Spinal cord

Embodying their own wheelchair modifies extrapersonal space perception in people with spinal cord injury.

9 agosto 2019
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Authors: Scandola M, Togni R, Tieri G, Avesani R, Brambilla M, Aglioti SM, Moro V Abstract Despite the many links between body representation, acting and perceiving the environment, no research has to date explored whether specific tool embodiment in conditions of sensorimotor deprivation influences extrapersonal space perception. We tested 20 spinal cord injured (SCI) individuals to investigate whether specific wheelchair...

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Anticipation of wheelchair and rollerblade actions in spinal cord injured people, rollerbladers, and physiotherapists.

20 marzo 2019
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Authors: Scandola M, Aglioti SM, Avesani R, Bertagnoni G, Marangoni A, Moro V. Abstract Embodied Cognition Theories (ECT) postulate that higher-order cognition is heavily influenced by sensorimotor signals. We explored the active role of somatosensory afferents and motor efferents in modulating the perception of actions in people who have suffered a massive body-brain disconnection because of spinal cord injury...

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Neurocognitive benefits of physiotherapy for spinal cord injury

18 dicembre 2018
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Authors: Scandola M, Dodoni L, Lazzeri G, Arcangeli CA, Avesani R, Moro V, Ionta S. Abstract Spinal cord injury (SCI) interrupts the brain-body input-output exchange and modifies the mental representation of disconnected body parts, with decreased reliance on sensorimotor aspects of body representation and increased weighting of visuospatial ones. We hypothesized that physiotherapy-related benefits might extend to the re-establishment of...

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Fourth annual meeting of the International Group for Research into Spinal Cord Injury (SCI-Research Group)

6 novembre 2018
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Il quarto incontro annuale del Gruppo Internazionale per la Ricerca sulle Lesioni al Midollo Spinale (SCI-Research group – http://profs.formazione.univr.it/npsy-labvr/spinal-cord-injury-research-center/) si terrà il 12 novembre, alle 15:00 nell’Aula Laboratorio di Scienze Umane, Palazzo Zorzi Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 17, at the University of Verona. L’entrata è libera a tutti. —————————————————————————- The fourth annnual meeting of the...

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Next Seminar: “Error Awareness in Space”

18 settembre 2018
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The seminar “Error Awareness in Space” will be held at the University of Verona, Dept. of Human Sciences, September the 20th. The presenter will be Michele Scandola.

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Presentation at the Spatial Cognition 2018, Tuebingen

1 settembre 2018
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Spatial Cognition is concerned with the acquisition, organization, and utilization of knowledge about spatial objects and environments, be it real, virtual, or abstract, human or machine. Spatial Cognition comprises research in different scientific fields insofar as they are concerned with cognitive agents and space, such as cognitive psychology, linguistics, computer science, geography, philosophy, or...

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MeeTo 2018

28 maggio 2018
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At the MeeTo conference, held in Turin, Italy, from the 25th to the 27th May, 2018, Valentina Pacella presented “The role of white matter disconnections in anosognosia for hemiplegia”, while Michele Scandola presented “Moving in space in a wheelchair the embodiment of one’s own wheelchair and its effects on navigational space representation in people...

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Next Seminar: “Semplicemente sé stessi” – Incontro con gli atleti paralimpici

23 aprile 2018
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Next Seminar: “Semplicemente sé stessi” – Incontro con gli atleti paralimpici

“Semplicemente sé stessi” – Simple yourself. This was a conference with paralimpics atlhetes at the Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona. It was held the 18th of April, 2018. Francesca Porcellato and Michele Ferrarin told their stories to University and High School students, who participated with their questions.

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Next Seminar: “Moving in space in a wheelchair: the embodiment of one’s own wheelchair and its effects on navigational space representation in people with spinal cord injury”

22 aprile 2018
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The seminar will be held in May, the 15th, at the 9:00, at the T02 Laboratory of psychology for adult age, at the Department of Human Sciences at the University of Verona. The speaker will be Michele Scandola, Ph.D. Anyone and everyone are welcome to join. The seminar will be held in English

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2018 seminars

1 febbraio 2018
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Dear all, in attachment the flyer with the next seminars organized by the lab. Flyer

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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