Cristina Scarpazza
PhD student in Cognitive Neuroscience, Joint International Cognitive Neuroscience PhD Program
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Cristina Scarpazza is PhD student in Cognitive Neuroscience and works at the Department of Psychology University of Bologna and at the Centre for studies and research in Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research interests include social and cognitive neuroscience. In particular, her focus is on neuropsychology, emotions and alexithymia. She carries out research both on healthy subjects and patients with focal brain lesions.



1. Scarpazza C, di Pellegrino G, Ladavas E. Emotional Modulation of Touch in Alexithymia”. Emotion. 2014. In press
2. Mattioli F, Ambrosi C, Mascaro L, Scarpazza C, Biagi L, Frugoni M, Pasquali P, Magoni M, Gasparotti R. “Early functional rehabilitation is associated with functional reactivation of the left inferior frontal gyrus: a pilot study”. Stroke. 2014.
3. Goretti B, Patti F, Cilia S, Mattiol F, Stampatori C, Scarpazza C, Amato MP, Portaccio P. The Rao's Brief Repeatable Battery version B: normative values with age, education and gender corrections in an Italian population”. Neurological Science. 2014; 35(1): 79-82.
4. Beck B, Bertini C, Scarpazza C, Ladavas E. “Observed Touch on a non human face is not remapped onto the human observer's own face”. PlosOne. 2013; 8(11): e73681.
5. Scarpazza C, Braghittoni D, Casale B, Malagù S, Mattioli F, Di Pellegrino G, Ladavas E. “Education increases reserve against cognitive changes associated with multiple sclerosis.” Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 2013; 31(5): 619-31.
6. Scarpazza C, Sartori G, De Simone S, Mechelli A. “When the single matters more than group: an empirical estimation of individual differences in neuroanatomy using single case Voxel-Based Morphometry”. NeuroImage. 2013; 70:175-188.
7. Mattioli F, Stampatori C, Scarpazza C, Capra R “Persistence of attention and executive functions intensive rehabilitation effects after nine months in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis” Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 2012; 1(4): 168-173.
8. Mattioli F, Gialanella B, Stampatori C and Scarpazza C. “General intellectual impairment in chronic right hemisphere damaged patients with anosognosia: a group study”. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 2012; 22(4):501-15.
9. Gong Q, Wu Q, Scarpazza C, Marquand A, McGuire P, Mechelli A “Prognostic Prediciton of Therapeutic Response in Depression Using High-field MR Imaging”. Neuroimage 2011; 55(4):1497-503.
10. Lorenzi M, Donohue M, Paternicò D, Scarpazza C, (…) Frisoni GB. And Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimage Initiative “Enrichment through biomarkers in clinical trials of Alzheimer’s drugs in patients  with mild cognitive impairment.” Special Issue Neurobiology of Aging, 2010;31(8):1443-51.




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