DepartmentDipartimento di Fisiologia e Farmacologia
Expert in recording, analysis, and correlation of clinical, neuropsychological, electroencephalogram (qEEG), genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), structural and functional neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI) data in healthy subjects, as well as patients with mental disorders (cognitive, etc.), with a special interest in EEG-EMG-EKG and neuroimaging markers of neurodegenerative disorders, cognitive decline (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease – AD, Parkinson’s disease – PD, Lewy Body Dementia - LBD), and cognitive frailty of aged people.The aim of my research activity is understanding the clinical neurophysiological mechanisms of cerebral cortex activity during resting state and cognitive-motor tasks in healthy subjects (e.g. athletes) and aged people with neurodegenerative disorders, cognitive decline, and functional and cognitive frailty as revealed by EEG, TMS, and MRI techniques. The main purpose is contributing to the detection and validation of EEG, TMS, and MRI markers for the early diagnosis and prognosis of the above mentioned pathological conditions, and to the development of innovative procedures to do it.