Our research activities are resumed in full compliance with the indications provided by the health authorities to guarantee the safety of our participants.

The Cognitive Neuroscience Section is based at the IRCCS San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli Center in Brescia, a national center of excellence in rehabilitation for psychiatric disorders and for Alzheimer’s disease.
Our research unit investigates neural mechanisms underlying behavior and cognitive processes in normal and pathological conditions. We have considerable experience in the field of neurophysiology: in the last 15 years, we have been employing non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), also combined with other electrophysiological methods (Electroencephalography – EEG).
The main goal of the activities carried out at the Cognitive Neuroscience Section is to improve the understanding of brain functioning and to translate the new findings obtained in the laboratory into clinical practice. In particular… (continues)

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IN EVIDENCE:

– Novel tailored network-based rTMS treatments in Alzheimer’s disease: an integrated multi-imaging approach
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– Cortico-cortical signal transmission and brain connectivity alterations at prodromal stage and during the progression of Alzheimer’s disease: a multimodal approach of TMS-EEG and advanced MRI
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LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED:
R. Esposito, M. Bortoletto, C. Miniussi (2020). Integrating TMS, EEG and MRI as an approach for studying brain connectivity. The Neuroscientist, doi: 10.1177/1073858420916452
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ONGOING PUBLICATIONS (PREPRINTS):
M. Esposito, C. Ferrari, C. Fracassi, C. Miniussi, D. Brignani. Arousal levels explain inter-subject variability of neuromodulation effects. BioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/2020.05.08.083717
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M. Bortoletto, L. Bonzano, A. Zazio, C. Ferrari, L. PedullĂ , R. Gasparotti, C. Miniussi, M. Bove. Asymmetric transcallosal conduction delay leads to finer bimanual coordination. BioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/2020.01.24.918102
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