Ronconi Luca Professore AssociatoPsychologyII M-PSI/01





2022 – present: Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.


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2019 – present: Assistant Professor (RTD-B), Faculty of Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

2016 – 2019: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, Italy. [Supervisor/P.I: Prof. David Melcher].

2017: Visiting Scientist, Institut für Psychologie, Westfälische Wilhelm-Universität Münster, Münster, Germany. [Supervisor/P.I.: Prof. Niko Busch]

2014 – 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy. [Supervisor/P.I.: Prof. Andrea Facoetti]

2012 – 2013: Visiting PhD student, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. [Supervisor/P.I.: Dr. Dénes Szűcs]


2011 – 2014: Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences, ‘Clinical and Experimental Psychobiology’ track, University of Padova, Italy.

2008 – 2010: Master degree (110 cum laude/110) in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Faculty of Psychology, University of Padova, Italy.

2005 – 2008: Bachelor degree (110 cum laude/110) in Cognitive Psychology and Psychobiology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Padova, Italy.

2000 – 2005: Scientific High School Diploma, “Liceo G.G. Trissino”, Valdagno (VI), Italy.


2020 Early Career Award (~600,000 € for 3 years; sole P.I.). Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica (FRRB). Project: Restoring neural oscillatory communication between dorsal and ventral visual streams in developmental dyslexia.

2016 Post-doctoral fellowship (27,000 € for 12 months Fondazione Umberto Veronesi. Section: Neuroscience. Project: Investigation of altered multisensory integration in autism by means of oscillatory synchronization analyses in large-scale cortical networks


2018 Young investigator award (‘Premio SIPF Junior’), Italian Society of Psychophysiology and Cognitive Neuroscience (SIPF). Best first-author article (Ronconi et al., 2017 PNAS) among young Italian researchers under 35.

2015 Best poster award (200 €). RAW - Rovereto Attention Workshop 2015. 


2021: Grant reviewer, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA

2020 – present: Associate Editor, Frontiers in Psychology – Consciousness Research

2019 – 2020: Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neuroscience / Frontiers in Psychology – Perception Science

2018 – present: Review Editor, Frontiers in Psychology, Editorial board of Consciousness Research.

2019: Grant reviewer, National Science Centre of Poland (NCN), Funding scheme PRELUDIUM.

2017: Review panel member, European Conference on visual Perception (ECVP).

2012 – present: Ad hoc reviewer for the following journals: Acta Psychologica, Biological Psychiatry, Biological Psychology, BMC Neuroscience, Brain Topography, Cerebral Cortex, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Cognitive Neurodynamics, Consciousness and Cognition, European Journal of Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology, iPerception, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Vision, Neuroimage, Psychological Research, Scientific Reports, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.


2012 – present: Vision Science Society


Keio University, Faculty of Environment and Information studies, Tokyo, Japan (08/10/2020)

Royal Holloway University of London, Department of Psychology (27-28/09/2018)

King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, UK (18/07/2018)

Institut für Psychologie, Westfälische Wilhelm-Universität Münster, Münster, Germany (19/04/2017).

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (10/11/2015).

Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, (22/10/2015).

Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg, Austria (08/05/2014).

Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK (23/10/2012).

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Ronconi L., Vitale, A., Federici, A., Mazzoni, N., Battaglini, L., Molteni, M., Casartelli, L. (2022). Neural dynamics driving audio-visual integration in autism. Cerebral Cortex, in press. [I.F.: 5.36]  

Marsicano, G., Cerpelloni, F., Melcher, D., & Ronconi, L. (2022). Lower multisensory temporal acuity in individuals with high schizotypal traits: a web-based study. Scientific reports12(1), 1-12. [I.F.: 4.38]

Balestrieri, E., Ronconi, L., & Melcher, D. (2021) Shared resources between visual attention and visual working memory are allocated through rhythmic sampling. European Journal of Neuroscience. [I.F.: 3.12]

