Martina Gandola

 Assistant Professor

Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences

University of Pavia

Piazza Botta 11, 27100 Pavia, Italy

E-mail: martina.gandola@unipv.it; gandola.martina@gmail.com

 

 

Martina Gandola is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Pavia. She graduated in Clinical Psychology at the University of Turin in 2000 and obtained her PhD in Psychology in 2005, at the University of Pavia. During her PhD course, she performed neuropsychological research on spatial cognition, body representation and motor awareness. In 2004 she was a visiting student at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN), University College of London. From 2006 to 2011 she was a Research Fellow at the University of Milan-Bicocca were she participated in neuroimaging studies on healthy subjects and patients with neuropsychological deficits. She is now teaching Principles of Neurosciences and Neuroimaging at the University of Pavia. She is the author of many international publications, including original peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her research interests include spatial attention, body representation, motor imagery and motor awareness.

 

Publications

 

  • Zapparoli L, Saetta G, De Santis C, Gandola M, Zerbi A, Banfi G, Paulesu E. When I am (almost) 64: The effect of normal ageing on implicit motor imagery in young elderlies. Behav Brain Res. 2016 Apr 15;303:137-51.
  • Sedda A, Tonin D, Salvato G, Gandola M, Bottini G. Left caloric vestibular stimulation as a tool to reveal implicit and explicit parameters of body representation. Conscious Cogn. 2016 Apr;41:1-9.
  • Zapparoli L, Porta M, Gandola M, Invernizzi P, Colajanni V, Servello D, Zerbi A, Banfi G, Paulesu E. A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of motor control in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome during imagined and executed movements. Eur J Neurosci. 2016 Feb;43(4):494-508.
  •  Salvato G, Gandola M, Veronelli L, Agostoni EC, Sberna M, Corbo M, Bottini G. The spatial side of somatoparaphrenia: a case study. Neurocase. 2016;22(2):154-60.
  • Bottini G, Gandola M. Beyond the Non-Specific Attentional Effect of Caloric Vestibular Stimulation: Evidence from Healthy Subjects and Patients. Multisens Res. 2015;28(5-6):591-612.
  • Gandola M, Sedda A, Manera M, Pingue V, Salvato G, Spitoni GF, Pistarini C, Giorgi I, Pizzamiglio L, Bottini G. Selective improvement of anosognosia for hemiplegia during transcranial direct current stimulation: a case report. Cortex. 2014 Dec;61:107-19.
  • Sedda A, Gandola M. Methods to explore productive behaviors in personal and extrapersonal space.Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Oct 2;8:790.
  • Zapparoli L, Invernizzi P, Gandola M, Berlingeri M, De Santis A, Zerbi A, Banfi G, Paulesu E. Like the back of the (right) hand? A new fMRI look on the hand laterality task. Exp Brain Res. 2014 Dec;232(12):3873-95.
  • Romano D, Gandola M, Bottini G, Maravita A. Arousal responses to noxious stimuli in somatoparaphrenia and anosognosia: clues to body awareness. Brain. 2014; 137 (Pt 4): 1213-23.
  • Gandola M, Bottini G, Zapparoli L, Invernizzi P, Verardi M, Sterzi R, Santilli I, Sberna M, Paulesu E. The physiology of motor delusions in anosognosia for hemiplegia: Implications for current models of motor awareness. Conscious Cogn. 2014; 24: 98-112.
  • Gandola M, Toraldo A, Invernizzi P, Corrado L, Sberna M, Santilli I, Bottini G, Paulesu E. How many forms of perseveration? Evidence from cancellation tasks in right hemisphere patients. Neuropsychologia. 2013; 51(14): 2960-75.
  • Bottini G, Gandola M, Sedda A, Ferrè ER. Caloric vestibular stimulation: Interaction between somatosensory system and vestibular apparatus. Front Integr Neurosci. 2013; 7: 66.
  • Zapparoli L, Invernizzi P, Gandola M, Verardi M, Berlingeri M, Sberna M, De Santis A, Zerbi A, Banfi G, Bottini G, Paulesu E. Mental images across the adult lifespan: a behavioural and fMRI investigation of motor execution and motor imagery. Exp Brain Res. 2013; 224(4), 519-540.
  • Invernizzi P, Gandola M, Romano D, Zapparoli L, Bottini G, Paulesu E. What is mine? Behavioral and anatomical dissociations between somatoparaphrenia and anosognosia for hemiplegia. Behav Neurol. 2013; 26(1-2), 139-150.
  • Gandola M, Invernizzi P, Sedda A, Ferrè ER, Sterzi R, Sberna M, Paulesu E, Bottini G. An anatomical account of somatoparaphrenia. Cortex. 2012; 48(9), 1165-1178.
  • Ferrè ER, Sedda, A, Gandola M, Bottini G. How the vestibular system modulates tactile perception in normal subjects: a behavioural and physiological study. Experimental Brain Research. 2011; 208(1): 29-38.
  • Bottini G, Sedda A, Ferrè ER, Invernizzi P, Gandola M, Paulesu E. Productive Symptoms in Right Brain Damage. Current Opinion in Neurology. 2009; 22: 589-593.
  • Vallar G, Zilli T, Gandola M, Bottini G. Productive and defective impairments in the neglect syndrome: Graphic perseveration, drawing productions, and optic prism exposure. Cortex. 2006; 42(6): 911-20.
  • Bottini G, Paulesu E, Gandola M, Loffredo S, Scarpa P, Sterzi R, Santilli I, Defanti CA, Scialfa G, Fazio F, Vallar G. Left caloric vestibular stimulation ameliorates right hemianesthesia. Neurology. 2005; 65(8):1278-83.
  • Berti A, Bottini G, Gandola M, Pia L, Smania N, Stracciari A, Castiglioni I, Vallar G, Paulesu E. Shared cortical anatomy for motor awareness and motor control. Science. 2005; 309 (5733):488-91.
  • Toraldo A, Gandola M, Loffredo S, Rancati A, Zanardi G, Bottini G. Canceling out both the real and the spectral lines. Brain Cogn. 2005; 57(3):226-35.

