Dr Carlo De Lillo

Associate Professor

PhD, University of Edinburgh

Teaching

P1012-14 Approaches to Psychology
PS2011/2016 Cognitive Psychology
PS3002 Brain and Cognition
PS0319 Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology
PS3003 Psychology disseration: possible topics and research areas (PDF)

MSc Psychological Research Methods

Publications

Articles

Truppa, V. Carducci, P. De Simone, D.A., Bisazza, A. & De Lillo, C. (2017) Global/local processing of hierarchical visual stimuli in a conflict-choice task by tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.). Animal Cognition, 20: 347-357. PDF

De Lillo, C., Kirby, M., & Poole, D. (2016). Spatio-temporal structure, path characteristics and perceptual grouping in immediate spatilal recall. Frontiers in Psychology, Volume 7, Article 1686. PDF

Truppa, V., De Simone, D.A. & De Lillo, C. (2016) Short-term memory effects on visual global/local processing in tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130(2):162-73. PDF

Truppa, V., De Simone, D.A., Piano Mortari, E. & De Lillo, C. (2014). Effects of brief time delays on matching-to-sample abilities in capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.). Behavioural Brain Research, 271:240-248. PDF

De Lillo, C. Kirby, M. & James, F.C. (2014). Spatial working memory in immersive virtual reality foraging: path organisation, travelling distance and search efficiency in humans (Homo sapiens). American Journal of Primatology, 76: 436-446. PDF

Shah, D.S., Prados, J., Gamble, J. De Lillo, C. & Gibson, C.L. (2013). Sex differences in spatial memory using serial and search tasks. Behavioural Brain Research, 257: 90-99. PDF

De Lillo, C. & James, F.C. (2012). Spatial working memory for clustered and linear configurations of sites in a virtual reality foraging task. Cognitive Processing. 13(Suppl1): S243-246. PDF

De Lillo, C. Palumbo, M., Spinozzi, G. & Giustino, G. (2012). Effects of pattern redundancy and hierarchical grouping on global-local visual processing in monkeys (Cebus apella) and humans (Homo sapiens). Behavioural Brain Research, 226: 445-455. PDF

Fagot, J. & De Lillo, C. (2011). A comparative study of working memory: immediate serial recall in baboons (Papio papio) and humans. Neuropsychologia. 49: 3870-3880. PDF

De Lillo, C. Spinozzi, G., Palumbo, M. & Giustino, G. (2011). Attention allocation modulates the processing of hierarchical visual patterns: a comparative analysis of capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) and humans. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes. 37(3): 341-352. PDF

Ashton, R & De Lillo, C. (2011). Association, inhibition and object permanence in dogs' (Canis familiaris) spatial search. Journal of Comparative Psychology. 125(2): 194-206. PDF

De Lillo, C. & Lesk, V (2010). Spatial clustering and hierarchical coding in immediate serial recall. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 22(2):216-246. PDF

Spinozzi, G., De Lillo, C. Truppa, V., Castorina, G. (2009). The Relative Use of Proximity, Shape Similarity and Orientation as Visual Perceptual Grouping Cues in Tufted Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus apella) and Humans (Homo sapiens). Journal of Comparative Psychology.123(1): 56-68. PDF

De Lillo, C., Spinozzi, G. & Truppa, V. (2007). Pattern recognition in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella): the role of the spatial organisation of stimulus parts. Behavioural Brain Research,  181: 96-109. PDF

Spinozzi, G., De Lillo, C., & Salvi, V. (2006). Local advantage in the visual processing of hierarchical stimuli following manipulations of stimulus size and element numerosity in monkeys (Cebus apella). Behavioural Brain Research, 166: 45-54. PDF

De Lillo, C., Spinozzi, G., Truppa, V. & Naylor, D.M. (2005). A comparative analysis of global and local processing of hierarchical visual stimuli in young children and monkeys (Cebus apella). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 119(2): 155-165. PDF

Spinozzi G., De Lillo, C. & Castelli, S. (2004). Detection of "Grouped and "Ungrouped" parts in visual patterns by tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 118(3): 297-308. PDF

