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Alessandro is a reader in the department of psychology after training at the University of Trieste (Italy) where he obtained a PhD in experimental psychology. His main area of interest is in the psychology of perception and his work on the uncatchable smile of La Bella Principessa has been written about extensively in the national and international press.


  • color and illumination perception
  • visual illusions
  •  perception and art
  • virtual reality
  •  robotics

Recent coverage:

Daily Telegraph
Have researchers unlocked the mystery of Mona Lisa's famously enigmatic smile?
Mail Online
Mystery of the Mona Lisa’s smile solved: Second painting shows how
National Post
Researchers think they’ve unlocked the secret of Mona Lisa’s ‘uncatchable’ vanishing smile


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