Alberto Costa

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Affiliation: Fondazione Santa Lucia
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dopaminergic modulation of prospective memory in Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
    Behav Neurol 19:45-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Standardization and normative data obtained in the Italian population for a new verbal fluency instrument, the phonemic/semantic alternate fluency test
    Alberto Costa
    IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 35:365-72. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Mini mental Parkinson test: standardization and normative data on an Italian sample
    Alberto Costa
    IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:1797-803. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Decreased event-based prospective memory functioning in individuals with Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    J Neuropsychol 7:153-63. 2013
  5. pmc The right frontopolar cortex is involved in visual-spatial prospective memory
    Alberto Costa
    Clinical and Behavioural Neurology Laboratory, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e56039. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Keeping memory for intentions: a cTBS investigation of the frontopolar cortex
    Alberto Costa
    Laboratorio di Neurologia Clinica e Comportamentale, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma 00179, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 21:2696-703. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Prospective memory functioning: a new area of investigation in the clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation of Parkinson's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Review of evidence
    Alberto Costa
    IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:965-72. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Prospective memory impairment in mild cognitive impairment: an analytical review
    Alberto Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179, Rome, Italy
    Neuropsychol Rev 21:390-404. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of alexithymia in Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
    Psychosomatics 51:22-8. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Event-based prospective memory failure in amnestic mild cognitive impairment
    Alberto Costa
    Unit of Clinical and Behavioural Neurology, Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS, Via Ardeatina, 306 00179 Rome, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 49:2209-16. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Dopaminergic modulation of prospective memory in Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
    Behav Neurol 19:45-8. 2008
    ..These results support a critical role of dopaminergic modulation in prospective memory processes in PD patients, possibly through the replacement of dopamine levels in fronto-striatal pathways...
  2. doi request reprint Standardization and normative data obtained in the Italian population for a new verbal fluency instrument, the phonemic/semantic alternate fluency test
    Alberto Costa
    IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 35:365-72. 2014
    ..Moreover, we computed equivalent scores to permit direct and fast comparison of performance on the three fluency tests...
  3. doi request reprint Mini mental Parkinson test: standardization and normative data on an Italian sample
    Alberto Costa
    IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:1797-803. 2013
    ..Moreover, we also computed equivalent scores in order to allow a direct and fast comparison between the performance on the MMP and on other psychometric measures that can be administered to the subjects...
  4. doi request reprint Decreased event-based prospective memory functioning in individuals with Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    J Neuropsychol 7:153-63. 2013
    ..This is a very relevant finding in the perspective of cognitive therapeutic intervention on PM that, in patients with PD, could be focused on mechanisms other than retrospective memory ones. ..
  5. pmc The right frontopolar cortex is involved in visual-spatial prospective memory
    Alberto Costa
    Clinical and Behavioural Neurology Laboratory, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e56039. 2013
    ..In the context of previous data providing evidence for left BA 10 involvement in verbal prospective memory, our results also suggest material-specific lateralization of prospective memory processes in BA 10...
  6. doi request reprint Keeping memory for intentions: a cTBS investigation of the frontopolar cortex
    Alberto Costa
    Laboratorio di Neurologia Clinica e Comportamentale, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma 00179, Italy
    Cereb Cortex 21:2696-703. 2011
    ..Our findings corroborate the hypothesis that within the prefrontal cortex, the left BA10 is specifically involved in the mediation of processes related to the execution of delayed intentions...
  7. doi request reprint Prospective memory functioning: a new area of investigation in the clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation of Parkinson's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Review of evidence
    Alberto Costa
    IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:965-72. 2012
    ..At the current state of the art, however, no evidence-based protocols are available. Therefore, the discussion proposed here should be considered an attempt to identify some valuable perspectives for future research and interventions...
  8. doi request reprint Prospective memory impairment in mild cognitive impairment: an analytical review
    Alberto Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179, Rome, Italy
    Neuropsychol Rev 21:390-404. 2011
    ..Declarative memory dysfunction may account for the retrospective memory impairment, while either reduced executive abilities or a deficit of reflexive mechanisms could explain the prospective component impairment...
