Publications

Bago, B., Kovacs, M., Protzko, J., Nagy, T., ... & Mazidi, M. (2022, in press). Situational factors shape moral judgments in the trolley dilemma in Eastern, Southern, and Western countries in a culturally diverse sample. Nature Human Behaviour.

Felisberti, F.M. and Harrison, N. (2022, in press). Effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns on aesthetic and affective evaluations of natural and urban scenes. PsyEcology

Mangueira, S. G., Felisberti, F.M., Dr, Barboni, M. T. S., Costa, M. F., & Grossklaus, L. F. (2022). Impaired executive functions in Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a Brazilian cohort. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/gnsdc

Fernandes, T.P., Felisberti, F.M., Shoshina, I.I., Almeida, N.L.A., Oliveira, M.E.C., Silva, G.M., Santos, N.A. (2022). Combined influence of medication and symptom severity on visual processing in bipolar disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 147, 135-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.01.010

Felisberti, F.M. and King, R. J. (2021). Neurocognitive and evolutionary perspective on adaptive imagination. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture. https://doi.org/10.1177/02762374211001798

Felisberti, F.M. (2021). Hedonic preferences to audio and visual stimulation in seniors with cognitive impairments. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-210520

Felisberti, F.M. and Fernandes, T.P. (2021). When moderate mental workload and driving are mutually beneficial. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/5A769

Shoshina, I.I., Hovis, J.K., Felisberti, F.M., Santos, N.A., Adreeva, A., Butler,P.D., Fernandes, T.P. (2021). Visual processing and BDNF levels in first-episode schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2021.114200

Felisberti, F.M. (2021). Experiences of ugliness in nature and urban environments. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1177/02762374211001798

Silva, G. M., Fernandes, T. P., Felisberti, F. M., Oliveira, M. E., Almeida, N. L., Souto, J. J., & Santos, N. A. (2021). Heavy and light smokers have slight differences in chromatic discrimination. Journal of Addictive Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1080/10550887.2021.1950285

Silva, G.M., Souto, J.J., Fernandes, T.P., Bonifacio, T.A., Almeida, N.L., Gomes, G.H., Felisberti, F.M., Santos, N.A. (2020). Impairments of facial detection in tobacco use disorder: baseline data and impact of smoking duration. Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry, 10(3) https://doi.org/10.1590/1516-4446-2020-1107

Felisberti, F. M. (2020). The experience of ugliness in natural and urban environments. PsyArXiv (raw data): https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/5aru7

Felisberti, F. M. & Currie, L. (2019). Asymmetries during multiple face encoding: Increased dwell time and number of fixations in the upper visual hemifield. i-Perception, 10(1), 1–10. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2041669519827974

Turner, R. & Felisberti, F. M. (2019). Relationships between fiction media, genre, and empathic abilities. Scientific Study of Literature, 8(2), 261–292. https://doi.org/10.1075/ssol.19003.tur

Pérez-Fabello, M.J., Campos, A. & Felisberti, F. M. (2018). Object-spatial imagery in Fine Art, Psychology, and Engineering. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 27, 131–138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2017.12.005 [PDF]

Felisberti, F. M. (2018). Long-lasting effects of family-related factors on adults’ ability to recognise brief facial expressions of emotion. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71, 1512–1525. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747021817742080 [PDF]

Felisberti, F. M. (2018). Perception: A very short introduction. Perception, 47, 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1177/0301006618756418

Farrelly, D., Brown, A. & Felisberti, F. M. (2018). Incongruent autobiographical trusthworthiness information affects face recognition: Empirical investigation of an adaptive memory for social exchanges. Preprint: Open Science Framework (OSF) https://doi.org/10.1075/ssol.19003.tur

Felisberti, F. M. & King, R. (2017). Mindreading in Altruists and Psychopaths. In: A. Ibanez, L. Sedeno & A. Garcia (Eds.) Neuroscience and Social Science: The Missing Link (chapter 6, pp. 121-140). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68421-5 [PDF]

Tiainen, M., Lukavský, J., Tiippana, K., Vainio, M., Šimko, J., Felisberti, F. & Vainio, L. (2017). Connections of grasping and horizontal hand movements with articulation in Czech speakers. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 516. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00516 [PDF].

Turner, R. & Felisberti, F. M. (2017). Measuring Mindreading: A review of behavioral approaches to testing cognitive and affective mental state attribution in neurologically typical adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 47. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00047 [PDF].

