Carlo Fantoni

Perception-Action, 3D shape, Motion, Completion, Motor Control

GROUP: Perception and Action

I am associate professor in General Psychology at the DSV of Units, where since 2012 I have established a new Active Perception Laboratory.

Currently I am:

  • PI of a FRA 2013 project;
  • PI for a collaboration with the CNCS @unitn (UNITS-IIT bilateral agreement);
  • co-organizer of the Kanizsa Lecture and TSPC;
  • Member of the executive committee of the NeSC PhD School (Units);
  • Coordinator for the International Mobility of the Psychology Unit.

Born in Pisa on July 18, 1975, I took my in Perception at Units on March 12, 2000, and my PhD in 2003. Among my research experiences, I have been: 

  • postdoc at Uniss,
  • postdoc fellow at the Units,
  • visiting researcher at Brown University,
  • senior postdoc, and Team Leader at the CNCS@unitn.

I have been honoured with three fellowships:

  • 2001 young researcher fellowship of the University of Trieste;
  • ARVO 2002 Travel Grant;
  • 2004 Fulbright Research Scholar Fellowship (UCLA).

The core of my research regards the examination of how sensory cues, active movements of the body, internal states (i.e., emotions) as well as social factors (i.e., presence of others) are integrated to support the perception of 3D objects and action control. I have co-authored eighteen published articles on leading peer-reviewed journals, participated to more than 50 conferences and I have been a referee for several journals. 

Personal webpage at Dipartimento di scienze della vita