Gabriella Bottini

Gabriella Bottini is a neurologist, neuropsychologist, full professor of Psychophysiology at the University of Pavia in the Department of Brain Behaviour and Science. She directs the Cognitive and Forensic Neuropsychology Lab and the Neuroscience and Society Lab together with Daniela Ovadia. She also directs the Cognitive Neuropsychology Center at the Niguarda Hospital of Milan that is agreed upon with the University of Pavia. She spent two years at the Cyclotron Unit of the Hammersmith Hospital of London in the research team of RSJ Frackowiak, working with him, CD Frith and Uta Frith.

Her main topics of research are the cognitive impairments of drug resistant epilepsy and dementia; the body representation impairment in patients with stroke, severe spinal cord injury, and Body Identity Integrity Disorders (BIID). She is also interested in the interaction between Neuroscience and Law mainly focusing on its implication in patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases.

She is author of over 80 papers, chapters and books on Neuroscience and Neuropsychology.


Educational background:

  • 1975 High School Graduation, Liceo Classico C. Beccaria, Milan.
  • 1982 MD degree, University of Milan. (110 cum laude).
  • 1986 Specialization in Neurology, University of Milan.
  • 1991 PhD in Neurological Science.



  • 1981-1982 Clinique Psychiatrique “Bel Air” – Universitè de Geneve, Suisse.
  • 1984-1985 Neurology Institute – University of Milan.
  • 1985-1986 Neurology Institute – University of Milan.
  • 2001 PRIN [2001112485_007] Co-applicant with Eraldo Paulesu.
  • 2003 PRIN [2003112997_009] Co-applicant with Eraldo Paulesu.
  • 2005 PRIN [2005111097_004] Co-applicant with Eraldo Paulesu.
  • 2007 PRIN [2007JLKBL9_002] Co-applicant with Eraldo Paulesu.
  • 2010-2011 PRIN [2010ENPRYE_005] Scientific responsible, Research Unit.
  • 2009-2012 Tutor program for the neurocognitive study of SCI patients and motor neuron diseases.
  • 2013-2015 MAPS project: A multicentric study to standardize a new informatic tool to assess cognitive and behavioral functions in acute stroke

Fields of Research:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Forensic Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychology of Epilepsy
  • Neglect, body representation
  • Functional Neuroimaging: Functional Magnetic Resonance (fMRI)
  • Neuroscience and Society, Neuroethics


Gabriella Bottini leads the Cognitive and Forensic Neuropsychology Lab. This reaserach lab has a strong background on both clinical and basic cognition. It collaborates with the European Center on Law and New Technologies at University of Pavia and developed a strong expertise in forensic evaluation, especially in the fields of capacity and determinants of criminal behaviors. The members of the staff are competent in both behavioural (including computerized systems for cognitive and emotional testing) and instrumental approaches such as fMRI, tDCS, Skin Conductance, and TMS.

She leads also the Neuroscience and Society Lab, devoted to the study of the legal, ethical and social impacts of neuroscientific research. The researchers are also involved in training psychologists, doctors and lawyers in the ethical evaluation of neuroscientific researches and devices. They have a strong expertise in multistakeholders involvement, discussions and dissemination.

Positions held:

  • 1979-1981 Student Internship, Clinica Neurologica, University of Milan.
  • 1986-1988 Resident Doctor, Clinica Neurologica, University of Milan.
  • 1990-1992 Neurologist assistant, Unità Operativa di Neurologia, Ospedale Niguarda, Milan.
  • 1992-1994 Research Fellow, MRC Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London, U.K.
  • 1994-2000 Neurologist assistant, Unità Operativa di Neurologia, Ospedale Niguarda, Milan.
  • 2000-2011 Associated Professor,University of Pavia, Pavia.
  • Present Full Professor, Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia.


Member of:

  • Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP).
  • British Neuropsychology Society (BNS)
  • Lega Italiana contro l’Epilessia (LICE).
  • Coordinator of the Study Group on Neuropsychology of Epilepsy – LICE.
  • Società italiana di neuroetica e filosofia delle neuroscienze (SINE)
  • European Association for Neuroscience and Law (treasurer and member of the Steering Committee)

Academic activity:

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of ECLT- Univeristy of Pavia
  • Expert for the courts (in the field of neuroscience and neuropsychology)
  • Member of the Faculty of the Neuroscience and Law Winter/Summer School at University of Pavia and, from 2016, co-director of the School (with prof. Amedeo Santosuosso).
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Neurology, London, U.K.

Editorial activity:

  • Guest referee for Brain, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, NeuroImage, Italian Journal of Neuroscience, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Associate Editor: Neuroscience Letters.

List of publications:

  • Berlingeri M, Ravasio A, Cranna S, Basilico S, Sberna M, Bottini G, Paulesu E. (2015). Unrealistic representations of “the self”: A cognitive neuroscience assessment of anosognosia for memory deficit. Conscious Cogn., 19 (37), 160-177.
  • Salvato G, Gandola M, Veronelli L, Agostoni EC, Sberna M, Corbo M, Bottini G. (2015). The spatial side of somatoparaphrenia: a case study. Neurocase, 14, 1-7.
  • Gandola M, Sedda A, Manera M, Pingue V, Salvato G, Spitoni GF, Pistarini C, Giorgi I, Pizzamiglio L, Bottini G. (2014). Selective improvement of anosognosia for hemiplegia during transcranial direct current stimulation: A case report. Cortex, 61, 107-119.
  • Sedda, A., Bottini, G. (2014). Apotemnophilia, body integrity identity disorder or xenomelia? Psychiatric and neurologic etiologies face each other. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 10, 1255-1265.
  • Passoni, S., Toraldo, A., Villa, B., Bottini, G. (2014). Prolonged grief in caregivers of community-dwelling dementia patients. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen.
  • Salvato, G., Sedda, A., & Bottini, G. (2014). In Search of the Disappeared Half of It: 35 Years of Studies on Representational Neglect. Neuropsychology.
  • Romano, D., Sedda, A., Dell’aquila, R., Dalla Costa, D., Beretta, G., Maravita, A., & Bottini, G. (2014). Controlling the alien hand through the mirror box. A single case study of alien hand syndrome. Neurocase, 20(3), 307-316.
  • Romano, D., Gandola, M., Bottini, G., & Maravita, A. (2014). Arousal responses to noxious stimuli in somatoparaphrenia and anosognosia: clues to body awareness. Brain, 137(Pt 4), 1213-1223.
  • Passoni, S., Moroni, L., Toraldo, A., Mazza, M. T., Bertolotti, G., Vanacore, N., & Bottini, G. (2014). Cognitive Behavioral Group Intervention for Alzheimer Caregivers. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord.
  • Gandola, M., Bottini, G., Zapparoli, L., Invernizzi, P., Verardi, M., Sterzi, R., Santilli, I., Sberna, M., & Paulesu, E. (2014). The physiology of motor delusions in anosognosia for hemiplegia: Implications for current models of motor awareness. Conscious Cogn, 24, 98-112.
  • Bottini, G., Brugger, P., & Sedda, A. (2014). Is the desire for amputation related to disturbed emotion processing? A multiple case study analysis in BIID. Neurocase.
  • Zapparoli, L., Invernizzi, P., Gandola, M., Verardi, M., Berlingeri, M., Sberna, M., De Santis, A., Zerbi, A., Banfi, G., Bottini, G., & Paulesu, E. (2013). Mental images across the adult lifespan: a behavioural and fMRI investigation of motor execution and motor imagery. Exp Brain Res, 224(4), 519-540.
