ASSOCIATE professor


International Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. -Franceschini S, Bertoni S, Ronconi L, Molteni M, Gori S, Facoetti A (in press). 'Shall We Play a Game?': Improving Reading Through Action Video Games in Developmental Dyslexia. Current Developmental Disorders Reports. DOI: 10.1007/s40474-015-0064-4

  1. -Gori S, Seitz AR, Ronconi L, Franceschini S, Facoetti A. (2015) Multiple Causal Links Between Magnocellular-Dorsal Pathway Deficit and Developmental Dyslexia. Cerebral Cortex. pii: bhv206.

  1. -Ronconi L, Pincham HL, Szucs D, Facoetti A. (2015) Inducing attention not to blink: auditory entrainment improves conscious visual processing. Psychological Research. DOI 10.1007/s00426-015-0691-8

  1. -Ronconi L*, Franchin L*, Valenza E, Gori S, Facoetti A (2015). The attentional 'zoom-lens' in 8-month-old infants. Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12288. * = co-first-authorship

  1. -Gori S, Facoetti A (2015). How the visual aspects can be crucial in reading acquisition? The intriguing case of crowding and developmental dyslexia. Journal of Vision. 15(1):15.1.8.

  1. -Mascheretti S, Facoetti A, Giorda R, Beri S, Riva V, Trezzi V, Cellino MR, Marino C. (2015). GRIN2B mediates susceptibility to intelligence quotient and cognitive impairments in developmental dyslexia. Psychiatry Research. 25(1):9-20.

  1. -Montani V, Facoetti A, Zorzi M (2015). The effect of decreased interletter spacing on orthographic processing. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 22(3):824-32.

  1. -Gori S*, Mascheretti S*, Giora E, Ronconi L, Ruffino M, Quadrelli E, Facoetti A, Marino C (2015) The DCDC2 intron 2 deletion impairs illusory motion perception unveiling the selective role of magnocellular-dorsal stream in reading (dis)ability. Cerebral Cortex. 25(6):1685-95. * = co-first-authorship.

  1. -Gori S*, Mascheretti S*, Giora E, Ronconi L, Ruffino M, Quadrelli E, Facoetti A, Marino C (2014) The DCDC2 intron 2 deletion impairs illusory motion perception unveiling the selective role of magnocellular-dorsal stream in reading (dis)ability. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu234, * = equal contribution authors, co-first-authorship.

  1. -Montani V, Facoetti A, Zorzi M [in press]. The effect of decreased interletter spacing on orthographic processing. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

  1. -Facchin A., Ruffino M., Facoetti A. & Maffioletti S. (2014). Modified direction of DEM test suggests differences in naming and eye movements. Optometry  & Visual Performance, 2: 185-197.

  1. -Gaggi O, Palazzi C, Franceschini S, Ruffino M, Gori S & Facoetti A [in press]. Serious games for early identification of developmental dyslexia. Journal ACM Computers in Entertainment.

  1. -Gori S, Cecchini P, Bigoni A, Molteni M, Facoetti A (2014). Magnocellular-dorsal pathway and sub-lexical route in developmental dyslexia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8: 460. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00460

  1. -Ruffino M, Gori S, Boccardi D, Molteni M and Facoetti A (2014). Spatial and temporal attention in developmental dyslexia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8: 331. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00331

  1. -Montani V, Facoetti A, Zorzi M (2014) Spatial attention in written world perception. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8: 42. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00042.

  1. -Gori S., Facoetti A. (in press) Perceptual learning as a possible new approach for remediation and prevention of developmental dyslexia. Vision Research, in press.

  1. -Ronconi L., Basso D., Gori S., Facoetti A. (2014). TMS on Right Frontal Eye Fields Induces an Inflexible Focus of Attention. Cerebral Cortex, 24(2):396-402.

  1. -Ronconi L.*, Facoetti A*., Bulf H*., Franchin L., Bettoni R., Valenza, E. (in press). Paternal autistic traits are predictive of infants visual attention. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-2018-1. *= equal contribution authors

  1. -Dispaldro M, Leonard LB, Corradi N, Ruffino M, Bronte T, Facoetti A. (2013) Visual attentional engagement deficits in children with specific language impairment and their role in real-time language processing. Cortex, 49, 2126-2139.

