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Dr. Annalisa Setti
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Setti Annalisa, Loughman James, Savva George M, Kenny RoseAnne, Trail Making Test performance contributes to subjective judgment of visual efficiency in older adults , PeerJ , 3 , 2015, pe1407 - Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Merriman, N.A., Whyatt, C., Setti, A., Craig, C., Newell, F.N., Successful balance training is associated with improved multisensory function in fall-prone older adults, Computers in Human Behavior, 45, 2015, p192-203 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Kenny Gibson W, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Setti A., Validation of the self-reported hearing questions in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing against the Whispered Voice Test., BMC Res Notes., 14, (7), 2014, p361- Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Stapleton, J., Setti, A., Doheny, E. P., Kenny, R. A., & Newell, F. N. , A standing posture is associated with increased susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion in fall-prone older adults. , Experimental brain research, 232, (3), 2014, p423 - 434 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Setti A, Burke KE, Kenny R, Newell FN, Susceptibility to a multisensory speech illusion in older persons is driven by perceptual processes., Frontiers in psychology, 4, 2013, p575 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Setti, A. , Multisensory perception in older adults., Atomium Culture Magazine, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Maguinness, C, Setti, A, Roudaia, E, Kenny, RA, Does that look heavy to you? Perceived weight judgment in lifting actions in younger and older adults, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 2013, p795- Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Barrett, M.M., Doheny, E.P., Setti, A., Maguinness, C., Foran, T.G., Kenny, R.A. & Newell, F.N., Reduced vision selectively impairs spatial updating in fall prone older adults, Multisensory Research, 1, (1), 2013, p69 - 94 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Chan, JS., Maguinness, C., Lisiecka, D. Setti, A. & Newell, FN, Evidence for crossmodal interactions across depth on target localisation performance in a spatial array, Perception, 41, 2012, p757 - 773 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Setti, A., Finnigan, S., Sobolewski, R., McLaren, L., Robertson, I.H., Reilly, R.B., Anne Kenny, R., Newell, F.N., Audiovisual temporal discrimination is less efficient with aging: an event-related potential study, NeuroReport , 22, (11), 2011, p554-558 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Annalisa Setti, Jason S. Chan, Familiarity of objects affects susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion, Neuroscience Letters, 492, (1), 2011, p19-22 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Setti A, Finnigan S, Sobolewski R, McLaren L, Robertson IH, Reilly RB, Kenny RA, Newell FN, Audiovisual temporal discrimination is less efficient with aging: an event-related potential study., Neuroreport, 22, (11), 2011, p554-8 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Newell, FN, Setti, A. Foran, T., Burke, K., & Kenny, RA, Reduced vision impairs spatial cognition in fall-prone older adults, INSIGHT: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 4, (3), 2011, p103 - 111 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Setti, A., Burke, K.E., Kenny, RA., & Newell, F.N., Is inefficient multisensory processing associated with falls in older people?, Experimental Brain Research., 209, (3), 2011, p375-384 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Maguinness C, Setti A, Burke KE, Kenny RA, Newell FN, The Effect of Combined Sensory and Semantic Components on Audio-Visual Speech Perception in Older Adults, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 3, (19), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Setti, A. & Newell FN, The effect of body and part-based motion on the recognition of unfamiliar objects, Visual Cognition, 18, (3), 2009, p456 - 480 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Caramelli, N., Setti, A., Maurizzi, D.D., Concrete and abstract concepts in school age children., Psychology of Language and Communication, 8, (2), 2004, p19-34 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Setti, A., & Caramelli, N. , Le interpretazioni del priming negativo: è il momento di una revisione. , Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 2, 2003, p245-276. Journal Article, 2003

Research Expertise


My main research interest is the cognitive psychology of ageing. In particular the overlap between perceptual and higher-level cognitive processing and the brain mechanisms underlying them. I am particularly interested in the lifespan perspective, having worked with children and both young and older adults.
My main topics of investigation are:
-integration of different senses in ageing, in particular the relationship between perceptual and multisensory decline and higher-level cognitive functions (e.g. attention, memory) and its neural underpinnings. I am also studying the onset of pathological conditions such as frailty and susceptibility to falls;
-perception and semantic memory across the life span, in particular embodied cognition, i.e. the relationship between body changes and changes in knowledge activation (semantic memory). I am also interested in the relationship between changes in body schema and perception.


Awards and Honours

CARDI bursary to attend the British Gerontological Society annual meeting 2010; 2010

Marco Polo Grant for Young Researchers Mobility from the University of Bologna at Trinity College Dublin (covers relocation expenses for 3 months). Feb.- April 2005

Post-doctoral research fellowship awarder by the University of Bologna (covers researcher salary for 24 months); July 2003 - June 2005

Young Researchers grant (Progetto Giovani Ricercatori), awarded by the University of Bologna for the research project "Information about motion in concepts in 6-8-10 year-old children" (covers research costs up to 1000 Euro) and "Categorisation processes in children in selection based tasks" (covers research costs up to 1000 Euro) 2001

Fellowship for Specialization Abroad (Perfezionamento Estero) in order to attain the D.E.S. in Cognitive Experimental Psychology (Université de Genève - CH) (covers monthly salary for 12 months) Oct. 1998 - Sept.1999