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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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Massive somatic deafferentation and motor deefferentation of the lower part of the body impair its visual recognition: a psychophysical study of patients with spinal cord injury.

11 settembre 2012
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Authors Pernigo S, Moro V, Avesani R, Miatello C, Urgesi C, Aglioti SM. Abstract Embodied cognition theories postulate that perceiving and understanding the body states of other individuals are underpinned by the neural structures activated during first-hand experience of the same states. This suggests that one’s own sensorimotor system may be used to identify the actions and sensations of...

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Visual body recognition in a prosopagnosic patient.

11 settembre 2012
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Authors Moro V, Pernigo S, Avesani R, Bulgarelli C, Urgesi C, Candidi M, Aglioti SM. Abstract Conspicuous deficits in face recognition characterize prosopagnosia. Information on whether agnosic deficits may extend to non-facial body parts is lacking. Here we report the neuropsychological description of FM, a patient affected by a complete deficit in face recognition in the presence of mild clinical...

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Phenomenology and neural correlates of implicit and emergent motor awareness in patients with anosognosia for hemiplegia.

7 settembre 2012
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Authors Moro V, Pernigo S, Zapparoli P, Cordioli Z, Aglioti SM. Abstract Anosognosia for hemiplegia (AH) is characterized by a lack of awareness of motor disorders and appears associated with fronto-temporal-parietal damage. Neuropsychological evidence indicates that behavioral indices of residual forms of motor awareness may co-exist with explicit denial of impairment. Here we explore whether the attempt by...

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Cognitive stimulation in a-MCI: an experimental study.

20 marzo 2012
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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...

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Phenomenology and neural correlates of implicit and emergent motor awareness in patients with anosognosia for hemiplegia.

20 novembre 2011
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Authors Moro V, Pernigo S, Zapparoli P, Cordioli Z, Aglioti SM. Abstract Anosognosia for hemiplegia (AH) is characterized by a lack of awareness of motor disorders and appears associated with fronto-temporal-parietal damage. Neuropsychological evidence indicates that behavioral indices of residual forms of motorawareness may co-exist with explicit denial of impairment. Here we explore whether the attempt by AH patients to perform an action may disclose residual forms of motor awareness and whether...

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The neural basis of body form and body action agnosia.

20 ottobre 2008
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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
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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
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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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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