  1. -Simone Gori & Andrea Facoetti (2013). Is the language transparency really that relevant for the outcome of the action video games training?. Current Biology 23, Comment on the Dispatch by Bavelier et al. 2013 Current Biology 23 R282-R283.

  1. -Ronconi L., Gori S., Giora E., Ruffino M., Molteni M., Facoetti A. (2013). Deeper attentional masking by lateral objects in children with autism. Brain and Cognition, 82(2), 213-218.

  1. -Franceschini S.*, Gori S.*, Ruffino M., Viola S., Molteni M., Facoetti A.* (2013) Action video games make dyslexic children read better. Current Biology, 23(6), 462-466. *= equal contribution authors, co-first-authorship
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  1. -Ronconi L.*, Gori S.*, Ruffino M., Franceschini S., Urbani B., Molteni M. & Facoetti A. (2012) Decreased Coherent Motion Discrimination in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Attentional Zoom-out Deficit. PlosOne, 7, e4901. *= equal contribution authors, co-first-authorship.

  1. -Ronconi L, Gori S, Ruffino M, Molteni M, Facoetti A (2013). Zoom-out Attentional Impairment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cortex, 49, 1025-1033.

  1. -Franceschini S, Gori S, Ruffino M, Pedrolli K, Facoetti A. (2012) A causal link between visual spatial attention and reading acquisition. Current Biology, 22(9), 1-6.

  1. -Zorzi M, Barbiero C, Facoetti A, Lonciari I, Carrozzi M, Montico M, Bravar L, George F, Pech-Georgel C, Ziegler JC. (2012) Extra-large letter spacing improves reading in dyslexia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(28):11455-11459.

  1. -Ruffino M, Trussardi AN, Gori S, Finzi A, Giovagnoli S, Menghini D, Benassi M, Molteni M, Bolzani R, Vicari S, Facoetti A. Attentional engagement deficits in dyslexic children. Neuropsychologia. 2010 Nov;48(13):3793-801. Epub 2010 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 20833191.

  1. -Facoetti A, Corradi N, Ruffino M, Gori S, Zorzi M. Visual spatial attention and speech segmentation are both impaired in preschoolers at familial risk for developmental dyslexia. Dyslexia. 2010 Aug;16(3):226-39. PubMed PMID: 20680993.

  1. -Piazza M, Facoetti A, Trussardi AN, Berteletti I, Conte S, Lucangeli D, Dehaene S, Zorzi M. Developmental trajectory of number acuity reveals a severe impairment in developmental dyscalculia. Cognition. 2010 Jul;116(1):33-41. Epub 2010 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 20381023.

  1. -Menghini D, Finzi A, Benassi M, Bolzani R, Facoetti A, Giovagnoli S, Ruffino M, Vicari S. Different underlying neurocognitive deficits in developmental dyslexia: a comparative study. Neuropsychologia. 2010 Mar;48(4):863-72. Epub 2009 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 19909762.

  1. -Facoetti A, Trussardi AN, Ruffino M, Lorusso ML, Cattaneo C, Galli R, Molteni  M, Zorzi M. Multisensory spatial attention deficits are predictive of phonological decoding skills in developmental dyslexia. J Cogn Neurosci. 2010 May;22(5):1011-25. PubMed PMID: 19366290.

  1. -Geiger G, Cattaneo C, Galli R, Pozzoli U, Lorusso ML, Facoetti A, Molteni M. Wide and diffuse perceptual modes characterize dyslexics in vision and audition.  Perception. 2008;37(11):1745-64. PubMed PMID: 19189736.

  1. -Facoetti A, Ruffino M, Peru A, Paganoni P, Chelazzi L. Sluggish engagement and disengagement of non-spatial attention in dyslexic children. Cortex. 2008 Oct;44(9):1221-33. Epub 2008 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 18761136.

