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Principal Investigator: prof. Luigi Tesio, MD


Members: Viviana Rota PhD  Eng., Laura Perucca MD, Giuliano Zebellin MD


Research is focused on the neurophysiology of recovery of voluntary movement after nervous lesions, with a special emphasis on the correlates of rehabilitation. The NeuroLab is equipped with advanced technologies for neuromotor testing:

  • Electromyography (neurography and needle examination).
  • Transcranial magnetic (TMS) and direct current (tDCS) stimulation.
  • Neuronavigation and brain imaging reconstruction, for TMS brain mapping.
  • High-current muscle stimulators.
  • Visuo-vestibular diagnostics (VOR testing, eye-tracking, computerized campimetry, “subjective vertical” testing).
  • Balance testing (static and dynamic-EquiTestTM/EMG posturography).


Cutting edge/hot topic: effort/force relationship after stroke (capacity for maximal voluntary recruitment), before and after therapeutic exercise. Brain mapping befor and after exercise.


Recent/relevant Publications

  • Tesio L, Longo S, Rota V.The subjective visual vertical: validation of a simple test. Int J Rehabil Res. 2011;34(4):307-15.
  • Bolognini N, Vallar G, Casati C, Latif LA, El-Nazer R, Williams J, Banco E, Macea DD, Tesio L, Chessa C, Fregni F.Neurophysiological and behavioral effects of tDCS combined with constraint-induced movement therapy in poststroke patients. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2011;25(9):819-29.
  • Fortis P, Maravita A, Gallucci M, Ronchi R, Grassi E, Senna I, Olgiati E, Perucca L, Banco E, Posteraro L, Tesio L, Vallar G.Rehabilitating patients with left spatial neglect by prism exposure during a visuomotor activity. Neuropsychology. 201024(6):681-97.
  • Tesio L. Ataxia and imbalance in multiple sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis – Recovery on Function and Neurorehabilitation , Cambridge University 2010.



Prof. Luigi Tesio . tel. 0258218150 luigi.tesio@unimi.it; researcher ID A-1083-2008


Ing. Viviana Rota tel 0258210122 viviana.rota@unimi.it ; v.rota@auxologico.it  

researcher ID D-3802-2013

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