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Giuseppe Iaria

  • Associate Professor

Research Interests

Research Interests

At NeuroLab we make use of neuroimaging, genetic, behavioral and neuropsychological approaches to investigate the cognitive skills and neural mechanisms underlying the human ability to orient and navigate in spatial surroundings. We are interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms related to spatial cognition throughout the life span (from early development to the elderly) and in the event of clinical conditions affecting the central nervous system. We are also interested in investigating the behavioural and neurological mechanisms related to face perception and the inability to recognize familiar faces (i.e. prosopagnosia), and emotion processing as related to sleep deprivation and sleep quality. To find out more about our research projects please visit NeuroLab.

Research Support

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

Recent Publications

FAMILIAL AGGREGATION IN DEVELOPMENTAL TOPOGRAPHICAL DISORIENTATION (DTD)
Barclay, S. F., Burles, F., Potocki, K., Rancourt, K. M., Nicolson, M. L., Bech-Hansen, T. N., Iaria, G. (2016). Cognitive Neuropsychology, Dec 6:1-10.
 
THE EFFECTS OF SELECTIVE AMYGDALO-HIPPOCAMPECTOMY ON DIFFERENT SPATIAL ORIENTATION SKILLS
Iaria, G., Wentzel, G. M., Boon, J., Burles. F., Liu, I., Federico, P. (2016). Current Trends Neurology, 10: 39-52.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOPOGRAPHICAL DISORIENTATION
Iaria, G., Burles, F. (2016). Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(10):720-2.
 
POOR SLEEP QUALITY AFFECTS SPATIAL ORIENTATION IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
Valera, S., Guadagni, V., Slone, E., Burles, F., Ferrara, M., Campbell, T., Iaria, G. (2016). Sleep Sciences, 9(3):225-231.
 
DORSO-MEDIAL AND VENTRO-LATERAL FUNCTIONAL SPECIALIZATION OF THE HUMAN RETROSPLENIAL COMPLEX IN SPATIAL UPDATING AND ORIENTING
Burles, F., SLONE, E., Iaria, G. (2016). Brain Structure and Function, 222(3):1481-1493.
 
MENTAL SIMULATION OF ROUTES DURING NAVIGATION INVOLVES ADAPTIVE TEMPORAL COMPRESSION
Arnold, A.E., Iaria, G., Ekstrom, A.E. (2016). Cognition, 157:14-23.
 
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN QUALITY OF SLEEP AND EMOTIONAL EMPATHY
Guadagni, V., Burles, F., Valera, S., Hardwicke-Brown, E., Ferrara, M., Campbell, T., Iaria, G. (2016). J Psychophisiol [Epub ahead of print].
 
ENVIRONMENTAL LAYOUT COMPLEXITY AFFECTS NEURAL ACTIVITY DURING NAVIGATION IN HUMANS
Slone, E., Burles, F., Iaria, G. (2016). EurJ Neurosci, 43(9):1146-55.
 
ALTERED CORTICO-LIMBIC FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY DURING AN EMPATHY TASK IN SUBJECTS WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Pino, M.C., Tempesta, D., Catalucci, A., Anselmi, M., Nigri, A., Iaria, G., Ferrara, M., Mazza, M. (2016). J Psycopathol Behav Assess, 38(3):398-405.
 
SLEEP DISTURBANCES AND SPATIAL MEMORY DEFICITS IN POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER: THE CASE OF L’AQUILA (CENTRAL ITALY).
Ferrara, M., Mazza, M., Curcio, G., Iaria, G., De Gennaro, L., Tempesta, D. (2016). Epidemiol Prev, 40(2 Suppl 1):45-8.
 
THE EFFECTS OF VIDEO GAME USE ON PERFORMANCE IN A VIRTUAL NAVIGATION TASK
Murias, K., Kwok,K., Gil Castillejo, A., Liu, I., Iaria, G. (2016). Computers in Human Behavior, 58:398-406.
 
GETTING LOST: TOPOGRAPHIC SKILLS IN ACQUIRED AND DEVELOPMENTAL PROSOPAGNOSIA
Corrow, S. L., Pancaroglu, R., Burles, F., Duchaine, B. C., Iaria, G., Barton, J. J. (2016). Cortex, 76:89-103.
 
EFFICACY OF IDENTIFYING NEURAL COMPONENTS IN THE FACE AND EMOTION PROCESSING SYSTEM IN SCHIZOPHRENIA USING DYNAMIC FUNCTIONAL LOCALIZER
Arnold, A.E., Iaria, G., Goghari, V. (2016). Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 248:55-63.
 
NEURAL ACTIVITY RELATED TO COGNITIVE AND EMOTIONAL EMPATHY IN POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Mazza, M., Tempesta, D., Pino, M.C., Nigri, A., Catalucci, A., Guadagni, V., Gallucci, M., Iaria, G., Ferrara, M. (2015). Behav Brain Res, 282:37-45.
 
SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY CHANGES BETWEEN RESTING AND ATTENTIVE STATES
Bray, S., Arnold, A.,Levy, R. M., Iaria, G., (2015). Hum Brain Mapp, 36(2):549-65.

Degrees

  • PhD - Cognitive Neuroscience
    University of Rome "La Sapienza", 2003
  • MA - Neuropsychology
    University of Rome "La Sapienza", 1999
  • BA - Psychology
    University of Rome "La Sapienza", 1997

Students

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