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. (2018). Altering spatial priority maps via statistical learning of target selection and distractor filtering. Cortex, 102, 67-95.


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.