Three macaque monkeys and 13 healthy human volunteers underwent diffusion tensor MRI with a 3 Tesla scanner for diffusion tract tracing (DTT) reconstruction of callosal bundles from different areas. In six macaque monkeys and three human subjects, the length of fiber tracts was obtained from histological data and combined with information on the… (More)
Previous Resting-State Functional Connectivity (RSFC) studies have shown several functional alterations in adults with or recovered from long Anorexia Nervosa (AN). The aim of this paper was to investigate whole brain RSFC in adolescents with AN in the earliest stages, less than 6 months, of the disorder. Sixteen drug-naïve outpatient female adolescents… (More)
Using whole-brain structural measures coupled to analysis of salivary brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), we demonstrate sensory motor training-induced plasticity, including cerebellar gray matter volume increment and increased BDNF level. The increase of cerebellar volume was positively correlated with the increase of BDNF level.
Quadrato Motor Training (QMT) is a whole-body movement contemplative practice aimed at increasing health and well-being. Previous research studying the effect of one QMT session suggested that one of its means for promoting health is by enhancing cognitive flexibility, an important dimension of creativity. Yet, little is known about the effect of a longer… (More)
Although different MRI-based techniques have been proposed to assess the hemispheric lateralization for language (HLL), the agreement across methods, and its relationship with language abilities, are still a matter of debate. In the present study we obtained measures of HLL using both task-evoked activity during the execution of three different protocols… (More)
OBJECTIVE The present study shows the results of a double-blind sham-controlled pilot trial to test whether measurable stimulus-specific functional connectivity changes exist after Automatic Mechanical Peripheral Stimulation (AMPS) in patients with idiopathic Parkinson Disease. METHODS Eleven patients (6 women and 5 men) with idiopathic Parkinson Disease… (More)
Maintaining neuroplasticity is an important goal that can be stimulated through training. The Quadrato Motor Training (QMT) is a new sensorimotor training which has recently been reported to increase functional connectivity and cerebellar activity. QMT was further found to improve cognitive functions, including creativity, spatial cognition and reading.… (More)