Ph.D. StudentDepartment of General Psychology
University Of Padova
via Venezia 12/2
35131 Padova (Italy)
tel : +39 049 827 6941
fax: +39 049 827 6600
e-mail: miriambraga1987 (at) gmail.com
office: room P13 (ground floor), Building Psico2
I am mainly interested in studying the effects achieved with Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES: tDCS, tRNS, tACS) on attention, executive functions and visuospatial working memory. Specifically, my research is aimed to gain knowledge about electrical neuromodulation, evaluating its effects both in short and long-term behavioral performance, initially in healthy partecipants with the purpose to extend it to clinical population. These techniques have been proven to be beneficial in order to better understand the neural basis of cognitive functions such as spatial working memory, numerical cognition, executive control and attention and helpful in rehabilitating clinical population, even though the basic functional mechanisms are still poorly known. Currently, I am testing the impact of Trascranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation (tRNS) on attentional and visuospatial domain, both using behavioral indices and electrophysiological correlates (EEG and ERPs), with the aim to plan future clinical interventions.
Laurea (M.Sc.), Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Padova (2013)
Stramaccia, D. F., Penolazzi, B., Sartori, G., Braga, M., Mondini, S., & Galfano, G. (2015). Assessing the effects of tDCS over a delayed response inhibition task by targeting the right Inferior Frontal Gyrus and right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex. Experimental Brain Research, 1-8.
Stramaccia, D. F., Braga, M., Fardo, F., Penolazzi, B., & Galfano, G. (2015). Retrieval-Induced Forgetting: gli effetti negativi della pratica sulla memoria episodica. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 42 (1-2), 195-218.
Penolazzi, B., Stramaccia, D. F., Braga, M., Mondini, S., & Galfano, G. (2014). Human memory retrieval and inhibitory control in the brain: Beyond correlational evidence. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(19), 6606-6610.