Enrico d'Amico

Learn More
We developed a spectral technique that is independent of the light transport modality (diffusive or nondiffusive) to separate optical changes in scattering and absorption in the cat's brain due to the hemodynamic signal following visual stimulation. We observe changes in oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin concentration signals during visual stimulation(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that a dysfunctional dopaminergic system affects the ability to socially interact. Since Parkinson's disease (PD) provides a model for assessing dopaminergic dysfunctions in humans, our study was designed to investigate social interactions in PD patients receiving dopamine replacement therapy (Levodopa=l-Dopa) and in(More)
When a monkey selects a piece of food lying on the ground from among other viable objects in the near vicinity, only the desired item governs the particular pattern and direction of the animal’s reaching action. It would seem then that selection is an important component controlling the animal’s action. But, we may ask, is the selection process in such(More)
Using a broadband spectral technique, we recently showed [J. Biomed. Opt. 10, 064009 (2005)] that during visual stimulation of the cat brain there were not only changes in oxy- and deoxyhemoglobin levels, reminiscent of the optical blood oxygenation level dependence (BOLD) effect reported in humans, but also the apparent water content of the tissue and the(More)
  • 1