Research Profile

Annalisa Setti

Biography

Visit our Frontiers Research Topic: http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/4230/embodied-cognition-over-the-lifespan-theoretical-i...     Visit our website www.acmelab.science My background is in experimental Cognitive Psychology across the lifespan and in particular in ageing. I am interested in the association between perception/cognition, physical exercise and falls, as well in investigating of the relationship between the environment we live in and perceptual/cognitive processing for the long term purpose of informing rehabilitation strategies.
I am also interested in coaching to foster healthy lifestyle and enhance cognitive performance.
 I am currently collaborating with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at TCD on the epidemiology of multi-sensory processing.
I am second year head of CK106 (Applied Psychology); co-coordinator of the ISS21 Ageing Cluster, member of the Mercer Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA).
I am member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience and I served as ad hoc reviewer for many international journals including Neuropsychologia, Cognition, Experimental Ageing Research and Cognitive Neuroscience.

Research Interests

Cognitive psychology, ageing, life span, perception, multisensory processing, embodiment

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Can cities make us think faster and age slower? Mapping the best places in Ireland for cognitive ageing.Other: Not Listed01-SEP-1431-AUG-16€31,540.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'The Number of Stimulus-Onset Asynchronies Affects the Perception of the Sound-Induced Flash Illusion in Young and Older Adults'
Chan, Jason; Connolly, Shannon K.; Setti, Annalisa (2017) 'The Number of Stimulus-Onset Asynchronies Affects the Perception of the Sound-Induced Flash Illusion in Young and Older Adults'. Multisensory Research, [Details]
(2017)'Abstract Concepts and Aging: An Embodied and Grounded Perspective'
Borghi AM;Setti A; (2017) 'Abstract Concepts and Aging: An Embodied and Grounded Perspective'. Frontiers in psychology, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'One bout of open skill exercise improves cross-modal perception and immediate memory in healthy older adults who habitually exercise'
O'Brien J;Ottoboni G;Tessari A;Setti A; (2017) 'One bout of open skill exercise improves cross-modal perception and immediate memory in healthy older adults who habitually exercise'. Plos One, 12 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Self-Reported Unsteadiness Predicts Fear of Falling, Activity Restriction, Falls, and Disability'
Donoghue OA;Setti A;O'Leary N;Kenny RA; (2017) 'Self-Reported Unsteadiness Predicts Fear of Falling, Activity Restriction, Falls, and Disability'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18 (7) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Complexity As Key to Designing Cognitive-Friendly Environments for Older People'
Marica Cassarino, Annalisa Setti (2016) 'Complexity As Key to Designing Cognitive-Friendly Environments for Older People'. Frontiers in psychology, 7   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Environment as 'Brain Training': A review of Geographical and Physical Environmental Influences on Cognitive Ageing'
Marica Cassarino & Annalisa Setti (2015) 'Environment as 'Brain Training': A review of Geographical and Physical Environmental Influences on Cognitive Ageing'. Ageing Research Reviews, 23 :167-182 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Trail Making Test performance contributes to subjective judgment of visual efficiency in older adults'
Setti, A, Loughman, J, Savva, G, Kenny, RA (2015) 'Trail Making Test performance contributes to subjective judgment of visual efficiency in older adults'. PeerJ, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Successful balance training is associated with improved multisensory function in fall-prone older adults'
Niamh A. Merriman, Caroline Whyatt, Annalisa Setti, Cathy Craig, and Fiona N. Newell (2015) 'Successful balance training is associated with improved multisensory function in fall-prone older adults'. Computers In Human Behavior, IN PRESS :0-0 [Details]
(2015)'Environment as 'Brain Training': A review of geographical and physical environmental influences on cognitive ageing'
Cassarino, Marica; Setti, Annalisa (2015) 'Environment as 'Brain Training': A review of geographical and physical environmental influences on cognitive ageing'. Ageing Research Reviews,   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Improving the efficiency of multisensory integration in older adults: Audio-visual temporal discrimination training reduces susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion'
Setti A, Stapleton J, Leahy D, Walsh C, Kenny RA, Newell FN (2014) 'Improving the efficiency of multisensory integration in older adults: Audio-visual temporal discrimination training reduces susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion'. Neuropsychologia, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Validation of the self-reported hearing questions in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing against the Whispered Voice Test'
Kenny Gibson W, Cronin H, Kenny RA, Setti A. (2014) 'Validation of the self-reported hearing questions in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing against the Whispered Voice Test'. BMC Research Notes, 14 (7) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Reduced vision selectively impairs spatial updating in fall-prone older adults'
Barrett, M, Doheny, E, Setti, A, et al (2013) 'Reduced vision selectively impairs spatial updating in fall-prone older adults'. Multisensory Research, 26 (1-2):69-94 [Details]
(2013)'Cognitive and Physical Health of the Older Populations of England, the United States, and Ireland: International Comparability of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing'
Savva, G, Maty, S, Setti, A et al (2013) 'Cognitive and Physical Health of the Older Populations of England, the United States, and Ireland: International Comparability of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing'. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, 61 (S2) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Does that look heavy to you? Perceived weight judgment in lifting actions in younger and older adults'
