Pasquale Cardellicchio

Pasquale Cardellicchio
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia | IIT · Center for translational neurophysiology

PhD

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January 2014 - December 2015
Università di Parma
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Project "Neuroseeker" (7th Framework Programme of the EC, Future Emerging Technologies) ERC grant "Parietalaction" to study the processing of biological and tool actions of others in the human parietal lobe using intracerebral recordings.
April 2012 - April 2012
School of Italian Association of Psychology
Position
  • Methodology of Neuroscience and Imaging
Description
  • Teaching “Methodology of Neuroscience and Imaging” Transcranial magnetic stimulation: the method and application
October 2011 - April 2012
Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio Chieti e Pescara
Position
  • practical exercises Psychobiology
Description
  • Teaching activities supervised practical exercises EPG Psychobiology II

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Publications (26)
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Emotions are able to impact our ability to control our behaviours. However, it is not clear whether emotions play a detrimental or an advantageous effect on action control and whether the valence of the emotional stimuli differently affects such motor abilities. One way to measure reactive inhibitory control is the stop-signal task (SST), which est...
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With the increasing use of social robots and automated machines in our daily lives, roboticists need to design robots that are suitable for human-robot collaboration. Prior work suggests that robots that are perceived to be intentional (i.e., are able to experience mental life capacities), can, in most cases, positively affect human-robot collabora...
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Since the dawn of cognitive neuroscience, emotions have been recognized to impact on several executive processes, such as action inhibition. However, the complex interplay between emotional stimuli and action control is not yet fully understood. One way to measure inhibitory control is the stop-signal task (SST), which estimates the ability to canc...
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Since the dawn of cognitive neuroscience, emotions have been recognized to impact on several executive processes, such as action inhibition. However, the complex interplay between emotional stimuli and action control is not yet fully understood. One way to measure inhibitory control is the stop-signal task (SST), which estimates the ability to canc...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Action observation can sustain motor skill improvement. At the neurophysiological level, action observation affects the excitability of the motor cortices, as measured by transcranial magnetic stimulation. However, whether the cortical modulations induced by action observation may explain the amount of motor improvement dri...
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Human sensorimotor interaction requires mutual behavioral adaptation as well as shared cognitive task representations (Joint-Action: JA). Yet, an under investigated aspect of JA is the neurobehavioral mechanisms employed to stop actions if the context calls for it. Sparse evidence points to the possible contribution of the left dorsal premotor cort...
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Interoception refers to the processing of internal bodily stimuli, while body image refers to appearance-related perceptions, affect, and cognitions. Previous research has found that body image is associated with self-reported and behavioural indices of interoception. Here, we extended this research by examining associations between measures of pos...
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GABAergic activity plays an important role in action stopping but little is known about the influence exerted by GABAergic modulation on action selection. To investigate this issue, we determined whether resting-state GABAergic activity in the primary motor cortex (M1) as measured by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), was related to action se...
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Physiological fluctuations in internal state associated with the phasic cardiovascular activity profoundly affect the activity of the central nervous system through variations in the baroreceptor inputs conveyed to the brainstem nuclei. During cardiac contraction (systole) the phasic firing of arterial baroreceptors seems to trigger strong and wide...
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Motor inhibition is essential to adapt to an ever-changing environment and to noise in state prediction. As a consequence, inhibitory motor control must also play a key role during Joint Action (JA) tasks, where the motor system has to further integrate inferences about others' action. Yet, very little research has been carried out on the contribut...
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Modulation of cortical beta rhythm (15–30 Hz) is present during preparation for and execution of voluntary movements as well as during somatosensory stimulation. A rebound in beta synchronization is observed after the end of voluntary movements as well as after somatosensory stimulation and is believed to describe the return to baseline of sensorim...
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Action perception relies on a parieto-premotor brain network engaged during both perception of actions performed by conspecifics and actual execution of actions. Despite important overlap between neural activations during action observation and action execution, the functional relevance of these activities remains debated. In this chapter, we will...
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The processing steps that lead up to a decision, i.e., the transformation of sensory evidence into motor output, are not fully understood. Here, we combine stereoEEG recordings from the human cortex, with single-lead and time-resolved decoding, using a wide range of temporal frequencies, to characterize decision processing during a rule-switching t...
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Motor inhibition and attentional processing are tightly linked. Recent neurophysiological studies have shown that both processes might rely on similar cognitive and neural mechanisms (Wessel and Aron, Neuron 93:259–280, 2017). However, it remains unclear whether attentional reorientation influences inhibition of a subsequent action. Therefore, we c...
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Action Execution (AE) and Action Observation (AO) share an extended cortical network of activated areas. During coordinative action these processes also overlap in time, potentially giving rise to behavioral interference effects. The neurophysiological mechanisms subtending the interaction between concurrent AE and AO are substantially unknown. To...
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Visual processing of other's actions is supported by sensorimotor brain activations. Access to sensorimotor representations may, in principle, provide the top-down signal required to bias search and selection of critical visual features. For this to happen, it is necessary that a stable one-to-one mapping exists between observed kinematics and unde...
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There is some evidence that disordered self-processing in autism spectrum disorders is linked to the social impairments characteristic of the condition. To investigate whether bodily self-consciousness is altered in autism spectrum disorders as a result of multisensory processing differences, we tested responses to the full body illusion and measur...
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Coherence is a widely used measure to determine the frequency-resolved functional connectivity between pairs of recording sites, but this measure is confounded by shared inputs to the pair. To remove shared inputs, the 'partial coherence' can be computed by conditioning the spectral matrices of the pair on all other recorded channels, which involve...
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Errors while performing an action are fundamental for learning. During interaction others' errors must be monitored and taken into account to allow joint action coordination and imitation learning. This monitoring relies on an action observation network (AON) mainly based on parietofrontal recurrent circuits. Although different studies suggest that...
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New approaches understand sensory processing as constructive and active in nature. Expectations about upcoming sensory events can be utilized to prepare sensory cortices by instantiating a neural context that allows for enhanced processing of the forthcoming event. But, how deeply is expectation involved in sensory processing? One of the most usefu...
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When viewing object-related hand actions people make proactive eye movements of the same kind as those made when performing such actions. Why is this so? It has been suggested that proactive gaze when viewing a given hand action depends on the recruitment of motor areas such as the ventral premotor (PMv) cortex that would be involved in the executi...
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The power of an object to afford a suitable act has been shown to depend on its reachability. Nevertheless, most of our perception and action occur in a social context. Little research has directly explored whether the possibility for other people to act upon an object may affect our processing of its affording features. To tackle this issue, we ma...
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Previous studies have shown a motor recruitment during the observation of graspable objects. This recruitment has been considered crucial in encoding the observed objects in terms of one or more potential motor acts. However, an agent can actually act upon an object only when the latter is close enough to be reached. Thus, the question we deal with...

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