  • Sedda, A., Rivolta, D., Scarpa, P., Burt, M., Frigerio, E., Zanardi, G., Piazzini, A., Turner, K., Canevini, M. P., Francione, S., Lo Russo, G., & Bottini, G. (2013). Ambiguous emotion recognition in temporal lobe epilepsy: the role of expression intensity. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci, 13(3), 452-463.
  • Sedda, A., Ferre, E. R., Striemer, C. L., & Bottini, G. (2013). Neglect’s perspective on the Ponzo illusion. Exp Brain Res, 227(4), 487-496.
  • Sedda, A., Borghese, N. A., Ronchetti, M., Mainetti, R., Pasotti, F., Beretta, G., & Bottini, G. (2013). Using virtual reality to rehabilitate neglect. Behav Neurol, 26(3), 183-185.
  • Ross, J., Sharma, S., Winston, J., Nunez, M., Bottini, G., Franceschi, M., Scarpini, E., Frigerio, E., Fiorentini, F., Fernandez, M., Sivilia, S., Giardino, L., Calza, L., Norris, D., Cicirello, H., Casula, D., & Imbimbo, B. P. (2013). CHF5074 reduces biomarkers of neuroinflammation in patients with mild cognitive impairment: a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Curr Alzheimer Res, 10(7), 742-753.
  • Ross, J., Sharma, S., Winston, J., Nunez, M., Bottini, G., Franceschi, M., Scarpini, E., Frigerio, E., Fiorentini, F., Fernandez, M., Sivilia, S., Giardin, L., Calza, L., Norris, D., Cicirello, H., Casula, D., & Imbimbo, B. (2013). CHF5074 Reduces Biomarkers of Neuroinflammation in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A 12-Week, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Curr Alzheimer Res.
  • Romano, D., Bottini, G., & Maravita, A. (2013). Perceptual effects of the mirror box training in normal subjects. Restor Neurol Neurosci, 31(4), 373-386.
  • Mainetti, R., Sedda, A., Ronchetti, M., Bottini, G., & Borghese, N. A. (2013). Duckneglect: video-games based neglect rehabilitation. Technol Health Care, 21(2), 97-111.
  • Invernizzi, P., Gandola, M., Romano, D., Zapparoli, L., Bottini, G., & Paulesu, E. (2013). What is mine? Behavioral and anatomical dissociations between somatoparaphrenia and anosognosia for hemiplegia. Behav Neurol, 26(1-2), 139-150.
  • Guerrini, R., Scerrati, M., Rubboli, G., Esposito, V., Colicchio, G., Cossu, M., Marras, C. E., Tassi, L., Tinuper, P., Paola Canevini, M., Quarato, P., Giordano, F., Granata, T., Villani, F., Giulioni, M., Scarpa, P., Barbieri, V., Bottini, G., Del Sole, A., Vatti, G., Spreafico, R., & Lo Russo, G. (2013). Overview of presurgical assessment and surgical treatment of epilepsy from the Italian League Against Epilepsy. Epilepsia, 54 Suppl 7, 35-48.
  • Gandola, M., Toraldo, A., Invernizzi, P., Corrado, L., Sberna, M., Santilli, I., Bottini, G., & Paulesu, E. (2013). How many forms of perseveration? Evidence from cancellation tasks in right hemisphere patients. Neuropsychologia, 51(14), 2960-2975.
  • Fiori, F., Sedda, A., Ferre, E. R., Toraldo, A., Querzola, M., Pasotti, F., Ovadia, D., Piroddi, C., Dell’aquila, R., Redaelli, T., & Bottini, G. (2013). Motor imagery in spinal cord injury patients: Moving makes the difference. J Neuropsychol.
  • Fiori, F., Sedda, A., Ferre, E. R., Toraldo, A., Querzola, M., Pasotti, F., Ovadia, D., Piroddi, C., Dell’aquila, R., Lunetta, C., Corbo, M., & Bottini, G. (2013). Exploring motor and visual imagery in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Exp Brain Res, 226(4), 537-547.
  • Ferre, E. R., Day, B. L., Bottini, G., & Haggard, P. (2013). How the vestibular system interacts with somatosensory perception: a sham-controlled study with galvanic vestibular stimulation. Neurosci Lett, 550, 35-40.
