Irene Valori

Ritratto di Irene Valori
35 cycle
+39 3456934683

Research interests

In the area of Developmental and Clinical Psychology, my research interests concern: 
- Multisensory and motor development
- Neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorders)
- Age-specific aspects of the interaction with Immersive Virtual Reality environments, in research and clinical fields.



Della Longa, L., Valori, I., Farroni, T. (2022). Interpersonal affective touch in a virtual world: feeling the social presence of others to overcome loneliness, Frontiers in Psychology

Farroni, T., Della Longa, L., Valori, I. (2022). The self-regulatory affective touch: a speculative framework for the development of executive functioning, Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Valori, I., McKenna-Plumley, P.E., Bayramova, R. & Farroni, T. (2021) Perception and motion in real and virtual environments: a narrative review of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Frontiers in Psychology

Angeli*, A., Valori*, I., Farroni, T., Marfia, G. (2021). Reaching to inhibit a prepotent response: a wearable 3-axis accelerometer kinematic analysis. PloS one

Bayramova, R., Valori, I., McKenna-Plumley, P.E., Zandonella Callegher, C. & Farroni, T. (2021). The role of Vision and Proprioception in Self-Motion Encoding: An Immersive Virtual Reality Study McKenna-Plumley. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

Valori, I., Bayramova, R., McKenna-Plumley, P.E. & Farroni, T. (2020). Sensorimotor Research Utilising Immersive Virtual Reality: A Pilot Study with Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Brain Sci.10, 259.

Valori, I., McKenna-Plumley, P. E., Bayramova, R., Zandonella Callegher, C., Altoè, G. & Farroni, T. (2020). Proprioceptive accuracy in Immersive Virtual Reality: A developmental perspective. PloS one15(1), e0222253.

* shared first authorship

Oral/poster presentation

- Valori, I., Della Longa, L., Angeli, A., Marfia, G., Farroni, T. (2022), Do I need reward or control? Action selection, motor planning and control in children with ADHD, Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Poster presentation

- Valori, I., Farroni, T. (2021), Self-location in immersive virtual spaces: a developmental clinical perspective, ICSC 8th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Oral presentation

- Valori, I., Farroni, T. (2021), The Bayesian account of Autism: as if the world were magical, Summer school: Bayesian statistical analyses for the human, social and cognitive sciences, Poster

- Valori, I., McKenna-Plumley, P.E., Bayramova, R., Farroni. T., (2021), Perceiving the self in space: Autism Spectrum Disorders in real or virtual environments, AVRA conference, Oral presentation

-  Valori, I., Angeli, A., Farroni, T., Marfia, G., (2021), Kinematics of reaching movements in children with ADHD: motor planning and control, Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Developement, Budapest, Poster

- Valori, I., McKenna-Plumley, P.E., Bayramova, R., Zandonella Callegher, C., Altoè, Farroni, T., (2019), "Accuratezza Propriocettiva nella Realtà Virtuale Immersiva: una Prospettiva Evolutiva", XVI edizione Giornate di aggiornamento sull’uso degli strumenti in Psicologia clinica dello sviluppo, Bologna, Poster

- Valori, I., McKenna-Plumley, P.E., Bayramova, R., Zandonella Callegher, C., Altoè, Farroni, T., (2019), "Visione e Propriocezione nella Realtà Virtuale Immersiva: una Prospettiva Evolutiva", II edizione HIT_UNIPD Young researcher digital meet award, Padova, Poster


2019 - ongoing: PhD student in Psychological Sciences (35rd cycle), University of Padova

2019 (7 months): Research Internship, University of Padova. Supervisor: Teresa Farroni

2019 (5 months): Erasmus + Traineeship, CBCD Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck University of London. Supervisor: Tim Smith

2016 - 2018: MSc in Developmental Clinical Psychology. University of Padova. 110/110 cum laude. Thesis: Utilising Vision and Proprioception In Virtual Reality: Developmental Differences Between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typical Development.

2013 - 2016: BSc in Psychological Sciences and Techniques. University of Bologna.110/110 cum laude. ThesisTelemedicina e malattie croniche: Self-management degli aspetti Bio-Psico-Sociali