Moret Beatrice

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

UNIPD
Supervisor

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


Project description
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disease affecting the central nervous system, usually it occurs between 20 and 40 years and deteriorates motor and cognitive abilities. Cognitive impairment affects 43-70% of patients and the most affected functions are attention, information processing speed, executive functions and working memory.
Innovative tools are video games, or exergaming, which unlike traditional rehabilitations, facilitate the exercise and promote participation in rehabilitative training, thus increasing patients' compliance. An interesting recent technique is transcranial electrical stimulation (tES); this technique modulates cortical excitability; recent studies have shown that it is able to enhance the learning of a behavioural training by facilitating neural plasticity mechanisms.
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 for the patients, especially an improvement in cognitive functions, in balance, a decrease in fatigue and a general increase in the quality of life.


Publications
-  Talk as a speaker at the Cognitive Science Arena (CSA) in Brixen (Italy) February 17th-18th, 2017: “ Transcranial random noise stimulation improves visual functions in adult with Amblyopia”
-  Poster presentation at the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society –6th Conference, Malta, June 12th – 15th , 2017 : “Boosting perceptual learning with transcranial random noise stimulation results in more effective visual function improvements in adults with Amblyopia”
- 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 Reports, 6(August), 38919. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep38919
- Talk, February 2016: "Exploring the neuro-modulatory effects of low and high frequency random noise stimulation on the motion after effect illusion." Cognitive Science Arena, Brixen (Italy).