Domenico Tullo

Contact Information

PhD candidate

Human Development

McGill University

e-mail : domenico.tullo@mail.mcgill.ca

Research Interests

My research interests are twofold: (i) to characterize the development of attention resource capacity and (ii) to design effective attention-training programs for typically as well as atypically developing children, adolescents, and adults. I am conducting laboratory-based experiments mapping attention resource capacities across both typically and atypically developing populations using a visuo-attentive, three-dimensional multiple object-tracking (3D-MOT) paradigm. Furthermore, I am exploring the cognitive weight feedback, as well as other learning-related factors, required in attention. Based on these laboratory-based finding, I have designed and implemented school-based, randomized controlled trial studies designed to train attention for children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental condition.

Keywords: multiple object tracking, cognitive training, attention resource capacity, development, feedback

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Tullo, D., Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (2018). The characterization of attention resource capacity and its relationship with fluid reasoning intelligence: A multiple object tracking study. Intelligence, 69, 158–168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2018.06.001
  • Tullo, D., Guy, J., Faubert, J., Bertone, A. (2018). Training with a three-dimensional multiple object-tracking (3D-MOT) paradigm improves attention in students with a neurodevelopmental condition: A randomized controlled trial. Developmental Science, e12670. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12670
  • Tullo D (2012). Sport fandom’s relation to flow and its adaptive and maladaptive behavior. The McGill Undergraduate Psychology Journal, (2): 53-58.

Selected Paper Presentations

  • Tullo, D., Inkel, C., Cukier, E. & Bertone, A. (April 22, 2016). Attention, Learning Problems, And Executive Functions: Understanding Parent, Teacher, And Student Perspectives. Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Tullo, D., Faubert, J. & Bertone, A. (March 11-12, 2016). Using a three-dimensional multiple object-tracking paradigm to assess and train attention in atypically developing children and adolescents. 24e Journée scientifique du CERNEC, Saint-Sauveur, Quebec.
  • Tullo, D., Faubert, J. & Bertone, A. (November 6, 2015). Training attention in students with ASD, ADHD, and other learning disorders. Vision Health Research Network Annual Meeting, Québec City, Québec.
  • Tullo, D., Faubert, J. & Bertone, A. (November 28, 2014). Describing the resource limitations in the allocation of attention: A three-dimensional multiple object-tracking study. Vision Health Research Network Annual Meeting, Montréal, Québec.
  • Tullo, D., Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (April 17, 2015). The role of feedback and load on attention: A multiple object tracking study. McGill Vision Expo, Montreal, Quebec.

Selected Poster presentations

  • Tullo, D., Faubert, J. & Bertone, A. (May 18-23, 2018). Examining the benefits of training attention with Multiple Object-Tracking for individuals diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental condition: A cross-over, cognitive training study. Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, Florida.
  • Tullo, D., Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (February 13-16, 2018). Assessing and training attention in the special-needs classroom. National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Tullo, D., Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (2017). The cognitive benefits of NeuroTracker training across neurodevelopmental disorders: Who benefits from training attention with multiple object-tracking?. Journal of Vision, 17(10), 1307-1307.
  • Tullo, D., Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (October 27, 2017). Outlining attention across neurodevelopmental conditions via a multiple object tracking task. 13th Annual ADHD Conference, Québec City, Québec, Canada.
  • Tullo, D., Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (2015). The limitations of attentional resources across developmental groups: A three-dimensional multiple object tracking study. Journal of vision, 15(12), 463-463.