 

 Book chapters

 

  • Bottini G, Paulesu E, Gandola M, Pia L, Invernizzi P, Berti A. Anosognosia for Hemiplegia and Models of Motor Control: Insights from Lesional Data. In: George P. Prigatano (Ed.). The study of Anosognosia (pag. 17-38). Oxford University Press. New York. 2010. ISBN: 978-0-19-537909-9.
  • Bottini G, Paulesu E, Gandola M, Invernizzi P. Functional neuroanatomy of spatial perception, spatial processes and attention. In: Jennifer M. Gurd, Udo Kischka and John C. Marshall (Editors). The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology. Second Edition. (pag. 765-792). Oxford University Press. 2010. ISBN: 978-0-19-923411-0.
  • Bottini G and Gandola M. Somaesthetic recognition disorders. In: Peter Marien and Jubin Abutalebi (Editors), Neuropsychological Research. A review (pag. 285-303). Psychology Press (Taylor & Francis Group): Hove and New York, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-84169-620-1.
  • Bottini G. and 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. ISBN: 978-88-6030-108-6.
  • Bottini G, Gandola M, Pia L, Berti A. The impairment of the body image in the unilateral neglect syndrome. In Tomaso Vecchi  & Gabriella Bottini (Editors). Imagery and spatial cognition: Methods, models and clinical assessment (pag. 363-379). John Benjamins Publishers: Amsterdam/Philadelphia, The Netherlands·USA, 2006. ISBN: 90-272-5202-5.
  • Bottini G, Sedda A, Ferrè ER, Pasotti F, Gandola M. La rappresentazione dello schema corporeo. Un esempio di come il sistema nervoso centrale integra le informazioni e costruisce funzioni complesse. In: C. Bernasconi, S. Garagna, G. Milano, C.A. Redi, M. Zuccotti (a cura di), Neuroscienze. Itinerario fra tecnologia, etica e diritto. Cellule e Genomi – VIII corso. I corsi dell’Open Lab (pag. 21-35). Pavia Collegio Ghislieri. Ibis. 2009. 978-88-7164-313-7.