Alessia Scarinci

Alessia Scarinci
Università degli studi di Foggia | UNIFG · Department of Human Science (DISCUM)

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Background: Recent evidence suggests that a higher body weight may be linked to cognitive impairment in different domains involving executive/frontal functioning. However, challenging results are also available. Accordingly, our study was designed to verify whether (i) poor executive functions are related to a higher body weight and (ii) executive...
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The heart rate variability (HRV) changes under different situations such as physical exercise, stress and in obese/ overweight subjects. It is considered a noninvasive marker of autonomic nervous system function. The aim of this narrative review was to discuss the relationship between HRV and physical exercise. Moreover, we will make an overview ab...
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This paper focuses on the digital evolution as a protagonist of training and educational processes, within the national and international panorama. In particular, the paper identifies the origins of the current technological didactic perspectives and declines them through the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In additio...
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Adipose tissue is considered an endocrine organ, and its excess compromises the immune response and metabolism of hormones and nutrients. Furthermore, the accumulation of visceral fat helps to increase the synthesis of cortisol. The hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a neuroendocrine system involved in maintaining homeostasis in humans un...
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In obesity, to reduce visceral adipose tissue (VAT), caloric restriction is a valid strategy. Salivary amylase is an enzyme that cleaves large starch carbohydrates molecules and its production is modulated by the central nervous system. In addition, heart rate variability (HRV) is simply a measure of the variation in time between each heartbeat. Th...
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Transcranial magnetic stimulation, since its introduction in 1985, has brought important innovations to the study of cortical excitability as it is a non-invasive method and, therefore, can be used both in healthy and sick subjects. Since the introduction of this cortical stimulation technique, it has been possible to deepen the neurophysiological...
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor (ED) frequently used in food packaging. BPA is used as a monomer in the manufacture of some food packaging. This study aimed to evaluate the urinary BPA concentration in an Italian pediatric cohort, testing the levels of this ED over a period of 6 months, evaluating the effects of a diet regimen with a re...
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The digitalization of the university system in Italy has proceeded “bottom-up” through the dissemination of good practices towards more and more institutionalized interventions until the spring of 2020. With the Prime Ministerial Decree (DPCM) on 9 March 2020, in fact, Italian universities were forced to suspend face to face attendance of degree co...
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La situazione di emergenza rinveniente dalla diffusione del Covid-19 ha determinato una condizione straordinaria per tutte le istituzioni formative. In questo contributo l'attenzione è focalizzata in modo particolare sull'università che ha visto migliaia di docenti improvvisamente alle prese con la necessità di adottare soluzioni di didattica a dis...
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Background and objectives: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious infectious disease, responsible for a global pandemic that began in January 2020. Human/COVID-19 interactions cause different outcomes ranging from minor health consequences to death. Since social interaction is the default mode by which individuals communicate w...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) etiopathogenesis is still unclear and no effective preventive and treatment measures have been identified. Research has focused on the potential role of neuroinflammation and the Kynurenine pathway; here we review the nature of these interactions. Pre-natal or neonatal infections would induce microglial activation, wi...
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Objective: Despite of the large prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in pediatric age, numerous aspects of its impact on day life and on parental quality are still poor studied and considered in the clinical management. The study evaluated the stress levels and copying styles in a large sample of mother of children with OSAS. Metho...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder etiopathogenesis is still unclear and no effective preventive and treatment measures have been identified. Research has focused on the potential role of neuroinflammation and kynurenine pathway. Here we review the nature of these interactions. Pre-natal or neonatal infections would induce microglial activation, with seconda...
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Accident prevention is certainly the topic of greatest interest in the football medical field. Data literature reported that the risk of injuries is approximately 1000 times greater in professional football than in other occupations; for these reasons, it is very important the prevention. The costs of an accident, both in economic terms and in term...
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Oggetto dell'articolo è lo studio delle condizioni lavorative delle donne con disabilità, in particolare delle opportunità offerte dalle tecnologie che consentono di lavorare in remoto. Su quest'ultimo, specifico, tema vengono presentati i risultati di una ricerca sull'accessibilità e su nuovi settori di impiego per le donne con disabilità, in gene...
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School is an ideal setting for proposing interventions aimed at increasing levels of physical activity. A systematic literature review was performed to underline the relationship between active breaks and physical, cognitive and psychological variables of primary school children. Fifteen works were selected and included in the review. The results s...
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Background: On the 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown origin detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The infection spread first in China and then in the rest of the world, and on the 11th of March, the WHO declared that COVID-19 was a pandemic. Taking into conside...
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The Orexin-A (hypocretin-1) is a neuropeptide secreted by neurons in the lateral hypothalamus. This protein regulates physiological and behavioural processes that have an essential impact on energy balance and metabolic status, physical activity, blood glucose levels, and food intake. Furthermore, that orexin-A regulates insulin sensitivity, energy...
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Recent studies have demonstrated that obesity is a significant risk factor for the development of several malignancies such as cancer. Colorectal cancer is among the most common cancers worldwide and is strong linked to obesity. A healthy lifestyle, characterized by hypocaloric diet and physical activity, is important to reduce a chronic inflammati...
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Le numerose esperienze di alta formazione online, accanto allo sviluppo delle tecnologie e dei media digitali a supporto della didattica, hanno reso indispensabili una serie di azioni volte a sostenere le pratiche didattiche nelle università. A partire dalle raccomandazioni internazionali, dal 2016 l'Università di Foggia ha intrapreso una serie di...
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This article describes Learning Analytics (LA) as a predictive and formative approach that enables the planning of educational scenarios in line with students’ needs and languages in order to set a priori and in progress systems of control and inspection of the following: consistency, relevance and effectiveness of training objectives, curriculum p...
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What emotions can students experience in digitally mediated learning processes? In this paper, we connect Learning Analytics to the Grounded Theory in order to analyse the emotional world of students of 11 courses within the EduOpen ( www.eduopen.org ) massive open online course (MOOC) platform. Namely, we have used NVivo 11 Plus software and have...
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This paper aims at grasping the digital culture of teachers participating in an Italian teachers’ induction context, by referring to the Finnish Opeka theoretical and methodological model. Namely, we grasp how Southern Italy participants in a TFA course aimed at educate to teach students with special educational needs shape their own digital cultur...
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This work aims at the dissemination of learning processes in rural areas through the use of ICT in relation to programs of national and regional rural development. In particular we want to: - Spread the basic knowledge; - Provide tools and informations for a better management of learning processes through ICT; - Significantly reduce the digital div...
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An interdisciplinary analysis of the social context reveals the signs of digital revolution, meant as redefinition of the Western culture paradigm. This change involves educative context and, particularly, didactic methodologies, learning strategies, educative communication and didactic tools. www.coloredellastoria.unifg.it is a digital learning e...
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El presente trabajo de investigación propone un proyecto de investigación centrado en los pre-adolescentes para estudiar, a través deautobiografías digitales (digital storytelling, DST) producidas por ellos, laspracticas cultural-medial y las representaciones que ellos han construido sobre los medios, en relación con los contextos de uso significat...

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