Laura C. De Giusti

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The “default mode”, or baseline of brain function is a topic of great interest in schizophrenia research. Recent neuroimaging studies report that the symptoms of chronic schizophrenia subjects are associated with temporal frequency alterations as well as with the disruption of local spatial patterns in the default mode network (DMN). Previous studies both(More)
Emotional numbness in individuals affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be a result of the depletion of emotional capacities. The ability to process emotions in a social context is a part of social cognition, which is still an under-explored topic in PTSD. The present study investigated deficits in social cognition, such as emotion(More)
An automatic task-to-processor mapping algorithm is analyzed in parallel systems that run over loosely coupled distributed architectures. This research is based on the TTIGHa model that allows predicting parallel application performance running over heterogeneous architectures. In particular, the heterogeneity of both processors and communications is taken(More)
The AMTHA (Automatic Mapping Task on Heterogeneous Architectures) algorithm for task-to-processors assignment and the MPAHA (Model of Parallel Algorithms on Heterogeneous Architectures) model are presented. The use of AMTHA is analyzed for multicore processor-based architectures, considering the communication model among processes in use. The results(More)
This paper analyzes the dynamic and static balancing of non-homogenous cluster architectures, simultaneously analyzing the theoretical parallel Speedup as well as the Speedup experimentally obtained. Three interconnected clusters have been used in which the machines within each cluster have homogeneous processors although different among clusters. Thus, the(More)
Recovery is a widely discussed concept in the field of research, treatment, and public policy regarding serious mental illness, and mainly schizophrenia. Aim of our study was to assess the relationship between personal recovery and prediction variables, as psychopathology, neurocognition, clinical and cognitive insight, and social functioning in inpatients(More)
The graphics processing unit (GPU) learning initiative is developed within a project awarded by the Moroccan Fulbright Alumni Association (MFAA), entitled "GPU Acceleration of Human Genome Sequencing". This project involves undergraduate students at Abdelmalek Essaadi University, and is conducted in collaboration with the High Performance Computing Lab(More)
The aim of our 6-month follow-up study was to assess predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among individuals seeking treatment at the General Hospital Psychiatric Unit within the first month following the L'Aquila earthquake. Clinical, trauma-related and neurocognitive variables were considered. At the 6-month follow-up, 91 (74.5%) out of 122(More)