Functional Neuroimaging Lab | Fondazione Santa Lucia

Functional Neuroimaging Lab

Areas of Investigation 

The Laboratory of Functional Neuroimaging studies the application of Magnetic Resonance (RM) on the brain, which are useful for the recovery of sensory, motor and cognitive function impaired by cerebral injuries. The research activity faces also the use of magnetic resonance for assessing the effectiveness of new neurorehabilitative treatments. Studies carried out by the Laboratory aim to understand both the operation of the healthy brain as well as the structural and functional changes that occur because of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Collaborations 
  • Clinical Imaging Sciences Center,  Universities of Brighton and Sussex (United Kingdom)
  • Department of Neurology, University of Brescia (Italy)
  • Department of Neurology, University of Milan (Italy)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London (United Kingdom)
  • Sapienza – University of Rome (Italy)
Ongoing Research Projects 
  • Viaggi della mente: modi di funzionamento cerebrale in situazioni dinamiche e complesse
  • Cognitive reserve, brain reserve, and neuroplasticity in Alzheimer's disease
  • Repetitive TMS modulation of the default mode network to clarify the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease and prompt a new therapeutic perspective
Completed Research Projects 
  • The role of structural and functional non-conventional MR techniques in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies
  • A longitudinal MRI investigation of patients with mild cognitive impairment using structural and functional techniques to identify biomarkers of diagnostic and prognostic value

Laboratory of Functional Neuroimaging

Fondazione Santa Lucia Irccs

Via Ardeatina, 306 – 00179 Rome

Clinics – Floor -1