M Fiorio

Summary

Affiliation: University of Verona
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Defective temporal discrimination of passive movements in Parkinson's disease
    Mirta Fiorio
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sezione di Neurologia Riabilitativa, Universita di Verona, and Unità Operativa Neurologia Ospedale Civile Borgo Trento, Verona, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 417:312-5. 2007
  2. ncbi Mental rotation of body parts and non-corporeal objects in patients with idiopathic cervical dystonia
    Mirta Fiorio
    Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, Section of Rehabilitative Neurology, University of Verona, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 45:2346-54. 2007
  3. ncbi Tactile temporal discrimination in patients with blepharospasm
    M Fiorio
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sez Neurologia Riabilitativa, Universitè di Verona, Via Casorati 43, 37131 Verona, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 79:796-8. 2008
  4. ncbi Defective temporal processing of sensory stimuli in DYT1 mutation carriers: a new endophenotype of dystonia?
    Mirta Fiorio
    Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, Section of Rehabilitative Neurology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Brain 130:134-42. 2007
  5. doi Subclinical sensory abnormalities in unaffected PINK1 heterozygotes
    Mirta Fiorio
    Dept of Neurological and Vision Sciences, Section of Rehabilitative Neurology, University of Verona, Via Casorati 43, 37131, Verona, Italy
    J Neurol 255:1372-7. 2008
  6. doi Corticospinal excitability during action observation in task-specific dystonia: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study
    M Fiorio
    Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Neuroscience 171:117-24. 2010
  7. doi Expertise with pathological actions modulates a viewer's motor system
    M Fiorio
    Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Neuroscience 167:691-9. 2010
  8. doi Impaired body movement representation in DYT1 mutation carriers
    M Fiorio
    Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, Section of Rehabilitative Neurology, University of Verona, Via Casorati 43, 37131 Verona, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 119:1864-9. 2008
  9. ncbi Temporal discrimination of two passive movements in humans: a new psychophysical approach to assessing kinaesthesia
    Michele Tinazzi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sezione di Neurologia Riabilitativa, Universita di Verona, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 166:184-9. 2005
  10. doi Motor system modulation for movement direction and rotation angle during motor imagery
    F Pizzolato
    Faculty of Motor and Sport Science, Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Movement Science, University of Verona, Italy
    Neuroscience 218:154-60. 2012

