Adriana Salatino - former postdoc
Studies have suggested that Alzheimer's disease (AD) is related to changes in brain function that are present already at very early, pre-clinical stages of the disease. For example, recent functional neuroimaging studies have shown early alterations in brain connectivity, and that these alterations are most prominent in highly-connected cortical "hub areas". These hub areas are also those that are most affected by AD lesions. These findings support the view that AD pathology could, at least in part, result from an activity-dependent degeneration. Initial excessive neural firing in hub areas due to increased excitability or connectivity could lead to later neurodegeneration and disruption of connectivity. Very recently, studies conducted by Prof. JN Octave (UCL) have suggested that AD could be related to a decrease in the expression of the cellular Cl- ion extruder KCC2, leading to an increase in intracellular Cl- and, thereby, an inhibitory-to-excitatory shift of GABAA receptor activity. The aim of my project was to test whether GABAergic neurotransmission is altered at early pre-clinical and pre-demential stages of AD as compared to matched healthy controls.
J Gambl Stud
Ninghetto M, Belli F, Nobili M, Mouraux A, Ricci R.
Improvement of Impulsivity and Decision Making by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in a Patient with Gambling Disorder.
Salatino A, Iacono C, Gammeri R, Chiadò ST, Lambert J, Sulcova D, Mouraux A, George MS, Roberts DR, Berti A, Ricci R.
Zero gravity induced by parabolic flight enhances automatic capture and weakens voluntary maintenance of visuospatial attention.
Sarasso P, Ninghetto M, Salatino A, Ronga I, Bongiardina A, Iarrobino I, Neppi-Modona M, Ricci R.
Everything is (still) illuminated: Dual right cathodal-left anodal tDCS of PPC prevents fatigue on a visual detection task
Consciousness and Cognition
Burin D, Pyasik M, Ronga I, Cavallo M, Salatino A, Pia L.
As long as that is my hand, that willed action is mine: Timing of agency triggered by body ownership
Ricci R, Ghiggia A, La Rosa I, Milano A, Troni W, George MS, Borckardt JJ, Castelli L, Salatino A.
Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the motor cortex reduces chronic pain in Alcock canal syndrome
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Chillemi G, Formica C, Salatino A, Calamuneri A, Girlanda P, Morgante F, Milardi D, Terranova C, Cacciola A, Quartarone A, Ricci R.
Biased Visuospatial Attention in Cervical Dystonia
Journal of Advanced Research
Burin D, Battaglini A, Pia L, Falvo G, Palombella M, Salatino A.
Comparing intensities and modalities within the sensory attenuation paradigm: Preliminary evidence
Burin D, Pyasik M, Salatino A, Pia L.
That is my hand! Therefore, that is my willed action: How body ownership acts upon conscious awareness of willed actions
Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
Minichino A, Ando A, Francesconi M, Salatino A, Delle Chiaie R, Cadenhead K.
Investigating the link between drug-naive first episode psychoses (FEPs), weight gain abnormalities and brain structural damages: Relevance and implications for therapy
Frontiers in Psychology
Perozzo P, Salatino A, Cerrato P, Ricci R.
Sexual Well-Being in Patients with Blepharospasm, Spasmodic Torticollis, and Hemifacial Spasm: A Pilot Study
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
DAgata F, Peila E, Cicerale A, Caglio MM, Caroppo P, Vighetti S, Piedimonte A, Minuto A, Campagnoli M, Salatino A, Molo MT, Mortara P, Pinessi L, Massazza G.
Cognitive and Neurophysiological Effects of Non-invasive Brain Stimulation in Stroke Patients after Motor Rehabilitation
Giromini L, Ando A, Morese R, Salatino A, Di Girolamo M, Viglione DJ, Zennaro A.
Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) and vulnerability to stress: A preliminary study on electrodermal activity during stress
Ricci R, Salatino A, Garbarini F, Ronga I, Genero R, Berti A, Neppi-Mòdona M.
Effects of attentional and cognitive variables on unilateral spatial neglect
Ando A, Salatino A, Giromini L, Ricci R, Pignolo C, Cristofanelli S, Ferro L, Viglione DJ, Zennaro A.
Embodied simulation and ambiguous stimuli: The role of the mirror neuron system