Chiara Ferrari - Junior Researcher

Chiara Ferrari graduated in Clinical Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan. Her research interests deal mainly with clinical neuropsychology. She works on memory deficits in clinical (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and sub-clinical populations. Specifically, she investigates the influence of emotional valence, stress-related contents and familiarity on memory performance in emergency contexts workers. She also investigates the involvement of different cerebral structures in memory processes using rTMS (repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). 
National and International Conferences

Balconi M, Sozzi M, Ferrari C, Pisani  L , Mariani C. (accepted). Grasping and pointing     strategy in hemineglect patients. Behavioral and eye-movement measures in a     bisection task. Cognitive Processing.

Balconi, M. & Ferrari, C. (accepted).Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) on     dorsolateral prefrontal cortex improves performance in emotional memory retrieval     as a function of level of anxiety and stimulus valence. Psychiatry and Clinical     Neurosciences.

Balconi, M., & Ferrari, C. (accepted). Left DLPFC rTMS stimulation reduced the     anxiety bias effect or how to restore the positive memory processing in     high-anxiety subjects. Psychiatry Research.

Balconi, M., & Ferrari, C. (2012).rTMS stimulation on left DLPFC affects emotional cue     retrieval as a function of anxiety level and gender. Depression and Anxiety.     doi:10.1002/da.21968.

Balconi, M. & Ferrari, C. (2012). Emotional memory retrieval. rTMS stimulation on left     DLPFC increases the positive memories. Brain Imaging & Behavior,1-8. doi:     10.1007/s11682-012-9163-6.

Balconi, M.,Ferrari, C. (2012). rTMS stimulation on left DLPFC increases the correct     recognition of memories for emotional target and distractor words. Cognitive,     Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 1-10. Doi:10.3758/s13415-012-0090-1.

Balconi, M., Ferrari, C. (2012). Anxiety disorder and rTMS effect on left DLPFC     memory retrieval process. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 26, 422.

Balconi, M., Crivelli, D., Ferrari, C., Sozzi, M.,Pisani, L. (2012).     Vision-for-perception and vision-for-action in unilateral neglect: implications for     rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 26,421.

Balconi, M., Amenta, S., & Ferrari, C. (2012). Emotional decoding in facial     expression, scripts and video. A comparison between normal, autistic and Asperger     children. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 193-203.

Balconi, M. & Ferrari, C. (2012). rTMS stimulation on left DLPFC increases the correct     recognition of memories for emotional target and distractor words. Cognitive,     Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience. doi: 10.3758/s13415-012-0090-1.

Balconi, M. & Ferrari, C. (2012). Subliminal and supraliminal processing of facial     expression of emotions: Brain oscillation in the left/right frontal area. Brain     Science, 2, 85-100.

Ferrari C.& Balconi M. (2011). rTMS on left DLPFC affects emotional memory     retrieval. The contribution of the stimulus valence. Archives Italiennes de     Biologie,149,3.

Ferrari, C. & Balconi, M. (2011). DLPFC implication in memory processing of affective     information. A look on anxiety trait contribution. Neuropsychological Trends, 9,     53-70.

Balconi, M., Ferrari, C. & Amenta, S. (2010). Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex     Involvement in Recognition Memory. An rTMS Study on Stress-Related Words.     Neuropsychological Trends,8, 100-103.