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Brain Connectivity Center (BCC)

Silvia Marchese

Silvia Maria Marchese Post-Doc Physiology in Human Physiology Section of the DePt of University of Milan.
Silvia holds a bachelor degree in Biological Sciences (University of Urbino), a master degree in Experimental and Applied Biology (University of Pavia) and a PhD in Integrative Biomedical Research, curriculum Systems Physiology (University of Milan).
 Techniques: transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), Electromyography (EMG),
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS).
 Research field: study of neural structures involved in anticipatory postural organization; role of cerebellum in postural control during gait initiation in children with cerebellar disorders; investigation of neural connectivity and compensatory mechanisms in patients with cerebellar dysfunctions; characterization of cerebellar metabolites in cognitive areas by using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

Letizia Casiraghi (MRI laboratory) Post-Doc Physiology.

Letizia Casiraghi ​holds a degree in Psychology (University of Pavia​)​​ and a specialization in Experimental Psychology (University of Pavia​)​​. ​​She prepared her master thesis in collaboration with the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC, University of Trento). She obtained her PhD in Psychology on multimodal MRI and Alzheimer Disease.

  • Techniques: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), functional MRI (task-related fMRI, resting state fMRI) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
  • Research field: analysis of the dynamical properties of functional connectivity (FC) in resting state networks (RSNs) in both healthy and pathological subjects (Alzheimer Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorder​), cerebellar role in cognitive functions.