Prof. Massimo Turatto, Ph.D.

Ehemaliger Visiting Fellow

University of Trento


Massimo Turatto is a Professor of Experimental Psychology at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences of the University of Trento. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the University of Padova. He was also research fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, London, and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Padova.

The topics of Turatto’s research concern the control of distraction caused by salient stimuli, and he is particularly interested in the role of habituation mechanisms in distractors filtering. He also studies the interplay between attention, learning and motivation, and specifically he investigates how reward predicting stimuli become potent attentional magnets by means of conditioning mechanisms.

He is a Visiting Fellow in July 2022 in the context of the CAS Research Group „Handling Visual Distraction" led by Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller.