception EPS meeting, Hull, April 11-13, 2012.

Makin, A.D.J., Pecchinenda, A. Wilton, M., & Bertamini, M. (2011). Automatic affective evaluation of visual symmetry. . AVA meeting, York, December 2011. i-Perception

Mohamed Helmy, M. & Bertamini, M. (2011). The role of figure ground in the corner enhancement effect. AVA meeting, York, December 2011. i-Perception

Makin, A.D.J., Pecchinenda, A. & Bertamini, M. (2011). Automatic evaluation of visual symmetry. ICON XI, Palma, Sept 25-30, 2011.

Bertamini, M. (2011). The rubber hand illusion in a mirror. Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Hong Kong, July 15-18, 2011.

Bruno, N., Ferrari, V. & Bertamini, M. (2011). Hand transport violates Weber's law - but only with visual feedback and hand relative coding. ECVP meeting, Toulouse, August 2011. Perception (Suppl)

Bode, C. & Bertamini, M. (2011). The left-right reversal of a film is hard to detect: A study of Kurosawa's films. EPS meeting, Nottingham, July 6-8, 2011.

Makin, A.D.J. & Bertamini, M. (2011). Explicit and implicit aesthetic preferences. EPS meeting, Nottingham, July 6-8, 2011.

Mohamed Helmy, M. & Bertamini, M. (2010). VSTM for convexities and concavities along a single contour. AVA meeting, Paris, December 2010. Perception, 40.

Bertamini, M. & Bode, C. (2010). The effect of left-right reversal on film: Watching Kurosawa reversed. AVA meeting, Paris, December 2010. Perception, 40.

Bertamini, M. Bennett, K.M. & Bode C. (2010). The anterior bias in visual art ECVP meeting, Lausanne, August 2010. Perception, (Suppl.).

Bertamini, M. Wright, C. & Bruno, N. (2010). Haptic perception of object size after a change in hand size. EPS meeting, Manchester, July 7-9, 2010.

Bertamini, M. & Bruno, N. (2010). The visuo-proprioceptive Ames' window as an analog to the Pinocchio illusion: changing the length of your arm by bottom-up and top-down multisensory information. IMRF meeting, Liverpool, June 16-19, 2010. IMRF

Bertamini, M. Berselli, N. Bode, C. Lawson, R. Wong, L. (2010). The rubber hand illusion with a distal view of the hand. IMRF meeting, Liverpool, June 16-19, 2010. IMRF

Bruno, N. & Bertamini, M. (2010). Haptic perception of object size after a change in hand size. IMRF meeting, Liverpool, June 16-19, 2010. IMRF

Bertamini, M. Lawson, R. (2010). The Venus effect in paintings, photographs, and real rooms. EPS meeting, Granada, April 15-17, 2010.

Bennett, K.M. & Bertamini, M. (2010). Leg-length and attractiveness in simplified stimuli (stick figures). AVA meeting, Liverpool, March 2010. Perception, 39.

Mohamed Helmy, M. & Bertamini, M. (2010). Convex and concave parts in visual short term memory. AVA meeting, Liverpool, March 2010. Perception, 39.

Child, R. & Bertamini, M. (2010). The surprise advantage: surprise events trigger increased detection of changes unrelated to the surprise. AVA meeting, Liverpool, March 2010. Perception, 39.

Bertamini, M. Mohamed Helmy, M., Skarratt, P.A., & Cole, G.G. (2009). Corner enhancement effect: comparing convex and concave corners ECVP meeting, Regensburg, August 2009. Perception, (Suppl.).

Bertamini, M. Shepherd, A. (2009). The role of texture gradients in figure-ground segmentation. AVA meeting, Birmingham, March 2009. Perception, 38.

Bertamini, M. & Bruno, N. (2008). A proprioceptive aftereffect following exposure to a crossmodal Ames' window . ECVP meeting, Utrecht, August 2008. Perception, 37, (Suppl.).