Felisberti, F. M. & Farrelly, D. (2016). Investigating behavior and face encoding in a hypothetical real-world social contract: Hand-washing in hazardous health settings. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2, 207-213. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40806-016-0055-7 [PDF]

Tiainen, M., Felisberti, F. M., Tiippana, K., Vainio, M., Simko, J., Lukavsky, J. & Vainio, L. (2016) Congruency effect between articulation and grasping in native English speakers. In: Morgan, Nelson (ed). Neural Networks in Speech Recognition. Proceedings of Interspeech, 1108-1112. PDF

Kara, P.A., Martini, M.G., Hewage, C.T.E.R. & Felisberti, F. M. (2016). Times change, stalling stays: Subjective quality assessment over time of stalling in autostereoscopic 3D video services. 12th International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet-based Systems, SITIS. PDF

Kara, P., Robitza, W., Martini, M., Hewage, C. & Felisberti, F. M. (2016). Getting used to or growing annoyed: how perception thresholds and acceptance of frame freezing vary over time in 3D video streaming. In: IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Seattle, USA. PDF

Felisberti, F. M. & Terry, P. (2015). The effects of alcohol on the recognition of facial expressions and microexpressions of emotion: Enhanced recognition of disgust and contempt. Human Psychopharmacology – Clinical and Experimental, 30, 384-92. https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.248. [PDF]

Felisberti, F. M. & Sear, R. (2014). Postdoctoral researchers in the UK: A snapshot at factors affecting their research output. PLoS ONE 9, e93890. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0012939

Felisberti, F. M. & Musholt, K. (2014). Self-face recognition: Individual differences and discrepancies associated with mental self-face representation, attractiveness and self-esteem. Psychology & Neuroscience, 7, 65-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.3922/j.psns.2014.013 [PDF]

Felisberti, F. M. & McDermott, M.R. (2013). Spatial location in brief, free-viewing face encoding modulates contextual face recognition. iPerception, 4, 352–360. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0003022 [PDF]

Felisberti, F. M. & Pavey, L. (2010). Contextual modulation of biases in face recognition. PLoS ONE 5, e12939. PDF

Prince, S.J.D., Elder, J.H., Warrell, J. & Felisberti, F. (2008). Tied factor analysis for face recognition across large pose differences. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 30, 970-984. PDF

Felisberti, F. & Zanker, J.M. (2005).Attention modulates perception of transparent motion. PDF. Vision Research, 45, 2587-2599.

Felisberti, F. Solomon, J.A. & Morgan, M.J. (2005). The role of target salience in crowding. PDF. Perception, 34, 823-833.

Solomon, J.A., Felisberti, F.M. & Morgan, M.J. (2004). Crowding and the tilt illusion: Toward a unified account. Journal of Vision, 4, 500-508. PDF

Felisberti, F. & Derrington, A.M. (2001). Long-range interactions in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the New World monkey, Callithrix jacchus. Visual Neuroscience, 18, 209-218. PDF

Felisberti, F. & Derrington, A.M. (1999). Long range interactions modulate the contrast gain in the lateral geniculate nucleus of cats. Visual Neuroscience, 16, 943-956. PDF

Derrington, A.M. & Felisberti, F. (1998). Peripheral shift reduces visual sensitivity in cat geniculate neurones. Visual Neuroscience, 15, 875-880. PDF

Derrington, A.M. & Felisberti, F. (1997). Suppression of the responses of LGN neurones of the cat by remote visual stimuli. Journal Physiology, 506, 92-93.

Felisberti, F., Kirschfeld, K. & Antkowiack, B. (1997). Effects of volatile anaesthetics on the membrane potential and ion channels of cultured neocortical astrocytes. Brain Research, 766, 56-65. PDF

Felisberti, F. & Ventura, D.F. (1996). Cerebral Extraocular Photoreceptors in Beetles. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 118,1353-1357. PDF

Felisberti, F. & Ventura, D.F. (1995). Cerebral Extraocular Photoreceptors in Ants. Tissue and Cell, 28, 25-30.

Felisberti, F., Kirschfeld, K. & Antkowiack, B. (1994). Effects of volatile anaesthetics on cultured astrocytes from the rat cortex. In N. Elsner and R. Menzel (Eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd Gottingen Neurobiology Conference. Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. ISBN: 9783131394019.

PhD Theses

  • Felisberti, F.M. Effects of volatile anaesthetics on neocortical astrocytes ("Wirkung von Inhalationsansthetika auf neokortikale Astrozyten"). Max-Planck Institute for biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany.

  • Felisberti, F.M. Extraocular photoreception in insects: Morfological and functional aspects (“Fotorrecepção extra-ocular em insetos: aspectos morfológicos e funcionais”). Department of Experimental Psychology, São Paulo University, Brazil.