Ghiani, A., Maniglia, M., Battaglini, L., Melcher, D., & Ronconi, L. (2021). Binding mechanisms in visual perception and their link with neural oscillations: a review of evidence from tACS. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 779. [I.F.: 2.07]

Lazzaro, G., Bertoni, S., Menghini, D., Costanzo, F., Franceschini, S., Varuzza, C., Ronconi, L., ... & Vicari, S. (2021). Beyond Reading Modulation: Temporo-Parietal tDCS Alters Visuo-Spatial Attention and Motion Perception in Dyslexia. Brain sciences, 11(2), 263. [I.F.: 3.33]

Ronconi L, Melcher D, Junghöfer M, Wolters CH, & Busch NA (2020) Testing the effect of tACS over parietal cortex in modulating endogenous alpha rhythm and temporal integration windows in visual perception. European Journal of Neuroscience. [I.F.: 3.12]

Ronconi L, Vitale A, Federici A, Pini E, Molteni M, & Casartelli L (2020). Altered neural oscillations and connectivity in the beta band underlie detail-oriented visual processing in autism. NeuroImage: Clinical, 28. [I.F.: 4.35]

Casartelli L, Federici A, Fumagalli A, Cesareo A, Nicoli M, Ronconi L, Vitale A, Molteni M, Rizzolatti G, Sinigaglia C (2020) Neurotypical individuals fail to understand action vitality form in children with autism spectrum disorder. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117 (44) 27712-27718. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2011311117 [I.F.: 9.41]

Battaglini L, Mena F, Ghiani A, Casco C, Melcher D, & Ronconi L (2020). The effect of alpha tACS on the temporal resolution of visual perception. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1765. [I.F.: 2.07]

Ronconi L, Melcher D, Franchin L (2020). Investigating the role of temporal processing in developmental dyslexia: Evidence for a specific deficit in rapid visual segmentation. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, in press. DOI: 10.3758/s13423-020-01752-5. [I.F.: 3.70]

Federici A, Parma V, Vicovaro M, Radassao L, Casartelli L, Ronconi L (2020). Anomalous Perception of Biological Motion in Autism: A Conceptual Review and Meta-Analysis. Scientific Reports, 10(1): 4576. [I.F.: 4.01]

Battaglini L, Ghiani A, Casco C, Ronconi L (2020). Parietal tACS at beta frequency improves vision in a crowding regime. Neuroimage, 208, 116451. [I.F.: 5.81]

Bertoni S, Franceschini S, Ronconi L, Gori S, Facoetti A (2019). Is Excessive Visual Crowding Causally Linked to Developmental Dyslexia? Neuropsychologia, 130, 107-117. [I.F.: 2.89]

Ronconi L, Busch N, Melcher D (2018). Alpha-band sensory entrainment alters the duration of temporal windows in visual perception. Scientific Reports, 8, 11810. [I.F.: 4.12]

Ronconi L, Gori S, Federici A, Devita M, Carna M, Sali ME, Molteni M, Casartelli L, Facoetti A (2018). Weak surround suppression of the attentional focus characterizes visual selection in the ventral stream in autism. Neuroimage: Clinical, 18, 912-922. [I.F.: 4.35]

Ronconi L, Devita M, Molteni M, Gori S, Facoetti A (2018) When large becomes slow: zooming-out visual attention is associated to orienting deficits in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(7), 2577–2584. [I.F.: 3.32]

Casartelli L, Federici A, Biffi E, Molteni M, Ronconi L (2018) Are we “motorically” wired to others? High-level motor computations and their role in autism. The Neuroscientist, 24(6), 568–581. [I.F.: 7.39]

Ronconi L, Oosterhof N, Bonmassar C & Melcher D (2017) Multiple oscillatory rhythms determine the temporal organization of perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(51), 13435-13440. [I.F.: 9.66]

