Posts Tagged ‘ motor imagery ’

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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Next Seminar: “Temporal Discrimination”

22 febbraio 2018
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The seminar will be held in March, the 15th, at the 16:30, at the T02 Laboratory of psychology for adult age, at the Department of Human Sciences at the University of Verona. The speaker will be Valentina Pacella, Ph.D. student. Anyone and everyone are welcome to join. The seminar will be held in English

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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 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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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