Elisa Castaldi

Tenure Track Assistant Professor (SSD M-PS/02) at the Neuroscience Department of the University of Florence


Curriculum Vitae


Current research and interests

  • Numerosity perception
  • Dyscalculia
  • Plasticity of the visual system
  • Retinal Prosthesis
  • fMRI


  • 2004-2007: Bachelor in Psycholocical Science, Final mark: 110/110 cum laude, Department of Psychology, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy. Thesis Title: “Neural substrate of dyslexia”. Supervisor: Prof. Daniela Perani
  • 2007 – 2010 : Master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Final mark: 110/110 cum laude,University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy. Thesis Title: “Selectivity to spatial phase of chromatic cortical mechanisms: an fMRI study”. Supervisor: Prof. Maria Concetta Morrone.
  • 2011 – 2014: Doctoral School in Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Florence, Italy. Supervisor : David C Burr, M Concetta Morrone.

Research laboratories

  • CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Pisa
  • Department of Psychology, University of Florence
  • Stella Maris Foundation, Pisa, Italy


  • 2021
    Elisa Castaldi, Antonella Pomè, Guido Marco Cicchini, David Burr, Paola Binda
    Pupil size automatically encodes numerosity

    Vision Science Society Meeting 2021



  • 2019
    Elisa Castaldi, Guido Marco Cicchini, Benedetto Falsini, Paola Binda, Maria Concetta Morrone
    Residual Visual Responses In Patients with retinitis pigmentosa revealed by functional magnetic

    CNR Annual Retreat 2019

    02-04/10/2019 Pisa


  • 2019
    Giovanni Anobile, Guido Marco Cicchini, Gasperini Filippo, Elisa Castaldi, Marco Turi, Roberto Arrighi, David C. Burr
    The Number Sense and its link with child math abilities

    Workshop - Foundations of mathematics in primary and pre-schools Fyssen Foundation – Parigi (Francia)

    18-19/10/2019 Tenerife Spain


  • 2018
    Maldonado-Moscoso, P.A., Anobile, G., Arrighi, R., Castaldi, E., Grassi, E., Pedonese, L., Burr, D.C.
    Spatial but not temporal numerosity thresholds correlate with formal math skills in children

    41st European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 2018 Trieste



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