Ludovico Minati

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Neural signatures of economic parameters during decision-making: a functional MRI (FMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and autonomic monitoring study
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, MI, Italy
    Brain Topogr 25:73-96. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Fast computation of voxel-level brain connectivity maps from resting-state functional MRI using l1-norm as approximation of Pearson's temporal correlation: Proof-of-concept and example vector hardware implementation
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy MR Lab, Center for Mind Brain Science, University of Trento, Italy Electronic address
    Med Eng Phys 36:1212-7. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Rapid geodesic mapping of brain functional connectivity: implementation of a dedicated co-processor in a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and application to resting state functional MRI
    Ludovico Minati
    Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre CISC, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, UK
    Med Eng Phys 35:1532-9. 2013
  4. doi request reprint From brain topography to brain topology: relevance of graph theory to functional neuroscience
    Ludovico Minati
    Department of Neurology, Brighton and Sussex Medical School BSMS, Clinical Imaging Science Centre CISC, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
    Neuroreport 24:536-43. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Thoughts turned into high-level commands: Proof-of-concept study of a vision-guided robot arm driven by functional MRI (fMRI) signals
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Med Eng Phys 34:650-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Decision-making under risk: a graph-based network analysis using functional MRI
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Neuroimage 60:2191-205. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Choice-option evaluation is preserved in early Huntington and Parkinson's disease
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Neuroreport 22:753-7. 2011
  8. pmc Variability comparison of simultaneous brain near-infrared spectroscopy and functional magnetic resonance imaging during visual stimulation
    Ludovico Minati
    Department of Psychiatry, Brighton and Sussex Medical School BSMS, Falmer, UK
    J Med Eng Technol 35:370-6. 2011
  9. pmc Intra- and extra-cranial effects of transient blood pressure changes on brain near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measurements
    Ludovico Minati
    Department of Psychiatry, Brighton and Sussex Medical School BSMS, Falmer, UK
    J Neurosci Methods 197:283-8. 2011
  10. pmc Fear from the heart: sensitivity to fear stimuli depends on individual heartbeats
    Sarah N Garfinkel
    Department of Psychiatry, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9RR, United Kingdom, Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCs Instituto Neurologico Besta, 20133 Milan, Italy, Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland, Brisbane St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia, Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9QJ, United Kingdom, and Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 34:6573-82. 2014

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Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Neural signatures of economic parameters during decision-making: a functional MRI (FMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and autonomic monitoring study
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, MI, Italy
    Brain Topogr 25:73-96. 2012
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  2. ncbi request reprint Fast computation of voxel-level brain connectivity maps from resting-state functional MRI using l1-norm as approximation of Pearson's temporal correlation: Proof-of-concept and example vector hardware implementation
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy MR Lab, Center for Mind Brain Science, University of Trento, Italy Electronic address
    Med Eng Phys 36:1212-7. 2014
    ..L1-norm should be given consideration as a substitute for correlation in very high-density resting-state functional connectivity analyses. ..
  3. doi request reprint Rapid geodesic mapping of brain functional connectivity: implementation of a dedicated co-processor in a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and application to resting state functional MRI
    Ludovico Minati
    Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre CISC, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, UK
    Med Eng Phys 35:1532-9. 2013
    ..These results enable high-resolution geodesic connectivity mapping for resting-state fMRI in patient populations and real-time geodesic mapping to support identification of imagined actions for fMRI-based brain-machine interfaces. ..
  4. doi request reprint From brain topography to brain topology: relevance of graph theory to functional neuroscience
    Ludovico Minati
    Department of Neurology, Brighton and Sussex Medical School BSMS, Clinical Imaging Science Centre CISC, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
    Neuroreport 24:536-43. 2013
    ..This review is designed to provide an overview of graph-based analyses of brain connectivity and their relevance to disease aimed principally at general neuroscientists and clinicians...
  5. doi request reprint Thoughts turned into high-level commands: Proof-of-concept study of a vision-guided robot arm driven by functional MRI (fMRI) signals
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Med Eng Phys 34:650-8. 2012
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  6. doi request reprint Decision-making under risk: a graph-based network analysis using functional MRI
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Neuroimage 60:2191-205. 2012
    ..This study also has more general paradigmatic implications for neuroeconomics, demonstrating the value of explicit modeling of inter-regional interactions for understanding the neural substrates of decisional processes...
  7. doi request reprint Choice-option evaluation is preserved in early Huntington and Parkinson's disease
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Neuroreport 22:753-7. 2011
    ..This negative finding suggests that striatal activity may not be essential for decision-making in situations where all information is provided and learning from outcomes is unnecessary...
  8. pmc Variability comparison of simultaneous brain near-infrared spectroscopy and functional magnetic resonance imaging during visual stimulation
    Ludovico Minati
    Department of Psychiatry, Brighton and Sussex Medical School BSMS, Falmer, UK
    J Med Eng Technol 35:370-6. 2011
    ..The discrepancy between inter- and intra-subject CVs is likely related to variability in head anatomy and tissue properties, which may be better accounted for by emerging NIRS technology...