Maguinness C, Setti A, Roudaia E, Kenny RA. (2013) 'Does that look heavy to you? Perceived weight judgment in lifting actions in younger and older adults'. Frontiers In Human Neuroscience, 7   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'A standing posture is associated with increased susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion in fall-prone older adults'
Stapleton J, Setti A, Doheny EP, Kenny RA, Newell FN. (2013) 'A standing posture is associated with increased susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion in fall-prone older adults'. Experimental Brain Research, [Details]
(2013)'Susceptibility to a multisensory speech illusion in older persons is driven by perceptual processes'
Setti A, Burke KE, Kenny R, Newell FN (2013) 'Susceptibility to a multisensory speech illusion in older persons is driven by perceptual processes'. Frontiers in psychology, 4 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Audiovisual temporal discrimination is less efficient with aging: an event-related potential study'
Setti, A, Finnigan, S, Sobolewski, R, et al (2012) 'Audiovisual temporal discrimination is less efficient with aging: an event-related potential study'. Neuroreport, 22 (11):554-558 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Kids observing other kids' hands: Visuomotor priming in children'
Liuzza, MT, Setti, A, Borghi, AM (2012) 'Kids observing other kids' hands: Visuomotor priming in children'. Consciousness and Cognition, 21 (1):383-392 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Evidence for crossmodal interactions across depth on target localisation performance in a spatial array'
Chan JS, Maguinness C, Lisiecka D, Setti A, Newell FN (2012) 'Evidence for crossmodal interactions across depth on target localisation performance in a spatial array'. Perception, 41 (7):757-773 [Details]
(2011)'Is inefficient multisensory processing associated with falls in older people?'
Setti, A, Burke, KE, Kenny, RA, Newell, FN (2011) 'Is inefficient multisensory processing associated with falls in older people?'. Experimental Brain Research, 209 (3):375-384 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'The effect of combined sensory and semantic components on audio-visual speech perception in older adults'
Maguinness C, Setti A, Burke KE, Kenny RA, Newell FN (2011) 'The effect of combined sensory and semantic components on audio-visual speech perception in older adults'. Frontiers in aging neuroscience, 3 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Familiarity of objects affects susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion'
Setti, A, Chan, JS (2011) 'Familiarity of objects affects susceptibility to the sound-induced flash illusion'. Neuroscience Letters, 492 (1):19-22 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The effect of body and part-based motion on the recognition of unfamiliar objects'
Setti, A, Newell, F (2010) 'The effect of body and part-based motion on the recognition of unfamiliar objects'. Visual Cognition, 18 (3):456-480 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Conceptual information about size of objects in nouns'
Setti, A, Caramelli, N, Borghi, AM (2009) 'Conceptual information about size of objects in nouns'. The European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 21 (7):1022-1044 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Moving hands, moving entities'
Setti, A, Borghi, AM, Tessari, A (2009) 'Moving hands, moving entities'. Brain and Cognition, 70 (3):253-258 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Inhibition and language pragmatic view in redundant data problem solving'
Setti, A, Caramelli, N (2007) 'Inhibition and language pragmatic view in redundant data problem solving'. Cognitive Development, 22 (3):299-309 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Conceptual information on objects' locations'
Borghi, A, Caramelli, N, Setti, A (2005) 'Conceptual information on objects' locations'. Brain and Language, 93 (2):140-151 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Reduced vision impairs spatial cognition in fall prone older adults'
Newell, F.N., Setti, A., Foran, T., Burke, K.E., Kenny, R.A. (2011) 'Reduced vision impairs spatial cognition in fall prone older adults'. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2004)'Concrete and abstract concepts in school age children'
Caramelli, N., Setti, A., Maurizzi, D.D. (2004) 'Concrete and abstract concepts in school age children' 8 :19-34. [CORA Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2016)64th Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society Developing Cultures of Excellence in Ageing and Exploring the Needs of Marginalised Groups
Marica Cassarino, Annalisa Setti (2016) Physical Activity Modulates Geographical Variations in Cognitive Ageing: Results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing . In: Age & Ageing eds. 64th Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society Developing Cultures of Excellence in Ageing and Exploring the Needs of Marginalised Groups The Malton Hotel, Killarney, , 30-SEP-16 - 01-OCT-16 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)7th International ACM Conference on Communities and Technologies
Setti, Annalisa; Cassarino, Marica (2015) Sustainable Cognitive Ageing: What Role for the Physical and Social Environments? 7th International ACM Conference on Communities and Technologies [Details]
(2005)Proceedings of the XXVII Annual Conference of Cognitive Science Society
Setti, A., & Caramelli, N. (2005) Different domains in abstract concepts . In: B. Bara, L. Barsalou & M. Bucciarelli eds. Proceedings of the XXVII Annual Conference of Cognitive Science Society , pp.1997-2002 [CORA Link] [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2014)Visual search contributes to subjective judgment of visual efficiency in older adults.
Setti, A., Loughman, J., Savva, G.M., Kenny, R.A. (2014) Visual search contributes to subjective judgment of visual efficiency in older adults. PeerJ, online. [DOI] [Details]

