Francesco S. Marucci

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This study evaluates individual differences in hypnotizability as reflected in waking-state hemispheric engagement during recollection of 3 positively and 3 negatively valenced personal life events. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Maudsley Personality Inventory, Tellegen Absorption Scale and Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility (Form A) were(More)
Norms for an Italian translation of the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form A (HGSHS:A) by Shor and Orne (1962) are presented. Subjects recruited from 1986 to 1989 were pooled, resulting in a sample of 376 participants (297 women and 79 men). The normative data were generally congruent with earlier normative studies in score distribution,(More)
Sixteen high and thirteen low hypnotizable women, who had participated in our previous study (De Pascalis et al., 1987), were enrolled in a hypnotic session. After the hypnotic induction they were requested to recollect 2 positive and 2 negative personal life experiences. In our previous study subjects performed similar tasks in a waking-state.(More)
This study analyzed the spatial skills of experts in visual art. Empirical evidences suggested that drawing training involves changes in perceptual, spatial and imagery abilities of artists. Several studies investigated cognitive abilities of individuals that carry on artistic activities comparing them with non-artists. These studies provided results(More)
The best format in which information that has to be recalled is presented has been investigated in several studies, which focused on the impact of bimodal stimulation on working memory performance. An enhancement of participant’s performance in terms of correct recall has been repeatedly found, when bimodal formats of presentation (i.e., audiovisual) were(More)
Several studies employed different algorithms in order to investigate criminal’s spatial behaviour and to identify mental models and cognitive strategies related to it. So far, a number of geographic profiling (GP) software have been implemented to analyse mobility and its relation to the way criminals are using spatial environment when committing a crime.(More)
A plethora of research demonstrates that the processing of emotional faces is prioritised over non-emotive stimuli when cognitive resources are limited (this is known as 'emotional superiority'). However, there is debate as to whether competition for processing resources results in emotional superiority per se, or more specifically, threat superiority.(More)
The present study replicates and extends earlier findings by using event-related potentials (ERPs) as a means of providing information about differential hemispheric engagement in cognitive processing. ERPs were recorded from T3, T4, T5 and T6 in response to task-irrelevant tone pips superimposed on white noise, on music and on verbal passages, which are(More)
Kais Al Naimee Igor Aleksander Tracy Alloway Jean Marie Annoni Alessandro Antonietti Tito Arecchi Alarik Arenander Marios Avraamides Christian Balkenius Guido Band Lawrence Barsalou Andreas Bartels Canan Basar-Eroglu Demis Basso Christian Werner Becker-Asano Jens F. Beckmann Anna Belardinelli Jason Bell Guglielmo Bellelli Sieghard Beller Eshel BenJacob Jose(More)
The present study provides norms for Deese/Roediger-McDermott (DRM) lists that were used to create false memories in native speakers of Italian. The word lists reported in this article are based on the DRM lists that have been used extensively to examine illusory memories in English speakers (Deese in Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58, 17-22, 1959;(More)