Dr. Isabella La Rovere
Professional Visiting Researcher, University of Plymouth
Department of Developmental Science
Thinking and Reasoning Group, School of Psychology
Fax +44 (0)1752 232540
Publications (Conference presentation)
Context effects in the use of linguistic quantifiers: A study on english and italian vague quantifiers.
ESSCS Annual Meeting of the European
Society for the Study of Cognitive Systems,
Cherubini P., La Rovere I, Mazzocco A. (2000).
Dai modelli alle regole: evitare le esplosioni combinatorie nel ragionamento proposizionale.
Atti del Congresso Nazionale della Sezione di Psicologia Sperimentale.
Qualifications & Background
March 2003- current
PhD: Methodology of Research in Human Science, University of
Laurea in Psychology, (Experimental Psychology),
Thesis: “Controllo della complessita’ nel ragionamento proposizionale: passaggio da modelli a regole” (The complexity control in propositional reasoning: passage from mental models to logic rules). Thesis supervisors: Proff. A.Mazzocco and P.Cherubini.
March 2004 – June 2006:
Visiting PhD Student,
Adaptive Behavior and Cognition Research Group (School of Computing, Communication & Electronics)
Spatial Language Group (
Supervisors: A. Cangelosi, K. Coventry,
March 2003 – June 2006
PhD student, Dept.
of Development Science,
Supervisor: Prof. G. Amoretti
September2002- March 2003
Research Training, Dept. of Cogniive Science, L.I.R.I.P.A.C. Padua (
Supervisor: Prof.ssa A. Nota
February 2002 – September 2002
Research Training, Dept. of General Psychology, University of
Supervisor: Prof. A. Mazzocco
· Designing experiments (MEL -Micro Experimental Laboratory and E-Prime);
· Running Computer controlled experiments with attentional task;
· Using statistical packages (SPSS) to analyse data;
· Running behavioural experiments with ERPs;
· Assessing and administering psycolinguistic test on primary school child;
· Simulation task with neural network.
Research on thinking and reasoning
Research on experiments and models with quantifiers in reasoning.
Dr. K. Coventry
(Centre for Thinking and Language, Department of Psychology,
Research on experiments with quantifiers in reasoning.
Prof. S. Morra (Psychology
Division, Department of Anthropological Sciences,
Research on function and nature of subvocal rehearsal.
· Italian: native speaker
· English: fluent