Posts Tagged ‘ body awareness ’

Modulation of somatoparaphrenia following left-hemisphere damage

17 maggio 2017
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Authors: Daniela D’Imperio, Giampaolo Tomelleri, Giuseppe Moretto & Valentina Moro Abstract Somatoparaphrenic symptoms after left-hemisphere damage are rare. To verify the potential role of body-related sensory (proprioceptive, visual, and somatosensory) manipulation in patients experiencing sensations of hand disownership, the symptoms of a patient suffering from right-hand somatoparaphrenia were monitored and clinical and neuropsychological variables...

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Conferenza Internazionale sulle lesioni midollari

5 ottobre 2016
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Conferenza Internazionale sulle lesioni midollari

Il 29 Novembre, ala Fondazione “Santa Lucia” a Roma, si terrà la conferenza dal titolo “Rappresentazione cerebrale di Corpo, Movimento e Spazio dopo lesioni del midollo spinale. Implicazioni cliniche e riabilitative”, che rappresenterà la seconda conferenza che illustrerà lo stato d’avanzamento dei lavori del SCI-Research Group. La partecipazione è gratuita, l’iscrizione è obbligatoria a...

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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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Motor imagery in spinal cord injured people is modulated by somatotopic coding, perspective taking, and post-lesional chronic pain

25 gennaio 2016
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Authors Scandola M, Aglioti SM, Pozeg P, Avesani R, Moro V Abstract Motor imagery (MI) allows one to mentally represent an action without necessarily performing it. Importantly, however, MI is profoundly influenced by the ability to actually execute actions, as demonstrated by the impairment of this ability as a consequence of lesions in motor...

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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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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