Christian Agrillo

Christian Agrillo is Associate Professor at the Department of General Psychology of the University of Padova.

He received from M.I.U.R (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research) the National Scientific Habilitation as Full Professor in ‘General Psychology, Psychobiology and Psychometrics’ (11/E1).
He published more than 70 papers in international journals on human and non-human cognition. In particular, he is interested in the study of numerical abilities of animals. Most of these studies has been covered by important media, such as National Geographic, BBC, CNN and RAI. Recently, he started to use visual illusions as a tool to compare visual perception of vertebrates (e.g., chimpanzees, monkeys, dogs, lions, horses, guppies, zebrafish and bees).
Also, his degree at the conservatory of music of Venice gave him the possibility to teach ‘Psychology of Music’ in several conservatories of music, where he also conducts studies on the impact of prolonged musical training in perceptual/cognitive skills.

To date, he is the Associate Editor of one of the most important journals in the field of comparative psychology, ‘Animal Cognition’. His editorial activity also includes Frontiers in Psychology (Associate Editor), Scientific Reports (member of the Editorial Board), Plos One (Editorial Board) and Animal Behavior and Cognition (Editorial Board).
He attracted more than 300k € of research grants by successfully participating in competitive calls, and served as invited speaker to several international scientific conferences.

For a list of peer-reviewed international publications, see:


One thought on “Christian Agrillo

  1. […] work of prof. Agrillo has been cited on the National Geographic […]