Postdoctoral Research Associate in Brain Plasticity
Piergiorgio is a post-doctoral researcher working in Prof Heidi Johansen-Berg’s Plasticity lab.
Piergiorgio is interested in brain mechanisms of reorganisation. An important question in basic neurosciences is how modifications in local neuronal activity may affect whole-brain dynamics and network-level communication. Studying these mechanisms, and how they can go wrong, may help us better understand the computation underlying learning and recovery. Applying a range of (non-invasive/invasive) neurostimulation tools together with computational approaches and animal models, can provide novel, causal insight into these mechanisms.
Piergiorgio obtained his PhD at King’s College London (Feb 2017) for his work on the ontogeny of the human language brain network.
Frequency modulation of entorhinal cortex neuronal activity drives distinct frequency-dependent states of brain-wide dynamics.
Salvan P. et al, (2021), Cell Rep, 37
Multimodal Imaging Brain Markers in Early Adolescence Are Linked with a Physically Active Lifestyle.
Salvan P. et al, (2021), J Neurosci, 41, 1092 - 1104
Multimodal neuroimaging correlates of physical-cognitive covariation in Chilean adolescents. The Cogni-Action Project
Cristi-Montero C. et al, (2022)
The importance of prototype similarity for physical activity: Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations in a large sample of young adolescents.
Wheatley C. et al, (2022), Br J Health Psychol
Hebbian activity-dependent plasticity in white matter
Lazari A. et al, (2022)
Serotonin regulation of behaviour via large-scale neuromodulation of serotonin receptor networks
Salvan P. et al, (2022)
A macroscopic link between interhemispheric tract myelination and cortico-cortical interactions during action reprogramming
Lazari A. et al, (2021)