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Functional Neurology

International School of Brain Cells and Circuits "Camillo Golgi"

The Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture ( has recently opened the  International school of brain cells and circuits dedicated to the Italian Nobel laureate “Camillo Golgi”. Understanding the brain is a Grand Challenge for the Humankind with social implications in the biomedical and technological fields.
Our vision is that, in order to explain brain functions, it is fundamental to integrate molecular and cellular knowledge into microcircuits and large-scale network. To this aim we are starting the school program by launching the course on “Modeling the brain: from neurons to integrated systems”.
The 2015 Course, which has been coordinated by the Center Ettore Majorana with the collaboration of IRCCS C.Mondino (Pavia) and Centro Fermi (Rome), has also the support of the Human Brain Project Education Programme. The course will be dedicated to brain modeling and theory.
Bottom-up models, descending from cellular and molecular biophysics, and top-down  models, derived from neuropsychology and non-invasive brain measurements (mostly MRI), are both needed to integrate the micro-, meso and macro-scale of brain organization.
Brain theories need to interface with new experimental measurements and cellular circuit models simulations. This approach requires merging expertise and knowledge deriving from different disciplines, from Physics and Mathematics to Biology, Psychology and Medicine.
The course on Brain modelling is now over. It was really a great course in a great place and, despite the winter weather, we think it was fantastic! Very interesting talks and a lot of enthusiasm that are an important step for the formation of many students who also established links needed to carry out our work as true scientific community.

The Course Directors
Egidio D’Angelo
Claudia Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott
Michele Migliore

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Vol. XXXI (No. 3) 2016 July/September

  1. Women with epilepsy
    Sharma A., Boller F., Koubeissi M.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.125
  2. Women with epilepsy: clinically relevant issues
    Bangar S., Shastri A., El-Sayeh H., Cavanna A.E.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.127
  3. Clinical and genetic investigation of a Brazilian family with Huntington’s disease
    Agostinho L.A., Spitz M., Pereira J.S., Paiva C.L.A.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.135
  4. Spectrum of cognitive disorders in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus
    Picascia M., Minafra B., Zangaglia R., Gracardi L., Pozzi N.G., Sinforiani E., Pacchetti C.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.143
  5. New test of odor pleasantness in Parkinson’s disease
    Pospichalova K., Vodicka J., Kopal A.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.149
  6. Incidence and predictors of stroke during the index event in an ethnically diverse Takotsubo cardiomyopathy population
    Dias A., Franco E., Janzer S., Koshkelashvili N., Bhalla V., Rubio M., Amanullah S., Hebert K., Figueredo V.M.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.157
  7. Robot-assisted gait training versus treadmill training in patients with Parkinson’s disease: a kinematic evaluation with gait profile score
    Galli M., Cimolin V., De Pandis M.F., Le Pera D., Sova I., Albertini G., Stocchi F., Franceschini M.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.163
  8. Frailty and resilience in an older population. The role of resilience during rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery in geriatric patients with multiple comorbidities
    Rebagliati G.A.A., Sciumè L., Iannello P., Mottini A., Antonietti A., Caserta V.A., Gattoronchieri V., Panella L., Callegari C.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.171
  9. Post-stroke spasticity as a condition: a new perspective on patient evaluation
    Baricich A., Picelli A., Molteni F., Guanziroli E., Santamato A.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.179
  10. What is cluster headache? Fact sheet for patients and their families. A publication to mark Cluster Headache Day 2016
    Rossi P., Whelan J., Craven A., Ruiz De La Torre E.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.3.181

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  1. Sexual differentiation of the human brain in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation
    Swaab D.F., Garcia-Falgueras A.
  2. The effectiveness of habit reversal therapy in the treatment of Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders: a systematic review
    Dutta N., Cavanna A. E.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2013.28.1.007
  3. Venous angioplasty in multiple sclerosis: neurological outcome at two years in a cohort of relapsing-remitting patients
    Salvi F., Bartolomei I., Buccellato E., Galeotti R., Zamboni P.
  4. Effect of zolpidem in chronic disorders of consciousness: a prospective open-label study
    Thonnard M., Gosseries O., Demertzi A., Lugo Z., Vanhaudenhuyse A., Bruno M.A., Chatelle C., Thibaut A., Charland-Verville V., Habbal D., Schnakers C., Laureys S.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2013.28.4.259
  5. New trends in visual rehabilitation with MP-1 microperimeter biofeedback: optic neural dysfunction
    Verboschi F., Domanico D., Nebbioso M., Corradetti G., Zaccaria Scalinci S., Vingolo E.M.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2013.28.4.285
  6. Depression as a predictor of occupational transition in a multiple sclerosis cohort
    Patten S.B., Williams J.V.A., Lavorato D.H., Koch M., Metz L.M.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2013.28.4.275
  7. Assessing and restoring cognitive functions early after stroke
    Zucchella C., Capone A., Codella V., Vecchione C., Buccino G., Sandrini G., Pierelli F., Bartolo M.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2014.29.4.255
  8. Neurophotonics: non-invasive optical techniques for monitoring brain functions
    Torricelli A., Contini D., Dalla Mora A., Pifferi A., Re R., Zucchelli L., Caffini M., Farina A., Spinelli L.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2014.29.4.223
  9. Diet transiently improves migraine in two twin sisters: possible role of ketogenesis?
    Di Lorenzo C., Currà A., Sirianni G., Coppola G., Bracaglia M., Cardillo A., De Nardis L., Pierelli F.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2013.28.4.305
  10. Use of botulinum toxin type A in the management of patients with neurological disorders: a national survey
    Smania N., Colosimo C., Bentivoglio A.R., Sandrini G., Picelli A.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2013.28.4.253

Early view

  1. Reconstructing contralateral fiber tracts: methodological aspects of cerebello-thalamocortical pathway reconstruction
    Palesi F., Tournier J-D, Calamante F., Muhlert N., Castellazzi G., Chard D., D'Angelo E., Wheeler-Kingshott C.G.