  1. -Marino C, Citterio A, Giorda R, Facoetti A, Menozzi G, Vanzin L, Lorusso ML, Nobile M, Molteni M. Association of short-term memory with a variant within DYX1C1 in developmental dyslexia. Genes Brain Behav. 2007 Oct;6(7):640-6. Epub 2007 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 17309662.

  1. -Facoetti A, Zorzi M, Cestnick L, Lorusso ML, Molteni M, Paganoni P, Umilta C, Mascetti GG. The relationship between visuo-spatial attention and nonword reading in developmental dyslexia. Cogn Neuropsychol. 2006 Sep;23(6):841-55. PubMed PMID: 21049356.

  1. -Lorusso ML, Facoetti A, Paganoni P, Pezzani M, Molteni M. Effects of visual hemisphere-specific stimulation versus reading-focused training in dyslexic children. Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2006 Apr;16(2):194-212. PubMed PMID: 16565034.

  1. -Facoetti A, Lorusso ML, Cattaneo C, Galli R, Molteni M. Visual and auditory attentional capture are both sluggish in children with developmental dyslexia. Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars). 2005;65(1):61-72. PubMed PMID: 15794032.

  1. -Lorusso ML, Facoetti A, Toraldo A, Molteni M. Tachistoscopic treatment of dyslexia changes the distribution of visual-spatial attention. Brain Cogn. 2005 Mar;57(2):135-42. PubMed PMID: 15708204.

  1. -Lorusso ML, Facoetti A, Pesenti S, Cattaneo C, Molteni M, Geiger G. Wider recognition in peripheral vision common to different subtypes of dyslexia. Vision Res. 2004;44(20):2413-24. PubMed PMID: 15246756.

  1. -Lorusso ML, Facoetti A, Molteni M. Hemispheric, attentional, and processing speed factors in the treatment of developmental dyslexia. Brain Cogn. 2004 Jul;55(2):341-8. PubMed PMID: 15177809.

  1. -Facoetti A, Lorusso ML, Paganoni P, Cattaneo C, Galli R, Mascetti GG. The time course of attentional focusing in dyslexic and normally reading children. Brain Cogn. 2003 Nov;53(2):181-4. PubMed PMID: 14607143.

  1. -Facoetti A, Lorusso ML, Paganoni P, Cattaneo C, Galli R, Umiltà C, Mascetti GG. Auditory and visual automatic attention deficits in developmental dyslexia. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2003 Apr;16(2):185-91. PubMed PMID: 12668226.

  1. -Facoetti A, Lorusso ML, Paganoni P, Umiltà C, Mascetti GG. The role of visuospatial attention in developmental dyslexia: evidence from a rehabilitation study. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2003 Jan;15(2):154-64. PubMed PMID: 12429367.

  1. -Mascetti GG, Turatto M, Facoetti A. Four paradigms to study visual—spatial attention of myopic subjects. Brain Res Brain Res Protoc. 2001 Jul;7(3):241-7. PubMed PMID: 11431125.

  1. -Facoetti A, Turatto M, Lorusso ML, Mascetti GG. Orienting of visual attention in dyslexia: evidence for asymmetric hemispheric control of attention. Exp Brain Res. 2001 May 1;138(1):46-53. PubMed PMID: 11374082.

  1. -Fabbro F, Pesenti S, Facoetti A, Bonanomi M, Libera L, Lorusso ML. Callosal transfer in different subtypes of developmental dyslexia. Cortex. 2001 Feb;37(1):65-73. PubMed PMID: 11292162.

  1. -Facoetti A, Molteni M. The gradient of visual attention in developmental dyslexia. Neuropsychologia. 2001;39(4):352-7. PubMed PMID: 11164873.

  1. -Facoetti A. Facilitation and inhibition mechanisms of human visuospatial attention in a non-search task. Neurosci Lett. 2001 Jan 26;298(1):45-8. PubMed PMID: 11154832.

  1. -Turatto M, Benso F, Facoetti A, Galfano G, Mascetti GG, Umiltà C. Automatic and voluntary focusing of attention. Percept Psychophys. 2000 Jul;62(5):935-52. PubMed PMID: 10997040.

