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Vittorio Iacovella

Short bio

Vittorio Iacovella is part of the NILab since 2012. He is currently involved in "ATTEND" project (Characterizing and improving brain mechanisms of attention). His main role is to characterize reoccurring patterns of brain activity coming from different participants or different sessions, using FMRI.
In the past, he got his master degree in Physics at Sapienza - The University of Rome (Italy) in 2008, with a FMRI study of brain functional connectivity at rest and in response to cognitive tasks. He then moved to the University of Trento (Italy), where he got a PhD in Cognitive and Brain Sciences in 2012, discussing a thesis about directional relationships between BOLD activity and autonomic nervous system fluctuations revealed by fast fMRI acquisition.

Research interests
FMRI between-participants classification longitudinal studies autonomic activity cloud computing
  • Iacovella, V, Bertana, A, Avesani, P (2014) Functional hyperalignment of resting state FMRI sessions driven by autonomic activity, Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging, 2014 International Workshop on, 1-4
  • Iacovella V, Avesani P, Miceli G (2013) Disentanglement of Session and Plasticity Effects in Longitudinal fMRI Studies. MLMI 2013: 155-162
  • Iacovella V, Hasson U (2011). The relationship between BOLD signal and autonomic nervous system functions: implications for processing of "physiological noise". Magn Reson Imaging, 29, 10:1338-45.
  • B Davis, J Jovicich, V Iacovella, U Hasson (2013) Functional and Developmental Significance of Amplitude Variance Asymmetry in the BOLD Resting-State Signal. Cerebral Cortex
  • Giove, F, Gili, T, Iacovella, V, Macaluso, E, Maraviglia, B (2009). Images-based  suppression of unwanted global signals in resting-state functional connectivity studies. Magn Reson Imaging, 27, 8:1058-64.