Experimental Neuropsychophysiology Lab | Fondazione Santa Lucia

Experimental Neuropsychophysiology Lab

Areas of Investigation 

The Laboratory of Experimental Neuropsychophysiology studies the clinical neurophysiology of the motor system as well as cognitive function. The research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms underlying plasticity and cortical connectivity of the healthy human brain. The goal is to develop new therapeutic approaches for the recovery of neurological functions affected by stroke or neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. The translational research approach has its overall objective to improve clinical best practices in the rehabilitation of dementia and cerebrovascular as well as movement disorders.

 

Non Invasive Brain Stimulation

The Laboratory is committed to using non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation. These techniques are used in a multidisciplinary approach, combined with electroencephalography as well as functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging.

Collaborations 
  • Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia (Italy)
  • Department of Neurology, Universität Hamburg (Germany)
  • Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Ongoing Research Projects 
  • Un approccio integrato allo studio della riorganizzazione delle aree motorie durante il recupero post ictus
  • Effetti della stimolazione magnetica transcranica (TMS) del precuneo in pazienti con disturbo di memoria
  • Induzione non invasiva della plasticità sinaptica a lungo termine nel cervelletto umano: una nuova strategia per la riabilitazione dei disturbi motori nei pazienti con ictus
  • La plasticità corticale nella demenza di Alzheimer: uno studio TMS-EEG     
  • Network cerebrale Fronto-Parietale: studio delle dinamiche cerebrali tramite TMS-EEG
  • Meccanismi neurofisiologici delle discinesie indotte da levo-dopa nella malattia di Parkinson
  • Valutazione mediante TMS/EEG della eccitabilità corticale nelle fasi iniziali della malattia di Parkinson
  • Studio e applicazioni cliniche dei meccanismi corticali d’inibizione del movimento
  • Ruolo della dopamina in corso di malattia di Alzheimer

Laboratory of Experimental Neuropsychophysiology

Fondazione Santa Lucia Irccs

Via Ardeatina, 354 – 00179 Rome

Buliding I, Floor 1 – Rooms 138, 139