Personale docente


CARLO SEMENZA

Professore ordinario

Telefono: 0498213618 - Email: carlo.semenza@unipd.it

M-PSI/02

Graduated in Medicine, 17-7-1974, Diploma in Psychiatry, 26-7-1978 , U. of Padova. Present Position: Full Professor, U. of Padova (2008-). Full Professor of Neuropsychology U. of Trieste , Italy (1995-2008). Head of the Dept. of Psychology Univ of Trieste, 1997-2000, Head of Clinical Psychology School Trieste (1997-2000-2002). Associate Professor Univ. PD 1980-1995). Research Fellow, Boston VA Hospital, 1977-1978, 1981, 1983; Visiting Professor/Teaching U. of Melbourne (1988), U. Complutense Madrid (1991), Boston U, (1991), Victoria U. (1997), U. Athens, 2010, 2012, 2013, Basque Center for Cognition, Brain and Language, S Sebastian (2013). Founder-organiser European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy, 1983-present. NATO Study Visit Grants: 1983, (Boston VA, Univ Oregon, Univ Montreal), NATO Twinning Grant , 1987, 1990, (UCLondon), 1994 (UCLondon, USC Los Angeles). UE MC Grants for the Study of Mathematical Cognition 1991-1993, 2000-2003, 2004-2008. Publications on Nature, Brain, Language and Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, Journal of Cognitive Neurosciences, Neurocase, Cortex, Brain and Language, Brain and Cognition, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Neuropsychoanalysis, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Journal of Memory and Language, Memory and Cognition, Memory, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience Letters, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, The Mental Lexicon, Journal of Neurosurgery, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Acta Psychologica, Journal of the Neurological Science, Perception, NeuroImage, etc. and internationally published book chapters. In the Board of Editors of Brain and Language, Mathematical Cognition, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Neuropsicologia Latina, Neuropsychoanalysis, Mental Lexicon, Neuropsychologia., Frontiers on Language Sciences. Affiliations: International Neuropsychology Symposium, Academy of Aphasia (member Board of Governors), World Federation of Neurology, Società Italiana Neuropsicologia.

Mercoledi' dalle 10.00 alle 12.00

Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, 2° piano clinica neurologica, via Giustiniani 5

All areas of neuropsychology, language in particular. A main research topic is lexical semantics and the retrieval processes, studied through the observation of specific aphasic conditions, with special attention to word categories (e.g. proper and common names, mass and count nouns) and morphological features (e.g. compounds, derived words, etc). Another pivotal interest is that of number representation and calculation, studied through the observation of acalculia cases, research concerning number transcoding, arithmetical facts representation, arithmetical procedures and rules and conceptual knowledge

the domain of body representation is also addressed through a an experimental approach

other neuropsychological topics concern phonology, gesture, drawing and clinical issues as early diagnosis of dementia

theoretical and methodological issues are widely addressed (original theoretical accounts of the modularity and transparency principles, the use of strategies and longitudinal studies)

the brain implementation of processes observed in psychoanalysis and the relation between cognitive neuroscience and psychoanalysis have also been the focus of theoretical work.

Italiano Le tesi sono proposte dopo colloquio con lo studente, volto a conoscerne le inclinazioni, le attitudini e le esperienze. I principali temi di competenza del docente sono il linguaggio e le funzioni matematiche, ma ogni tipo di argomento può essere oggetto di studio. Le metodiche usate sono quelle delle neuroscienze cognitive, con preminenza degli studi clinici, ma occasionalmente vengono usate tecniche strumentali come ERP, TMS o neuroimmagine. Di preferenza gli studi riguardano singoli pazienti, ma possono essere oggetto di studio anche popolazioni patologiche (es. pazienti con malattia di Alzheimer) e normali. Occasionalmente gli studi sono su bambini, in generale con l'intento di confrontarne la prestazione con quella di pazienti. English Theses are proposed after a meeting with the student. The aim of the first meeting is to understand what he/she likes, what is the type of his/her competence and what he/she is prepared to do. The main topics are language and mathematical functions, but virtually any topic can occasionally be addressed. Methods are those of cognitive neuroscience, with a preference for clinical studies. Occasionally instrumental techniques like ERPs, TMS or neuroimaging are also used. Clinical investigations mainly concern single cases but occasionally the object of the study is a clinical population (e.g. Alzheimer's disease) or a normal population. Occasionally developmental populations are studied, mainly in order to compare their performance with that of pathological populations.

