How the brain’s structural and functional organization mediate behaviour, both in healthy subjects, and patients with neurological disorders.

The brain remains one of the major frontiers in science. The main focus of our research is to understand how different regions in the brain interact and exchange information to mediate behavior in health and neurological disorders. We are studying the functional organization of the brain, and how this organization supports cognitive function using advanced neuroimaging methods (fMRI, DTI, EEG/MEG, PET). We are also interested in understanding how focal lesions like stroke or tumors impact the large-scale organization of brain systems, and how modulation of these alterations may improve function.

The main focus of our research is to understand how different regions in the brain interact and exchange information to mediate behavior in health and neurological disorders. Our laboratory focuses on three main topics: Attention Networks; Electrophysiology and Function of Intrinsic Activity; and, Neurological Mechanisms of Recovery.

MAURIZIO CORBETTA

  • MD, Chair and Professor of Neurology, University of Padova;
  • Director Padova Neuroscience Center (PNC)
  • https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=O825l5YAAAAJ

Selected Awards

  • 1996 – Physician Scientist Award National Eye Institute, NIH
  • 2000 – J.S. McDonnell Foundation Award in Cognitive Sciences
  • 2005 – Marie Curie Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, European Union
  • 2006 – Norman Geschwind Award in Behavioral Neurology, Academy of Neurology
  • 2008 – Distinguished Senior Investigator Award, Washington University
  • 2010 – Top 100 Italian Scientists
  • 2013-2015 – America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly: top 1% of all nominated physicians
  • 2015 – Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award, American Society of Neurorehabilitation.
  • 2012-2016 – ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ by Thompson Reuters.
  • 2016 – Two of my papers 52,53 are in the top 100 papers in the field of Neuroscience54. One is the 7th highest cited paper53.