After my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at “Seconda Università di Napoli” (2010-2014), I decided to enrol in a Master’s Program, in order to complete my studies: Psychology of the cognitive processes (2014-2017) majoring in Neuroscience.

My final degree project was focused on the identification of the neuropsychological correlates of apathy and depression in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. After my graduation, I started an intensive period of internship at the “Centro Integral de Neurociencia HM Cinac”. This period gave me the opportunity to take a closer look at the movement disorders, particularly Parkinson’s disease. I had the chance to start off a new project and I am currently a PhD student, supervised by Dr. Ignacio Obeso. This project is focused on the behavioural and neural study of cognitive and motor habits in healthy subjects and in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The challenge of this project is to differentiate between the two types of habits and to determine how they are affected by Parkinson’s disease.

 

Relevant publications

  1. José A. Pineda-Pardo, I. Obeso, Pasqualina Guida, Michele Dileone, Bryan A. Strange, José A. Obeso, Antonio Oliviero, Guglielmo Foffani. Transcranial static magnetic field stimulation of the supplementary motor area modulates local resting-state activity, distant functional connectivity and motor behaviour
  2. Carmen Gasca Salas; Pasqualina Guida; Rosanna Piredda; Ignacio Obeso Martin; Lydia Vela; Raúl Martínez Fernández; Frida Hernández Fernández; Jorge Mañez Miró; José Pineda Pardo; Marta del Álamo; Rafael Rodríguez Rojas; David Mata Marín; Esther de Luis; José Angel Obeso. Cognitive safety after unilateral magnetic resonance–guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for essential tremor. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Matthew C. Kiernan.