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of alexithymia in Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
    Psychosomatics 51:22-8. 2010
    ..Alexithymia, a reduction in the tendency to think about emotions, together with a difficulty in identifying and describing feelings, has been characterized as a personality trait, but may be secondary to other pathological conditions...
  10. doi request reprint Event-based prospective memory failure in amnestic mild cognitive impairment
    Alberto Costa
    Unit of Clinical and Behavioural Neurology, Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS, Via Ardeatina, 306 00179 Rome, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 49:2209-16. 2011
    ..Finally, the finding that in these individuals, a deficit in executive control cannot be claimed as the main responsible for the observed PM impairment could suggest the involvement of automatic-reflexive processes...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of deep brain stimulation of the peduncolopontine area on working memory tasks in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    Laboratorio di Neurologia Clinica e Comportamentale, I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 16:64-7. 2010
    ..The present findings, although preliminary, suggest that PPN area stimulation facilitates the speed processing of information in the content of WM, possibly through the modulation of the attentional resources...
  12. doi request reprint Dopamine and cognitive functioning in de novo subjects with Parkinson's disease: effects of pramipexole and pergolide on working memory
    Alberto Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 47:1374-81. 2009
    ..The results of the present study show that stimulation of dopaminergic receptors improves high-level WM processes in PD patients, possibly by modulating activity in frontal-striatal circuits...
  13. doi request reprint Levodopa improves time-based prospective memory in Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:601-10. 2008
    ..The increased accuracy in complying with the prospective memory task following levodopa medication supports the idea that dopamine depletion plays a role in the prospective memory deficits observed in PD patients...
  14. doi request reprint Prospective memory impairment in individuals with Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    Instituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico IRCCS, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    Neuropsychology 22:283-92. 2008
    ..These results document that prospective memory is impaired in PD possibly in relation to a dysregulation of cognitive functions associated with frontal systems...
  15. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological correlates of alexithymia in Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:980-92. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Major and minor depression in Parkinson's disease: a neuropsychological investigation
    A Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 13:972-80. 2006
    ..Moreover, the same data suggest that in these patients MiD and MD may represent a gradual continuum associated with increasing cognitive deficits...
  17. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia in Parkinson's disease is related to severity of depressive symptoms
    A Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 13:836-41. 2006
    ..These results extend to a cohort of PD patients previous data from the literature evidencing a strong association between alexithymia and severity of depressive symptoms...
  18. doi request reprint Impaired reproduction of second but not millisecond time intervals in Parkinson's disease
    Giacomo Koch
    Laboratorio di Neurologia Clinica e Comportamentale, Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Via Ardeatina, 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 46:1305-13. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint Dopaminergic modulation of visual-spatial working memory in Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Costa
    IRCCS, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Italia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 15:55-66. 2003
    ..Instead, L-dopa administration had a ameliorative effect on accuracy and reaction times in both visual-spatial and visual-object tasks. These results highlight the role of dopamine in the modulation of the WM function in PD patients...
  20. doi request reprint Prospective memory functioning in mild cognitive impairment
    Alberto Costa
    Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
    Neuropsychology 24:327-35. 2010
    ..The present study aimed to investigate prospective memory (PM) in persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
  21. doi request reprint Non-motor functions in parkinsonian patients implanted in the pedunculopontine nucleus: focus on sleep and cognitive domains
    Stefani Alessandro
    IRCCS Fondazione S Lucia, Rome, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 289:44-8. 2010
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  22. doi request reprint Functional brain activity within the medial and lateral portion of BA10 during a prospective memory task
    Francesco Barban
    Clinical and Behavioural Neurology Laboratory, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    Behav Neurol 26:207-9. 2013
    ..Our results give experimental support to the gateway hypothesis...
