The Neurophysiology Laboratory studies the neural basis of cognitive functioning in patients with neurological diseases and healthy subjects, mainly using neurophysiology techniques.
The research projects conducted in the Laboratory focus on speech and communication disorders, and on their interaction with other cognitive functions. Within the laboratory, investigations are also carried out on factors able of modulating performance and cognitive recovery, with particular attention to the role of the cognitive reserve. In its research activities, the laboratory mainly uses Neurophysiology and Neuromodulation as well as Neuroimaging facilities.
Study of the electrophysiological correlates of cognitive processes through the event-related potential (ERP) and advanced (Time-Frequency, Connectivity, Network analysis) techniques. In particular, the study of the electrophysiological correlates of language, communication, as well as cognitive reserve;
Study of the relationship between language and communication as well as other cognitive functions (e.g. executive functions);
Development of tools for neuropsychological evaluation in the presence and telematically, and for cognitive treatment (questionnaires, neuropsychological tests, neuropsychological batteries);
Development of neurophysiological data analysis software (EEG, MEG);
Modulation of cognitive processes, in particular language and communication, through non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques.