Cristiano Cellini
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Cristiano Cellini

Early Stage Researcher

Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 10F
Giessen , Germany 35394
Work: (641) 992-6106


  1. I hold a BSc. degree in general & experimental psychology from the University of Florence, Italy and a MSc. degree in experimental psychology from University of Florence, Italy. I did my master thesis at the university of Leiden, Netherlands in the Proff. Bernard Hommel´s lab studying the binding problem in multiple objects tracking (MOT).


Since I was a child I had a big passion for the scientific subjects. My first interest was the neural plasticity and reinnervation. Later on I had the possibility to know autistic children, and from there, the interest to understand the neural basis of the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Working with the reclaim of these function, where the perception of the world is strongly distorted, I understood that for me was more important to investigate how the human being perceive the world. I moved then into the world of visual perception. During my master thesis and I had the opportunity  to had a research experience abroad, precisely in the Prof. Bernard Hommel lab´s in Leiden, Netherlands, where I worked on  two different projects: 1) Binding problem and theory of event code. 2) Inhibition of response using the Local-Global task with and without acoustic noise.

Currently I am working in the Prof. Karl Gegenfurtner lab´s in Giessen, Germany where I am working on the integration of information from different sources. One of my projects focuses on the cross-modal integration of objects properties.  I am interested in the visual and haptic integration in the estimation of softness.

Furthermore I am currently collaborating with the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) in a project investigating the haptic Flash-Lag Effect (FLE).

I am also planning collaboration with the University of Maastricht in the Prof. Rainer Goebel lab´s to work with fMRI.



1)Vision Science Society (VSS) meeting, Naples, Florida, USA, May 2009.  

Saccadic eye movement to the gaussian and colour blobs

Cristiano Cellini, Alexander Schuetz and Karl R. Gegenfurtner

              J Vis August 5, 2009 9(8): 438; doi:10.1167/9.8.438

2)EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), Turin, Italy, July 2010.

The whole is more important than the sum of its parts.

Cristiano Cellini

3) European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Lausanne, Switzerland, August 2010.

Visual and haptic integration in the estimation of softness

Cristiano Cellini, Lukas Kaim, Knut Drewing

             Perception 39 ECVP Abstract Supplement 2010


 Hommel, B., Colzato, L. S., van den Wildenberg W.,& Cellini, C. (2008). The

difficulty law of motivation: fMRI (noise) increases cognitive control. (Submitted)


1) Computational vision workshop, Rauischholzhausen, Germany, August 2009

2) Brain imaging course, Malvern, UK, July 2010