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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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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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The Representation of Objects in Apraxia: From Action Execution to Error Awareness

10 febbraio 2016
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Authors Loredana Canzano, Michele Scandola, Valeria Gobbetto, Giuseppe Moretto, Daniela D’Imperio and Valentina Moro Abstract Apraxia is a well-known syndrome characterized by the sufferer’s inability to perform routine gestures. In an attempt to understand the syndrome better, various different theories have been developed and a number of classifications of different subtypes have been proposed....

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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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The Italian Validation of the Anosognosia Questionnaire for Dementia in Alzheimer’s Disease

2 febbraio 2015
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Authors Gambina G, Valbusa V, Corsi N, Ferrari F, Sala F, Broggio E, Condoleo MT,  Surdo V, Errera P, Cagnin AC, Moretto G, Moro V Abstract Although the Anosognosia Questionnaire-Dementia (AQ-D) is one of the main instruments for assessing Awareness in Alzheimer’s Disease, the normative data were until now limited to  people from Argentina...

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Cognitive Stimulation of Executive Functions in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Specific Efficacy and Impact in Memory.

2 febbraio 2015
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Authors Moro V, Condoleo MT, Valbusa V, Broggio E, Moretto G, Gambina G. Abstract Executive functions play an important role in the maintenance of autonomy in day-to-day activities. Nevertheless, there is little research into specific cognitive training for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). We present the results of a program which aims to teach specific...

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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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Another perspective on anosognosia: Self-observation in video replay improves motor awareness.

2 giugno 2014
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Authors Besharati S, Kopelman M, Avesani R, Moro V, Fotopoulou AK. Abstract Anosognosia for hemiplegia (AHP), or unawareness of motor deficits contralateral to a brain lesion, has lasting negative implications for the management and rehabilitation of patients. A recent, bedside psychophysical intervention, namely self-observation by video replay, lead to a lasting remission of severe...

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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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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