  9. pmc Intra- and extra-cranial effects of transient blood pressure changes on brain near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measurements
    Ludovico Minati
    Department of Psychiatry, Brighton and Sussex Medical School BSMS, Falmer, UK
    J Neurosci Methods 197:283-8. 2011
    ..We highlight the necessity for continuous blood pressure monitoring alongside brain NIRS, and for further research on methods to correct for physiological confounds...
  10. pmc Fear from the heart: sensitivity to fear stimuli depends on individual heartbeats
    Sarah N Garfinkel
    Department of Psychiatry, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9RR, United Kingdom, Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCs Instituto Neurologico Besta, 20133 Milan, Italy, Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland, Brisbane St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia, Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9QJ, United Kingdom, and Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 34:6573-82. 2014
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  11. doi request reprint Spatial correspondence between functional MRI (fMRI) activations and cortical current density maps of event-related potentials (ERP): a study with four tasks
    Ludovico Minati
    Science Direction Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milano, MI, Italy
    Brain Topogr 21:112-27. 2008
    ..The present study corroborates existing literature in this field, and may be of particular relevance to those interested in combining fMRI with ERPs acquired with the standard 10-20 system...
  12. ncbi request reprint What the heart forgets: Cardiac timing influences memory for words and is modulated by metacognition and interoceptive sensitivity
    Sarah N Garfinkel
    Department of Psychiatry, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
    Psychophysiology 50:505-12. 2013
    ..Our observations highlight an important cardiovascular channel through which autonomic arousal impacts a cognitive function, an effect mitigated by metacognition (perceptual confidence) and interoceptive sensitivity...
  13. pmc Under pressure: response urgency modulates striatal and insula activity during decision-making under risk
    Catherine L Jones
    Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e20942. 2011
    ..Our findings bridge current psychophysiological and neurobiological models of value representation and action-programming, identifying the striatum and insular cortex as the key substrates of decision-making under risk and urgency...
  14. doi request reprint Connectivity of the amygdala, piriform, and orbitofrontal cortex during olfactory stimulation: a functional MRI study
    Anna Nigri
    Neuroradiology Unit, Besta Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
    Neuroreport 24:171-5. 2013
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  15. pmc Baroreceptor activation attenuates attentional effects on pain-evoked potentials
    Marcus A Gray
    Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RR, UK
    Pain 151:853-61. 2010
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  16. pmc Emotional modulation of visual cortex activity: a functional near-infrared spectroscopy study
    Ludovico Minati
    Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
    Neuroreport 20:1344-50. 2009
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  17. doi request reprint Emotional appraisal is influenced by cardiac afferent information
    Marcus A Gray
    Brighton and Sussex Medical School BSMS, University of Sussex, Centre for Consciousness Science, Brighton, UK
    Emotion 12:180-91. 2012
    ..Together these findings highlight the close coupling of visceral and emotional processes and identify neural regions mediating bodily state influences on affective judgment...
  18. pmc Acute tryptophan depletion attenuates conscious appraisal of social emotional signals in healthy female volunteers
    Felix D C C Beacher
    Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School BSMS, Brighton and Hove, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 213:603-13. 2011
    ..Acute tryptophan depletion (ATD) decreases levels of central serotonin. ATD thus enables the cognitive effects of serotonin to be studied, with implications for the understanding of psychiatric conditions, including depression...
  19. ncbi request reprint Detecting conscious awareness from involuntary autonomic responses
    Ryan B Scott
    School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
    Conscious Cogn 20:936-42. 2011
    ..accordance, with the rule. Our results establish theoretically significant dissociations between conscious and unconscious processing and furnish new opportunities for clinical assessment of residual consciousness in patient populations...
  20. doi request reprint Functional MRI/event-related potential study of sensory consonance and dissonance in musicians and nonmusicians
    Ludovico Minati
    Science Direction Unit, Department of Neuroradiology, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta via Celoria 11, Milano, Italy
    Neuroreport 20:87-92. 2009
    ..Using event-related potentials, the degree of sensory consonance was found to modulate the amplitude of the P1 in both groups and of the N2 in musicians only...
  21. pmc Preoperative mapping of the sensorimotor cortex: comparative assessment of task-based and resting-state FMRI
    Cristina Rosazza
    Neuroradiology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    PLoS ONE 9:e98860. 2014
    ..Nevertheless, since there is significant agreement between the two techniques, rs-fMRI can be considered with caution as a potential alternative to tb-fMRI when patients are unable to perform the task. ..