De Lillo, C. (2004). Imposing structure on a Corsi-type task: evidence for hierarchical organisation based on spatial proximity in serial spatial memory. Brain and Cognition, 55(3): 415-426. PDF

Spinozzi, G., De Lillo, C. & Truppa, V. (2003). Global and local processing of hierarchical visual stimuli in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 117: 15-23. PDF

De Lillo, C. (2001). Robotic search: what's in it for comparative cognition? The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24(6): 1057. PDF

De Lillo, C., Floreano, D. & Antinucci, F. (2001) Transitive choices by a simple, fully connected, backpropagation neural network: implications for the comparative study of transitive inference. Animal Cognition, 4: 61-68. PDF

De Lillo, C., Aversano, M., Tuci, E. & Visalberghi, E., (1998) Spatial constraints and regulatory functions in monkey's (Cebus apella) search. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 112: 353-362. PDF

De Lillo, C. & McGonigle, B.O. (1997) The Logic of Searches in Young Children (Homo sapiens) and Tufted Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus apella). International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 10: 1-24. PDF

De Lillo, C., Visalberghi, E. & Aversano, M. (1997) The Organisation of Exhaustive Searches in a "Patchy" Space by Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus apella). Journal of Comparative Psychology , 111: 82-90. PDF

De Lillo, C. (1996). The serial organisation of behaviour by non-human primates: an evaluation of experimental paradigms. Behavioural and Brain Research, 81:1-17. PDF

De Lillo, C. & Visalberghi, E. (1996). Poche scimmie, troppa teoria. Sistemi Intelligenti. VII, 2:322-326.

De Lillo, C. & Visalberghi, E. (1994). Transfer Index and Mediational Learning in Tufted Capuchins (Cebus apella), International Journal of Primatology, 15, 2: 275-287. PDF

Vitale, A., Visalberghi., & De Lillo, C. (1990). Responses to a Snake Model in Captive Crab-Eating Macaques (Macaca fascicularis ) and Captive Tufted Capuchins (Cebus apella), International Journal of Primatology, 12, 3: 277-385. PDF

Book chapters

De Lillo, C. (2012). The use of spatial structure in working memory: a comparative standpoint. In: D. McFarland, K. Stenning & M. McGonigle-Chalmers (Eds.), The Compex Mind: an Interdisciplinary Approach. Chippenham & Eastbourne, Palgrave-MacMillan, pp. 38-54.

Visalberghi, E. & De Lillo, C. (1995). Understanding primate behaviour: a cooperative effort of field and laboratory research, in E. Alleva, A. Fasolo, H.P. Lipp, L. Nadel & L. Ricceri (Eds.). Behavioural Brain Research in Naturalistic and Semi-naturalistic Settings: Possibilities and Perspectives, Nato ASI Series, Serie D: Behavioural and Social Siences, Kluwer Press, Dordrecht, p. 413-424.

Entries for dictionaries

De Lillo, C. (1992). Concept formation, Problem solving, Grasping reflex, Deprivation syndrome, in: D. Mainardi (Ed.), Dizionario di Etologia, Einaudi, Torino, pp. 210-211, 249, 589-592, 639 .

Book reviews

C. De Lillo (1995). The Genes and the Leopard. Review of Goodwin B., How the Leopard Changed Its Spots, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994. L'Indice dei Libri del Mese, N.5, p. 50.

C. De Lillo (1993). Semantics of Apes. Review of Wallman J., Aping Language, Cambridge University Press, 1992. L'Indice dei Libri del Mese, 10, 11:56.

Abstracts and conference presentations

De Simone D.A., Piano Mortari E., De Lillo C., Truppa V. (2014) Effects of short delay intervals on a visual memory task in tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.). Paper presented at XI Congress of AISC (Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences). Rome, December 2-4, 2014.

De Lillo, C. & Kirby, M. (2014). Placing human spatial memory within a comparative framework with virtual reality foraging tasks. Paper presented at XXI Congress of the International Primatological Society. Hanoi Vietnam, June 25-July 01, 2014

Kirby, M. & De Lillo, C. (2014). Spatial structure has a greater effect than travelling distance on search efficiency in humans. Poster presented at  XXI Congress of the International Primatological Society. Hanoi Vietnam, June 25-July 01, 2014

De Lillo, C. & James, F.C. (2012) Spatial working memory for clustered and linear configurations of sites in a virtual reality foraging task. International Conference on Spatial Cognition. Rome September 4-8.