Bertamini, M. Masala, L., Meyer, G. & Bruno, N. (2008). Vision, haptics, and attention: A further investigation of crossmodal interactions while exploring a 3D Necker cube IMRF meeting, Hamburg, July 16-18, 2008. IMRF

Bertamini, M. & Wynne, L. (2008). The overestimation of what is visible in a planar mirror is present in young adults but not in Primary School children. EPS meeting, Liverpool, July 9-11, 2008.

Bertamini, M. Martinovic, J. & Wuerger, SM. (2008). The role of convexity in the integration of ordinal and metric cues in depth. AVA meeting, Manchester, April 2008. Perception, 37.

Bertamini, M. Martinovic, J. & Wuerger, SM. (2007). Integration of ordinal and metric cues in depth processing: comparing contours defined by luminance, contrast, or neither. ECVP meeting, Arezzo, August 2007. Perception, 35, (Suppl.).

Bertamini, M. (2007). Detection of convexity and concavity in context. EPS meeting, Edinburgh, July 4-7, 2007.

Bertamini, M. Thraves, E. & Bruno, N. (2007). A cross-modal aftereffect reveals merging of proprioception and vision. AVA meeting, Bradford University, April 2007.

Martinovic, J. Bertamini, M. Wuerger, S., & Nolan, C. (2006). Integration of ordinal and metric cues in depth processing as a function of contour saliency. AVA meeting, Aston University, December 2006. Perception.

Bruno, N., Bertamini, M. & Meyer, G. (2006). Exploring by eye and hand: bimodal interactions in the perception-action cycle. Meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), Dublin, June 18, 2006.

Bertamini, M. & O'Neill, A. (2006). Detection of convexity and concavity: no evidence for a concavity advantage. AVA meeting, Bradford University, April 2006. Spatial Vision.

Jones, L. & Bertamini, M. (2005). Reflections and visual space: Judgements of size and distance from reflections. ECVP meeting, A coruna, August 2005. Perception, 34, (Suppl.).

Bertamini, M. & Lawson, R. (2005). Segmentation based on binocular disparity and convexity. ECVP meeting, A coruna, August 2005. Perception, 34, (Suppl.).

Wuerger, S.M., Ruppertsberg, A.I., Martinovic, J., & Bertamini, M. (2004). The role of the S cones in global motion processing: evidence for an ON- and an OFF-S-cone mechanism ECVP meeting, Budapest, August 2004. Perception, 33, (Suppl.).

Bertamini, M., Jones L. (2004). Boundary extension: effects of vantage point, magnification, object size, and monocular viewing ECVP meeting, Budapest, August 2004. Perception, 33, (Suppl.).

Wuerger, S.M., Ruppertsberg, A.I., Bertamini, M., & Martinovic, J. (2004). Evidence for two unipolar S-cone pathways for global motion processing. May 9-14, Vision ScienceS Society, Sarasota, FL.

Bertamini, M., Mosca, F., & Bruno, N. (2003). Depth stratification induced by illusory surfaces interferes with motion integration ECVP meeting, Paris, September 2003. Perception, 32, (Suppl.).

Ruppertsberg, A.I., Wuerger, S.M., & Bertamini, M. (2003). When S-cones contribute to Global Motion Processing ECVP meeting, Paris, September 2003. Perception, 32, (Suppl.).

Ruppertsberg, A.I., Wuerger, S.M., & Bertamini, M., (2003). S-cone input into global motion processing. May 9-14, Vision ScienceS Society, Sarasota, FL.

Bertamini, M. (2002). Border ownership and holes. AVA meeting, Aston University, December 2002. Perception, 32 (3), 386.

Ruppertsberg, A.I., Wuerger, S.M., & Bertamini, M. (2002). Chromatic global motion processing: two mechanisms? ECVP meeting, Glasgow, UK, August 2002. Perception, 31, (Suppl.).

Mosca, F. Bertamini, M., & Bruno, N. (2002). Illusory surfaces have long-range effects on motion integration. ECVP meeting, Glasgow, UK, August 2002. Perception, 31, (Suppl.).

Bertamini, M., & Mosca, F. (2002). What we can learn from the shape of holes. ECVP meeting, Glasgow, UK, August 2002. Perception, 31, (Suppl.).

