Silvia Francesca Storti

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Integrating electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies enables to non-invasively investigate human brain function and to find the direct correlation of these two important measures of brain activity. Presurgical evaluation of patients with epilepsy is one of the areas where EEG and fMRI integration has considerable(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) activation during somatosensory electrical stimulation of the median nerve in acute stroke patients and to determine its correlation with ischemic damage and clinical recovery over time. METHODS Fourteen acute stroke patients underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during(More)
OBJECTIVE Whereas several studies have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate motor recovery, whether therapy to decrease post-stroke hypertonus alters central motor patterns remains unclear. In this study, we used continuous electromyography (EMG)-fMRI to investigate possible changes in movement-related brain activation in(More)
When localization of the epileptic focus is uncertain, the epileptic activity generator may be more accurately identified with non-invasive imaging techniques which could also serve to guide stereo-electroencephalography (sEEG) electrode implantation. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of perfusion magnetic resonance imaging with(More)
Passive electrical stimulation activates various human somatosensory cortical systems including the contralateral primary somatosensory area (SI), bilateral secondary somatosensory area (SII) and bilateral insula. The effect of stimulation frequency on blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) activity remains unclear. We acquired 3-T functional magnetic(More)
Evaluation of consciousness needs to be supported by the evidence of brain activation during external stimulation in patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS). Assessment of patients should include techniques that do not depend on overt motor responses and allow an objective investigation of the spontaneous patterns of brain activity. In(More)
Electroencephalography combined with functional magnetic resonance imaging (EEG-fMRI) identifies blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) signal changes associated with physiological and pathological EEG events. In this study we used EEG-fMRI to determine the possible correlation between topographical movement-related EEG changes in brain oscillatory(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during a resting-state condition can reveal the co-activation of specific brain regions in distributed networks, called resting-state networks, which are selected by independent component analysis (ICA) of the fMRI data. One of the major difficulties with component analysis is the automatic selection of the ICA(More)
OBJECTIVE Electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be combined to noninvasively map abnormal brain activation elicited by epileptic processes. A major aim was to investigate the impact of a subject-specific hemodynamic response function (HRF) to describe the differences across patients versus the use of a standard model.(More)
The aim of the present study was to compare the EEG signal recorded outside and inside a 1.5T magnetic resonance (MR) scanner. The EEG was recorded in eyes open and eyes closed conditions using a digital recording MR-compatible system. To characterize how a static magnetic field induces changes in EEG signal, EEG data were analyzed using FFT frequency(More)