Fabio Masina

Name and surname
Fabio Masina

Project description
The error awareness (EA) is a cognitive process which allows to monitor on-line the behavioral performance in order to prevent, identify and correct mistakes. It is an essential adaptive process, in fact its impairment could be responsible for some symptoms present in psychiatric and neurological disorders.
The electrophysiological components and the neuroanatomical correlates related to the EA have been broadly investigated. However, studies that allow to generate strong anatomical and functional hypotheses, especially based on the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation techniques (NIBS), are lacking in literature. Moreover, researches that draw clearly an ontogenetic trajectory of the EA are neglected.
Against this background, my main project will be to study the EA through the NIBS, as well as to investigate this process along the lifespan by behavioral techniques, such as computerized tasks and neuropsychological tests.

Prof.ssa Daniela Mapelli and Prof. Alessandro Beghi
Prof. Sperduti Alerssandro

Department of General Psychology University of Padova 8, Venezia Street - 35131, Padova (Italy)
Tel. +39 049 827 695

Conference presentations (poster session)
1) Cognitive Neuroscience Society - New York, April 2-5, 2016
Neuromodulation of cognitive control: Different effects of left and right parietal tDCS on stimulus-response associations
Elisa Di Rosa1, Lara Bardi2, Margherita Forgione1, Fabio Masina1,3, Carlo A. Umiltà1, Daniela Mapelli1,3.
1Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy; 2. Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; 3. Human Inspired Technologies Research Center, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.
2) Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia – Padova, November 27-28, 2015
Motivation and cognition in healthy aging: The paradoxical effect of reward on error awareness
Elisa Di Rosa1, Fabio Masina1,4, Antonino Vallesi2,3 and Daniela Mapelli1,4.
1Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131, Padova, Italy; 2Department of Neuroscience, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 5, 35128, Padova, Italy; 3Centro di Neuroscienze Cognitive, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 4Human Inspired Technologies Research Center, University of Padova, Via Venezia 12, 35131, Padova, Italy.
3) Cognitive Neuroscience Society - New York, April 2-5, 2016
Neural basis of the encoding and evaluation of logical connectives: a TMS study
Paolo Cherubini, Elisa Di Rosa, Stefano Cardullo, Fabio Masina, Daniela Mapelli, Carlo Reverberi
4) 6th International Conference on Transcranial Brain Stimulation 2016 – Göttingen, September 7-10, 2016. Neural and functional bases of error monitoring: a TMS study.
Fabio Masina, Antonino Vallesi, Elisa Di Rosa, Fedal Saini, & Daniela Mapelli
More general areas of research interest
- Non Invasive Brain Stimulation techniques
- Event-related Potentials
- TMS-EEG co-registration
- Lateralized executive functions
- Cognitive control
- Error processing
Master's thesis
Error Awareness and Cognitive Reserve: Exploring the Right Hemisphere Hypothesis