Samuel DI LUCA




Samuel DI LUCA

10, place Cardinal Mercier

1348 Louvain-la-Neuve


Research Interests :

Focusing my research on chronometric behavioural studies I have tried to better define the role of «finger numeral representations» in the understanding and developing numeral concept, as well as to highlight how the use of a systematic fingers counting/montring activity could interact with, and maybe modify, the semantic representation of numbers.

More recently I have worked on the reorientation of visuo-spatial attention induced by numbers and how these peculiar properties could be considered as a fruitful tool in visual rehabilitation for those patients suffering of visuo-attentional impairments (i.e., neglect patients).


Publications :

° Di Luca, S., Pesenti, M., Vallar, G., & Girelli, L. (2013). Numbers reorient visuo-spatial attention during cancellation tasks. Exp Brain Res., 225(4), 549-557. PubMed

° Di Luca, S., & Pesenti, M. (2011). Finger numeral representations: more than just another symbolic code. Front. Psychology 2:272. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00272

° Michaux, N., Pesenti, M., Badets, A.,  Di Luca, S., & Andres, M. (2010). Let us redeploy attention to sensorimotor experience. Behavioral And Brain Sciences, 33 (4), 283.

° Di Luca, S., Lefevre, N., & Pesenti, M. (2010). Place and summation coding for canonical and non-canonical finger numeral representations. Cognition, 117(1), 95-100.  PubMed

° Di Luca, S., & Pesenti, M. (2010). Absence of Low-Level Visual Difference Between Canonical and Noncanonical Finger-Numeral Configurations. Experimental Psychology, 57(3), 202-207.   PubMed

° Andres, M., Di Luca, S., & Pesenti, M. (2008). Finger counting: The missing tool? Behavioral And Brain Sciences, 31(6), 642.

° Di Luca, S., & Pesenti, M. (2008). Masked priming effect with canonical finger numeral configurations. Experimental Brain Research, 185(1), 27-39.   PubMed

° Badets, A., Andres, M., Di Luca, S., et al. (2007). Number magnitude potentiates action judgements. Experimental Brain Research, 180(3), 525-534.   PubMed

° Di Luca, S., Grana, A., Semenza, C., et al. (2006). Finger-digit compatibility in Arabic numeral processing. Quaterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59(9), 1648-1663.    PubMed