C A Porro
Affiliation: University of Udine
- Functional imaging and pain: behavior, perception, and modulationCarlo A Porro
Dip Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, University di Udine, Italy
Neuroscientist 9:354-69. 2003..These findings begin to disclose the spatio-temporal dynamics of brain networks underlying pain perception and modulation...
- Ipsilateral involvement of primary motor cortex during motor imageryC A Porro
Dip Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita di Udine, P le Kolbe 4, I 33100 Udine, Italy
Eur J Neurosci 12:3059-63. 2000..These results suggest that overlapping neural networks in motor and premotor cortex of the contralateral and ipsilateral hemispheres are involved during imagery and execution of simple motor tasks...
- Does anticipation of pain affect cortical nociceptive systems?Carlo A Porro
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita di Udine, I 33100 Udine, Italy
J Neurosci 22:3206-14. 2002....
- Independent time courses of supraspinal nociceptive activity and spinally mediated behavior during tonic painCarlo A Porro
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita di Udine, P le Kolbe 4, I 33100 Udine, Italy
Pain 104:291-301. 2003....
- Functional activity mapping of the mesial hemispheric wall during anticipation of painCarlo A Porro
Dipartimento Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita di Udine, Piazzale Kolbe 4, I 33100 Udine, Italy
Neuroimage 19:1738-47. 2003..These findings unravel a complex pattern of brain activity during uncertain anticipation of noxious input, likely related both to changes in the level of arousal and to cognitive modulation of the pain system...
- CNS pattern of metabolic activity during tonic pain: evidence for modulation by beta-endorphinC A Porro
Scienze e Technologie Biomediche, University of Udine, P le Kolbe 4, I 33100 Udine, Italy
Eur J Neurosci 11:874-88. 1999..These results provide a map of the CNS pattern of metabolic activity during tonic somatic pain, and demonstrate a modulatory role for beta-endorphin in central networks that process somatosensory inputs...
- Effects of ketamine anesthesia on central nociceptive processing in the rat: a 2-deoxyglucose studyC A Porro
Dipartimento Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita di Udine, P le Kolbe 4, I 33100 Udine, Italy
Neuroscience 125:485-94. 2004..More generally, this study shows that functional imaging techniques are able to quantitatively assess the effects of anesthetic drugs on nociceptive processing at different levels of the neuraxis...
- Diurnal variations in tonic pain reactions in miceL Perissin
Dipartrimo di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita di Udine, Italy
Life Sci 67:1477-88. 2000..These results demonstrate different diurnal variations in the reactions to brief or prolonged noxious stimulation in mice, with greater responses to tonic pain at the onset of the dark phase...
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging as a tool for investigating human cortical motor functionC A Porro
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita di Udine, Italy
Arch Ital Biol 137:101-14. 1999..Finally, this technique has proved useful to deepen our understanding of the neural basis of motor imagery, demonstrating increased activity in the primary motor cortex during mental representation of sequential finger movements...
- Cardioventilatory responses during real or imagined walking at low speedS Fusi
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche and MATI Center of Excellence, Universita di Udine, P le M Kolbe 4, I 33100 Udine
Arch Ital Biol 143:223-8. 2005..These results confirm and extend previous observations showing that motor imagery is accompanied by centrally induced changes in vegetative responses, and provide evidence for a differential control on respiratory rate and tidal volume...
- Physiological noise modelling for spinal functional magnetic resonance imaging studiesJonathan C W Brooks
PAIN Group, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, Le Gros Clark Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QX, UK
Neuroimage 39:680-92. 2008....
- An ARX model-based approach to trial by trial identification of fMRI-BOLD responsesPatrizia Baraldi
Department of Scienze Biomediche, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, V Campi 287, I 41100 Modena, Italy
Neuroimage 37:189-201. 2007..The proposed procedure should also prove useful as a pre-processing step in different approaches to the analysis of fMRI data...
- Parietal cortex involvement in the localization of tactile and noxious mechanical stimuli: a transcranial magnetic stimulation studyCarlo A Porro
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Human Physiology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 287, 41100 Modena, Italy
Behav Brain Res 178:183-9. 2007..On these grounds, our findings support the existence of overlapping cortical populations in the contralateral parietal lobe, exerting a role in spatial discriminative aspects of touch and mechanically induced pain...
- Diurnal changes of tonic nociceptive responses in mice: evidence for a proalgesic role of melatoninLaura Perissin
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita di Udine, Piazzale Kolbe 4, Udine 33100, Italy
Pain 110:250-8. 2004..A further significant decrease of melatonin receptor binding was induced by noxious stimulation. These results suggest a proalgesic role of endogenous melatonin in tonic pain...
- Corticospinal excitability during painful self-stimulation in humans: a transcranial magnetic stimulation studyLuciano Fadiga
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Advanced Therapies, Section of Human Physiology, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara 17 19, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
Neurosci Lett 361:250-3. 2004....
- Neural circuits involved in the recognition of actions performed by nonconspecifics: an FMRI studyGiovanni Buccino
Institute of Human Physiology, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
J Cogn Neurosci 16:114-26. 2004....
- Does it look painful or disgusting? Ask your parietal and cingulate cortexFrancesca Benuzzi
Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, 41100 Modena, Italy
J Neurosci 28:923-31. 2008..Namely, the parietal cortex appears to be particularly involved in the recognition of noxious environmental stimuli, suggesting that areas involved in sensory aspects of pain are specifically triggered by observing noxious events...
- Functional responses in the human spinal cord during willed motor actions: evidence for side- and rate-dependent activityMarta Maieron
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, 41100 Modena, Italy
J Neurosci 27:4182-90. 2007....
- Enhancement of force after action observation: behavioural and neurophysiological studiesCarlo A Porro
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Sezione Fisiologia, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 287, I 41100 Modena, Italy
Neuropsychologia 45:3114-21. 2007..These results show a powerful, specific role of action observation in motor training, likely exerted through premotor areas, which may prove useful in physiological and rehabilitative conditions...