  • Ferre, E. R., Bottini, G., Iannetti, G. D., & Haggard, P. (2013). The balance of feelings: vestibular modulation of bodily sensations. Cortex, 49(3), 748-758.
  • Danelli, L., Berlingeri, M., Bottini, G., Ferri, F., Vacchi, L., Sberna, M., & Paulesu, E. (2013). Neural intersections of the phonological, visual magnocellular and motor/cerebellar systems in normal readers: implications for imaging studies on dyslexia. Hum Brain Mapp, 34(10), 2669-2687.
  • Bottini, G., Gandola, M., Sedda, A., & Ferre, E. R. (2013). Caloric vestibular stimulation: interaction between somatosensory system and vestibular apparatus. Front Integr Neurosci, 7, 66.
  • Borghese, N. A., Bottini, G., & Sedda, A. (2013). Videogame based neglect rehabilitation: a role for spatial remapping and multisensory integration? Front Hum Neurosci, 7, 116.
  • Berlingeri, M., Danelli, L., Bottini, G., Sberna, M., & Paulesu, E. (2013). Reassessing the HAROLD model: is the hemispheric asymmetry reduction in older adults a special case of compensatory-related utilisation of neural circuits? Exp Brain Res, 224(3), 393-410.
  • Sedda, A., Passoni, S., & Bottini, G. (2012). Perseverations and non-verbal confabulations on the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test in a fronto-temporal dementia single case study. Neurocase, 18(5), 366-376.
  • Sedda, A., Manfredi, V., Bottini, G., Cristani, M., & Murino, V. (2012). Automatic human interaction understanding: lessons from a multidisciplinary approach. Front Hum Neurosci, 6, 57.
  • Gandola, M., Invernizzi, P., Sedda, A., Ferre, E. R., Sterzi, R., Sberna, M., Paulesu, E., & Bottini, G. (2012). An anatomical account of somatoparaphrenia. Cortex, 48(9), 1165-1178.
  • Ferre, E. R., Bottini, G., & Haggard, P. (2012). Vestibular inputs modulate somatosensory cortical processing. Brain Struct Funct, 217(4), 859-864.
  • Bottini, G., Berlingeri, M., Basilico, S., Passoni, S., Danelli, L., Colombo, N., Sberna, M., Franceschi, M., Sterzi, R., & Paulesu, E. (2012). GOOD or BAD responder? Behavioural and neuroanatomical markers of clinical response to donepezil in dementia. Behav Neurol, 25(2), 61-72.
  • Arduino, L. S., Marinelli, C. V., Pasotti, F., Ferre, E. R., & Bottini, G. (2012). Representational neglect for words as revealed by bisection tasks. J Neuropsychol, 6(1), 43-64.
  • Sedda, A., Monaco, S., Bottini, G., & Goodale, M. A. (2011). Integration of visual and auditory information for hand actions: preliminary evidence for the contribution of natural sounds to grasping. Exp Brain Res, 209(3), 365-374.
  • Ferre, E. R., Sedda, A., Gandola, M., & Bottini, G. (2011). How the vestibular system modulates tactile perception in normal subjects: a behavioural and physiological study. Exp Brain Res, 208(1), 29-38.
  • Ferre, E. R., Bottini, G., & Haggard, P. (2011). Vestibular modulation of somatosensory perception. Eur J Neurosci, 34(8), 1337-1344.
  • Sedda, A., Manfredi, V., Parente, A., & Bottini, G. (2010). Motion influences emotion, but also structural facial features recognition. Behav Neurol, 23(4), 253-254.
  • Paulesu, E., Sambugaro, E., Torti, T., Danelli, L., Ferri, F., Scialfa, G., Sberna, M., Ruggiero, G. M., Bottini, G., & Sassaroli, S. (2010). Neural correlates of worry in generalized anxiety disorder and in normal controls: a functional MRI study. Psychol Med, 40(1), 117-124.
  • Passoni, S., Mazza, M., Zanardi, G., & Bottini, G. (2010). [Levels of burden of Alzheimer disease caregivers]. G Ital Med Lav Ergon, 32(3 Suppl B), B37-42.
