Gianluca Malatesta

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We recorded event-related potentials to an acoustic "oddball" paradigm from 19 scalp derivations in five patients (three women and two men; age range, 44 to 56) who had global amnesia following encephalitis. CT and MRI showed severe bilateral lesions of anterior and midtemporal lobes. A P3 component, with a peak latency within the normal limits for(More)
We studied 10 patients with post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) and normal CTscans. P3 with an oddball paradigm, several neuropsychological tests and EEG were performed the day after the trauma and several times later until full recovery. In all patients, P3 latencies at admission were above normal limits (mean + 2 SDs) and decreased progressively during recovery(More)
Delayed P3 ERPs were recorded with an acoustic oddball paradigm in 5 patients affected by unilateral thalamic hemorrhage. P3 latencies in these 5 patients were above the normal mean latency of age-matched controls +2/+3 S.D.s. The P3 delay was persistent in serial follow-ups at 6 months from stroke. Normal P3 latencies were instead recorded in 4 patients(More)
Event related potentials (ERPs) to an auditory odd-ball paradigm were recorded with the linked earlobe reference (LER) and with a computer calculated average reference (AR), excluding the two linked earlobe derivations. The study was performed in 30 patients with lesions of frontal, parietal, occipital cortex, unilateral and bilateral lesions of the medial(More)
24 juvenile strain 13 guinea pigs were sensitized with homologous spinal cord homogenate in complete Freund's adjuvant in order to obtain Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis (EAE) in the Chronic Relapsing (CR-EAE), Chronic Progressive (CP-EAE) and Acute (A-EAE) forms. Visual, Brain-Stem Acoustic, Somatosensory Evoked Potentials were recorded in these(More)
This paper reports the results of recordings and maps of event-related potentials (ERPs) obtained in normal subjects, patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), progressive supranuclear palsy, confusional states, and in subjects with homonymous hemianopsia. ERPs were recorded from 19 scalp electrode derivations using both visual and acoustic paradigms. In(More)
Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) to pattern reversal vertical bar stimuli were recorded from 19 scalp, 2 zygomatic and 3 inion derivations referenced to digitally linked earlobes in 50 controls. 1, 2 and 4 cycles per degree (cpd) patterns were presented as full field (FF) stimuli, on upper and lower hemifields (UHF-LHF), upper and lower quadrants and with(More)
We recorded short latency somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) to median nerve stimuli in 40 patients affected by idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) classified from I to IV on the Hoehn and Yahr disability scale. SEPs were recorded before and after chronic administration of L-Dopa and bromocriptine, before and after acute administration of L-Dopa.(More)
The authors briefly describe EEG, stimulus and event-related potential findings in two main subtypes of dementia (senile dementia of the Alzheimer type and multi-infarct dementia with lacunar state), suggesting the proper use of these electrophysiological techniques in the differential diagnosis and management of patients.
Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) to pattern reversal vertical bar stimuli of 3 different sizes (1, 2, 4 c/deg) were recorded from 19 scalp derivations in 50 controls. The stimuli were presented on a full-field (FF) screen of 24 degrees visual angle, and on left and right half-fields (HF) of 12 degrees radius. In 15 controls partial HF stimuli were presented(More)