Neuroscience

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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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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Rovereto Workshop on Concepts, Actions and Objects 2014

27 febbraio 2014
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Also for this year the CAOs 2014 will be held in Rovereto (Trento, Italy). It’ll last between the 8th and the 11th of May, the organiser are Alfonso Caramazza, Melvyn Goodale, Brad Mahon, Alex Martin, and Marius Peelen. Invited speakers: Irving Biederman, University of Southern California, USA Brad Duchaine, Dartmouth College, USA Patrick Haggard, University College London, UK Antonia...

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Scientific Conference – Joint meeting of the FESN (Federation of European Societies of Neuropsychology) and the GNP (German Society of Neuropsychology) from September 12-14, 2013 in Berlin, Germany

1 settembre 2013
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The FENS meetings are the most important conferences concerning Neuropsychology in Europe. This year one of the major topics of lectures and symposia will be the integration of experimental approaches and clinical application in Neuropsychology. The director of the NPSY-Lab.VR, dr. Valentina Moro, will be present with a speech concerning anosognosia titled “How many...

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Summer school – The Visceral Mind: A hands-on course in the neuroanatomy of cognition

30 agosto 2013
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The NPSY-Lab.VR will be present at the summer school “The Visceral Mind”, a summer school concerning neuroanatomy, functional neuroanatomy, DTI, TMS and genetics. Michele Scandola was selected to participate to this summer school, with a strict selection of 40 candidates among PhD students and post-doc. Further details about this summer school here

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Apply to CoSAN PhD!

18 luglio 2013
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CoSAN PhD is an International and European PhD program in Cognitive, Social and Affective Neurosciences. This 3-years long PhD program is aimed to study, within the embodied cognition theoretical framework, the effects and the neural correlates of cognitive, social and affective functions including empathy, intention, action, and emotion understanding, joint attention, joint action, cooperative and...

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“Avvio alla ricerca” grant

16 luglio 2013
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The project “L’integrazione multisensoriale in uno studio di percezione della verticale visiva in cervelli esperti: studi comportamentali e di Stimolazione Magnetica Transcranica (TMS). Il ruolo di TPJ nella percezione della verticale visiva soggettiva” presented by Scandola M., Fiori F., Porciello G. and Curioni A. was granted by the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with an...

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Summer school – Embodied Inter-subjectivity : the 1st person and the 2nd person perspective

1 giugno 2013
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The NPSY-Lab.VR will be present at the Aegina Summer School about embodiment. This Summer School is built upon the success of a previous summer school on the “The Sense of Body” that was organized in Italy in 2008 (please see the special issue of Neuropsychologia (2010), 48 (3), 643-830, edited by Tessari A, Serino...

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Cognitive stimulation in a-MCI: an experimental study.

28 maggio 2013
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Authors Moro V, Condoleo MT, Sala F, Pernigo S, Moretto G, Gambina G. Abstract Nowadays, preventing the effects of mental decline is an international priority, but there is little research into cognitive training in mild cognitive impairment (MCI). We present the results of a program aimed at teaching memory strategies and improving metacognitive abilities. This was associated with training to ameliorate caregivers’ assistance....

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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