Ruppertsberg, A.I., Wuerger, S.M., & Bertamini, M., (2002). Global motion processing: the Red-Green mechanism. May 10-14, Vision ScienceS Society, Sarasota, FL.

Ruppertsberg, A.I.,Wuerger, S.M., & Bertamini, M. (2002). Global motion processing: when S-cones kick in. In: Beitraege zur 5. Tuebinger Wahrnehmungskonferenz. H. H. Buelthoff, K. R. Gegenfurtner, H. A. Mallot, and R. Ulrich (Eds.), Knirsch-Verlag, Kirchentellinsfurt, 2002, ISBN 3-927091-56-1, p. 109.

Ruppertsberg, A.I.,Wuerger, S.M., & Bertamini, M. (2001). Global motion mediated by a red-green mechanism. Visions of Vision: Sixth AVA Christmas Meeting. Perception, 31 (3), p. 382.

Bertamini, M., Hecht, H., & Croucher, C.J. (2001). Naive beliefs about mirror reflections. ECVP meeting, Kusadasi, Turkey, August 2001. Perception, 30, (Suppl.).

Ruppertsberg, A., Wuerger, S.M., & Bertamini, M. (2001). The chromatic selectivity of global motion. ECVP meeting, Kusadasi, Turkey, August 2001. Perception, 30, (Suppl.).

Bertamini, M. (2000). Positional and symmetry information of concave and convex vertices. ECVP meeting, Groningen, August 2000. Perception, 29, (Suppl.).

Wuerger S., Goodwin A., & Bertamini, M. (2000).The extent of motion integration depends upon contrast. ARVO meeting, Ft.Lauderdale, May 2000. IOVS Vol.41, 4.

Bertamini, M., & Friedenberg J. (1999). Detection of rotational symmetry and effect of closure. ECVP meeting, Trieste, August 1999. Perception, 28, (Suppl.).

Goodwin A., Wuerger S., & Bertamini, M. (1999). Contrast- dependence of the extent of motion integration. ECVP meeting, Trieste, August 1999. Perception, 28, (Suppl.).

Friedenberg J., &Bertamini, M. (1999). Symmetry detection and orientation: Two distinct effects. ARVO meeting, Ft.Lauderdale, May 1999. IOVS Vol.39, 4

Bertamini, M., & Friedenberg J. (1999). Effects of contour convexity on performance in symmetry detection and in relative position judgements. ARVO meeting, Ft.Lauderdale, May 1999. IOVS Vol.39, 4

Bertamini, M., Wuerger S., & Goodwin A.(1998). Object- based motion integration. ARVO meeting, Ft.Lauderdale, May 1998, IOVS Vol.39, 4

Bertamini, M., Friedenberg J., & Polley R. (1998). Detection of bilateral symmetry: Interaction of convexity and closure. ECVP meeting, Oxford, August 1998. Perception, 27, (Suppl.).

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Bertamini, M., & Smit D.J.A. (1998). Minimization processes in apparent motion. EMPG meeting, Keele, Sept 1998. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 42, 4.

Bertamini, M., & Proffitt D.R. (1997). Hierarchical organization in configurations of moving dots. ARVO meeting, Ft.Lauderdale, May 1997, IOVS Vol. 38, 4.

Bertamini, M., Yang T., & Proffitt D.R., (1997). Relative size perception at a distance is best at eyelevel. ECVP meeting, Helsinki, August 1997. Perception, 26, (Suppl.).

Bertamini, M. (1996). The role of stimulus orientation in short- and long-range apparent motion. ARVO meeting, Ft.Lauderdale, April 1996, IOVS Vol. 37, 3.

Bertamini, M., & Proffitt D.R. (1996). Hierarchical motion organization in random-dot configurations. ECVP meeting, Strasbourg, September 1996. Perception, 25 (Suppl.).

Bruno N., & Bertamini, M. (1996). On the status of a proximal stage in vision. AVA meeting, Aston University, December 1996. Perception, 55 (11).

Bertamini, M., Yang T., & Proffitt D.R., (1995). The implicit horizon line as information about relative size. In B.Bardy, R.Bootsma, Y.Guiard (Eds.) Studies in Perception and Action III. LEA. Poster book of the 8th International Conference on Perception and Action, Marseille, France, June 1995.

