SEMENZA CARLO

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Orario di ricevimento
Mercoledì dalle 10:00 alle 12:00 Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, 2° piano clinica neurologica, via Giustiniani 5
(aggiornato il 27/06/2013 09:46)

Proposte di tesi
Italiano
Le tesi sono proposte dopo colloquio con lo studente, volto a conoscerne le inclinazioni, le attitudini e le esperienze.
I principali temi di competenza del docente sono il linguaggio e le funzioni matematiche, ma ogni tipo di argomento può essere oggetto di studio. Le metodiche usate sono quelle delle neuroscienze cognitive, con preminenza degli studi clinici, ma occasionalmente vengono usate tecniche strumentali come ERP, TMS o neuroimmagine. Di preferenza gli studi riguardano singoli pazienti, ma possono essere oggetto di studio anche popolazioni patologiche (es. pazienti con malattia di Alzheimer) e normali. Occasionalmente gli studi sono su bambini, in generale con l'intento di confrontarne la prestazione con quella di pazienti.

Curriculum Vitae
Graduated in Medicine, 17-7-1974, Diploma in Psychiatry, 26-7-1978 , U. of Padova.
Present Position: Full Professor, U. of Padova (2008-).
Full Professor of Neuropsychology U. of Trieste , Italy (1995-2008). Head of the Dept. of Psychology Univ of Trieste, 1997-2000, Head of Clinical Psychology School Trieste (1997-2000-2002). Associate Professor Univ. PD 1980-1995).
Research Fellow, Boston VA Hospital, 1977-1978, 1981, 1983; Visiting Professor/Teaching U. of Melbourne (1988), U. Complutense Madrid (1991), Boston U, (1991), Victoria U. (1997), U. Athens, 2010, 2012, 2013, Basque Center for Cognition, Brain and Language, S Sebastian (2013).
Founder-organiser European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy, 1983-present.
NATO Study Visit Grants: 1983, (Boston VA, Univ Oregon, Univ Montreal), NATO Twinning Grant , 1987, 1990,
(UCLondon), 1994 (UCLondon, USC Los Angeles). UE MC Grants for the Study of Mathematical Cognition 1991-1993, 2000-2003, 2004-2008.
Publications on Nature, Brain, Language and Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, Journal of Cognitive Neurosciences, Neurocase, Cortex, Brain and Language, Brain and Cognition, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Neuropsychoanalysis, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Journal of Memory and Language, Memory and Cognition, Memory, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience Letters, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, The Mental Lexicon, Journal of Neurosurgery, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Acta Psychologica, Journal of the Neurological Science, Perception, NeuroImage, etc. and internationally published book chapters.
In the Board of Editors of Brain and Language, Mathematical Cognition, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Neuropsicologia Latina, Neuropsychoanalysis, Mental Lexicon, Neuropsychologia., Frontiers on Language Sciences.
Affiliations: International Neuropsychology Symposium, Academy of Aphasia (member Board of Governors), World Federation of Neurology, Società Italiana Neuropsicologia.




Aree di ricerca
All areas of neuropsychology, language in particular. A main research topic is lexical semantics and the retrieval processes, studied through the observation of specific aphasic conditions, with special attention to word categories (e.g. proper and common names, mass and count nouns) and morphological features (e.g. compounds, derived words, etc). Another pivotal interest is that of number representation and calculation, studied through the observation of acalculia cases, research concerning number transcoding, arithmetical facts representation, arithmetical procedures and rules and conceptual knowledge; the domain of body representation is also addressed through a an experimental approach; other neuropsychological topics concern phonology, gesture, drawing and clinical issues as early diagnosis of dementia; theoretical and methodological issues are widely addressed (original theoretical accounts of the modularity and transparency principles, the use of strategies and longitudinal studies); the brain implementation of processes observed in psychoanalysis and the relation between cognitive neuroscience and psychoanalysis have also been the focus of theoretical work.