Invited papers

 YearPublication
(2006)The identification of definitions strategies in children of different ages.
Caramelli, N., Borghi, A. M., Setti, A. (2006) The identification of definitions strategies in children of different ages. Pisa – Roma: Invited papers [Details]
(2006)The relational structure of conceptual knowledge in children at different age levels.
Caramelli, N., Borghi, A. M., Setti, A. (2006) The relational structure of conceptual knowledge in children at different age levels. Pisa-Roma: Invited papers [Details]

Invited Seminars

 YearPublication
(2014)The Facing Page: The Art of the Great Book of Ireland In detail, Glucksman Gallery.
Setti, An., Cassarino, M. (2014) The Facing Page: The Art of the Great Book of Ireland In detail, Glucksman Gallery. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2014)Sensory impairment and cognition: insights from experimental and population studies, Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC.
Setti, Annalisa (2014) Sensory impairment and cognition: insights from experimental and population studies, Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC. Invited Seminars [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2015Visitic academic Trinity College Dublin

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Italian Association for Psychological Sciences member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)HEAL,
Setti A, Shanahan W, O'Tool M, Kenny RA. (2014) HearingLoss over the lifespan. [Oral Presentation], HEAL, Cernobbio, Italy , 04-JUN-14 - 06-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)15th International Multisensory Research Forum,
Cullen, B., Setti, A., Stapleton, J., Newell, F.N. (2014) Multisensory research study on attractiveness in ageing. [Poster Presentation], 15th International Multisensory Research Forum, Amsterdam . [Details]
(2014)Irish Gerontological Society meeting,
Donoghue, O., Setti, A., Dooley, C., Kenny R.A. (2014) Do Self-Reported Sensory Deficits Predict Recurrent Falls Over 2 Years?. [Poster Presentation], Irish Gerontological Society meeting, Galway . [Details]
(2014)Irish Gerontological Society Meeting,
Cassarino, M., O’Sullivan, V., Kenny RA, Setti, A. (2014) Environmental Risk Factors for Cognitive Ageing: Geographical Location, Social Engagement and Lifestyle. [Oral Presentation], Irish Gerontological Society Meeting, Galway . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Ethics member2014 / 2015
Teaching and Learning Committee co-chair2014 / 2015
Research Committee member2014 / 2015
Neurocognitive Working Group member2014 / 2015

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FluentFluentFluent
Italian FluentFluentFluent
English FluentFluentFluent

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

cognitive psychology, ageing and cognition, embodiment and cognition, perception and multisensry prcessing

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2017Marica Cassarino UCCPHDurbanisation and cognitive ageing: An investigation of geographical variations in the cognitive health of older adults in Ireland

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Fawsitt Feargus Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Perspectives on Psychology AP1123Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Perspectives on Psychology

Research Information

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Prof. Fiona Newell TCDIRELAND
Prof. Alessia Tessari Univerista' di BolognaITALY
Prof. RoseAnne Kenny Trinity College DublinIRELAND

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