Bruno N., Bertamini, M., & Domini F., (1995). Time course of amodal completion, with and without binocular parallax. ARVO meeting, Ft.Lauderdale, May 1995, IOVS Vol. 36, 4.


Talks and Colloquia

Loconsole, M., Bertamini, M. Guest, M., Vallortigara, G., Rugani, R., & Regolin, L. (2018). High and low clustering effect on approximate number estimation in chicks and humans. May 3-5, Workshop on Concepts, Actions, and Objects (CAOS) at the University of Trento.

Bertamini, M. (2017). Mirror cognition. November 23, Seminar at the University of Vienna.

Bertamini, M. (2017). Left-right positions in moving images. September 2, Workshop at the University of Trieste: Art, Images, and Minds. Psychology, Aesthetics, and the Photographic Image.

Chakravarthi, R. & Bertamini, M. (2017). Crowding does not explain numerosity underestimation. March 10-12, Scottish Vision Group Meeting, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran.

Bertamini, M. (2017). Is there evidence for a figural advantage, and what is a figural advantage exactly? February 6-10, University of Leuven retreat in Vielsalm.

Bertamini, M. (2017). Mirror mirror on the wall, what can I see from this viewpoint?. January 12, Workshop on Reflexive attentional shift, Sheffield Hallam.

Bertamini, M. (2016). Mirror cognition. November 23, BMI Seminar at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland).

Bertamini, M. (2016). Mirrors. Talk for Shanghai Summer School. September 3, Osservatorio Astronomico di Asiago, Italy.

Bertamini, M. (2016). Mirror cognition. April 6, Seminar at the University of Virginia (USA).

Bertamini, M. (2016). Brain Responses to Visual Symmetry. April 14, Seminar at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele (Milan).

Bertamini, M. (2016). Mirror cognition. March 30, Seminar at the University of Parma.

Bertamini, M. (2016). Brain Activity in Response to Visual Symmetry. February 5, Seminar at the University of St Andrews.

Bertamini, M. (2015). Angular and curved: why do they have such different (opposite) associations?. Workshop on Contrast in Perception, Cognition and Language. October 30, University of Verona, Italy.

Bertamini, M. (2015). Mirror cognition. September 28, Seminar at CIMEC, University of Trento, Italy.

Bertamini, M. (2015). Neural responses to symmetry. September 24, Seminar at CIMEC, University of Trento, Italy.

Bertamini, M. (2015). The Venus effect. June 17, Symposium on Cognitive aspects of aesthetics in the arts. London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London.

Bertamini, M. (2014). The many reasons to like smooth contours. December 17, Seminar at the Symposium on "Preference for Curvature", organised by the Human Evolution and Cognition Research Group at the University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Rampone, G. & Bertamini, M. (2013). What was that? Let me have a look!. December 16, BOGM meeting, University of Manchester.

Bertamini, M. (2013). Mirror cognition. November 6, Seminar at the University of Sheffiled Hallam.

Bruno, N. & Bertamini, M. (2012). The cognitive neuroscience of self-portraits: Smartphones reveal a side bias in non-artists. November 8, The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, University of Trieste.

Bertamini, M. (2012). Mirror cognition. May 9, Seminar at the University of Mainz, Germany.

Bertamini, M. (2011). Solid shape: the role of convexities and concavities. Dec 1, Invited seminar, UCL, London.

Bertamini, M. & Helmy, M. (2011). The shape of a hole and that of the surface-with-hole cannot be analysed separately. November 24, The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, University of Trieste.

Bertamini, M. (2011). Solid shape. June 15, Invited seminar, 3D Vision Conference: From Input to Perception, University of Birmingham.

Bertamini, M. (2011). Mirror cognition. March 14, Seminar at the International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN), Bochum, Germany.

Bertamini, M. (2011). Mirror cognition. March 9, Seminar at Kingston University, London.

Bertamini, M. (2010). Mirror cognition. December 8, Seminar at the University of Aston, Birmingham.

Bertamini, M. (2010). Mirror cognition. October 7, Seminar at the University of Stirling.