pubblicazioni 2013- 322) Palmieri A, Sorarù G, D'Ascenzo C, Balestreri S, Arcara G, Ermani M, Pegoraro E, Semenza C. (2013) Specific numerical processing impairment in ALS patients. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener., 14(1):6-12. 323) Della Puppa A, De Pellegrin ST, D’Avella E, Gioffrè G, Munari M, Saladini M, Salillas E, Scienza R, Semenza C (2013) Right parietal cortex and calculation processing. Intra-operative functional mapping of multiplication and addition. Journal of Neurosurgery, 27(6):680-90. DOI: 10.3171/2013.6.JNS122445 324) Della Puppa A, De Pellegrin ST, Salillas E and Semenza C (2013) Response to Editorial. Journal of Neurosurgery. DOI: 10.3171/2013.4.JNS13560. 325) Franceschet R, Bertocci D, Arcara G, De Pellegrin S, Dressler W and Semenza C (2013) The process of diminutivization in patients with language impairments and children. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 18, S01, 164-166. 326) Franzon F, Bertocci D and Semenza C (2013) Exploring gender inflection: an insight from errors in aphasia. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 18, S01, 171-173. 327) Papagno C, Semenza C and Girelli L (2013) Meeting an “impossible challenge” in semantic dementia: outstanding performance in numerical Sudoku and quantitative number knowledge. Neuropsychology, 27(6):680-90. 328) Vallesi A, Weisblatt Y, Semenza C and Shaki S (2013) Cultural modulations of space-time compatibility effects. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, DOI 10.3758/s13423-013-0540-y. 329) Zanini, C. De Pellegrin, S. and Semenza C. (2013) Can Verbal Features Affect Nouns Retrieval in Aphasia? Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 57-58. 330) Franceschet R.,. Bertocci, D., De Pellegrin, S., Dressler W and Semenza C (2013) Diminutivization in Patients with Aphasia and Children. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 103-104. 331) Arcara G., Bambini V. and Semenza C. (2013) Reading Italian Compound Words. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 181-182. 332) Semenza C and Mondini S (2014) Word-formation in aphasia. In: PO Müller, I Ohnheiser, S Olsen and F Reiner (Eds) Word Formation: an International Handbook off the Languages of Europe. Berlin: DeGryter. 333) Salillas E. and Semenza C (2014) Mapping the Brain for Math. Reversible inactivation by direct cortical electrostimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation. In R. Cohen Kadosh (Ed) The Stimulated Brain. Oford Univ. Press, Oxford. 334) Della Puppa A, De Pellegrin S, Salillas E, Grego A, Lazzarini A, Vallesi A, Saladini M and Semenza C (2014) Functional mapping of left parietal areas involved in simple addition and multiplication. A single-case study of qualitative analysis of errors. Journal of Neuropsychology. 335) Chiarelli V, Bernardis P and Semenza C (in stampa) La rappresentazione mentale delle frazioni: componenziale o olistica? Giornale Italiano di Psicologia. 336) Semenza C and Luzzatti C (2014) Combining words in the brain: The processing of Compound Words. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 337) Arcara G, Semenza C and Bambini V (2014) Word structure and decompositon effects in reading. Cognitive Neuropsychology.

Elenco completo delle pubblicazioni

CorsoCurr.CodiceInsegnamentoResponsabile
ME1858000ZZMEP3051764ATTIVITA' SEMINARIALISEMENZA CARLO
PS1932000ZZPSP3049828NEUROLINGUISTICS AND APHASIOLOGYSEMENZA CARLO
LE0610000ZZLE01106248NEUROPSICOLOGIASEMENZA CARLO
ME1849000ZZMEO2044732NEUROSCIENZESEMENZA CARLO

CorsoCurr.CodiceInsegnamentoResponsabile
ME1858000ZZMEP3051764ATTIVITA' SEMINARIALISEMENZA CARLO
PS1932000ZZPSP3049828NEUROLINGUISTICS AND APHASIOLOGYSEMENZA CARLO
LE0610000ZZLE01106248NEUROPSICOLOGIASEMENZA CARLO
ME1849000ZZMEO2044732NEUROSCIENZESEMENZA CARLO

CorsoCurr.CodiceInsegnamentoResponsabile
ME1858000ZZMEP3051764ATTIVITA' SEMINARIALISEMENZA CARLO
PS1932000ZZPSP3049828NEUROLINGUISTICS AND APHASIOLOGYSEMENZA CARLO
LE0610000ZZLE01106248NEUROPSICOLOGIASEMENZA CARLO
ME1849000ZZMEO2044732NEUROSCIENZESEMENZA CARLO

CorsoCurr.CodiceInsegnamentoResponsabile
PS1932000ZZPSP3049828NEUROLINGUISTICS AND APHASIOLOGYSEMENZA CARLO
LE0610000ZZLE01106248NEUROPSICOLOGIASEMENZA CARLO
ME1849000ZZMEO2044732NEUROSCIENZESEMENZA CARLO

CorsoCurr.CodiceInsegnamentoResponsabile
PS1932000ZZPSP3049828NEUROLINGUISTICS AND APHASIOLOGYSEMENZA CARLO
LE0610000ZZLE01106248NEUROPSICOLOGIASEMENZA CARLO
ME1849000ZZMEO2044732NEUROSCIENZESEMENZA CARLO
ME1858000ZZMEP3056245NEUROSCIENZE COGNITIVESEMENZA CARLO
ME1858000ZZMEP4069337NEUROSCIENZE COGNITIVESEMENZA CARLO
ME1858000ZZMEO2046154SEMINARIO: ARTEFATTI E PROBLEMA INVERSO DELL'ELETTROENCEFALOGRAFIASEMENZA CARLO

CorsoCurr.CodiceInsegnamentoResponsabile
PS1932000ZZPSO2044204CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGYSEMENZA CARLO
LE0610000ZZLE01106248NEUROPSICOLOGIASEMENZA CARLO
ME1849000ZZMEO2044732NEUROSCIENZESEMENZA CARLO
ME1858000ZZMEP4069337NEUROSCIENZE COGNITIVESEMENZA CARLO
ME0898000ZZME18112237PSICOLOGIA GENERALE 2SEMENZA CARLO
ME1858000ZZMEO2046154SEMINARIO: ARTEFATTI E PROBLEMA INVERSO DELL'ELETTROENCEFALOGRAFIASEMENZA CARLO