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi Defective temporal discrimination of passive movements in Parkinson's disease
    Mirta Fiorio
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sezione di Neurologia Riabilitativa, Universita di Verona, and Unità Operativa Neurologia Ospedale Civile Borgo Trento, Verona, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 417:312-5. 2007
    ..Results showed that thresholds were significantly higher in PD patients than in control subjects for both FCR and FDI muscle, thus demonstrating for the first time that temporal proprioceptive processing is altered in PD...
  2. ncbi Mental rotation of body parts and non-corporeal objects in patients with idiopathic cervical dystonia
    Mirta Fiorio
    Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, Section of Rehabilitative Neurology, University of Verona, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 45:2346-54. 2007
    ....
  3. ncbi Tactile temporal discrimination in patients with blepharospasm
    M Fiorio
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sez Neurologia Riabilitativa, Universitè di Verona, Via Casorati 43, 37131 Verona, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 79:796-8. 2008
    ..Blepharospasm is an adult-onset focal dystonia that causes involuntary blinking and eyelid spasms. Studies have shown the presence of sensory deficits associated with dystonia...
  4. ncbi Defective temporal processing of sensory stimuli in DYT1 mutation carriers: a new endophenotype of dystonia?
    Mirta Fiorio
    Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, Section of Rehabilitative Neurology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Brain 130:134-42. 2007
    ....
  5. doi Subclinical sensory abnormalities in unaffected PINK1 heterozygotes
    Mirta Fiorio
    Dept of Neurological and Vision Sciences, Section of Rehabilitative Neurology, University of Verona, Via Casorati 43, 37131, Verona, Italy
    J Neurol 255:1372-7. 2008
    ....
  6. doi Corticospinal excitability during action observation in task-specific dystonia: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study
    M Fiorio
    Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Neuroscience 171:117-24. 2010
    ..This opposite corticospinal modulation might be explained by a different self-attribution of the observed actions in the two groups...
  7. doi Expertise with pathological actions modulates a viewer's motor system
    M Fiorio
    Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Neuroscience 167:691-9. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that observation of unusual pathological actions differently modulates the viewer's motor system, depending on knowledge, visual expertise, and ability in recognizing suboptimal movement kinematics...
  8. doi Impaired body movement representation in DYT1 mutation carriers
    M Fiorio
    Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, Section of Rehabilitative Neurology, University of Verona, Via Casorati 43, 37131 Verona, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 119:1864-9. 2008
    ..Our aim was to investigate whether the DYT1 mutation impairs the inner simulation of movements, a fundamental function for motor planning and execution, which relies upon cortical and subcortical systems, dysfunctional in dystonia...
  9. ncbi Temporal discrimination of two passive movements in humans: a new psychophysical approach to assessing kinaesthesia
    Michele Tinazzi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sezione di Neurologia Riabilitativa, Universita di Verona, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 166:184-9. 2005
    ..These results suggest that muscle, and in part cutaneous, afferents contribute to temporal discrimination of a dual movement. The technique may provide a useful way of measuring temporal discrimination of kinaesthetic inputs in humans...
  10. doi Motor system modulation for movement direction and rotation angle during motor imagery
    F Pizzolato
    Faculty of Motor and Sport Science, Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Movement Science, University of Verona, Italy
    Neuroscience 218:154-60. 2012
    ..Following these results we propose that during action imagination an internally coded covariance between movement parameters is present with a muscle-specific activation for movement direction...
  11. doi Enhancing non-noxious perception: behavioural and neurophysiological correlates of a placebo-like manipulation
    M Fiorio
    Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, I 37131 Verona, Italy
    Neuroscience 217:96-104. 2012
    ..We suggest that these findings reflect top-down modulation on tactile perception probably due to an interplay between expectation and attention and might rely on interactions between prefrontal and parietal brain regions...
  12. ncbi Atypical phenotypes and clinical variability in a large Italian family with DYT1-primary torsion dystonia
    Mattia Gambarin
    Department of Neurological and Visual Sciences, Neurological Section, University of Verona, Italy
    Mov Disord 21:1782-4. 2006
    ..However, nearly all of these atypical patients fall within at least one of the clinical categories that best predict the DYT1 carrier status, namely, early onset, onset in a limb, and family history positive for early-onset dystonia...
  13. ncbi Deficits of temporal discrimination in dystonia are independent from the spatial distance between the loci of tactile stimulation
    Michele Tinazzi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sez di Neurologia Riabilitativa, Verona, Italy
    Mov Disord 17:333-8. 2002
    ..Results extend current knowledge of deficits of somesthetic temporal discrimination in dystonia by showing that temporal deficits are not influenced by spatial variables...
  14. ncbi Selective impairment of hand mental rotation in patients with focal hand dystonia
    Mirta Fiorio
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sezione Fisiologia Umana, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Brain 129:47-54. 2006
    ....
  15. ncbi Viewing the body prepares the brain for touch: effects of TMS over somatosensory cortex
    Mirta Fiorio
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Universita di Verona, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 22:773-7. 2005
    ..Our results show that vision of the body may act at an early stage in stimulus elaboration and perception, allowing an anticipatory tuning of the neural circuits in primary somatosensory cortex that underlie tactile acuity...
  16. ncbi Temporal processing of visuotactile and tactile stimuli in writer's cramp
    Mirta Fiorio
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sezione di Fisiologia Umana, Italy
    Ann Neurol 53:630-5. 2003
    ..Deficits of temporal processing of stimuli delivered to the unaffected side may represent a behavioral index of the susceptibility to develop dystonia and thus have remarkable practical and theoretical implications...
  17. doi Sensory functions in dystonia: insights from behavioral studies
    Michele Tinazzi
    Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Mov Disord 24:1427-36. 2009
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  18. ncbi Temporal discrimination of two passive movements in writer's cramp
    Michele Tinazzi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sezione di Neurologia Riabilitativa, Universita di Verona, Italy
    Mov Disord 21:1131-5. 2006
    ..We conclude that temporal processing of muscle and cutaneous afferents is differentially affected in focal hand dystonia...
  19. ncbi The influence of hands posture on mental rotation of hands and feet
    Silvio Ionta
    Department of Clinical Sciences and Bioimaging, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technologies, University of Chieti Pescara G D Annunzio, Via dei Vestini 33, 66013, Chieti Scalo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 183:1-7. 2007
    ..Thus, sensory-motor and postural information coming from the body may influence mental rotation of body parts according to specific, somatotopic rules...
  20. ncbi Temporal discrimination of cross-modal and unimodal stimuli in generalized dystonia
    Salvatore M Aglioti
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, and IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
    Neurology 60:782-5. 2003
    ..Motor and nonmotor timing functions and cross-modal processing of visual-tactile signals may be linked to basal ganglia. These neural structures are thought to be dysfunctional in dystonia...
  21. ncbi Timing of tactile and visuo-tactile events is impaired in patients with cervical dystonia
    Michele Tinazzi
    Unita Operativa di Neurologia, Ospedale Civile Borgo Trento, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37100 Verona, Italy
    J Neurol 251:85-90. 2004
    ..Thus, impairment of sensory timing may be a marker of disease, which varies along a continuum in the different forms of dystonia...