Ronconi L, Melcher D (2017) The role of oscillatory phase in determining the temporal organization of perception: evidence from sensory entrainment. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(44), 10636 –10644. [I.F.: 5.9]

Ronconi L, Bellacosa Marotti R (2017). Awareness in the crowd: Beta power and alpha phase of prestimulus oscillations predict object discrimination in visual crowding. Consciousness and Cognition 54, 36-46. [I.F.: 2.14; Invited article for the Special Issue: Time course of event-related potentials associated with conscious experience]

Franceschini S, Trevisan P, Ronconi L, Bertoni S, Colmar S, Double K, Facoetti A, Gori S (2017). Action video games improve reading abilities and visual-to-auditory attentional shifting in English-speaking children with dyslexia. Scientific Reports, 7, 5863. [I.F.: 4.12]

Casartelli L, Federici A, Cesareo A, Biffi E, Valtorta G, Molteni M, Ronconi L, Borgatti R§ (2017). The role of the cerebellum in high stages of motor planning hierarchy. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(4), 1474-1482. [I.F.: 2.4, §=co-last authorship]

Ronconi L, Casartelli L, Carna S, Arrigoni F, Borgatti R (2017). When one is enough: impaired multisensory integration in cerebellar agenesis. Cerebral Cortex 27 (3), 2041-2051. [I.F.: 6.56]

Treccani B, Ronconi L, Umiltà CA (2017). Role of stimulus and response feature overlap in between-task logical recoding. Psychological Research 81, 157-167. [I.F.: 3.12]

Ronconi L, Molteni M, Casartelli L (2016). Building blocks of others’ understanding: A perspective shift in investigating social-communicative deficit in autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10: 44. [I.F.: 3.21]

Ronconi L, Bertoni S, Bellacosa Marotti R (2016). The neural origins of visual crowding as revealed by event-related potentials and oscillatory dynamics. Cortex 79, 87-98. [I.F.: 4.28]

Ronconi L, Pincham HL, Cristoforetti G, Facoetti A, Szűcs D (2016). Shaping neural oscillations with auditory rhythmic stimulation improves the temporal allocation of attention. NeuroReport 27, 487-494. [I.F.: 1.36]

Ronconi L, Pincham HL, Szűcs D, Facoetti A (2016). Inducing attention not to blink: auditory entrainment improves conscious visual processing. Psychological Research 80(5), 774–784.

Casartelli L§, Molteni M, Ronconi L§ (2016). So close yet so far: motor anomalies impacting on social functioning in autism spectrum disorder. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 63, 98-105. [I.F.: 8.3; §=authors with equal contribution]

Ronconi L, Franchin L, Valenza E, Gori S, Facoetti A (2016). The attentional ‘zoom-lens’ in eight-month-old infants. Developmental Science, 19(1), 145–154. [I.F.: 4.6]

Gori S, Seitz A, Ronconi L, Franceschini S, Facoetti A (2016). Multiple Causal Links Between Magnocellular-Dorsal Pathway Deficit and Developmental Dyslexia. Cerebral Cortex, 26, 4356–4369. [I.F.: 6.56]

Franceschini S, Bertoni S, Ronconi L, Molteni M, Gori S, Facoetti A (2015). 'Shall We Play a Game?': Improving Reading Through Action Video Games in Developmental Dyslexia. Current Developmental Disorders Reports, 2(4), 318-329.

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. [I.F.: 8.26]

Ronconi L, Facoetti A, Bulf H, Franchin L, Bettoni R, Valenza, E (2014). Paternal autistic traits are predictive of infants visual attention. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(7), 1556-1564. [I.F.: 3.66]

Ronconi L, Basso D, Gori S, Facoetti A (2014). TMS on Right Frontal Eye Fields Induces an Inflexible Focus of Attention. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 396-402. [I.F.: 8.66]

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, 83, 213-218. [I.F.: 2.68]

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. [I.F.: 6.04]

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. Plos One, 7, e49019. [I.F.: 3.73]

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