Bertamini, M. (2009). The logic of visual perception. December 16, Seminar at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, University of Trento.

Bertamini, M. (2009). Experimental aesthetics. November 11, Seminar at the University of Macerata.

Bertamini, M. (2009). The Venus effect in paintings, photographs, and real rooms. October 30, The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, University of Trieste.

Bertamini, M. (2007). What we can learn from what we cannot learn about mirrors. November 30, Seminar in the Department of Psychology, University of Surrey.

Bertamini, M. (2007). Contours and Parts. October 17, Seminar in the Department of Psychology, University of Hull.

Bruno, N. Bertamini, M. Meyer, G. & Masala, L. (2007). Exploring objects by eye and hand: crossmodal merging, vetoing, and temporal dynamics. Workshop on Concepts, Actions and Objects (CAOs), Rovereto, Italy, April 19-22, 2007.

Bertamini, M. (2006). The Ames window through the looking glass. October 27, The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, University of Trieste.

Child, R. & Bertamini, M. (2006). The surprising benefit of surprise: unexpected events trigger increased detection of local and non-local changes. EPS meeting, Plymouth, July 11, 2006.

Bertamini, M. & Farrant, T. (2006). The perceived structural shape of thin (wire-like) objects is different from that of silhouettes. EPS meeting, Birmingham, April 10, 2006.

Bertamini, M. (2005). The Venus effect, the early error and the head overestimation: What we can learn from what we cannot learn about mirrors. November 8, Seminar in the Department of Psychology, University of Wales at Swansea.

Bertamini, M. (2005). What we can learn from what we cannot learn about mirrors. October 20, Seminar in the Department of Psychology, University of Hull.

Jones, L. & Bertamini, M. (2005). Reflections and the world: Information about size and distance from reflections. EPS meeting, London, January 6, 2005.

Bertamini, M. & Lawson, R. (2004). Visual search asymmetry and contour curvature polarity. EPS meeting, Lancaster, June 30, 2004.

Bertamini, M. (2004). Perception and reasoning about space in pictures and in mirrors. November 15, Seminar in the Department of Psychology, University of Milan (Bicocca), Italy.

Bertamini, M. (2004). Contour curvature, parts, and perceived solid shape. November 11, Seminar in the Department of Psychology, University of Padova, Italy.

Bertamini, M. & Jones, L. (2004). The perception of space in bounded scenes. June 9, Seminar at the Conference on "The Depictive Space of Perception. A Conference on Visual Thought", organised by the Mitteleuropa Foundation. Bolzano, Italy.

Bertamini, M. (2004). Contour curvature polarity and part structure. May 28, Seminar in the Nijmegen Institute for Cognition and Information (NICI), University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Jones, L., & Bertamini, M. (2004). A closer examination of close-up: The effect of vantage point, magnification and object size on boundary extension. EPS meeting, Oxford, March 31, 2004.

Bertamini, M. (2003). On what people know about images on mirrors. October 16, The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, University of Trieste.

Bertamini, M. (2003). A close examination of close-up. October 7, Seminar in the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.

Bertamini, M. (2003). Phenomenological and Traditional Psychophysics: Their strengths and weaknesses. April 24, Seminar in the Department of Psychology, University of Bologna.

Bertamini, M. (2002). Naive optics: Predicting and perceiving reflections in mirrors. October 25, The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, University of Trieste.

Bertamini, M., Spooner A., & Hecht H. (2002). The representation of naive knowledge about physics Visual Representations and Interpretations Conference, Liverpool, September 2002.

Bertamini, M. (2002). Contorni, figure, parti. Informazione preattentiva sulla forma. July 25, Seminar in the Department of Neurological & Vision Sciences, University of Verona.

Bertamini, M., (2002). Che cosa abbiamo internalizzato del mondo fisico e perche'. March 4-6, Invited presentation at the meeting on: Ontologia e Fisica Ingenua, Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Napoli.

Bertamini, M., (2001). The shape of holes is different from the shape of objects with the same shape. October 25, The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, University of Trieste.

Bertamini, M. (2001). How the visual system uses information about contour curvature. October 16, Seminar in the Department of Cognitive and Computing Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton.

