Dr Marinella Cappelletti

Staff details

PositionLecturer in Psychology
Department Psychology
Email m.cappelletti (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7078 5105

Summary

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department of Goldsmiths, University of London interested in studying how the brain learns and how it ages. With my colleagues of the Cognition and Neuroscience Group, I use non-invasive brain stimulation techniques and EEG in combination with behavioural and psychophysical measurements, often using numerical cognition as a model for understanding how the younger and older brain works.
As well as doing science, we also contribute to teaching and training students and other researchers. We enjoy running and publishing cool and interesting experiments, but to keep the inspiration for good science we also make sure we have a good work/life balance.

Grants and Awards

My work has received generous external funding from a number of organizations, and in particular: The Wellcome Trust (PhD scholarship and Personal Training Fellowship), the Royal Society (Dorothy Hodgkin Personal Fellowship and Research Grant), the British Academy and the Italian ‘Ministero Della Salute’.


Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange

Along the years, I built up a wide experience to support science communication as well as to promote gender equality in science. Some examples include:

• Providing seminars and workshops to colleagues and students on research-related topics such as brain and cognition in the lifespan.
• Leading the Departmental Athena Swan application aiming to an award celebrating equality and diversity in the department.
• Engagement in public-facing events such as TEDx Women, panel discussions and seminars for instance on diversity and equality open to academic and non-academic in Goldsmiths.

Research Interests

My main themes of research relate to cognitive psychology and neuroscience, and in particular to the study of the brain across the lifespan. My key-areas of interest are listed below. For full details on projects see ‘forthcoming’.

• Numerical cognition
• Memory
• Executive functions
• Learning
• Ageing
• Middle ageing
• Lifespan
• Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
• EEG

Publications

Article

Probing the Architecture of Visual Number Sense with Parietal tRNS.
Cappelletti, Marinella. 2018. Probing the Architecture of Visual Number Sense with Parietal tRNS. Cortex, ISSN 0010-9452

Learning facts during aging: the benefits of curiosity
Galli, Giulia; Sirota, Miroslav; Gruber, Matthias J.; Ivanof, Bianca Elena; Ganesh, Janani; Materassi, Maurizio; Thorpe, Alistair; Loaiza, Vanessa; Cappelletti, Marinella and Craik, Fergus I. M.. 2018. Learning facts during aging: the benefits of curiosity. Learning facts during aging: the benefits of curiosity, 44(4), pp. 1-18. ISSN 0361-073X

Alpha Oscillations Are Causally Linked to Inhibitory Abilities in Ageing
Borghini, Giulia; Candini, Michela; Filannino, Cristina; Hussain, Masud; Walsh, Vincent; Romei, Vincenzo; Zokaei, Nahid and Cappelletti, Marinella. 2018. Alpha Oscillations Are Causally Linked to Inhibitory Abilities in Ageing. The Journal of Neuroscience, 38(18), pp. 4418-4429. ISSN 0270-6474

How serially organized working memory information interacts 3 with timing
Cappelletti, Marinella. 2016. How serially organized working memory information interacts 3 with timing. Psychological Research, 81(6), pp. 1255-1263. ISSN 0340-0727

Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation over Posterior Parietal Cortex enhances distinct aspects of Visual Working Memory
Heinen, Klaartje; Sagliano, Laura; Candini, Michela; Husain, Masud; Cappelletti, Marinella and Zokaei, Nahid. 2016. Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation over Posterior Parietal Cortex enhances distinct aspects of Visual Working Memory. Neuropsychologia, 87, pp. 35-42. ISSN 0028-3932

Enhancing duration processing with parietal brain stimulation
Cappelletti, Marinella. 2016. Enhancing duration processing with parietal brain stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 85, pp. 272-277. ISSN 0028-3932

Enhancing duration processing with parietal brain stimulation
Dormal, Valerie; Javadi, Amir-Homayoun; Pesenti, Mauro; Walsh, Vincent and Cappelletti, Marinella. 2016. Enhancing duration processing with parietal brain stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 85, pp. 272-277. ISSN 0028-3932

The Remapping of Time by Active Tool-Use
Anelli, Filomena; Candini, Michela; Cappelletti, Marinella; Oliveri, Massimiliano and Frassinetti, Francesca. 2015. The Remapping of Time by Active Tool-Use. PLoS ONE, 10(12), e0146175. ISSN 1932-6203