Conference presentations [peer-reviewed]


  • Felisberti, F.M. (2021). Imagery in art appreciation and social cognition. International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA, 01-03 Sep, online).

  • Felisberti, F.M. and Harrison, N. (2021). Effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns on hedonic evaluations of natural and urban scenes. European Conference of Visual Perception (ECVP, Aug, online).

  • Felisberti, F.M. and Mather, G. (2019). The perception of ugliness in urban environments through photographs of nature and man-made artefacts. Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC, 21-24 Aug, Leuven, Belgium).

  • Felisberti, F.M., Actis Grosso, R., Riley, M., Paiva, I.M., Salaudeen, A., Holliday, D. (2019). Aesthetic preferences in visual art: The interplay with mental imagery and face perception. Perception, 48(2S), 37.

  • Felisberti, F.M., Mannan, S. & Currie, L. (2018). Up and down, left and right: Asymmetries in eye movements during facial encoding. Perception, 48(S1),63.

  • Pérez-Fabello, M.J. and Felisberti, F.M. (2017). The role of mental imagery in creative work by Fine Art students. Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC, 25-27 Aug, Berlin, Germany).

  • Turner, R. and Felisberti, F.M. (2017). Fiction matters: Divergent links between fiction media exposure, genre preferences and social skills. American Psychological Association 125th Annual Convention, Washington D.C., 3-6 August.

  • Turner, R. & Felisberti, F. M. (2017). To read or not to read? Divergent relationships between experience of fiction media, genre and empathic abilities. Poster session presented at British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton, UK.

  • Conway, N., Clinton, M., Hewett, R., Poulter, D., Felisberti, F. and Terry, P. (2017). Driven to distraction: Using self-regulation theories to examine the reciprocal links between commuting by car and work. European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology Conference (EAWOP), Dublin, 17-20 May.

  • Turner, R. and Felisberti, F.M. (2017). To read or not to read: Divergent relationships between experience of fiction media, genre, and empathic abilities. The British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton, 3-5 May, pg. 135.

  • Felisberti, F.M. and John, J. (2016). The Other Race Effect on contextual face recognition. Perception, 45(S2), 311-311.

  • Tiippana, K., Tiainen, M., Lukavsky, J., Vainio, M., Simko, J., Felisberti, F., Vainio L. (2016). Interactions between articulation and hand movements - congruency effects in Czech. Perception, 45(S2), 328-328.

  • Felisberti, F.M. Zyto, K., Puddicombe, D. Ali, R., Akhtar, S., Ben-Tal, O. (2016). Examining the Mere Exposure Effect in Dementia patients using recreational tasks. Visual Science of Art (VSAC), Barcelona, Spain, 26-27 Aug.

  • Felisberti, F.M. (2016). Long-lasting effects of early family environment on adults processing of brief affective facial expressions. Experimental Psychology Society, London Meeting, 6-8 Jan.

  • Felisberti, F.M., Haugland, T.A. (2015). Memory for hand-washing behaviour in a hazardous health scenario. Annual meeting of the European Human Behaviour Association (EHBEA), Helsinki, Finland.

  • Felisberti, F.M., Chipi, E., and Trueman, J. (2014). Affective facial microexpressions and adult attachment. Perception, 43S, 157.

  • Haugland, T.A. and Felisberti, F.M. (2014). Face recognition biases related to hand-washing behavior in a hazardous health scenario? Annual meeting of the European Human Behaviour Association (EHBEA), Bristol, UK.

  • Felisberti, F.M. The effect of aging, encoding, and race in contextual face recognition (2014). Annual meeting of the European Human Behaviour Association (EHBEA), Bristol, UK.

  • Felisberti, F.M., Trueman, J., Cobley, L., Hall, E., Williams, A. (2014). Does the family environment affect the recognition of brief displays of emotion? Experimental Psychology Society, London Meeting, 9-10 Jan.

  • Felisberti, F.M., Cobley, L., Hall, E., Williams, A. (2013). The effect of family environment in the recognition of brief displays of emotion. Perception, 42S, 191.

  • Felisberti, F.M., Wanli, J., Cox, R. and Dover, C. (2013) Social context modulates face recognition in young and intermediate age adults. Experimental Psychology Society, London Meeting, 3-4 Jan.

  • Felisberti, F.M. (2012). Individual differences in self-face recognition. Applied Vision Association, AVA Christmas Meeting, London, 18 Dec.

