Laboratory of Cognitive Science & Immersive Virtual Reality Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli - Dipartimento di Psicologia

Selected publications 2014-2019

Ruotolo, F., Ruggiero, G., Raemaekers, M., Iachini, T., van der Ham, I. J. M., Fracasso, A., & Postma, A. (2019). Neural correlates of egocentric and allocentric frames of reference combined with metric and non-metric spatial relations. Neuroscience.

Ruggiero, G., Rapuano, M., Iachini, T. (2019). Perceived temperature modulates peripersonal and interpersonal spaces differently in men and women. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 63, 52-59.

Iachini, T., Ruggiero, G., Bartolo, A., Rapuano, M., & Ruotolo, F. (2019). The effect of body-related stimuli on mental rotation in children, young and elderly adults. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-37729-7

Iachini, T., Maffei, L., Masullo, M., Senese, V. P., Rapuano, M., Pascale, A., Sorrentino, F., & Ruggiero, G. (2018). The experience of virtual reality: are individual differences in mental imagery associated with sense of presence? Cognitive Processing, 1-8.

Cartaud, A., Ruggiero, G., Ott, L., Iachini, T., & Coello, Y. (2018). Physiological response to facial expressions in peripersonal space determines interpersonal distance in a social interaction context. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 657.

Candini, M., Avanzi, S., Cantagallo, A., Zangoli, M. G., Benassi, M. G., Querzani, P., Lotti, E.M., Iachini, T., Frassinetti, F. (2018). The lost ability to distinguish between self and other voice following a brain lesion. NeuroImage: Clinical, 18, 903-911. DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.03.021

Ruggiero, G., & Iachini, T. (2018). Spatial Cognition in Normal Aging, MCI and AD. Current Alzheimer Research, 15(3), 202-204. DOI 10.2174/156720501503180123100912

Ruggiero, G., Iavarone, A., & Iachini, T. (2018). Allocentric to Egocentric Spatial Switching: Impairment in aMCI and Alzheimer's Disease Patients? Current Alzheimer Research, 15(3), 229-236. DOI 10.2174/1567205014666171030114821

Ruggiero G., Ruotolo F., Iachini T. (2018). Congenital blindness limits allocentric to egocentric switching ability. Experimental Brain Research, 236(3), 813-820 DOI 10.1007/s00221-018-5176-8

Iachini T., Ruotolo F. Vinciguerra M., Ruggiero G. (2017). Manipulating time and space: collision prediction in peripersonal and extrapersonal space. Cognition, 166, 107-117.

Ruggiero G., Frassinetti F., Coello Y., Rapuano M., Schiano di Cola A., & Iachini T. (2017). The effect of facial expressions on peripersonal and interpersonal spaces. Psychological Research, 80 (6). DOI: 10.1007/s00426-016-0806-x

Quesque, F., Ruggiero, G., Mouta, S., Santos, G., Iachini, T., Coello, Y. (2017). Keeping you at arm’s length: Modifying peripersonal space influences interpersonal distance. Psychological Research, 81(4), 709-720. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-016-0782-1

Sommer, R., & Iachini, T. (2017). Personal Space. In Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, Elsevier, 2017. ISBN 9780128093245, ISBN: 9780128093245

Nandrino, J.L., Ducro, C., Iachini, T., Coello, Y. (2017). Perception of peripersonal and interpersonal space in patients with restricting-type anorexia. European Eating Disorders Review, 25, 179–187. DOI: 10.1002/erv.2506

Ruotolo F., Iachini T., Ruggiero G., van der Ham I., Postma A. (2016). The role of frames of reference and spatial relations in a “WHAT WAS WHERE” task. Experimental Brain research. DOI 10.1007/s00221-016-4672-y

Iachini T., Coello Y., Frassinetti F., Senese V.P., Galante F., Ruggiero G. (2016). Peripersonal and Interpersonal Space in Virtual and Real Environments: Effects of Gender and Age. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 45, 154-164. DOI:

Patané I., Iachini T., Farnè A., Frassinetti F. (2016). Disentangling Action from Social Space: Tool-use differently shapes the space around us. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0154247. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0154247

Ruggiero G., D’Errico O., & Iachini, T. (2016). Development of egocentric and allocentric spatial representations from childhood to elderly age. Psychological Research, 80, 259–272. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-015-0658-9

Ruotolo, F., van der Ham, I., Postma, A., Ruggiero G., & Iachini, T. (2015). How coordinate and categorical spatial relations combine with egocentric and allocentric reference frames in a motor task: effects of delay and stimuli manipulability. Behavioural Brain Research, 284, 167–178.

Iachini T., Ruggiero G., Ruotolo F., Schiano di Cola A., & Senese V.P (2015). The influence of anxiety and personality factors on comfort and reachability space: A correlational study. Cognitive Processing, 16, 255-258. DOI :10.1007/s10339-015-0717-6.

Coello, Y., & Iachini, T. (2015). Embodied perception of objects and people in space: Towards a unified theoretical framework. In Y. Coello, & M. Fischer (Eds.), Foundations of embodied cognition (pp. 198-219). New York: Psychology Press. ISBN 9781138805811

Iachini T., Pagliaro S. & Ruggiero G. (2015). Near or far? It depends on my impression: Moral information and spatial behavior in virtual interactions. Acta Psychologica, 161, 131-136. DOI: