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Welcome to The Brain Stimulation Lab @ HW

The lab is devoted to the study of body representation and disgust processing. 

For the lazy ones, here are the publications of the Lab members grouped by topic. 

(might not be up to date)

 Please be aware that some papers belong to more than one category. They are included in one or the other accordingly to the author's mood of the day.


Gallagher, M., Colzi, C. , & Sedda, A. (2020). Dissociation of proprioceptive drift and feelings of ownership in the somatic rubber hand illusion. Acta Psychologica, 212,

Scarpina F, Magnani FG, Tagini S, Priano L, Mauro A, Sedda A. Mental representation of the body in action in Parkinson's disease. Exp Brain Res. 2019 Jul 20. doi: 10.1007/s00221-019-05608-w. [Epub ahead of print]

Sedda, A. "Body Integrity Identity Disorder” Chapter 22 in Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders (Edited by Brian Sharpless), Oxford University Press, 23 pages,  2017

Magnani FG, Sedda A. Paying the price for body evolution: The role of evolution in disorders of body representation. Med Hypotheses. 2017 Jan;98:81-86. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2016.11.013.

Sedda, A. Tonin D, Salvato G, Gandola M, Bottini G. Left caloric vestibular stimulation as a tool to reveal implicit and explicit parameters of body representation. Conscious Cogn. 2016 Jan 30;41:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2016.01.012. 

Romano D, Sedda A, Brugger P, Bottini G. Body ownership: When feeling and knowing diverge. Conscious Cogn. 2015 Jul;34:140-148. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2015.04.008.

Sedda A, Bottini G. Apotemnophilia, body integrity identity disorder or xenomelia? Psychiatric and neurologic etiologies face each other. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2014 Jul 7;10:1255-65. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S53385. 

Bottini G., Brugger P., Sedda A. Is the desire for amputation related to disturbed emotion processing? A multiple casestudy analysis in BIID. Neurocase. 2014 Mar 28. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24679146).

Sedda A. Body Integrity Identity Disorder: From a Psychological to a Neurological Syndrome. Neuropsych Rev 2011 Nov 10. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22071988).

Gandola M., Invernizzi P., Sedda A., Ferrè E.R., Sterzi R., Sberna M., Paulesu E., Bottini G. 2011 An anatomical account of somatoparaphrenia. Cortex 2011 Jun 22 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21774922).


Hassan, E.K , Sedda, A., Buckingham, g. & McIntosh, R.D. (2020). The size-weight illusion in visul form agnostic patient DF. Neurocase, 26 (5), 277 - 284. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2020.1800748 

Sedda A, Ambrosini E, Dirupo G, Tonin D, Valsecchi L, Redaelli T, Spinelli M, Costantini M, Bottini G.Affordances after spinal cord injury. J Neuropsychol. 2018 Feb 16. doi: 10.1111/jnp.12151

Scocchia, L., Paroli, M., Stucchi, N. A. & Sedda, A. “Spatial alignment and response hand in geometric and motion illusions”, Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1169, 2017

Monaco S, Sedda A, Cavina-Pratesi C, Culham JC. Neural correlates of object size and object location during grasping actions. Eur J Neurosci. 2015 Feb;41(4):454-65. 

Martina Gandola, Anna Sedda, Marina Manera, Valeria Pingue, Gerardo Salvato, Grazia Fernanda Spitoni, Ines Giorgi, Luigi Pizzamiglio, and Gabriella Bottini. Selective improvement of motor anosognosia during transcranial direct current stimulation: a case report (Accepted, Cortex 2014).

Federico Fiori*; Anna Sedda*; Elisa Raffaella Ferre'; Alessio Toraldo; Matteo Querzola; Fabrizio Pasotti; Daniela Ovadia; Chiara Piroddi; Roberta Dell'Aquila; Tiziana Redaelli; Gabriella Bottini. "Motor Imagery in Spinal Cord Injury Patients: moving makes the difference" J Neuropsychol. 2013 May 15 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23672438).

Fiori F*, Sedda A*, Ferrè ER, Toraldo A, Querzola M, Pasotti F, Ovadia D, Piroddi C, Dell’Aquila R, Lunetta C, Corbo M, Bottini G. Exploring Motor and Visual Imagery in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Experimental Brain Research 2013 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23503773).

Romano, D.; Sedda, A.; Dell'Aquila, R.; Dalla Costa, D.; Beretta, G.; Maravita, A.; Bottini, G. Controlling the alien hand through the mirror box. A single case study of Alien Hand Syndrome. Neurocase 2013 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23557374).

