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The effect of visual experience on the development of functional architecture in hMT+.
Results demonstrate that activation of h MT+ and surrounding cortex by tactile flow is not mediated by visual mental imagery and that the functional organization of hMT+ can develop to subserve tactile flow perception in the absence of any visual experience.
Differential modulation of neural activity throughout the distributed neural system for face perception in patients with Social Phobia and healthy subjects
Effects of Visual Experience on the Human MT+ Functional Connectivity Networks: An fMRI Study of Motion Perception in Sighted and Congenitally Blind Individuals
- L. Sani, E. Ricciardi, C. Gentili, N. Vanello, J. Haxby, P. Pietrini
- Biology, PsychologyFront. Syst. Neurosci.
- 20 December 2010
Human middle temporal complex (hMT+) responds also to the perception of non-visual motion in both sighted and early blind individuals, indicating a supramodal organization. Visual experience,…
Biological Effects and Safety in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Review
- V. Hartwig, G. Giovannetti, N. Vanello, M. Lombardi, L. Landini, S. Simi
- MedicineInternational journal of environmental research…
- 1 June 2009
An updated survey about the effects of non-ionizing EMF employed in MRI, relevant for patients’ and workers’ safety, suggests a need for further studies and prudent use in order to avoid unnecessary examinations.
Independent component analysis applied to the removal of motion artifacts from electrocardiographic signals
- M. Milanesi, N. Martini, N. Vanello, V. Positano, M. Santarelli, L. Landini
- Computer ScienceMedical & Biological Engineering & Computing
- 1 March 2008
This study applies independent component analysis (ICA) to isolate motion artifacts in ECG signals and shows that both convolutive and constrained ICA implementations perform better than standard ICA, thus opening up a new field of application for these two methods.
Is the genotoxic effect of magnetic resonance negligible? Low persistence of micronucleus frequency in lymphocytes of individuals after cardiac scan.
The dynamics of EEG gamma responses to unpleasant visual stimuli: From local activity to functional connectivity
Tactile spatial working memory activates the dorsal extrastriate cortical pathway in congenitally blind individuals.
- D. Bonino, E. Ricciardi, P. Pietrini
- Biology, PsychologyArchives italiennes de biologie
- 1 September 2008
Brain response in four individuals with congenital or early blindness and no visual recollection is examined, indicating that recruitment of the dorsal cortical pathway in response to the tactile spatial working memory task is not mediated by visually-based imagery and that visual experience is not a prerequisite for the development of a more abstract functional organization ofThe dorsal stream.
Proneness to social anxiety modulates neural complexity in the absence of exposure: A resting state fMRI study using Hurst exponent
Smartphone Application for the Analysis of Prosodic Features in Running Speech with a Focus on Bipolar Disorders: System Performance Evaluation and Case Study
An Android application designed for analyzing running speech using a smartphone device is designed and it is demonstrated that mean F0 from each voiced segment can be reliably estimated, thus describing prosodic features across the speech sample.