My paper is a literature review discussing the role of Nucleus Basalis (of Meynert) and Locus Coeruleus in Alzheimer's Disease. Specifically, their involvement in pathophysiology and treatment of Alzheimer's will be reviewed. As OSF does not have my desired registration template, I am including a filled-in file of the "Inclusive Systematic Review Registration Form" by Van den Akker et al. (2020). This file includes all the details for my planned review and is intended to...
My contributions to conferences, lab meetings, and workshops.
[Materials-Data-Analysis-Preprint] Shedding light on emotional perception: Interaction of brightness and semantic content in extrastriate visual cortexAntonio Schettino, Andreas Keil, Emanuele Porcu & Matthias Müller
Contains materials, data, and analysis scripts of the experiment presented in the following paper: Schettino, A., Keil, A., Porcu, E., Müller, M. M. (2016). Shedding light on emotional perception: Interaction of brightness and semantic content in extrastriate visual cortex. Neuroimage, 133, 341–353. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.020
Open Science Communities Starter Kit.
This project is the central platform of the International Network of Open Science & Scholarship Communities (INOSC).
W31 - Advancing the open science agenda: an introduction to responsible research intelligence reportingAntonio Schettino, Tung Chan & Armel Lefebvre
Course site for W31 - Advancing the open science agenda: an introduction to responsible research intelligence reporting
The question of this research is whether framing future generations in terms of kinship has the potential to induce intergenerational beneficence in a climate change collective action setting. In this online survey experiment, a between-subject research design is used to study the effects of framing future generations (kinship framing / intergenerational framing / control) on intergenerational beneficence using a modified version of the collective-risk social dilemma game. Moreover, the study aims to test the underlying...
The project consisted of two parts, Study 1a and Study 1b. In Study 1a the usage of the Ace your self-study app by first year students was investigated in terms of SRL skills, motivation, self-efficacy, and performance across a 5-week course. In study 1b, using a qualitative approach, students’ experiences using the app during Study 1a were investigated via focus groups interviews.
The current study aims to investigate whether perceptual expectations based on statistical regularity influence the earliest stages of visual processing, indexed by the C1 visual evoked potential originating from the primary visual cortex. Electrophysiological data will be collected while participants are engaged in a target detection task at the centre of the screen and three types of stimuli sequences with differing levels of statistical regularity in the periphery. In predicted sequences (60% of all sequences),...
This component contains all the necessary files to reproduce the experiment: - *.bmp files: fixation cross, placeholders, cue, stimuli, and mask presented during the experiment; - *.es2: E-Studio files with two versions of the experiment (counterbalanced response buttons). English translation added for convenience but not used in the study. Requires E-Prime 2 license; - *.ebs2: executable files of all the versions of the task. Does not require an E-Prime license, just download E-Run at http://pstnet.com/products/e-prime/.
[Preregistration-Materials-Data-Analysis-Preprint] Electrophysiological correlates of the interplay between low-level visual features and emotional content during word readingSebastian Schindler, Antonio Schettino & Gilles Pourtois
Materials, data, and analysis scripts of the experiment presented in the following paper: Schindler, S., Schettino, A., & Pourtois, G. (2018). Electrophysiological correlates of the interplay between low-level visual features and emotional content during word reading. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 12228. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30701-5
This project archives job offers (mostly professorship positions) which require or suggest an open science statement from the applicants.
This paper considers the problem of estimating a linear model between two heavy-tailed variables if the explanatory variable has an extremely low (or high) value. We propose an estimator for the model coefficient by exploiting the tail dependence between the two variables and prove its asymptotic properties. Simulations show that our estimation method yields a lower mean squared error than regressions conditional on tail observations. In an empirical application we illustrate the better performance of...
"A popular measure to assess the likelihood of extreme and rare events—such as economic crises—is the tail index. Because of the small sample of extreme events, measuring the tail index precisely is difficult. Measuring changes to this likelihood over time is even more difficult. Under certain assumptions, using the variation across the population—a cross-section—at a given time offers a way to alleviate the problem posed by a small sample. For instance, to measure the tail...
The relationship between mindfulness and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring sleep and emotional regulation as potential mechanisms of action.André Mamede, Gera Noordzij, Inge Merkelbach & Semiha Denktas
Given that the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions have caused increases in levels of depression, anxiety and psychological distress (Rodríguez-rey et al., 2020; Vindegaard & Benros, 2020; Wang et al., 2019, 2020), it is promising to investigate the mechanisms underlying the relationship between mindfulness and mental health of the general population during this crisis. This study aims to examine the relationship between mindfulness and mental health outcomes, namely depression, anxiety and psychological distress, during the...
[Materials-Data-Analysis-Preprint] Involuntary attentional orienting in the absence of awareness speeds up early sensory processingAntonio Schettino, Valentina Rossi, Gilles Pourtois & Matthias Müller
Materials, data, and analysis scripts of the two experiments presented in the following paper: Schettino, A., Rossi, V., Pourtois, G., Müller, M. M. (2016). Involuntary attentional orienting in the absence of awareness speeds up early sensory processing. Cortex, 74, 107–17. DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2015.10.016