Giuseppe Pellizzer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience

E-MAIL: [email protected]

Research Interests:

The work done in my laboratory is aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms underlying the processing of information that leads to the production of movements. For this purpose, we combine psychophysical and neuro-physiological approaches. The current projects concern (1) the neural mechanisms for encoding, and retrieving spatial information in working memory using memory scanning tasks, and (2) the effect of degree of uncertainty on the preparatory neural activity that precedes a movement.

Selected Publications:

(For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)

  • Bâ MB, Curtis L, Pellizzer G. Viewer and object mental rotation in young adults with psychotic disorders. Schizophr Res. 2022 Jan 3;240:92-102.
  • Tzagarakis C, West S, Pellizzer G. Neural encoding of the reliability of directional information suring the preparation of targeted movements. Front Neurosci. 2021 Aug 24;15:679408.
  • Jiang T, Pellizzer G, Asman P, Bastos D, Bhavsar S, Tummala S, Prabhu S, Ince NF. Power modulations of ECoG alpha/beta and gamma bands correlate with time-derivative of force during hand grasp. Front Neurosci. 2020 Feb 14;14:100.
  • Tzagarakis C, Thompson A, Rogers RD, Pellizzer G. The degree of modulation of beta band activity during motor planning is related to trait impulsivity. Front Integr Neurosci. 2019 Jan 17;13:1.
  • Carpenter AF, Baud-Bovy G, Georgopoulos AP, Pellizzer G. Encoding of serial order in working memory: Neuronal activity in motor, premotor and trefrontal cortex during a memory scanning task. J Neurosci. 2018;38(21):4912-4933.
  • Sosnik R, Tadipatri VA, Tewfik AH, Pellizzer G. Block design enhances classification of 3D reach targets from electroencephalographic signals. Neuroscience. 2016;329:201-12.
  • Tzagarakis C, West S, Pellizzer G. Brain oscillatory activity during motor preparation: effect of directional uncertainty on beta, but not alpha, frequency band. Front Neurosci. 2015 Jul 21;9:246.
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