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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Tactile salience influences extinction.

20 aprile 1998

Authors Aglioti S, Smania N, Moro V, Peru A. Abstract We delivered unilateral (left or right) or bilateral tactile stimuli to hands or feet of right-brain-damaged patients, six with tactile extinction and two without. Stimuli were simple touches or sliding stimuli directed proximo-distally (e.g., toward the fingers) or disto-proximally (e.g., toward the forearm). Patients were asked to...

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Influence of perceptual and semantic conflicts between the two halves of chimeric stimuli on the expression of visuo-spatial neglect.

20 maggio 1997

Authors Peru A, Moro V, Avesani R, Aglioti S. Abstract We investigated how perceptual and semantic relationships between the left and right half of chimeric stimuli influence overt and covert visual processing by asking eight right brain damaged (RBD) patients with hemispatial neglect to identify complete, half-, and chimeric drawings. Chimeric stimuli belonged in one of four...

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Overt and covert processing of left-side information in unilateral neglect investigated with chimeric drawings.

20 ottobre 1996

Authors Peru A, Moro V, Avesani R, Aglioti S. Abstract Overt and covert processing of contralesional information was investigated in 6 right-brain-damaged (RBD) patients with or without left hemispatial neglect by using three bedside tests that require the analysis of whole, half, and chimeric drawings. In the first task, patients named these stimuli. In the second task,...

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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