Arianna Zuanazzi

Arianna Zuanazzi

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Arianna is a PhD student in the Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging Group (Prof. Uta Noppeney). Her doctoral research concentrates on the role of attention and awareness in multisensory processes.

She is using psychophysics to investigate multisensory interactions in stroke survivors with hemineglect, extinction and hemianopia.

She is using psychophysics and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to investigate the interplay between attention and expectation in multisensory processes.

She is using psychophysics and neurostimulation (TMS, tES) to investigate the causal involvement of cortical areas in multisensory integration and segregation.


  • BA Humanities (curriculum Linguistics), University of Pavia (Italy)
  • MA Linguistics, University of Pavia (Italy)
  • Diploma di Licenza, Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia (Italy)
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento (Italy)


Arianna graduated in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento (Italy). During her Master’s degree she worked on a TMS study investigating the role of posterior parietal cortex in thematic role assignment (Prof Gabriele Miceli, Prof Luigi Cattaneo, Prof Chiara Finocchiaro) and she spent five months in Groningen (The Netherlands) working on an EEG project regarding the lateralization of phonological processing in normal readers and individuals with dyslexia (Prof Ben Maassen).

For her Master’s thesis she worked on a TMS/tDCS experiment investigating inter-hemispheric state dependency of brain stimulation (Prof Luigi Cattaneo).

Doctoral research

PhD title
The role of attention, awareness and vigilance in multisensory integration


Research group

Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging Group

Research interests

Multisensory processes, Attention, Expectation, Awareness, TMS, tES, fMRI