Visiting Research PG Student
I started my Visiting Research period at the Brain Stimulation Lab @ Heriot-Watt in October of 2015, after graduating in Psychology from the University of Pavia (Italy).
During my MSc, I participated in a project studying episodic memory explored through a dedicated test (the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test) in Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Subject Memory Disorder and in normal subjects. During this project I learned more about how approaching and testing patients and the fundamentals of neuropsychological assessment.
However, I have always been interested in the complex relationships between “small” and “focal” lesions and the huge impact they have on overt behaviours. How can a wee neuronal destruction in the parietal lobe impact the exploration of an entire visual hemifield? This is an example that always stroke me. By joining the Lab I want to improve my skills with techniques such as tDCS in order to reproduce in healthy individuals these small network interruptions.