Marcelo Bigliassi

Assistant Professor

Teaching and Learning

Office: AC1 313

Phone: 305-919-4256


Specialty: Psychophysiology and neuroscience

Dr. Bigliassi is a tenure-earning assistant professor of psychophysiology and neuroscience in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Florida International University, USA. His work integrates psychophysiological (electroencephalography [EEG], functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI], functional near-infrared spectroscopy [fNIRS], electrodermal activity [EDA], and heart rate variability [HRV]), psychophysical, and affective measures to further understanding of psychological phenomena during execution of movements. He has published over 50 research studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals, delivered several guest lectures in national and international conferences, and published hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines. He has also been awarded on several occasions in the UK, US, and Germany, and is an advisory board member of the Society for NeuroSports. Dr. Bigliassi is a guest editor for Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology and active reviewer for over 30 prestigious periodicals such as NeuroImage, Neuroscience, 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.

Selected Publications

(A full list of publications, excluding abstracts published in conference booklets, can be found here: