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Andrea Albonico

Dr. Andrea Albonico

Assistant Professor


Abbotsford campus, D205

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Postdoctoral fellowship

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The University of British Columbia


PhD, University of Milano Bicocca

Department of Psychology

Experimental Psychology, Linguistic and Neurosciences


MA, University of Milano Bicocca

Department of Psychology


Teaching Interests

Dr. Albonico's teaching interested include brain and behaviour, neuropsychology, sensation, perception, drugs and behaviour, statistics, research methods, introduction to psychology.

Research Interests

Dr. Albonico's research focuses on two main areas of visual perception: (i) the relationship between visual crowding and attention, and their impact on reading and reading disorders, and (ii) face processing in typically developed individuals and in individuals with prosopagnosia, which is the inability to recognize the identity of faces.


Most recent publications:

Rahavi A Malaspina M, Albonico A, Barton JS. Covert face recognition in developmental prosopagnosia: the 'looking-at-nothing' effect (in press). Cognitive Neuropsychology.

Tien M, Albonico A, Barton JS. Faces, English words and Chinese characters: a study of dual-task interference in mono- and bilingual speakers (2023). Brain Research, 241(4), 1131-1144.

Barton JS, Rubino C, Albonico A, Jackson, ML, Davies-Thompson J (2022). Right hemi-alexia. Cortex, 157: 288-303.

Manouchehri V, Albonico A, Hemström, J, Djouab, S, Kim, H, Barton JS (2022). The impact of hemianopia on visual search for faces, words and cars. Experimental Brain Research, 1-12.

Albonico A, Yu S, Corrow SL, Barton JS (2022). Facial identity and facial speech processing in developmental prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 168: 108163.

Malaspina M, Albonico A, Rahavi A, Barton JS (2022). An ocular motor index of rapid face recognition: the 'looking-at-nothing' effect. Brain Research, 1783: 147839.

Gerlach C, Susilo T, Barton JS, Albonico A, Malaspina M, Starrfelt R (2022). Contrasting shared- and specific-mechanism accounts of developmental prosopagnosia: a new approach. Behavioural Research Methods, 1-14.

Feizabadi M, Singh M, Albonico A, Barton JS (2022). The inversion effect in word recognition ¬the effect of language familiarity and handwriting. Perception, 1-13.

Rock O, Albonico A, Javadian F, Ashkenani M, Taylor A, Dreyer M, Barton JS (2022). Oblique saccades in internuclear ophthalmoplegia. Experimental Brain Research: 1-19.

Dietz C, Malaspina M, Albonico A, Barton JS (2022). The persistence of remote visual semantic memory following ocular blindness. Neuropsychologia: 165: 108110.

Full list of publications:

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1975-0824

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