‘How many’ and ‘how much’ dissociate in the parietal lobe
Lecce, Francesca; Walsh, Vincent; Didino, Daniele and Cappelletti, Marinella. 2015. ‘How many’ and ‘how much’ dissociate in the parietal lobe. Cortex, 73, pp. 73-79. ISSN 0010-9452

Learning to integrate vs inhibiting information is modulated by age
Cappelletti, Marinella; Pikkat, Helen; Upstill, Emily; Speekenbrink, Maarten and Walsh, Vincent. 2015. Learning to integrate vs inhibiting information is modulated by age. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(5), pp. 2213-2225. ISSN 0270-6474

Better Together? The Cognitive Advantages of Synaesthesia for Time, Numbers and Space
Cappelletti, Marinella. 2014. Better Together? The Cognitive Advantages of Synaesthesia for Time, Numbers and Space. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 31(7-8), pp. 545-564. ISSN 0264-3294

Commonalities for Numerical and Continuous Quantity Skills at Temporo-parietal Junction.
Cappelletti, Marinella; Chamberlain, Rebecca; Freemana, Elliot D.; Kanai, Ryota; Butterworth, Brian; Price, Cathy J. and Rees, Geraint. 2014. Commonalities for Numerical and Continuous Quantity Skills at Temporo-parietal Junction. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(5), pp. 986-999. ISSN 0898-929X

Widespread age-related differences in the human brain microstructure revealed by quantitative magnetic resonance imaging
Callaghan, M.F.; Freund, P.; Draganski, B.; Anderson, E.; Cappelletti, Marinella; Chowdhury, R.; Diedrichsen, J.; FitzGerald, T.H.B.; Smittenaar, P.; Helms, G.; Lutti, A. and Weiskopf, N.. 2014. Widespread age-related differences in the human brain microstructure revealed by quantitative magnetic resonance imaging. Neurobiology of Aging, 35(8), pp. 1862-1872. ISSN 0197-4580

Commonalities for numerical and continuous quantity skills at temporo-parietal junction
Cappelletti, Marinella; Chamberlain, R.; Freeman, E.D.; Kanai, R.; Butterworth, B.; Price, C.J. and Rees, G.. 2014. Commonalities for numerical and continuous quantity skills at temporo-parietal junction. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(5), pp. 986-999. ISSN 0898-929X

Number skills are maintained in healthy ageing
Cappelletti, Marinella; Didino, Daniele; Stoianov, Ivilin and Zorzi, Marco. 2014. Number skills are maintained in healthy ageing. Cognitive Psychology, 69, pp. 25-45. ISSN 0010-0285

Time counts: Bidirectional interaction between time and numbers in human adults
Arend, Larry; Cappelletti, Marinella and Henik, A. 2014. Time counts: Bidirectional interaction between time and numbers in human adults. Consciousness and Cognition, 26(1), pp. 3-12. ISSN 1053-8100

Residual number processing in dyscalculia
Cappelletti, Marinella and Price, Cathy J.. 2014. Residual number processing in dyscalculia. NeuroImage: Clinical, 4, pp. 18-28. ISSN 2213-1582

Impaired Numerical Ability Affects Supra-Second Time Estimation
Gilaie-Dotan, Sharon; Rees, Geraint; Butterworth, Brian and Cappelletti, Marinella. 2014. Impaired Numerical Ability Affects Supra-Second Time Estimation. Timing & Time Perception, 2(2), pp. 169-187. ISSN 2213-445X

Transfer of Cognitive Training across Magnitude Dimensions Achieved with Concurrent Brain Stimulation of the Parietal Lobe
Cappelletti, Marinella; Gessaroli, Erica; Hithersay, Rosalyn; Mitolo, Micaela; Didino, Daniele; Kanai, Ryota; Cohen Kadosh, Roi and Walsh, Vincent. 2013. Transfer of Cognitive Training across Magnitude Dimensions Achieved with Concurrent Brain Stimulation of the Parietal Lobe. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(37), 14899 -14907. ISSN 0270-6474

Numbers and time doubly dissociate
Cappelletti, Marinella; Freemana, Elliot D. and Cipolotti, Lisa. 2011. Numbers and time doubly dissociate. Neuropsychologia, 49(11), pp. 3078-3092. ISSN 0028-3932

The Role of Right and Left Parietal Lobes in the Conceptual Processing of Numbers
Cappelletti, Marinella; Ling Lee, Hwee; Freemana, Elliot D. and Price, Cathy J.. 2010. The Role of Right and Left Parietal Lobes in the Conceptual Processing of Numbers. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(2), pp. 331-346. ISSN 0898-929X