We study the interactive neurocognitive systems underlying Selective Attention and Motivated Cognition.

We have laboratories dedicated to behavioral, TMS and eye-movement studies on human subjects, as well as neurophysiology labs for single and multi-unit recordings from behaving non human primates.


We are based at the Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences - Section of Physiology and Psychology, at the University of Verona, Italy.

Welcome to the Nexus - Emergent Attention Lab Website!

Check out our new papers:

Ferrante, O, Patacca A, Di Caro V, Della Libera C, Santandrea E, Chelazzi L. (In Press). Altering spatial priority maps via statistical learning of target selection and distractor filtering. Cortex.


Sani, I, Santandrea, E, Morrone, M C, Chelazzi L (2017). Temporally Evolving Gain Mechanisms of Attention in Macaque Area V4. Journal of Neurophysiology.


Eštočinová, J, Lo Gerfo E, Della Libera C, Chelazzi L, Santandrea E (2016).  Augmenting distractor filtering via transcranial magnetic stimulation of the lateral occipital cortex. Cortex.


Della Libera C, Calletti R, Eštočinová J, Chelazzi L, Santandrea E (2017). Reward-based plasticity of spatial priority maps: exploiting inter-subject variability to probe the underlying neurobiology. Cognitive Neuroscience.


Marini F, Demeter E, Roberts KC, Chelazzi L, Woldorff MG (2016). Orchestrating Proactive and Reactive Mechanisms for Filtering Distracting Information: Brain-Behavior Relationships Revealed by a Mixed-Design fMRI Study. The Journal of Neuroscience 36(3):988-1000.


Leonardo Chelazzi at Veneto Research Night

The University of Verona took part in the European Night of Research, promoted by the Europan Research Committee, which aims at bringing researchers and science in general closer to the general public.

Every fourth Friday of September in many European Cities the citizens will have the opportunity to visit research facilities which are normally off limits, and try out state-of-the-art technologies under the guidance of experienced researchers, take part in experiments and simulations, as well as discuss with the scientists.

Post-doctoral fellowships

If you are interested in our research and wish to join our lab as post-docs, please consider the possibility to apply to the European Marie-Curie program, the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP Long-Term Fellowships) or other international programs for the mobility of researchers.

You are welcome to contact Prof. Leonardo Chelazzi to discuss your specific research interests and background.

Post-graduate training for Psychologists

We are currently searching for students in Psychology willing to spend their post-graduate apprenticeship working with us.
For more information please contact Prof. Leonardo Chelazzi or Dr. Chiara Della Libera.