Spinal cord

L’esoscheletro “Ekso” rivoluziona la riabilitazione

5 ottobre 2015
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  At the “Sacro Cuore” Hospital, in Negrar, Verona, an esoskeleton has been bought for rehabilitative purposes in collaboration with our research team. A journal article from “l’Arena”, the local news journal of Verona, reported the inauguration. Download the article

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“Miglior Tesi” prize

28 luglio 2015
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Rosanna Mignolli, who graduated with our laboratory, won the “Miglior Tesi” prize. This prize is intended to appraise the best theses of Triveneto, especially in the physiotherapist field. The title of Rosanna Mignolli’s thesis is: “ALTERAZIONI DELLA RAPPRESENTAZIONE CORPOREA NEI SOGGETTI CON LESIONE MIDOLLARE: UNO STUDIO ESPLORATIVO”. Her supervisor was Prof. Valentina Moro and the external supervisor...

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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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Brain Awareness Week 2013

28 febbraio 2013
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Brain Awareness Week 2013

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, founded by the Dana Foundation. The NPSY-Lab.VR will partecipate at the BAW 2013 in Rome, organized by the prof. Aglioti’s SCNLab, with the talk “The rubber hand illusion after face stimulation in spinal cord injured people”....

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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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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