Dr Marinella Cappelletti

Staff details

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

Summary of research

Brain plasticity, individual differences and learning, specifically in numerical cognition. numerical representations in the human parietal cortex, relation between number and other quantity skills –ie, time and space. Cognitive and neurobiological basis of residual number skills in healthy ageing, in congenital (ie, in dyscalculia), permanent brain lesions, and reversible brain ‘lesions’ (with TMS), learning in young and ageing brain (with brain stimulation).

Academic qualifications

MSc PhD

Publications

Article

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

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

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