Pubblicazioni
357) Cona G, Marino, G and Semenza C (2017) TMS of supplementary motor area (SMA) facilitates mental rotation performance: Evidence for sequence processing in SMA, NeuroImage. Feb 1;146:770-777. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.10.032.
358) Cona G and Semenza C (2017) Supplementary Motor Area as key structure for domain-general sequence processing: A unified account. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Jan;72:28-42. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.10.033.
359) Benavides-Varela S, Piva D, Burgio F, Passarini L, Rolma G, Meneghello F and Semenza C (2017) Re-assessing acalculia: Distinguishing Spatial and purely
Arithmetical deficits in right-hemisphere damaged patients. Cortex, 88, 151-164. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2016.12.014.
360) Semenza C (2017) The unconscious in cognitive science. A few suggestions for psychoanalysis. In M. Leuzinger-Bohleber , S. Arnold and M. Solms (Eds): The Unconscious. A bridge between psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Routledge, Milton Park, Abingdon. Pp. 93-112.
361) Montefinese M, Turco C, Piccione F and Semenza C (2017) Causal role of the posterior parietal cortex for two-digit mental subtraction and addition: a repetitive TMS study. NeuroImage. 155, 72-81.
362) Cona G, Panozzo G and Semenza C (in press) The role of dorsal premotor cortex in mental rotation: A transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Brain and Cognition.
363) Bussé C, Anselmi P, Pompanin S, Zorzi G, Fragiacomo F, Camporese G, Di Bernardo GA, Semenza C, Caffarra P and Cagnin A (2017) Specific verbal memory measures may distinguish Alzheimer's disease from dementia with Lewi bodies. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 59, 1009-1015.
364) Arcara G, Burgio F, Benavides-Varela S, Toffano R, Gindri P, Tonini E, Meneghello F and Semenza, C (in press) Numerical Activities of Daily Living - Financial (NADL-F): A tool for the assessment of financial capacities. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.
365) Fyndanis V, Arfani D, Varlokosta S, Burgio F, Maculan A, Miceli G, Arcara G, Palla F, Cagnin A, Papageorgiu SG, Semenza C (in press) Morphosyntactic production in Greek- and Italian-speaking individuals with probable Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence from subject-verb agreement, tense/time reference, and mood. Aphasiology.
366) Burgio F, Benavides-Varela S, Arcara G, Trevisson E, Frizziero D, Clementi M and Semenza C (in press) Numerical Activities of Daily Living in adults with Neurofibromatosis type 1. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.
367) Vallesi A, Mazzonetto I, Ambrosini E, Babcock L, Capizzi M, Arbula S, Tarantino V, Semenza C, Bertoldo A (2017) Structural hemispheric asymmetries underlie verbal Stroop performance. Behavioural Brain Research.335, 167-173.
368) Semenza C and Benavides-Varela S (in press) Reassessing Lateralisation in Calculation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. DOI10.1098/rstb.2017.0044.

Pubblicazioni del docente in PDF: BA88DCD154DCCDD5F47C0DC3F60E5540.pdf

Insegnamenti dell'AA 2018/19
Corso di studio (?) Curr. Codice Insegnamento CFU Anno Periodo Lingua Responsabile
ME1858 COMUNE MEP3051764 ATTIVITA' SEMINARIALI
Info e programma A.A. 2018/19
6 III Primo
semestre
ITA CARLO SEMENZA
ME1858 COMUNE MEN1033962 FISIOLOGIA UMANA E PSICOLOGIA
Info e programma A.A. 2018/19
8 I Secondo
semestre
ITA GYORGY SZABADKAI
PS1932 COMUNE PSP3049828 NEUROLINGUISTICS AND APHASIOLOGY
Info e programma A.A. 2018/19
6 I Primo
semestre
ENG CARLO SEMENZA
ME1849 COMUNE MEO2044732 NEUROSCIENZE
Info e programma A.A. 2018/19
6 II Primo
trimestre
ITA CARLO SEMENZA