The neural basis of body form and body action agnosia.

20 ottobre 2008

Authors Moro V, Urgesi C, Pernigo S, Lanteri P, Pazzaglia M, Aglioti SM. Abstract Visual analysis of faces and nonfacial body stimuli brings about neural activity in different cortical areas. Moreover, processing body form and body action relies on distinct neural substrates. Although brain lesion studies show specific face processing deficits, neuropsychological evidence for defective recognition of nonfacial body parts is lacking. By...

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Selective deficit of mental visual imagery with intact primary visual cortex and visual perception.

20 febbraio 2008

Authors Moro V, Berlucchi G, Lerch J, Tomaiuolo F, Aglioti SM. Abstract There is a vigorous debate as to whether visual perception and imagery share the same neuronal networks, whether the primary visual cortex is necessarily involved in visual imagery, and whether visual imagery functions are lateralized in the brain. Two patients with brain damage from closed head injury were...

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Finger recognition and gesture imitation in Gerstmann’s syndrome.

20 gennaio 2008

Authors Moro V, Pernigo S, Urgesi C, Zapparoli P, Aglioti SM. Abstract We report the association between finger agnosia and gesture imitation deficits in a right-handed, right-hemisphere damaged patient with Gerstmann’s syndrome (GS), a neuropsychological syndrome characterized by finger and toe agnosia, left-right disorientation and dyscalculia. No language deficits were found. The patient showed a gestural imitation deficit...

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Mapping implied body actions in the human motor system.

20 luglio 2006

Authors Urgesi C, Moro V, Candidi M, Aglioti SM. Abstract The human visual system is highly tuned to perceive actual motion as well as to extrapolate dynamic information from static pictures of objects or creatures captured in the middle of motion. Processing of implied motion activates higher-order visual areas that are also involved in processing biological motion....

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Suggestive evidence for an involvement of the right hemisphere in the recovery from childhood aphasia: a 3-year follow-up case study.

20 giugno 2006

Authors Peru A, Moro V, Tellini P, Tassinari G. Abstract We describe the case of an 11-year-old, previously healthy, pre-puberal, right-handed girl with acquired aphasia following an extensive cerebral hemorrhage into a left hemisphere brain tumor. A 3-year follow-up evaluation of the girl’s communicative performance showed an incomplete recovery of linguistic abilities with a good recovery of...

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Gravitational influences on reference frames for mapping somatic stimuli in brain-damaged patients.

20 febbraio 2006

Authors Peru A, Moro V, Sattibaldi L, Morgant JS, Aglioti SM. Abstract Previous studies have shown that the manipulation of body position in space can modulate the manifestations of visual neglect. Here, we investigated in right brain-damaged patients (RBD) the possible influence of gravitational inputs on the capability to detect tactile stimuli delivered to hands positioned in ipsilesional...

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Changes in spatial position of hands modify tactile extinction but not disownership of contralesional hand in two right brain-damaged patients.

20 dicembre 2004

Authors Moro V, Zampini M, Aglioti SM. Abstract Somatic misperceptions and misrepresentations, like supernumerary phantom limb and denial of ownership of a given body part, have typically been reported following damage to the right side of the brain. These symptoms typically occur with personal or extrapersonal neglect and extinction of left-sided stimuli, suggesting that all these...

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Illusory movements of the contralesional hand in patients with body image disorders.

20 novembre 2004

Authors Zampini M, Moro V, Aglioti SM. Abstract OBJECTIVES: In the present study, we assess whether illusory sensations of movement can be elicited in patients with right brain damage (RBD). METHODS: Ten RBD patients (three with disorders of bodily representations) were asked to report whether movements of their right hand induced any illusory somatic or motor...

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Dissociation between taste and tactile extinction on the tongue after right brain damage.

20 gennaio 2004

Authors Berlucchi G, Moro V, Guerrini C, Aglioti SM. Abstract In patients with right brain damage (RBD) or left brain damage (LBD) and healthy subjects, tactile and three basic gustatory stimuli (sour, salty, bitter) were applied to the left or right hemitongues or to both hemitongues simultaneously. Tactile stimuli were detected and localized by verbal report, whereas...

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Temporary and permanent signs of interhemispheric disconnection after traumatic brain injury.

20 gennaio 2003

Authors Peru A, Beltramello A, Moro V, Sattibaldi L, Berlucchi G. Abstract The corpus callosum is frequently damaged by closed head traumas, and the resulting deficits of interhemispheric communication may vary according to the specific position of the lesion within the corpus callosum. This paper describes a single case who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury resulting in...

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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.


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