Monaco, S., Cavina-Pratesi C., Sedda, A., Fattori, P., Galletti, C. & Culham, J. C. Cortical circuits processing wrist orientation for grasping: a functional magnetic resonance adaptation study. (J Neurophysiol. 2011 Nov.; 106 (5): 2248-63)(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21795615).


Gabriella Bottini, Martina Gandola, Anna Sedda, Elisa Raffaella Ferrè Caloric Vestibular Stimulation: Interaction between somatosensory system and vestibular apparatus Front Integr Neurosci. 2013 Sep 17;7:66.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24062651).

Sedda A. & Scarpina F. (2012) Dorsal and Ventral Streams across sensory modalities. Neurosci Bull 2012 Jun; 28(3): 291-300( http://www.springerlink.com/content/6665112622051018/).

Sedda, A., Monaco, S., Bottini, G., & Goodale, M. A. Integration of visual and auditory information for hand actions: preliminary evidence for the contribution of natural sounds to grasping. (Exp Brain Res. 2011 Mar;209(3):365-74) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21290243).

E.R.Ferre’, A.Sedda, M. Gandola, G.Bottini. How the vestibular system modulates tactile perception in normal subjects: a behavioural and physiological study. (Exp Brain Res. 2011 Jan;208(1):29-38)(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20972670).


G. Sedda, M. Ottonello, E. Fiabane, C. Pistarini, A. Sedda and V. Sanguineti, "Computational rehabilitation of neglect: Using state-space models to understand the recovery mechanisms," 2017 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), London, 2017, pp. 187-192.(http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8009244/)

Salvato G., Sedda A., Bottini G. In Search of the Disappeared Half of It: 35 Years of Studies on Representational Neglect. Neuropsychology. 2014 Feb 17. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24548125).

Sedda A., Ferrè E.R., Striemer C., Bottini G. Neglect’s perspective on the Ponzo Illusion" Exp Brain Res. 2013 Apr 23(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609832).

Borghese NA, Bottini G, Sedda A. Videogame based neglect rehabilitation: a role for spatial remapping and multisensory integration? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2013 (http://www.frontiersin.org/Human_Neuroscience/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00116/full).

Mainetti R, Sedda A, Ronchetti M, Bottini G, Borghese NA. Duckneglect: video-games based neglect rehabilitation. Technol Health Care. 2013 Jan 1;21(2):97-111(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23510971).

Sedda A., Borghese N.A., Ronchetti M., Mainetti R., Pasotti F., Beretta G.,Bottini G. Using virtual reality to rehabilitate neglect. Proceedings of the ESN-Basilea 2011. [Long Abstract] Behavioural Neurology 2012 May 24 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22713415).


 A. Sedda & M. Gandola Methods to explore productive behaviors in personal and extrapersonal space. Editorial, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2014 - In press.

Sedda A., Passoni S., Bottini G. Perseverations and Non Verbal Confabulations at the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test in a Fronto-Temporal Dementia single case study. Neurocase 2011 Dec 2 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22136569).

G Bottini, A Sedda, E Raffaella Ferre`, P Invernizzi, M Gandola, E Paulesu.(2009) Productive symptoms in right brain damage. (Curr Opin Neurol. 22(6):589-593) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19809314).


SEDDA, A., PETITO, S., GUARINO, M. & STRACCIARI, A. “Identification and intensity of disgust: distinguishing visual, linguistic and facial expressions processing in Parkinson disease”. Behavioural Brain Research, 330,  30–36, 2017. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28476571)

Sedda A. Disorders of emotional processing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Current Opinion in Neurology 2014. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25333604)

Sedda A.*, Rivolta D.*, Scarpa P., Burt M.D., Frigerio E., Zanardi G., Piazzini A., Turner K., Canevini M.P., Francione S., Lorusso G., Bottini G. Ambiguous emotions recognition in temporal lobe epilepsy: the role of expression intensity. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2013 Feb 21 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23430725).

Sedda A., Manfredi V., Bottini G., Cristani M., Murino V. Automatic human interaction understanding: lessons from a multidisciplinary approach. Opinion, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00057 (http://www.frontiersin.org/human_neuroscience/10.3389/fnhum.2012.00057/full). 

Sedda A., Manfredi V., Parente A., Bottini G. Motion influences emotion, but also structural facial features recognition. Proceedings of the ESN-Amsterdam 2010. [Long Abstract] (Behavioural Neurology 2010;23(4):253-4.) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21422568). 

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An * indicates shared co-authorship.