  • Berlingeri, M., Sacheli, L., Danelli, L., Ferri, F., Traficante, D., Basilico, S., Sberna, M., Sterzi, R., Bottini, G., & Paulesu, E. (2010). Neurofunctional and neuromorphological evidence of the lack of compensation in pathological aging. Behav Neurol, 23(4), 185-187.
  • Berlingeri, M., Bottini, G., Danelli, L., Ferri, F., Traficante, D., Sacheli, L., Colombo, N., Sberna, M., Sterzi, R., Scialfa, G., & Paulesu, E. (2010). With time on our side? Task-dependent compensatory processes in graceful aging. Exp Brain Res, 205(3), 307-324.
  • Marzi, C. A., Paulesu, E., & Bottini, G. (2009). The physiology of mind. Exp Brain Res, 192(3), 303-306.
  • Bottini, G., Sedda, A., Ferre, E. R., Invernizzi, P., Gandola, M., & Paulesu, E. (2009). Productive symptoms in right brain damage. Curr Opin Neurol, 22(6), 589-593.
  • Berlingeri, M., Bottini, G., Basilico, S., Silani, G., Zanardi, G., Sberna, M., Colombo, N., Sterzi, R., Scialfa, G., & Paulesu, E. (2008). Anatomy of the episodic buffer: a voxel-based morphometry study in patients with dementia. Behav Neurol, 19(1-2), 29-34.
  • Vallar, G., Zilli, T., Gandola, M., & Bottini, G. (2006). Productive and defective impairments in the neglect syndrome: graphic perseveration, drawing productions and optic prism exposure. Cortex, 42(6), 911-920.
  • Scarpa, P., Piazzini, A., Pesenti, G., Brovedani, P., Toraldo, A., Turner, K., Scotti, S., Dal Lago, C., Perelli, V., Brizzolara, D., Canger, R., Canevini, M. P., & Bottini, G. (2006). Italian neuropsychological instruments to assess memory, attention and frontal functions for developmental age. Neurol Sci, 27(6), 381-396.
  • Toraldo, A., Gandola, M., Loffredo, S., Rancati, A., Zanardi, G., & Bottini, G. (2005). Canceling out both the real and the spectral lines. Brain Cogn, 57(3), 226-235.
  • Bottini, G., Paulesu, E., Gandola, M., Loffredo, S., Scarpa, P., Sterzi, R., Santilli, I., Defanti, C. A., Scialfa, G., Fazio, F., & Vallar, G. (2005). Left caloric vestibular stimulation ameliorates right hemianesthesia. Neurology, 65(8), 1278-1283.
  • Berti, A., Bottini, G., Gandola, M., Pia, L., Smania, N., Stracciari, A., Castiglioni, I., Vallar, G., & Paulesu, E. (2005). Shared cortical anatomy for motor awareness and motor control. Science, 309(5733), 488-491.
  • Bartorelli, L., Giraldi, C., Saccardo, M., Cammarata, S., Bottini, G., Fasanaro, A. M., & Trequattrini, A. (2005). Effects of switching from an AChE inhibitor to a dual AChE-BuChE inhibitor in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Curr Med Res Opin, 21(11), 1809-1818.
  • Vallar, G., Bottini, G., & Sterzi, R. (2003). Anosognosia for left-sided motor and sensory deficits, motor neglect, and sensory hemiinattention: is there a relationship? Prog Brain Res, 142, 289-301.
  • Vallar, G., Bottini, G., & Paulesu, E. (2003). Neglect syndromes: the role of the parietal cortex. Adv Neurol, 93, 293-319.
  • Deblieck, C., Pesenti, G., Scifo, P., Fazio, F., Bricolo, E., Lo Russo, G., Scialfa, G., Cossu, M., Bottini, G., & Paulesu, E. (2003). Preserved functional competence of perilesional areas in drug-resistant epilepsy with lesion in supplementary motor cortex: fMRI and neuropsychological observations. Neuroimage, 20(4), 2225-2234.
  • Bottini, G., & Toraldo, A. (2003). The influence of contralesional targets on the cancellation of ipsilesional targets in unilateral neglect. Brain Cogn, 53(2), 117-120.
  • Bottini, G., Bisiach, E., Sterzi, R., & Vallar, G. (2002). Feeling touches in someone else’s hand. Neuroreport, 13(2), 249-252.