  22. doi request reprint Detection of scale-freeness in brain connectivity by functional MRI: signal processing aspects and implementation of an open hardware co-processor
    Ludovico Minati
    Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre CISC, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, UK
    Med Eng Phys 35:1525-31. 2013
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  23. pmc Brain structure and joint hypermobility: relevance to the expression of psychiatric symptoms
    Jessica A Eccles
    Department of Psychiatry, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 200:508-9. 2012
    ..Our observations endorse hypermobility as a multisystem phenotype and suggest potential mechanisms mediating clinical vulnerability to neuropsychiatric symptoms...
  24. ncbi request reprint Substantia nigra in Parkinson's disease: a multimodal MRI comparison between early and advanced stages of the disease
    Domenico Aquino
    Neuroradiology Department, IRCCS Foundation Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Via Celoria, 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 35:753-8. 2014
    ..005) correlated with UPDRS scores. At 1.5 T, SN morphological measurements were sensitive to early PD changes and able to track the disease progression, while MD and FA measures and relaxometry did not provide significant results...
  25. doi request reprint Detecting scale violations in absence of mismatch requires music-syntactic analysis: a further look at the early right anterior negativity (ERAN)
    Tiina Kalda
    School of Psychology, University of Sussex, BN1 9QH, Falmer, Brighton, UK
    Brain Topogr 25:285-92. 2012
    ..Additional melodic context information appears necessary to support the representation of scale deviants in non-musicians, but not in musically-trained individuals, likely as a consequence of stronger pre-existing representations...
  26. doi request reprint Effect of diffusion-sensitizing gradient timings on the exponential, biexponential and diffusional kurtosis model parameters: in-vivo measurements in the rat thalamus
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, Milan, Italy
    MAGMA 23:115-21. 2010
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  27. doi request reprint Resting-state brain networks: literature review and clinical applications
    Cristina Rosazza
    Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:773-85. 2011
    ..We also discuss some examples of existing clinical applications, such as in Alzheimer's disease, and emerging possibilities such as in pre-operative mapping and disorders of consciousness...
  28. pmc Direct skin-to-skin versus indirect touch modulates neural responses to stroking versus tapping
    Inge U Kress
    Psychiatry, Clinical Imaging Science Centre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, UK
    Neuroreport 22:646-51. 2011
    ..This empirical observation indicates that, to ensure ecological validity, studies of affective touch processing should be performed with stimuli delivered with direct interpersonal contact rather than inanimate objects...
  29. doi request reprint Widespread alterations in functional brain network architecture in amnestic mild cognitive impairment
    Ludovico Minati
    Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, UK Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    J Alzheimers Dis 40:213-20. 2014
    ..Graph-based analysis source code is provided as supplementary material. ..
  30. pmc Physiological recordings: basic concepts and implementation during functional magnetic resonance imaging
    Marcus A Gray
    Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre and Department of Psychiatry, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer Campus, UK
    Neuroimage 47:1105-15. 2009
    ..We review the sources of these potential problems and the current approaches and advice to enable the combination of fMRI and physiological monitoring in a safe and effective manner...
  31. pmc Quantitation of normal metabolite concentrations in six brain regions by in-vivoH-MR spectroscopy
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Department Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    J Med Phys 35:154-63. 2010
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  32. ncbi request reprint Rapid generation of biexponential and diffusional kurtosis maps using multi-layer perceptrons: a preliminary experience
    Ludovico Minati
    Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, Milano, Italy
    MAGMA 21:299-305. 2008
    ..To investigate whether multi-layer perceptrons (MLPs) could be used to determine biexponential and diffusional kurtosis model parameters directly from diffusion-weighted images...
  33. pmc Effective connectivity reveals strategy differences in an expert calculator
    Ludovico Minati
    Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, East Sussex, United Kingdom Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e73746. 2013
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  34. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of 2-hydroxyglutarate quantification by short-echo proton-MRS at 3 T: A phantom study
    Nicola Bertolino
    Neuroradiology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Phys Med 30:702-7. 2014
    ..This issue may arise due to spectral overlap at clinical magnetic field strengths and thus complicate the usage of 2HG as a putative biomarker of gliomas bearing mutations of the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 1 and 2 genes...
  35. doi request reprint Effects of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) during a mixed-gambling risky decision-making task
    Ludovico Minati
    a Scientific Department, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Cogn Neurosci 3:80-8. 2012
    ..Enhancing right and attenuating left DLPFC activity boosts subjective confidence, with potential implications for understanding pathological gambling...
  36. doi request reprint Current concepts in Alzheimer's disease: a multidisciplinary review
    Ludovico Minati
    Science Direction Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 24:95-121. 2009
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  37. ncbi request reprint Biexponential and diffusional kurtosis imaging, and generalised diffusion-tensor imaging (GDTI) with rank-4 tensors: a study in a group of healthy subjects
    Ludovico Minati
    Scientific Direction Unit, Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, Milan, Italy
    MAGMA 20:241-53. 2007
    ..The former can be removed using the biexponential and diffusional kurtosis models, the latter using generalised diffusion-tensor imaging. This study provides normative data for these three models...