Neuroscience

Motor Versus Body Awareness: Voxel-based Lesion Analysis in Anosognosia for Hemiplegia and Somatoparaphrenia Following Right Hemisphere Stroke

19 luglio 2016
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Authors Valentina Moro, Simone Pernigo, Manos Tsakiris, Renato Avesani, Nicola M.J. Edelstyn, Paul M. Jenkinson Aikaterini Fotopoulou Abstract Anosognosia for hemiplegia (AHP) is informative about the neurocognitive basis of motor awareness. However, it is frequently associated with concomitant symptoms, such as hemispatial neglect and disturbances in the sense of body ownership (DSO). Although double...

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Local media on “Spinal cord lesions shrink peripersonal space around the feet, passive mobilization of paraplegic limbs restores it”

11 aprile 2016
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Local media on “Spinal cord lesions shrink peripersonal space around the feet, passive mobilization of paraplegic limbs restores it”

Our latest article, Spinal cord lesions shrink peripersonal space around the feet, passive mobilization of paraplegic limbs restores it, has attracted the attention of local media. Radio interview

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Spinal cord lesions shrink peripersonal space around the feet, passive mobilization of paraplegic limbs restores it.

7 aprile 2016
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Authors Scandola M, Aglioti SM, Bonente C, Avesani R, Moro V. Abstract Peripersonal space (PPS) is the space surrounding us within which we interact with objects. PPS may be modulated by actions (e.g. when using tools) or sense of ownership (e.g. over a rubber hand). Indeed, intense and/or prolonged use of a tool may...

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Motor imagery in spinal cord injured people is modulated by somatotopic coding, perspective taking, and post-lesional chronic pain

25 gennaio 2016
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Authors Scandola M, Aglioti SM, Pozeg P, Avesani R, Moro V Abstract Motor imagery (MI) allows one to mentally represent an action without necessarily performing it. Importantly, however, MI is profoundly influenced by the ability to actually execute actions, as demonstrated by the impairment of this ability as a consequence of lesions in motor...

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Next Seminar: “Perspectives of the Self: Multisensory and Sensorimotor Integration in Anosognosia for Hemiplegia and Related Disorders”

20 gennaio 2016
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The seminar will be held Wednesday 27 January at the Lorenzi Room, at the Department of Philosophy, Education and Psycholody at the University of Verona. The speaker will be professor Aikaterini Fotopoulou, member of the Psychoanalysis Unit Research at the Departement of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College of London

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Convegno 20 novembre 2015 “Mente e movimento nell’invecchiamento fisiologico e patologico”

18 novembre 2015
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Friday, the 20th of November at 20:30, in the medical-cultural centre “G. Marani”, will be held a conference concerning the physiological and pathological modification of mind and motion. The title of the conference is “Mente e movimento nell’invecchiamento fisiologico e patologico” and will be held in Italian. “L’attività cognitiva, oltre che da fattori genetici,...

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Contextual bottom-up and implicit top-down modulation of anarchic hand syndrome: A single-case report and a review of the literature.

20 ottobre 2015
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Authors Moro V, Pernigo S, Scandola M, Mainente M, Avesani R, Aglioti SM. Abstract Anarchic hand syndrome (AHS) is a rare neurological condition characterized by seemingly purposeful, goal-directed hand movements which the person afflicted by the syndrome is not, however, in control of. By extensively examining a patient with AHS we provide novel neuropsychological...

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Next Seminar: Plasticità cerebrale e apprendiento della lettura

5 ottobre 2015
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Prof. Valentina Moro will held a seminar concerning cerebral plasticity and learning to read at the “Istituto Comprensivo Roncalli”, the 9th of October, 2015.   Free entry, mandatory registration (info@neuroscienzerosa.it) Download the flier

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Next Seminar: Come l’educazione cambia il cervello

5 ottobre 2015
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Prof. Valentina Moro, the 9th of October, 2015 at the “Istituto Comprensivo Roncalli” will participate to a conversation concerning the plasticity of brain structures and how its shaped by education. Free entry with mandatory registration (info@neuroscienzerosa.it). Download the flier

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Error-based training and emergent awareness in anosognosia for hemiplegia

26 agosto 2014
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Authors Moro V, Scandola M, Bulgarelli C, Avesani R, Fotopoulou A. Abstract Residual forms of awareness have recently been demonstrated in subjects affected by anosognosia for hemiplegia, but their potential effects in recovery of awareness remain to date unexplored. Emergent awareness refers to a specific facet of motor unawareness in which anosognosic subjects recognise their motor deficits only...

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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