Mosca, F., & Bertamini, M. (2001). Interazioni a lungo raggio nell'integrazione del movimento. AIP meeting, Sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale, Alghero (Italy), September 2001.

Bertamini, M., & Croucher, C.J. (2001). Comparing contours across surfaces and across apertures. EPS meeting, Manchester, July 2001.

Bertamini, M. (2000). The importance of being convex. November 3, Seminar in the School of Psychology, University of Wales at Bangor.

Bertamini, M., & Thornton I.M. (2000). Perceptual adaptation and representational momentum. Workshop: REPMO 2000 Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen. September 2000.

Bertamini, M., & Hecht H.H. (2000). Understanding projectile acceleration. EPS meeting, Cambridge, July 2000.

Goodwin A., Wuerger S., & Bertamini, M. (2000).The extent of motion integration depends upon contrast. EPS meeting, Nottingham, April 2000.

Bertamini, M. (2000). The beauty of symmetry is in the eye of the beholder. April 3, Seminar in the Department of Human Communication, De Monfort University.

Bertamini, M., Brunt M. (1998). Smooth transition between perception and action systems in neurologically intact participants. May 27-29, 11th Psychology Days in Zadar, University of Split. Zadar, Croatia.

Bertamini, M. (1997). The role of objects in perception of symmetry, in amodal completion, and in perception of relative motion. July 22, Craick Club Seminar at the University of Cambridge.

Bertamini, M., Hecht H.H. (1997). Misjudgements about projectile trajectories: When people are more wrong than Aristotle. October 17, The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, University of Trieste.

Bertamini, M. (1997). Event perception and hierarchical motion organization. December 11, Seminar in the Cognitive Sciences Centre, University of Southampton.

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Bertamini, M. (1996). The mystery of the man waving from the moving train. February 9, Colloquium at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Bertamini, M., Bruno N. (1995) If so much of what we see is occluded, why so much of what we perceive is completed? 3rd annual pre-psychonomics workshop on Object Perception And Memory, (OPAM) Los Angeles, November 1995.

Bertamini, M. (1994). Bending and flipping: extended- body apparent motion and object representation. Paper presented at the Annual 'Perception and Cognition' Symposium. October, 1994. The University of Trieste, Italy

Bertamini, M., Friedenberg J., & Kubovy M. (1993). Symmetry and perceptual organization. Paper presented at the Annual 'Perception and Cognition' Symposium. October, 1993. The University of Trieste, Italy

Bertamini, M., Bhalla M., Friedenberg J.D., Joseph J.E., & Kubovy M., (1993) Symmetry and perceptual organization. Poster presented at the 5th Annual American Psychological Society (APS) meeting in Chicago, IL


Other publications

Bertamini, M. (2016). Review of Experiencing Art. In the Brain of the Beholder. by Arthur Shimamura. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1145247

Bertamini, M. (2007). Review of Basic Vision: an Introduction to Visual Perception. by Robert Snowden, Peter Thompson, and Tom Troscianko. Psychology Teaching Review, 13, 2.

Bertamini, M. (2003). The case of the shepherd and the mountain Rivista di estetica, 24, 27-30.

Wuerger S., Meyer G., & Bertamini, M. (Eds.) (1998). 29th European Mathematical Psychology Group meeting. Programme and Proceedings. Keele, Aug 31-Sept 2 1998.

Bertamini, M., Bruno N., & Caudek C. (1997). Esercizi di Statistica Psicometrica. Collection of problems with answers for students of Statistics and Psychometrics. Paolo Deganutti Editore, Trieste, Italy.

Proffitt D.R., Bertamini, M., Joseph J.E., & Bhalla M., (1996). The effect of reduced transmittance window tinting on drivers' ability to detect tergets in their rear- view mirrors. Virginia Transportation Research Council Report.

Proffitt D.R., Joseph J.E., Bhalla M., & Bertamini, M., (1994). The influence of window tinting and auxiliary lighting on nighttime viewing of vehicle contents. A report to the governor and general assembly in response to Senate Joint Resolution 293, 1993 session. Virginia Transportation Research Council.


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