Monthly Archives: maggio 2014

Anosognosia for apraxia: Experimental evidence for defective awareness of one’s own bucco-facial gestures

26 maggio 2014
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Authors Canzano L, Scandola M, Pernigo S, Aglioti SM, Moro V. Abstract Anosognosia is a multifaceted, neuro-psychiatric syndrome characterized by defective awareness of a variety of perceptuo-motor, cognitive or emotional deficits. The syndrome is also characterized by modularity, i.e. deficits of awareness in one domain (e.g. spatial perception) co-existing with spared functions in another...

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Rubber hand illusion induced by touching the face ipsilaterally to a deprived hand: evidence for plastic ‘somatotopic’ remapping in tetraplegics

25 maggio 2014
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Authors Michele Scandola, Emmanuele Tidoni, Renato Avesani, Giovanni Brunelli,Salvatore M. Aglioti and Valentina Moro Abstract Background: Studies in animals and humans indicate that the interruption of body-brain connections following spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to plastic cerebral reorganization. Objective: To explore whether inducing the Rubber Hand Illusion (RHI) via synchronous multisensory visuo-tactile bodily stimulation may reveal...

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Awareness of cognitive deficits and clinical competence in mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease: their relevance in clinical practice.

15 maggio 2014
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Authors Gambina G, Bonazzi A, Valbusa V, Condoleo M, Bortolami O, Broggio E, Sala F, Moretto G, Moro V. Abstract Awareness of cognitive deficits and clinical competence were investigated in 79 mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease patients. Awareness was assessed by the anosognosia questionnaire for dementia, and clinical competence by specific neuropsychological tests such as trail making test-A, Babcock story recall test,...

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The interaction between implicit and explicit awareness in anosognosia: emergent awareness.

15 maggio 2014
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Authors Moro V. Abstract The dissociation between implicit and explicit forms of awareness has been described in various neurological diseases. The way in which these forms of awareness integrate in order to permit the necessary unitary experience of self remains unclear. Here, the hypothesis that a form of emergent awareness (i.e., the emergence of...

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Alterations of the peripersonal space around the feet in paraplegics

8 maggio 2014
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This poster was presentated at the CAOs 2014 conference, held Rovereto (TN), Italy, 8th – 11th of May. Authors: Scandola M., Brunell G., Avesani R., Bonente C., Aglioti S.M., Moro V. Abstract: Cross-modal congruency paradigms (CMCP) are widely used to explore the boundary of peripersonal space (PPS, e.g. the spatial portion directly reachable without...

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The VR Pain Scale Validation

We are validating a new pain scale which discriminates among muscolo-skeletal, neuropathic and visceral pain in spinal cord injury patients.

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Books and Monographs

Il test di coordinazione motoria di Charlop-Atwell: la standardizzazione italiana.
Colella R, Quadri G, Boscaini F, Moro V, Albaret JM, 2014

Tornare a scuola dopo una grave cerebrolesione Moro Valentina, Rodolfi Chiara, 2012

La plasticità cerebrale. Alle radici del cambiamento
Moro Valentina, Filippi Barbara, 2010

L'agire educativo nella riabilitazione neuropsicologica
Moro Valentina, 2005

Valentina Moro and Riccardo Sartori are directors for the SEID editor of the series "Strumenti in Psicologia, Educazione e Formazione" [Tools in Psychology, Education and Training].
The purpose of this series is to publish materials and tools for the intervention and evaluation in:

  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Training
  • Psychomotricity