  • Bottini, G., Karnath, H. O., Vallar, G., Sterzi, R., Frith, C. D., Frackowiak, R. S., & Paulesu, E. (2001). Cerebral representations for egocentric space: Functional-anatomical evidence from caloric vestibular stimulation and neck vibration. Brain, 124(Pt 6), 1182-1196.
  • Geminiani, G., Bottini, G., & Sterzi, R. (1998). Dopaminergic stimulation in unilateral neglect. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 65(3), 344-347.
  • Francione, S., Priano, F., Ferrari, A., Bottini, G., Rodriguez, G., Rosadini, G., & Munari, C. (1997). Neuropsychological study during video-EEG recording of successive partial seizures of right temporo-central origin. Ital J Neurol Sci, 18(4), 209-214.
  • Bottini, G., Ovadia, D., Scarpa, P., Basilico, S., Toraldo, A., Di Luca, A., Pecchio, P., Cazzaniga, I., & Pesenti, G. (1996). [Cognitive evaluation of patients with temporal epilepsy, candidates for surgery]. Chir Ital, 48(6), 31-34.
  • Bottini, G., Paulesu, E., Sterzi, R., Warburton, E., Wise, R. J., Vallar, G., Frackowiak, R. S., & Frith, C. D. (1995). Modulation of conscious experience by peripheral sensory stimuli. Nature, 376(6543), 778-781.
  • Bottini, G., Cappa, S. F., Sterzi, R., & Vignolo, L. A. (1995). Intramodal somaesthetic recognition disorders following right and left hemisphere damage. Brain, 118 ( Pt 2), 395-399.
  • Bottini, G., Sterzi, R., Paulesu, E., Vallar, G., Cappa, S. F., Erminio, F., Passingham, R. E., Frith, C. D., & Frackowiak, R. S. (1994). Identification of the central vestibular projections in man: a positron emission tomography activation study. Exp Brain Res, 99(1), 164-169.
  • Bottini, G., Corcoran, R., Sterzi, R., Paulesu, E., Schenone, P., Scarpa, P., Frackowiak, R. S., & Frith, C. D. (1994). The role of the right hemisphere in the interpretation of figurative aspects of language. A positron emission tomography activation study. Brain, 117 ( Pt 6), 1241-1253. Citation scholar: 678.
  • Vallar, G., Bottini, G., Rusconi, M. L., & Sterzi, R. (1993). Exploring somatosensory hemineglect by vestibular stimulation. Brain, 116 ( Pt 1), 71-86.
  • Sterzi, R., Bottini, G., Celani, M. G., Righetti, E., Lamassa, M., Ricci, S., & Vallar, G. (1993). Hemianopia, hemianaesthesia, and hemiplegia after right and left hemisphere damage. A hemispheric difference. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 56(3), 308-310.
  • Geminiani, G., & Bottini, G. (1992). Mental representation and temporary recovery from unilateral neglect after vestibular stimulation. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 55(4), 332-333.
  • Bottini, G., Vallar, G., Cappa, S., Monza, G. C., Scarpini, E., Baron, P., Cheldi, A., & Scarlato, G. (1992). Oxiracetam in dementia: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Acta Neurol Scand, 86(3), 237-241.
  • Bottini, G., Sterzi, R., & Vallar, G. (1992). Directional hypokinesia in spatial hemineglect: a case study. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 55(7), 562-565.
  • Vallar, G., Bottini, G., Sterzi, R., Passerini, D., & Rusconi, M. L. (1991). Hemianesthesia, sensory neglect, and defective access to conscious experience. Neurology, 41(5), 650-652.
  • Bottini, G., Cappa, S. F., & Vignolo, L. A. (1991). Somesthetic-visual matching disorders in right and left hemisphere-damaged patients. Cortex, 27(2), 223-228.
  • Vallar, G., Sterzi, R., Bottini, G., Cappa, S., & Rusconi, M. L. (1990). Temporary remission of left hemianesthesia after vestibular stimulation. A sensory neglect phenomenon. Cortex, 26(1), 123-131.
  • Bottini, G., Cappa, S., Geminiani, G., & Sterzi, R. (1990). Topographic disorientation–a case report. Neuropsychologia, 28(3), 309-312.