De Lillo, C., Spinozzi, G., Palumbo, M. & Giustino, G. (2011). Attention shift and top-down influences on global and local processing of visual patterns: a comparative study of humans and capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Nottingham Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society. July 6-8.

De Lillo, C. & Fagot, J. (2009). An assessment of spatila working memory in baboons (Papio papio) using a variation of the Corsi test. 22nd Colloque de la Societe Francophone de Primatologie. Liege October 21-23.

De Lillo, C., Fuggetta, G., Kooner, K. & Poole D. (2009) The relative role of structure, path length and path crossing in immediate serial spatial recall. Paper presented at the Leicester Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society. Leicester April 15-17.

Ashton, R. & De Lillo, C. (2009). The role of association and of human informative gestures in the control of spatial search in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Journal of Veterinary Behaviour, 4(2): 50-51.

Ashton, R & De Lillo, C. (2009) Association, inhibition and objects permanence in dogs’ (Canis familiaris) spatial search. Paper accepted for presentation at the Leicester Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society. Leicester April 15-17

Ingar, S & De Lillo, C. (2009) Working memory for spatially structured and unstructured sequences in individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster accepted for presentation at the Leicester Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society. Leicester April 15-17.

Palumbo, M. De Lillo, C., Spinozzi, G., Drake, E., Oakey, K. and Walker, J. (2009). The role of redundancy in the processing of hierarchical visual stimuli by humans and capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Poster accepted for presentation at the Leicester Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society. Leicester April 15-17.

Spinozzi, G., De Lillo, C. & Salvi, V. (2005). The effect of manipulations of structural features of hierarchical stimuli on the global and local processing in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Congress of the Italian Primatological Association (API). Palermo 16-18 May.

De Lillo, C. (2004). Search strategies and spatial memory for clustered sites: a comparison of young children (Homo sapiens), capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) and rats (Rattus norvegicus). Folia Primatologica, 75(Supp 1): 254.

De Lillo, C. Spinozzi, G. & Truppa, V. (2004). Sensitivity to the spatial organisation of the component parts of visual stimuli in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Folia Primatologica, 75(Supp 1): 254-255.

Spinozzi, G, De Lillo, C. & Castelli, S. (2003). Differential effects of grouping in the detection of parts in visual patterns by humans and monkeys. Perception, 32(supp): 59.

De Lillo, C., Spinozzi, G., Truppa, V. & Naylor, D.M. (2002). A comparative analysis of global and local processing of hierarchical visual stimuli in young children and monkeys (Cebus apella). Perception, 31(supp): 75.

Spinozzi, G., Truppa, V. & De Lillo, C. (2002). Perceptual processing of hierarchical visual stimuli in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Folia Primatologica, 73: 301.

De Lillo, C. (2002). Hierarchical coding of serially ordered spatial information: evidence from analyses of time to generate the next step in the sequence. Abstracts of Experimental Psychology Conference, Leuven, April 9-11, 0.12.

De Lillo, C., Floreano, D. & Antinucci, F. (2001). Transitive choices by simple back-propagation neural networks. Abstracts of V Associative Learning Symposium. Gregynog Hall, April 10-12, p. 9.

De Lillo, C. (2001). Hierarchical organisation by spatial proximity in sequential pointing. Abstracts of Experimental Psychology Society, London Meeting, pp.16-17.

De Lillo, C. (1999). Chunking by spatial proximity in the reproduction of action sequences. Abstracts of BPS: cognitive section, York, September 13-15, p. 23

De Lillo, C. (1999). Chunking by spatial proximity and search efficiency in rats. Abstracts of the Experimental Psychology Society, Durham Meeting, pp. 23-24.

De Lillo, C., Aversano, M., Tuci, E. & Visalberghi (1997). Regulatory functions in spatial search tasks. Abstracts of BPS. Cognitive Section. XIV Annual conference, Bristol, September 4-6. p. 25.

