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Prof. Maurizio Corbetta is the former Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology, and Professor of Radiology, Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Bioengineering at Washington University School of Medicine. From 2001-to 2016 he was the Chief of the Division of Neuro-Rehabilitation, and Director of Neurological Rehabilitation at Washington University.
As of October 1, 2016 Dr. Corbetta is Full Professor and Chair of Neurology in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Padua, Italy. He is also the founding director of the new Padua Neuroscience Center, a highly interdisciplinary research programme centered on the idea of brain networks in health and society.
Prof. Corbetta has pioneered experiments on the neural mechanisms of human attention using Positron Emission Tomography (PET). He has discovered two brain networks dedicated to attention control, the dorsal and ventral attention networks, and developed a brain model of attention that has been cited in the literature more than 5,000 times. His clinical work has focused on the physiological correlates of focal injury. He has developed a pathogenetic model of the syndrome of hemispatial neglect. He is currently developing novel methods for studying the functional organization of the brain using functional connectivity MRI, magneto-encephalography (MEG), and electro-corticography (EcoG). He is also working on the effects of focal injuries on the network organization of brain systems with an eye to neuromodulation.
His research has been recognized with several awards including a Highly Cited Researchers by Thompson Reuter based on the top 1% rate of citations in the last decade.


Orari di ricevimento

  • presso Clinica Neurologica
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-Corbetta M, Miezin FM, Dobmeyer S, Shulman GL, Petersen SE. Attentional modulation of neural processing of shape, color and velocity in humans. Science. 1990 June 22;248:1556-1559.
-Corbetta M, Miezin FM, Shulman GL, Petersen SE. A PET study of visuospatial attention. The Journal of Neuroscience. 1993 March 1;13(3): 1202-1226.
-Fox MD, Snyder AZ, Vincent J, Corbetta M, Van Essen DC, Raichle M. The human brain is intrinsically organized into dynamic, anticorrelated functional networks. Proceedings National Academy of Science. 2005 July 5;102(27): 9673-9678. Epub 2005 June 23.
-He BJ, Snyder AZ, Vincent JL, Epstein A, Shulman GL, Corbetta M. Breakdown of functional connectivity in frontoparietal networks underlies behavioral deficits in spatial neglect. Neuron. 2007 Mar 15;53(6): 905-18.
-Mantini D, Corbetta M, Perrucci MG, Romani GL, Del Gratta C. Large-scale brain networks account for sustained and transient activity during target detection. Neuroimage. 2009 Jan 1;44(1): 265-74. Epub 2008 Aug 28.
-Vincent JL, Patel GH, Fox MD, Snyder AZ, Baker JT, Snyder LH, Corbetta M, Raichle ME. Intrinsic functional architecture in the anaesthetized monkey brain. Nature. 2007 May 3;447(7140): 83-6.
-Deco G, Corbetta M. The dynamic balance of the brain at rest. The Neuroscientist. 2011 Feb;17(1):107-23. Epub 2010 Dec 31.
-Capotosto P, Babiloni C, Romani GL, Corbetta M. Frontoparietal cortex controls spatial attention through modulation of anticipatory alpha rhythms. Journal of Neuroscience. 2009 May 6;29(18):5863-72. PMCID: PMC2692025
-de Pasquale F, Della Penna S, Snyder AZ, Mantini D, Marzetti L, Lewis CM, Belardinelli P, Ciancetta L, Pizzella V, Romani GL, Corbetta M. Temporal dynamics of spontaneous MEG activity in brain networks. Proceedings National Academy of Science USA. 2010 Mar 30;107(13):6040-5. Epub 2010 Mar 16. PMCID: PMC2851876
-Siegel JS, Ramsey LE, Snyder AZ, Metcalf NV, Chacko RV, Weinberger K, Baldassarre A, Hacker CD, Shulman GL, Corbetta M. Disruptions of network connectivity predict impairment in multiple behavioral domains after stroke. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jul 11. pii: 201521083. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27402738
-Baldassarre A, Ramsey LE, Siegel JS, Shulman GL, Corbetta M. Brain connectivity and neurological disorders after stroke. Curr Opin Neurol. 2016 Dec;29(6):706-713.

Area di ricerca

1) Structural and functional organization of the human brain
2) Neural mechanisms of cognitive functions
3) Neural plasticity and recovery, specifically in relation to stroke and tumors.

Tesi proposte

Tesi completate:
2018--Dr. Antonio Bisogno: Characterization of robust behavioral biomarkers of neurological impairment in stroke. 110/110 lode. Specializzando Neurologia Universita' di Padova
2018: Dr.ssa Francesca Bernocchi: Know Thyself: a Disconnection Analysis of Anosognosia and Impaired Self-Awareness after Stroke. 110/110 lode. Specializzando Neurologia Tor Vergata Roma.
2019: Dr.ssa Anna Salvalaggio: Brain and body rhythms in disorders of consciousness. 110/110 lode.
2019: Dr.ssa Anna Scarabello: What Pupil Size and Eye Movements tell us of Vigilance and Spatial Attention> 110/110 lode
2019: Dr.ssa Federica Palacino: A disconnection analysis of anosognosia insight into neural correlates of consciousness. 110/110 lode
2019: Dr. Luca Novelletto: Does an acute neuropsychological evaluation post-stroke predict long-term functional outcome. 110/110 lode
2019: Dr.ssa Margherita Zannin: Behavioral impairment in brain tumors and stroke: same or different components at the population level? 110/110 lode
2020: Dr.ssa Campana Giulia: The issue of Alzheimer's disease diagnosis the emerging potential of the eye-tracking methodology. 110/110 lode
2020: Dr. Giulio Sansone: Multidisciplinary approach in glioblastoma multiforme: correlation between immune microenvironment, multimodal magnetic resonance imaging, and progression-free survival. 110/110 lode.
2021: Dr. Mattteo Gaiola: Structural disconnection measured from pre-surgical-MRI and clinical outcome in glioblastoma multiforme.
2021: Dr.ssa Cosmanna Ragucci: The issue of Alzheimer's disease diagnosis: the potential of eye tracking as a diagnostic and monitoring tool.
2021: Dr. Siddharta Pandit: Optogenetic stimulation of the mouse mitral cells entrains neuronnal oscillation locally in the olfactory bulb and in the hippocampus.
2022: Dr.ssa Giorgia Adamo: The role of white matter disconnection in stroke as a predictor of clinical outcome after mechanical thrombectomy.
2022: Dr. Jacopop Barbini: Ritmi biologici nella cefalea a grappolo: studio prospettico su ampia casistica e proposta di revisione dei criteri diagnostici.
2022: Dr.ssa Sofia Racanello: Comparing “vascular” vs “network” brain frameworks to predict functional outcomes in stroke.