  • Felisberti, F.M., Wanli, J., Cox, R. and Dover, C. (2012). Age-related contextual modulation in face recognition. Perception, 41S, 109.

  • Felisberti, F.M. and Terry, P. (2012). Alcohol enhances the recognition of microexpressions of disgust and contempt. Paper presented at the 4th European Conference on Emotion (CERE 2012, May), Kent, UK.

  • Felisberti F., Mannan, S., and Gorodetski, K. (2011). Asymmetries in self-face recognition. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (ICON XI).

  • Felisberti, F.M. and Gorodetski, K. (2011). Self-face perception: asymmetries and individual differences. Perception, 40S, 73.

  • Felisberti, F.M., Bates, L., Rabadia, J., Kato, Y. and Schembri, M. (2010). How well do we know our own faces? Perception, 39S,125.

  • Felisberti, F.M. (2010). Contextual modulation in face recognition. Paper presented at the Applied Vision Association, Liverpool, UK.

  • Felisberti, F.M. Tekes, S. and Ibrahim, L. (2010). Biases in face recognition. Annual meeting of the European Human Behaviour Association (EHBEA 2010), Wrocklaw, Poland.

  • Felisberti, F. (2009). Self-face recognition: now it looks like me, now it doesn’t. Perception, 38S, 80-81.

  • Felisberti, F.M. and Aidoo, B. (2009). Enhanced memory for cooperators in a face-in-the-crowd task. Annual meeting of the European Human Behaviour Association (EHBEA 2009), Scotland.

  • Felisberti, F. and Zanker, J.M. (2005). Does attention affect the identification of multiple directions in transparent motion? Perception, 34, 84.

  • Felisberti, F., Solomon, J.A. and Morgan, M.J. (2005). Distortions of perceived orientation in crowded arrays. Perception, 32,156-157.

  • Gheri, C., Solomon, J.A., Felisberti, F. and Morgan, M.J. (2004). ‘Pop-out’ does not prevent ‘crowding’. Perception, 33,121.

  • Felisberti, F. and Zanker, J.M. (2004). Does attention affect transparent motion perception? Perception, 33,124. ISSN 0301-0066

  • Felisberti, F. and Morgan, M. (2002). Effects of supra-threshold contrast modulation on crowding. Journal of Vision, 2, 213a.

  • Felisberti, F. and Morgan, M. (2001). Orientation Averaging and Positional Uncertainty in Crowded and Spaced Arrays. Perception, 30, 37c.

  • Barraclough, N.E., Derrington, A.M. and Felisberti, F.M. (2001). Responses to second-order patterns in primate lateral geniculate nucleus. British Neuroscience Association Abstract, 16, 66.

  • Felisberti, F., Derrington, A.M. and Levitt, J.B. (2000). Extra-classical receptive field of LGN cells in cat and primate. FENS, UK.

  • Barraclough, N.E., Derrington, A.M., Felisberti, F.M. (2000). Responses to second-order patterns in primate lateral geniculate nucleus. Society for Neuroscience Abstract, 26:1196.

  • Derrington, A.M., Felisberti, F.M., Barraclough, N.E. and Tadmor, Y. (2000). Short-term adaptation to changes in illumination in receptive fields of LGN neurons in marmoset. Society for Neuroscience Abstract, 26:1194.

  • Felisberti, F., Derrington, A.M. and Levitt, J.B. (1999). Contrast gain control in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the marmoset Callithrix jacchus. Journal of Physiology, 520, 46P. ISSN 0022-3751

  • Felisberti, F. and Derrington, A.M. (1999). Effects of remote motion on the visual sensitivity of LGN cells. Perception, 28, 89c.

  • Derrington, A.M., Felisberti, F. and Tadmor, Y. (1999). Short-term adaptation to changes in illumination and contrast in cat retina and lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Physiology, 520, 45P.

  • Felisberti, F.M., Walker, S., and Derrington, A. (1998). Effects of remote patterns shifts on responses of cat LGN cells. European Journal Neuroscience, 10, 9316.

  • Felisberti, F.M., and Derrington, A. (1997). Virtual saccades suppress visual signals in cat LGN. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 38, 1800.

Other media

    • [Expert advice].Cadbury’s Wispa duo chocolate promotional video, Pineaple Studios, London, UK (28 June 2010). [Expert advice].

    • Kelly, J. Brain Blocks Out Expressions of Disgust in Patients With Disfiguring Skin Condition. Medscape Medical News [ news comment].

    • Dunn, D. (22 June 2010). Sister act: Doing the two steps, the brunettes named Britain's most identical twins. Daily Mail link.