Moret Beatrice

Curriculum
Neuroscience, Technology, and Society, XXXII series
Grant sponsor

UNIPD
Supervisor

Gianluca Campana
Co-supervisor
Claudio Enrico Palazzi
Contact
beatrice.moret[at]phd.unipd.it


Project description
Innovative tools are video games, or exergames, which unlike traditional rehabilitations, facilitate the exercise and promote participation in motor and cognitive training, thus increasing participants' compliance. An interesting recent technique is transcranial electrical stimulation (tES); this technique modulates cortical excitability and recent studies have shown that it is able to enhance the learning of a behavioural training by facilitating neural plasticity mechanisms. I n elderly people, cognitive and motor functions undergo a physiological decline with a strong impact on everyday life. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an exergaming which trains both cognitive and motor functions and the benefit of tES when associated with this exergaming. The purpose is to obtain the maximum benefit in the shortest possible time, especially an improvement in executive functions, processing speed and a general increase in the quality of life.

Publications during PhD
Moret, B., Camilleri, R., Pavan, A., Giudice, G. L., Veronese, A., Rizzo, R., & Campana, G. (2018). Differential effects of high-frequency transcranial random noise stimulation (hf-tRNS) on contrast sensitivity and visual acuity when combined with a short perceptual training in adults with amblyopia. Neuropsychologia114, 125-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.04.017
Moret B (2017) Transcranial random noise stimulation improves visual functions in adult with Amblyopia. Presentation at Cognitive Science Arena (CSA), Brixen/Bressanone, February 17th-18th,
Moret B. (2017) Boosting perceptual learning with transcranial random noise stimulation results in more effective visual function improvements in adults with Amblyopia. Poster presentated at the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society –6th Conference, Malta, June 12th – 15th
Campana, G., Camilleri, R., Moret, B., Ghin, F., & Pavan, A. (2016). Opposite effects of high-and low-frequency transcranial random noise stimulation probed with visual motion adaptation. Scientific reports6, 38919. doi: 10.1038/srep38919