  • Pizzamiglio, L., Cappa, S., Vallar, G., Zoccolotti, P., Bottini, G., Ciurli, P., Guariglia, C., & Antonucci, G. (1989). Visual neglect for far and near extra-personal space in humans. Cortex, 25(3), 471-477.
  • Scarpini, E., Baron, P. G., Bet, L., Bottini, G., Bresolin, N., Meola, G., Pezzoli, G., Vallar, G., Monza, G. C., & Scarlato, G. (1988). Low doses of ketazolam in anxiety: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Neuropsychobiology, 20(2), 74-77.
  • Perani, D., Di Piero, V., Vallar, G., Cappa, S., Messa, C., Bottini, G., Berti, A., Passafiume, D., Scarlato, G., Gerundini, P., & et al. (1988). Technetium-99m HM-PAO-SPECT study of regional cerebral perfusion in early Alzheimer’s disease. J Nucl Med, 29(9), 1507-1514.
  • List of recent book chapters:
  • Bottini G., Sedda A. Neuroscienze Cognitive e diritto. Capitolo 3 in “Le scienze biomediche e il diritto”. A cura di A. Santuosso, S. Garagna, B. Bottalico, C.A. Redi. Pavia Collegio Ghislieri. Ibis, 2010
  • Bottini G., Sedda, A., Ferré, E.R., Pasotti, F., Gandola, M. La rappresentazione dello schema corporeo. Un esempio di come il sistema nervoso centrale integra le informazioni e costruisce funzioni complesse. Capitolo 2 in NEUROSCIENZE. Itinerario fra tecnologia, etica e diritto. Cellule e Genomi – VIII corso. A cura di C. Bernasconi, S. Garagna, G. Milano, C.A. Redi, M. Zuccotti. Pavia collegio Ghislieri. Ibis, 2009.
  • Bottini G. and Gandola M. “Somesthesic recognition disorders” in “ Neuropsychological Research. A review. Pp. 285-303. P.Marien and J. Abutalebi, Eds. Psychology Press, 2008.
  • Bottini G. & Gandola M. Rappresentazione dello schema corporeo: aspetti normali e patologici. In: G. Lucignani e A. Pinotti (a cura di), Immagini della mente. Neuroscienze, arte, filosofia (pag. 189-205). Raffaello Cortina Editore: Milano, 2007.
  • Bottini G, Gandola M, Pia L, Berti A. The impairment of the body image in the unilateral neglect syndrome. In T. Vecchi & G. Bottini (Eds.), Imagery and spatial cognition: Methods, models and clinical assessment (pp. 363-379). John Benjamins Publishers: Amsterdam and Philadelphia, The Netherlands/USA, 2006.
  • Toraldo A, Bottini G. (2006). Omission vs. shift of details in spatial representations. In: Vecchi T, Bottini G. Imagery and spatial cognition: methods, models and clinical assessment (pp. 395-415). John Benjamins Publishers: Amsterdam and Philadelphia, The Netherlands/USA, 2006.
  • Bottini G. and E. Paulesu, “Functional neuroanatomy of spatial perception, spatial processes and attention,” in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, P. Halligan and J. Marshall, Eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Paulesu E., Frackowiak R., and Bottini G. . Maps of Somatosensory Systems in “Human Brain Function” (R. Frackowiak, ed.), pp. 183-242, Academic Press, San Diego, 1997.
  • Bottini G., E. Paulesu, C.D. Frith, R.S.J. Frackowiak. Functional anatomy of the vestibular cortex. in: Le cortex vestibulaire. Vestibular Cortex, M. Collard, M. Jeannerod, Y. Crysten, (Eds). Paris: Irvinn. pp: 25-46, 1996
  • Paulesu E., G. Bottini, and R. Frackowiak. Cognitive neurology and the contribution of neuroimaging in “Contemporary Behavioral Neurology” (M. Trimble and J. Cummings, eds.), pp. 49-89, Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, 1996.
  • Vallar G., Basso A., Bottini G. Phonological processing and sentence comprehension: a neuropsychological case study in Neuropsychological impairments of Short Term Memory. G. Vallar and T. Shallice Eds. N.Y. Cambridge Press, 1990.