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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. 1) 2016 January/March

  1. Decision making in MS: factors affecting engagement in treatment choices
    Muhlert N.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.1.005
  2. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and environmental factors
    Bozzoni V., Pansarasa O., Diamanti L., Nosari G., Cereda C., Ceroni M.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.1.007
  3. Disability may influence patient willingness to participate in decision making on first-line therapy in multiple sclerosis
    D'Amico E., Leone C., Patti F.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.1.021
  4. Effects of treadmill training on cognitive and motor features of patients with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease: a pilot, single-blind, randomized controlled trial
    Picelli A., Varalta V., Melotti C., Zatezalo V., Fonte C., Amato S., Saltuari L., Santamato A., Fiore P., Smania N.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.1.025
  5. Melatonin 4 mg as prophylactic therapy for primary headaches: a pilot study
    Bougea A., Spantideas N., Lyras V., Avramidis T., Thomaidis T.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.1.033
  6. Global fractional anisotropy and mean diffusivity together with segmented brain volumes assemble a predictive discriminant model for young and elderly healthy brains: a pilot study at 3T
    Garcia-Lazaro H.G., Becerra-Laparra I., Cortez-Conradis D., Roldan-Valadez E.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.1.039
  7. Does chronic exposure to mobile phones affect cognition?
    Mohan M., Khaliq F., Panwar A., Vaney N.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.1.047
  8. Andrographis Paniculata shows anti-nociceptive effects in an animal model of sensory hypersensitivity associated with migraine
    Greco R., Siani F., Demartini C., Zanaboni A., Nappi G., Davinelli S., Scapagnini G., Tassorelli C.
    doi: 10.11138/FNeur/2016.31.1.053

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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.
  2. Outcomes of a multicomponent intervention on occupational performance in persons with unilateral acquired brain injury
    Huertas Hoyas E., Pedrero Pérez E.J., Águila Maturana A.M., Rojo Mota G., Martínez Piédrola R., Pérez de Heredia Torres M.
  3. Cerebral venous hemodynamic abnormalities in episodic and chronic migraine
    Petolicchio B., Viganò A., Di Biase A., Tatulli D., Toscano M., Vicenzini E., Passarelli F., Di Piero V.
  4. Lower- and higher-level models of right hemisphere language. A selective survey
    Gainotti G.
  5. Antiepileptic drug use in a nursing home setting: a retrospective study in older adults
    Callegari C., Ielmini M., Bianchi L., Lucano M., Vender S.