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Marcelo Bigliassi

Assistant Professor

Teaching and Learning

Office: AC1 313


Specialty: Psychophysiology and neuroscience

Dr. Bigliassi works as an assistant professor of psychophysiology and neuroscience in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Florida International University, USA. His work integrates psychophysiological measures (electroencephalography [EEG], functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI], functional near-infrared spectroscopy [fNIRS], electromyography [EMG], and heart rate variability [HRV]), psychophysical, and affective measures to further understanding of psychological phenomena during exercise-related situations. He has published over 45 research articles in scientific journals, 50 abstracts in conference booklets, 4 book chapters, and over 40 articles in newspapers and magazines. He has also been awarded on 7 occasions in the UK (e.g., Brunel Graduate Association Prize and Vice Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Research) and Germany (Young Investigator Award at European College of Sport Science). Dr. Bigliassi is an active reviewer for prestigious periodicals such as NeuroImage, Neuroscience, Psychiatry Research, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Psychophysiology.

Research Areas

  • Psychological effects of sensory modulation
  • Psychophysiological mechanisms
  • Neural basis of attentional control
  • Cerebral responses to fatigue
  • Sensory manipulation of pain

View Dr. Bigliassi's publications (excluding abstracts published in conference booklets)


Dr. Bigliassi has been active in the field of psychophysiology and exercise psychology for over a decade. He received his PhD from Brunel University London, UK, where he conducted a research programme to further understanding of the brain mechanisms underlying the effects of dissociative techniques on exercise. He was then hired as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he conducted a series of studies to explore the use of associative strategies during execution of gross movements. Upon completion of his fellowship, he accepted a tenure-track position in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education at Florida International University, USA.