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Our research is mainly focused on cognitive deficits in brain-damaged patients, with a specific interest in language and verbal short-term memory and their possible rehabilitation. We approach these topics by means of behavioral and neurophysiological (TMS, tDCS) measures and we try to develop new testing and treatment strategies. Another line of research is the deficit in social cognition in Parkinson’s disease.

Research directions

  • Anosognosia in aphasia: which are the neural correlates of anosognosia in aphasia, are there dissociations (i.e., anosognosia for production deficits vs. comprehension deficits), how does it impact on rehabilitation?
  • Recovery in aphasia: Which are the neural mechanisms involved in recovery? Is it possible to increase recovery by intensive computerized treatments?
  • Verbal STM: how deficits in verbal STM affect sentence comprehension
  • Social cognition deficits in  Parkinson’s Disease: is there a specific impairment in recognizing emotions and which level of processing is impaired?
  • Cerebral plasticity in hemianopia treatment by means of a multisensory device.



For a complete list see Costanza Papagno personal page

Ongoing Collaborations

  • Nadia Bolognini, University of Milano-Bicocca;
  • Guido Gainotti, Uni versità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma;
  • Francesco Di Natale and Nicola Conci, DISI, Università di Trento;
  • Paolo Rocca, DISI, Università di Trento;
  • Bruno Giometto, Neurology, Santa Chiara Hosital, Trento;
  • Sarah Mc Pherson, University of Edinburgh;
  • Silvio Sarubbo e Luca Zigiotto, ospedale Santa Chiara, Trento;
  • Alberto Pisoni,Universita' di Milano-Bicocca.