De Lillo, C. Aversano, M., Tuci, E. & Visalberghi (1997). Configurational control and notational strategies in tufted capuchins' (Cebus apella) search behaviour: linear and non linear stimulus arrays. Italian Primatological Association. XII Conference. Turin, April 16-19. p. 30

De Lillo, C., Aversano, M., Tuci, E. & Visalberghi (1996). Microdevelopment of Serial Order in the Exploration of Different Spatial Configurations in Monkeys (Cebus apella). Book of Abstracts of the National Congress of the Section of Experimental Psychology of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia, Capri, September 30-October 2. p. 126-127.

De Lillo, C., Visalberghi, E. & Aversano, M. (1996). The effect of spatial clustering in monkey's (Cebus apella) search behaviour. Atti del XVII Convegno della Societa' Italiana di Etologia.3-5 giugno, S. Miniato, Polistampa, Firenze, p. 32-33.

De Lillo, C., Visalberghi, E., & Aversano, M. (1996).Serial Organisation of Search Patterns Induced by the Spatial Structure of Simulated Foraging Environments in Monkeys (Cebus apella ). Book of Abstracts of the The Growing Mind- La Pensée en Evolution, Geneva, Switzerland, September 14-18, 1996. p. 195.

De Lillo, C. (1995). Spontaneità ed Organizzazione Seriale del Comportamento nelle scimmie (Cebus apella). Rivista di Psicologia, nuova serie, anno LXXX, 1:69-70.

De Lillo, C. (1995). Strategic Search Behaviour in Monkeys, in E. Alleva, A. Fasolo, H.P. Lipp, L. Nadel & L. Ricceri (Eds.). Behavioural Brain Research in Naturalistic and Semi-naturalistic Settings: Possibilities and Perspectives, Nato ASI Series, Serie D: Behavioural and Social Siences, Kluwer Press, Dordrecht, p. 442.

McGonigle, B., De Lillo, C. & Dickinson, T. (1994). Self-Regulating Ordering Mechanisms in Cebus Apella and Children: A New Paradigm. Handbook and Abstracts of the XVth Congress of the International Primatological Society, 3-8 August, Bali, Indonesia. p. 422.

De Lillo, C. & Visalberghi, E. (1993). Transfer index and mediational learning in Cebus apella, Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 5: 390-391.

McGonigle, B.O., De Lillo C., & Dickinson ,T. (1992). A Comparative and Developmental Analysis of Serially Motivated Organization in Young Children and Cebus Apella, Abstracts of the Vth European Conference on Developmental Psychology, 6-9 September, Seville, Spain, p. 11.

Research

Interests and techniques

  • The cognitive bases of serial order in behaviour from a comparative, developmental and neuropsychological perspective

  • Search strategies and serial-spatial memory

  • Perceptual grouping and segmentation in human and non-human primates

  • Frontal lobe and executive functions

  • Virtual Reality

  • Laboratory: Visual spatial cognition laboratory (PDF)

Research group

  • Sensory and Perceptual Processes
  • Memory attention and Spatial Cognition

Funding

Temporal foundations of human foraging behaviour. Funded Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Symposium. With Smith, A.D.  (University of Nottingham) & McGregor A. (Durham University), 2016

Spatial Working Memory for clustered sites in a Virtual Reality based search task. (Nuffield Foundation), 2011.

Spatial and motor cognition in virtual reality, computer generated and other realistic environments. (Capital Investment Fund, CIF), 2008-2011.

Determinants of global and local visual processing advantage in humans and capuchins (Leverhulme Trust), 2008-2011 (PDF)

Executive functions and hierarchical organisation in short-term memory for spatial locations. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), 2005-06 (PDF)

Contrasting hierarchical coding and movement length as determinants of recall improvement in serial spatial memory. (Nuffield Foundation). 2006

Schizotypy and the encoding of structure in spatial working memory: are individual differences mediated by executive functions and perceptual grouping skills? (Wellcome Trust). 2006.

Executive functions and cross-modality binding in serial temporary memory. (Nuffield Foundation). 2005

Spatial Grouping, executive functions and data-reduction in spatial working memory. (Experimental Psychology Society). 2004

Executive functions and hierarchical organisation in serial-spatial working memory: a study based on structured versions of the Corsi task. (Nuffield Foundation). 2004.

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