I am Antimo Buonocore, Assistant Professor in Visual Cognition.

Buonocore_JUN2022I work at Suor Orsola Benincasa University in Naples and I collaborate with with Prof Ziad Hafed at the Physiology of Active Vision lab at the Center for Integrative Neuroscience in Tübingen. My main research focus is visual neuroscience. Specifically, I am addressing questions about response inhibition and decision processes within the saccadic system.

Previously, I was working as a post-doc in the Melcher Active Perception group at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, with Prof David Melcher. I also collaborate with the Visuomotor Lab headed by Prof Rob McIntosh at the University of Edinburgh, where I obtained my Ph.D.

Selected publications

Buonocore, A., *Tian, X., Khademi, F., Hafed, Z. M. (2021). Instantaneous movement-unrelated midbrain activity modifies ongoing eye movements. Elife, 10, e64150. doi: 10.7554/eLife.64150.

*Malevich, T., *Buonocore, A., & Hafed, Z. M. (2020). Rapid stimulus-driven modulation of slow ocular position drifts. eLife, 9, e57595. doi:10.7554/eLife.57595

*Willeke, K., *Tian, X., *Buonocore, A., Bellet J., Ramirez-Cardenas, A., Hafed, Z.M., (2019). Memory-guided microsaccades. Nature Communications, 10(1), 3710. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11711-x

Buonocore, A., Skinner, J., & Hafed, Z. M. (2019). Eye-position error influence over “open-loop” smooth pursuit initiation. Journal of Neuroscience, 39(14), 2709. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2178-18.2019

Buonocore, A., Purokayastha, S., & McIntosh, R. D. (2017). Saccade Reorienting Is Facilitated by Pausing the Oculomotor Program. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience29(12), 2068–2080. http://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01179

Buonocore, A., Chen, C.-Y., Tian, X., Idrees, S., Münch, T. A., & Hafed, Z. M. (2017). Alteration of the microsaccadic velocity-amplitude main sequence relationship after visual transients: implications for models of saccade control. Journal of Neurophysiology117(5), 1894–1910. http://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00811.2016

Buonocore, A., & Melcher, D. (2015). Interference during eye movement preparation shifts the timing of perisaccadic compression. Journal of Vision15(15), 3. http://doi.org/10.1167/15.15.3

Buonocore, A., & McIntosh, R. D. (2008). Saccadic inhibition underlies the remote distractor effect. Experimental Brain Research191(1), 117–122. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-008-1558-7