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The Brain Stimulation Lab @ HW

The lab is devoted to study body representation and emotional processing, making use of brain stimulation techniques. Check out how we can electrify your mind!

Miss Francesca Magnani

 Visiting PhD Student

 

 FOTO MAGNANI

 

I am a Phd student from the University of Pavia (Italy) and I started my visiting period at the Brain Stimulation Lab on January 2016.

I obtained my master degree in Psychology in 2012 at University of Pavia (Italy) with a dissertation on the crossover effect in Hemispatial Neglect.

After graduation, I trained at the Neuropsychological Laboratory at Ca’ Granda Niguarda Hospital in Milan (Italy) where I practiced in the field of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of patients with stroke. Here, I gained significant experience in rehabilitation methods for neuropsychological diseases, in particular for Hemispatial Neglect and frontal and disesecutive syndromes.

After that, I worked at the Italian Association Alzheimer Desease (AIMA) in Milan supporting caregivers of Alzheimer Disease patients.

On February 2014, I was awarded a scholarship from the I.R.C.C.S. Fondazione Santa Lucia in Rome (Italy) to participate in a project on modulation of anosognosia for hemiplegia with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Thanks to this experience, I developed a passion for “research” and on November 2014 I started my Phd studentship at the University of Pavia.

The aim of my visiting period at the Brain Stimulation Lab is to increase my experience with stimulation techniques and to gain more knowledge about “right hemisphere” based cognitive functions, such as body representation and spatial perception.

 

Email: gm46@hw.ac.uk