Moret Beatrice

Name and Surname
Beatrice Moret

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.

Supervisor
Prof. Gianluca Campana
Co-supervisor
Claudio Palazzi

Mail
beatrice.moret[at]phd.unipd.it
Personal Page
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Publications
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
Conference presentations
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).
Research interests
- Non invasive brain stimulation
- Neuropsychological rehabilitation
- Multiple sclerosis desease
- Visual Neuroscience