Marco Dadda, PhD
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Marco Dadda
Research interests
Brain lateralization
Evolution of mating strategies in fish
Numerical cognition in fish
Visual perception
Recent publications

Dadda, M., Nepomnyashchikh, V.A., Izvekov, E.I., Bisazza, A. (2012). Individual-level consistency of different laterality measures in the goldbelly topminnow. Behavioral Neuroscience, 126(6), 845-849.

Dadda,M., & Bisazza,A. (2012). Prenatal light exposure affects development of behavioural lateralization in a livebearing fish. Behavioural Processes, 91(1), 115-118.

Agrillo,C., Miletto Petrazzini,M.E., Piffer,L., Dadda,M., & Bisazza,A. (2012). A new training procedure for studying discrimination learning in fishes. Behavioural Brain Research, 230, 343-348.

Miletto Petrazzini,M.E., Agrillo,C., PifferL., Dadda,M., & Bisazza, A. (2012). Development and application of a new method to investigate cognition in newborn guppies. Behavioural Brain Research, 233, 443-449.

Domenichini,A., Dadda,M., Facchin,L., Bisazza,A., & Argenton,F. (2011). isolation and genetic characterization of mother-of-snow-white, a maternal effect allele affecting laterality and lateralized behaviors in zebrafish. PLoS ONE 6(10): e25972.

Dadda, M., Koolhaas, W.H., Domenici, P. Behavioural asymmetry affects escape performance in a teleost fish (2010) Biology Letters, 6 (3), pp. 414-417.

Dadda, M., Domenichini, A., Piffer, L., Argenton, F., Bisazza, A. Early differences in epithalamic left-right asymmetry influence lateralization and personality of adult zebrafish (2010) Behavioural Brain Research, 206 (2), pp. 208-215.

Dadda, M., Zandonà, E., Agrillo, C., Bisazza, A. The costs of hemispheric specialization in a fish (2009) Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276 (1677), pp. 4399-4407.

Dadda,M., Piffer,L., Agrillo,C., & Bisazza,A. (2009). Spontaneous number representation in mosquitofish. Cognition, 112, 343-348.

Agrillo,C., Dadda,M., & Bisazza,A. (2009). Escape behaviour elicited by a visual stimulus. A comparison between lateralised and non-lateralised female topminnows. Laterality, 14(3), 300-314.

Agrillo,C., Dadda,M., Serena,G., & Bisazza,A. (2009). Use of number by fish. PloS ONE, 4(3), e4786, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004786.

Dadda, M., Pilastro, A., Bisazza, A. Innate responses to male sexual harassment in female mosquitofish
(2008) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63 (1), pp. 53-62.   

Agrillo, C., Dadda, M., Serena, G., Bisazza, A. Do fish count? Spontaneous discrimination of quantity in female mosquitofish (2008) Animal Cognition, 11 (3), pp. 495-503. Cited 2 times.

Agrillo, C., Dadda, M., Serena, G. Choice of female groups by male mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) (2008) Ethology, 114 (5), pp. 479-488. Cited 1 time.

Taglialatela, J.P., Dadda, M., Hopkins, W.D. Sex differences in asymmetry of the planum parietale in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) (2007) Behavioural Brain Research, 184 (2), pp. 185-191.

Dadda, M., Zandonà, E., Bisazza, A. Emotional responsiveness in fish from lines artificially selected for a high or low degree of laterality (2007) Physiology and Behavior, 92 (4), pp. 764-772.

Pilastro, A., Mandelli, M., Gasparini, C., Dadda, M., Bisazza, A. Copulation duration, insemination efficiency and male attractiveness in guppies (2007) Animal Behaviour, 74 (2), pp. 321-328.

Agrillo, C., Dadda, M. Discrimination of the larger shoal in the poeciliid fish Girardinus falcatus
(2007) Ethology Ecology and Evolution, 19 (2), pp. 145-157.

Bisazza,A., Dadda,M., Facchin,L., Vigo,F. 2007. Artificial selection on laterality in the teleost fish Girardinus falcatus. Behavioural Brain Research 178, 29-38.

Agrillo,C., Dadda,M., & Bisazza,A. 2007. Quantity discrimination in female mosquitofish. Animal Cognition 10, 63-70.

Dadda,M., Bisazza,A. 2006. Does brain asymmetry allow efficient performance of simultaneous tasks? Animal Behaviour 72, 532-529.

Dadda,M., Cantalupo,C., Hopkins,W.D. 2006. Further evidence of an association between handedness and neuroanatomical asymmetries in the primary motor cortex of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).
Neuropsychologia 44, 2582-2586.

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