  23. doi request reprint Free and cued recall memory in Parkinson's disease associated with amnestic mild cognitive impairment
    Alberto Costa
    Behavioural and Clinical Neurology Laboratory, I R C C S Fondazione S Lucia, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 9:e86233. 2014
    ..The same data suggest that, in these individuals, memory deficits might be due to altered frontal-related executive functioning. ..
  24. doi request reprint Forward and backward span for verbal and visuo-spatial data: standardization and normative data from an Italian adult population
    Marco Monaco
    IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Clinica Neurologica, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:749-54. 2013
    ..We provide correction grids for age and literacy that derive from results of the regression analyses...
  25. ncbi request reprint Functional changes in the activity of cerebellum and frontostriatal regions during externally and internally timed movement in Parkinson's disease
    Antonio Cerasa
    Neuroimaging Laboratory, Fondazione Santa Lucia, IRCCS, 00179 Rome, Italy
    Brain Res Bull 71:259-69. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint Prefrontal and temporo-parietal involvement in taking others' perspective: TMS evidence
    Alberto Costa
    I R C C S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    Behav Neurol 19:71-4. 2008
    ..The present study was aimed at investigating the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and temporo-parietal junction in ToM by using a repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) paradigm...
  27. doi request reprint Functional interplay between stimulus-oriented and stimulus-independent attending during a prospective memory task
    Francesco Barban
    Clinical and Behavioural Neurology Laboratory, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, Rome 00179, Italy Neuroimaging Laboratory, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 53:203-12. 2014
    ..Additional whole-brain analyses highlighted activation of other areas besides BA10, consistent with recent proposals that emphasise the role of distributed networks during PM performance. ..
  28. doi request reprint Parkinsonian patients with deficits in the dysexecutive spectrum are impaired on theory of mind tasks
    Alberto Costa
    IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    Behav Neurol 27:523-33. 2013
    ..Our findings also indirectly confirm previous data on the role of the prefrontal regions in mediating ToM capacities. ..
  29. ncbi request reprint Priming for novel between-word associations in patients with organic amnesia
    G A Carlesimo
    Clinica Neurologica, Universita Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 11:566-73. 2005
    ..These data support the hypothesis of similar impairment of new episodic and implicit learning in amnesic patients and suggest that the hippocampus is crucial for both kinds of new learning...
  30. ncbi request reprint Alexithymic features in stroke: effects of laterality and gender
    G Spalletta
    IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    Psychosom Med 63:944-50. 2001
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that stroke patients with a lesion in the right hemisphere are at high risk of developing alexithymic features...
  31. doi request reprint Low Self-Awareness of Individuals With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Can Lead to Reduced Ability to Take Another Person's Perspective
    Umberto Bivona
    Santa Lucia Foundation Drs Bivona, Riccio, Ciurli, Carlesimo, Delle Donne, Pizzonia, Caltagirone, Formisano, and Costa and University of Rome Tor Vergata Drs Carlesimo and Caltagirone, Rome, Italy
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 29:157-71. 2014
    ..The analysis suggests a causal relationship between low self-awareness and perspective-taking difficulties in this population of patients. ..
  32. pmc Psychiatric disorders and pain location in unilateral migraineurs
    Daniela Cologno
    I R C C S Fondazione S Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, Rome, Italy
    J Headache Pain 6:227-30. 2005
    ..This finding appears to be consistent with studies that reported a higher degree of these disorders in patients with left cerebral hemispheric damage...
  33. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric manifestations as a primary symptom in antiphospholipid syndrome
    R Manna
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 19:915-7. 2006
    ..We describe the case of a 62 yr old female showing schizophrenia-like symptoms in which further evaluations allowed us to diagnose the antiphospolipid syndrome...
  34. ncbi request reprint Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and breast cancer risk: a nested-case-control study and a pooled meta-analysis
    Debora Macis
    Division of Chemoprevention, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 106:263-71. 2007
    ..A reduced activity of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) due to frequent C677T polymorphism affects DNA synthesis, repair and methylation and may be implicated in breast cancer risk...