Our research activities continue in full compliance with the indications provided by the health authorities

The Neurophysiology Lab 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

Congratulations to Agnese Zazio for the research grant awarded by the Italian Ministry of Health for the project entitled:
‘Tactile mirror system in borderline personality disorder: a multimodal approach to study brain connectivity and plasticity’
(Bando Ricerca Finalizzata 2019, progetto Starting Grant SG-2019-12370473)


LATEST PAPER PUBLISHED:
P.A. Grasso, E. Tonolli, M. Bortoletto, C. Miniussi (2020). tDCS over posterior parietal cortex increases cortical excitability but decreases learning: an ERP and TMS-EEG study. Brain Research, doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2020.147227
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C. Bagattini, M. Zanni, F. Barocco, P. Caffarra, D. Brignani, C. Miniussi, C.A. Defanti (2020). Enhancing cognitive training effects in Alzheimer’s disease: rTMS as an add-on treatment. Brain Stimulation, doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2020.09.010
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PREPRINTS:

G. Bertazzoli, R. Esposito, T.P. Mutanen, C. Ferrari, R. J. Ilmoniemi, C. Miniussi, M. Bortoletto. The impact of artifact removal approaches on TMS-EEG signal. BioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/2021.01.15.426817v1 View PDF
C. Bagattini, D. Brignani, S. Bonnì, R. Gasparotti, M. Pievani. Functional imaging to guide network-based TMS treatments: toward a tailored medicine approach in Alzheimer’s disease. MedRxiv, doi: 10.1101/2020.12.22.20248694 View PDF
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 View PDF
M. Bortoletto, L. Bonzano, A. Zazio, C. Ferrari, L. Pedullà, R. Gasparotti, C. Miniussi, M. Bove. Asymmetric transcallosal conduction delay leads to finer bimanual coordination. BioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/2020.01.24.918102 View PDF