Postdoctoral Research Assistant
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.
Causal evidence of network communication in whole-brain dynamics through a multiplexed neural code
Salvan P. et al, (2020)
The network properties of the brain at the time of normal birth support the acquisition of language processing
Salvan P. et al, (2018)
Developments in diffusion MRI and tractography to study language network alterations following very preterm birth
Nosarti C. and Salvan P., (2018), F1000Research, 7
Language ability in preterm children is associated with arcuate fasciculi microstructure at term.
Salvan P. et al, (2017), Hum Brain Mapp, 38, 3836 - 3847
Road work on memory lane--functional and structural alterations to the learning and memory circuit in adults born very preterm.
Salvan P. et al, (2014), Neuroimage, 102 Pt 1, 152 - 161