  1. -Facoetti A, Molteni M. Is attentional focusing an inhibitory process at distractor location? Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2000 Sep;10(1-2):185-8. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 2001 Jan;10(3):379. PubMed PMID: 10978707.

  1. -Facoetti A, Turatto M. Asymmetrical visual fields distribution of attention in dyslexic children: a neuropsychological study. Neurosci Lett. 2000 Sep 1;290(3):216-8. PubMed PMID: 10963902.

  1. -Facoetti A, Paganoni P, Lorusso ML. The spatial distribution of visual attention in developmental dyslexia. Exp Brain Res. 2000 Jun;132(4):531-8. PubMed PMID: 10912834.

  1. -Facoetti A, Paganoni P, Turatto M, Marzola V, Mascetti GG. Visual-spatial attention in developmental dyslexia. Cortex. 2000 Feb;36(1):109-23. PubMed PMID: 10728901.

  1. -Turatto M, Facoetti A, Serra G, Benso F, Angi M, Umiltà C, Mascetti GG. Visuospatial attention in myopia. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 1999 Oct 25;8(3):369-72. PubMed PMID: 10556613.

International Book Chapters

  1. -Facoetti A (2012). Spatial Attention Disorders in Developmental Dyslexia: Towards the Prevention of Reading Acquisition Deficits. In J. Stein & Z. Kapoula, 'Visual Aspect of Dyslexia', Oxford University Press.

  1. -Marino C., Mascheretti S., Facoetti A., Molteni M. (2012). Investigation of Candidate Genes in Families with Dyslexia. In A. Benasich & H. Fitch, 'Developmental Dyslexia: early precursors, neurobiological markers, and biologicalsubstrates', pp. 46-61. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

  1. -Lorusso M.L., Facoetti A., Cattaneo C., Pesenti S., Galli R., Molteni M. and Geiger G. (2006). Training Visual-Spatial Attention in Developmental Dyslexia. In 'Dyslexia in Children: new research' edited by C. B. Hayes, pp 143-160, Nova Science Publisher, New York, USA.

  1. -Facoetti (2004). Reading and selective spatial attention: evidence from behavioral studies in dyslexic children. In 'Trends in Dyslexia Research' by H. D. Tobias, pp 35-71. Nova Biomedical Books, New York, USA.

National Book Chapters

  1. -Facoetti A., Benassi M., Bolzani R., Menghini D., Vicari S. (2010). Le dislessie evolutive. In Neuropsicologia dello sviluppo. Normalita' e Patologia, Edito da S.Vicari e M. C. Caselli 2010 Il Mulino, Bologna.

  1. -Facoetti A. (2008). L'attenzione spaziale nella dislessia evolutiva. Attenzione e cognizione. Edito da R. Nicoletti, E. Ladavas, P. Tabossi, pp.145-152. Il mulino, Bologna.

  1. -Facoetti A. (2005). Il ruolo dell'attenzione visuo-spaziale nell'apprendimento della lettura. In 'Il bambino e le abilità di lettura: il ruolo della visione' edito da S. Maffioletti, R. Pregliasco e L. Ruggeri, pp. 177-190. Franco Angeli, Milano.

National Paper

  1. -Sandro Franceschini, Simone Gori, Milena Ruffino, Luca Ronconi, Simona Viola, Francesca Noce, Concetta Cataudella, Massimo Molteni e Andrea Facoetti (2015). Attenzione visiva e Dislessia Evolutiva: Evidenze dagli Action Video Games. Dislessia. Vol. 12, n. 2, pp. 153-174.

  1. -Sandro Franceschini, Simone Gori, Milena Rufino, Katia Pedrolli, Luca Ronconi, Sara Bertoni e Andrea Facoetti (2015) Meccanismi visuo-attenzionali come predittori delle future abilità di lettura. Dislessai, Vol. 12, n. 3, pp. 273-286

  1. -Facoetti A., &  Ruffino M. (2006). L'attenzione spaziale nella dislessia evolutiva. Saggi, Child Development & Disabilities, 32(4), 25-38.

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