Laurea in Psychology, Università di Trieste, Italy
PhD in Cognitive Science, Brown University, USA
Dr Di Luca studied Psychology at the Università di Trieste where he earned the Laurea degree with Laude in 2000. At Brown University he studied 3D shape perception with Prof Fulvio Domini, obtaining a PhD in Cognitive Science in 2006. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in the research group of Prof Marc Ernst and in the department of Prof Heinrich Bülthoff. In August 2011 he joined the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer in the CNCR.
2012-2013 Mind, Brain, and Models
Current postgraduate students from UoB:
Current postdoctoral research associates:
If you are interested in working with Dr Di Luca, email him directly or find project descriptions on FindAPhD.
The list of past students can be found at: http://massimilianodiluca.info.
Dr Di Luca’s research interests are within the field of human perception with the goal of understanding how the brain combines multisensory information for perception and action. Dr Di Luca is especially interested in capturing the temporal properties of multisensory processing and to model the computations performed in obtaining a percept. For this, Dr Di Luca uses psychophysical methods, signal processing, Bayesian modeling, and a wide range of technological tools. Current research covers several areas of perception and action:
Perception of temporal properties
Temporal factors in multisensory integration
3D shape perception