Publications

Santa Lucia - Neurosciences and Rehabilitation Sapienza University of Rome

2012

Eur J Neurosci. 2012 May;35(10):1646-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08104.x. Epub 2012 Apr 29

Action anticipation beyond the action observation network: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study in expert basketball players

The ability to predict the actions of others is quintessential for effective social interactions, particularly in competitive contexts (e.g. in sport) when knowledge about upcoming movements allows anticipating rather than…
Prediction of "when" a partner will act and "what" he is going to do is crucial in joint-action contexts. However, studies on face-to-face interactions in which two people have to…
Observation of snapshots depicting ongoing motor acts increases corticospinal motor excitability. Such motor facilitation indexes the anticipatory simulation of observed (implied) actions and likely reflects computations occurring in the parietofrontal…
Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 3(1), 109-123. 15 p. March 2012. doi: 10.1007/s13164-012-0091-6

Embodying Bodies and Worlds

Sensorimotor representations are essential for building up and maintaining corporeal awareness, i.e., the ability to perceive, know and evaluate one's own body as well as the bodies of others. The…
Exp Brain Res. 2013 Mar;225(2):237-45. doi: 10.1007/s00221-012-3365-4. Epub 2012 Dec 16

Emotional conflict in a model modulates nociceptive processing in an onlooker: a laser-evoked potentials study

Observing models displaying facial expressions of pain elicits neural activity in onlookers' neural structures involved in first-hand experience of pain and in monitoring conflicting information. We investigated whether the purported…
Cereb Cortex. 2013 Nov;23(11):2765-78. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhs279. Epub 2012 Aug 31

Fooling the kickers but not the goalkeepers: behavioral and neurophysiological correlates of fake action detection in soccer

Studies demonstrate that elite athletes are able to extract kinematic information of observed domain-specific actions to predict their future course. Little is known, however, on the perceptuo-motor processes and neural…
Viewing other's pain inhibits the excitability of the motor cortex and also modulates the neural activity elicited by a concomitantly delivered nociceptive somatosensory stimulus. As the neural activity elicited by…
Rend Fis Acc Lincei. (2012) 23:281-288: doi: 10.1007/s12210-012-0169-1

The beauty of the body

Aesthetics can be defined as our ability to perceive, feel and sense objects in the world and assign them positive or negative values along a continuum between beauty and ugliness.…
Neuroimage. 2012 Jan 16;59(2):1571-81. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.08.069. Epub 2011 Aug 28

The primary somatosensory cortex largely contributes to the early part of the cortical response elicited by nociceptive stimuli

Research on the cortical sources of nociceptive laser-evoked brain potentials (LEPs) began almost two decades ago (Tarkka and Treede, 1993). Whereas there is a large consensus on the sources of…
Recent advances in social neuroscience research have unveiled the neurophysiological correlates of race and intergroup processing. However, little is known about the neural mechanisms underlying intergroup empathy. Combining event-related fMRI…
Int J Eat Disord. 2012 May;45(4):501-11. doi: 10.1002/eat.20982. Epub 2012 Jan 24

Visual body perception in anorexia nervosa

OBJECTIVE: Disturbance of body perception is a central aspect of anorexia nervosa (AN) and several neuroimaging studies have documented structural and functional alterations of occipito-temporal cortices involved in visual body…

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