Publications

Santa Lucia - Neurosciences and Rehabilitation Sapienza University of Rome

2004

Somatic misperceptions and misrepresentations, like supernumerary phantom limb and denial of ownership of a given body part, have typically been reported following damage to the right side of the brain.…
In patients with right brain damage (RBD) or left brain damage (LBD) and healthy subjects, tactile and three basic gustatory stimuli (sour, salty, bitter) were applied to the left or…
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the presence of syntactic impairments in native language in Parkinson's disease. METHODS: Twelve bilingual patients, with Friulian as their first language (L1) and Italian as their second…
OBJECTIVES: In the present study, we assess whether illusory sensations of movement can be elicited in patients with right brain damage (RBD). METHODS: Ten RBD patients (three with disorders of…
Functional magnetic resonance imaging indicates that observation of the human body induces a selective activation of a lateral occipitotemporal cortical area called extrastriate body area (EBA). This area is responsive…
Neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies suggest that pain may play a major role in determining cortical somatosensory rearrangements even in the adult brain. The re-organizational power of pain, however, has been…
Psychophysical studies show alterations of cross-modal integration and timing processes in patients with generalized and focal hand dystonia. Here we assess the capability of 10 cervical dystonia patients, 5 patients…
The influence of ipsilesional tactile and visual stimuli on the ability to detect contralesional tactile stimuli was investigated in eight right brain damaged patients (RBD) with tactile extinction and in…

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