Title Associate professor
Degree Ph.D. (Psychology)
Division Psychology
Research Field Experimental Psychology/Behavioural, Neuroscience
Undergraduate Program School of Human Sciences, College of Psychology
Graduate School Program (Main) Psychology/Neuroscience
Graduate School Program (Sub)
Research Themes

Multisensory integration (vision, haptics, and audition), blindness, spatial representation, and memory.

Publications/Major Achievements

(Publications in the past 10 years)

  • Pasqualotto A, Ng M, Tan ZY, Kitada R (2020). Tactile perception of pleasantness in relation to perceived softness. Scientific Reports, 10, 1-10.
  • Pasqualotto A, Yin C, Ohka M, Kitada R (2019). The effect of object compliance on the velvet hand illusion. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 13, 571-577.
  • Uesaki M, Ashida H, Kitaoka A, Pasqualotto A (2019). Cross-modal size-contrast illusion: Acoustic increases in intensity and eccentricity modulate haptic representation of object size. Scientific Reports, 9, 14440.
  • Pasqualotto A, Uesaki M, Ashida H (2019). Vertical spatial representation of numbers across two cultures. Psihologija, 52, 127-137.
  • Pasqualotto A (2019). Brain networks require a network-conscious psychopathological approach. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42, 30-31.
  • Dumitru ML, Pasqualotto A (2018). Helmets improve estimations of depth and visual angle to safe targets. Attention Perception and Psychophysics, 80, 1879-1884.
  • Proulx MJ, Brown DJ, Pasqualotto A (2018). The processing of what, where, and how: Insights from spatial navigation via sensory substitution. Proceedings of the British Academy, 219 (Chapter 9), 150-165.
  •  Pasqualotto A, Furlan M, Proulx MJ, Sereno MI (2018). Visual loss alters multisensory face maps in humans. Brain Structure and Function, 223, 3731-3738.
  • Pasqualotto A (2017). Scanning movements during haptic search: Similarity with fixations during visual search. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, 39-40.
  • Pasqualotto A (2016). Transcranial random noise stimulation benefits arithmetic skills. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 133, 7-12.
  • Pasqualotto A, Esenkaya T (2016). Sensory substitution: The spatial updating of auditory scenes ‘mimics’ the spatial updating of visual scenes. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 79.
  • Pasqualotto A (2016). Multisensory integration substantiates distributed and overlapping neural networks. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, 127-128.
  • Pasqualotto A, Dumitru ML, Myachykov A (2016). Multisensory integration: Brain, body, and world. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 2046.
  • Pasqualotto A, Kobanbay B, Proulx MJ (2015). Neural stimulation has a long-term effect on foreign vocabulary acquisition. Neural Plasticity, 671705.
  • Pasqualotto A, Proulx MJ (2015). Two-dimensional rubber-hand illusion: The Dorian Gray hand illusion. Multisensory Research, 28, 101-110.
  • Proulx MJ, Brown DJ, Pasqualotto A, Meijer P (2014). Multisensory perceptual learning and sensory substitution. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 41, 16-25.
  • Pasqualotto A, Taya S, Proulx MJ (2014). Sensory deprivation: Visual experience alters the mental number-line. Behavioural Brain Research, 261, 110-113.
  • Pasqualotto A, Proulx MJ (2013). The study of blindness and technology can reveal the mechanisms of three-dimensional navigation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 559-560.
  • Pasqualotto A, Lam JSY, Proulx MJ (2013). Congenital blindness improves semantic and episodic memory. Behavioural Brain Research, 244, 162-165.
  • Pasqualotto A, Finucane CM, Newell FN (2013). Ambient visual information confers a context- specific, long-term benefit on memory for haptic scenes. Cognition, 128, 363-379.
  • Thibault G, Pasqualotto A, Vidal M, Droulez J, Berthoz A (2013). How does horizontal and vertical navigation influence spatial memory of multi-floored environments? Attention Perception and Psychophysics, 75, 10-15.
  • Pasqualotto A, Proulx MJ, Sereno MI (2013). Visual experience and the establishment of tactile face-maps in the brain. Perception, 42, 54-55.
  • Pasqualotto A, Spiller MJ, Jansari AS, Proulx MJ (2013). Visual experience facilitates allocentric spatial representation. Behavioural Brain Research, 236, 175-179.
  • Pasqualotto A, Proulx MJ (2012). The role of visual experience for the neural basis of spatial cognition. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 1179-1187.
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